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.
So don’t bother trading in an old keyboard cover, especially if you are trading in a SP3 since the old keyboard works just fine on a SP4.
|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.