If you have an older model Surface and you’ve been wondering if you can trade it in for a new Surface Pro 4 then I have some news for you.
Microsoft recently setup a trade-in program for older Surfaces in the US (including PR) and you can get up to $700 trade in credit! You’ll have to hurry, though, because the offer expires on November 7th.
Once there, you need to pick your old Surface model and choose a couple of options, like is it working/not working, are you trading in the power adapter, and are you trading in a keyboard.
Trade in your old Surface tablet: How Much Can I Get?
Here’s a table I put together after trying EVERY OPTION (you’re welcome) and finding out that (a) you MUST include the power supply and (b) the keyboard options do nothing.
|Surface RT (Any Model)||$150|
|Surface 2 32GB||$175|
|Surface 2 64GB||$200|
|Surface 2 w/ LTE||$200|
|Surface Pro 64GB||$200|
|Surface Pro 128GB||$225|
|Surface Pro 256GB||$300|
|Surface Pro 2 64GB||$175 (possible mistake)|
|Surface Pro 2 128GB||$300|
|Surface Pro 2 256GB||$300|
|Surface Pro 2 512GB||$300|
|Surface 3 (Any Model)||$250|
|Surface Pro 3 i3/64GB||$350|
|Surface Pro 3 i5/128GB||$400|
|Surface Pro 3 i5/256GB||$500|
|Surface Pro 3 i7/128GB||$550|
|Surface Pro 3 i7/256GB||$550|
|Surface Pro 3 i7/512GB||$700|
If you happen to have a broken Surface 3 or Surface Pro 3 (nothing earlier) you can even get a few bucks but not very much. A broken top of the line SP3 will get you a mere $27.50.
Better than nothing, I guess.
Trade in your old Surface tablet: The Fine Print
As with anything Microsoft does (or any big company for that matter) there are a few bits of “fine print” you need to be aware of. For your convenience, I listed them here:
- You must send the old Surface in to be evaluated and will receive a redemption code via email for the credited amount
- The code is only good in the ONLINE Microsoft Store.
- Device cannot be password protected.
- In order to get the full amount, you need to apply the credit towards a new SP4.
- The redemption code is only valid until 12/7/15
So, if you want to save a few hundred dollars and trade up to a new Surface Pro 4, now might be the time.
Tim Rolston is a professional geek with over 23 years of experience working in Information Technology and dealing with everything from large-scale storage to remote systems management and automation for organizations such as Texas Instruments, Mobil Oil, and the University of Michigan (where he was an Academic IT Director).
He co-founded JTRTech along with Joanna to realize his long-time dream of working for himself.