That's called trade-in. Happens all the time. People trade in 2nd hand old Lexus/Infinity for a new KIA during their financial hardship.
A 2012 Surface RT or Surface Pro? Not a chance!
I might consider trading in my 16GB iPad 2 for the $200 credit and put it towards a Windows 8.1 Bay Trail tablet or 2-in-1.
Stated as a sarcastic rebuff to a very drunk, very desperate suitor.
I don't know why Microsoft made me think of that.
If MS gave me a Surface for free I might...might...accept it. And then use it as a paperweight for the paper I no longer use because I have an iPad.
I would use it for web browsing - browsers are much of a muchness these days. But if I'm paying it's an iPad every time!
i just trade my ipad 2. FYI i am not fan of any brand or sales/mkting rep.i went to microsoft store in salen mall NH with my ipad2 32gb white. i got 200 for it initially but i convinced that i will buy a windows phone and windows tablet in the store. so he gave me another 50dollars. also there is a promo. if you sign up for any workshop for first time you get 10% off. so finally i got lumia 1020 for for 199 dollars and got a free 74dollar camera grip free. With a total of 250 plus 10% off i got lenovo thinkpad tablet 2 with 64gb which runs windows 8 pro for 199 dollars.you would be stupid not to take such a deadly deal xchange offer for thinpad tablet2 for 199. thinkpad 2 is a tablet and a full blown windows 8 pc/laptop plus it runs 10 hours battery. They had Asus tablet with similar spec and it also had office s/w. but i went for thinkpad 2 because it had stylus pen i am not sure if all stores are so generous. i was pretty amazed by the store's generosity and setup too with xbox kinnect theme going on, and some 3d printing machine on display.
FYI you can use the gift card for anything.
I recently bought Lenovo Thinkpad 2 (http://www.microsoftstore.com/store/msusa/en_US/pdp/Lenovo-ThinkPad-Tablet-2-Windows-8-Pro/productID.265664400) with this offer. It is a 64GB full windows 8 tablet/pc with 10 hours of battery life. It comes with a stylus pen. It is priced at 499. I got 200$ for my ipad 2 and another 10% off when I signed up for a workshop session in Microsoft store. I ended up paying 250$ for thinkpad2 tablet.
FYI I am not a sales/mkt rep for any brand.