Microsoft starts buying used iPads for $200 Microsoft Store gift cards, pushes Surface

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  • Reply 21 of 69
    Maybe they are building something horrifying o_0

    Like pharmaceutical companies buying toes to make some giant toe monster :-O

    Seriously though, wtf are they planning to do with these iPads, that's so fricking weird.
  • Reply 22 of 69
    nkalunkalu Posts: 315member
    Why would anyone do that?
  • Reply 23 of 69

    my job is near the time warner center store... if they take 200 off a Lenovo thinkpad tablet 2 and give it to me for 299 they have a deal

  • Reply 24 of 69

    I don't want to look like piling on...but this must be Balmer's last "good" idea! :)

  • Reply 25 of 69
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    Originally Posted by lightstriker View Post

     

    MS stores would make money IF they just start selling iPads. 


     

    Brilliant! Why can't I think of anything like that! Drats! :)

  • Reply 26 of 69
    Well that is just sad.
  • Reply 27 of 69
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by agramonte View Post

     

    my job is near the time warner center store... if they take 200 off a Lenovo thinkpad tablet 2 and give it to me for 299 they have a deal


     

    Dude! This is an intelligence test! Be careful. :)

  • Reply 28 of 69

    might as well be giving out monopoly money

  • Reply 29 of 69

    haha..ms has good sense of humor. On the other hand I hope  they have a fire sale on surface RT tablets for $49 a piece...and dont talk about trading in ipads.

  • Reply 30 of 69

    This is clearly going to be huge for MS.  They've already had three people sign up for the deal.  Massive potential, massive!

  • Reply 31 of 69
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    Originally Posted by christopher126 View Post

     

     

    Dude! This is an intelligence test! Be careful. :)


     

    Na man - everything is a talent test.

     

    We get the Lenovo TP2 with the built in Wacom pen from work - but it is locked by iT - i would like my own to do what I want with it. I have an old iPad 2 with a jot touch that I got for Procreate. If I can upgrade for 299 it is a deal for what I would use it for. 

  • Reply 32 of 69
    dunksdunks Posts: 1,254member

    How much store credit will they give for a very "gently used" Surface? <img class=" src="http://forums-files.appleinsider.com/images/smilies//lol.gif" />

  • Reply 33 of 69
    dunksdunks Posts: 1,254member
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Bluestone View Post

     

    This is clearly going to be huge for MS.  They've already had three people sign up for the deal.  Massive potential, massive!


     

    300% increase to their customer base. Way to go Balmer!

  • Reply 34 of 69
    Resold for ~$300, Microsoft just might have a new, lucrative business on their hands!

    Except for the one little hitch where no one in their right mind wants a Microsoft Store gift card.

    Not an authorized Apple Reseller. But Microsoft can apply to join the reseller program. :lol:
  • Reply 35 of 69
    This promotion is like flushing my old iPad into toliet. Or even less considered than a replacement unit offered by Apple store for a broken one.

    A workable Surface costs $1000 (WINPRO), -$200, I still have to pay $800 for a 1080p in 10" space, 64G usable Storage laptop without a keyboard. If I want a decent working environment, $499 is more than enough. It just don't make sense.
  • Reply 36 of 69
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by agramonte View Post

     

    my job is near the time warner center store... if they take 200 off a Lenovo thinkpad tablet 2 and give it to me for 299 they have a deal


     

    Deleted Why waste my time.

  • Reply 37 of 69
    Okay, so after the promotion ends what are they going to do with a dozen iPads?
  • Reply 38 of 69
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Dunks View Post

     

    How much store credit will they give for a very "gently used" Surface? <img class=" src="http://forums-files.appleinsider.com/images/smilies//lol.gif" />


     

    Wow, you must really like your Surface. Most I heard were hardly used.

  • Reply 39 of 69
    Originally Posted by BradVa View Post

    Okay, so after the promotion ends what are they going to do with a dozen iPads?

     

    Use them, unlike the Surface.

  • Reply 40 of 69
    shenshen Posts: 434member

    For $200 cash and a surface they can have my original iPad!  Hell I bet i can sell the surface for at least $15 and then I have $215 towards a new iPad?

     

    Wait... I misread the details.  Yeah never mind, I will keep my first gen iPad......

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