08-05-2010 08:28 PM
I'm going tomorrow to ship my pc to the BB trade in facility, then once it's appraised, I read I could expect the gift card within about 14 days. The only problem is that I'll be without a computer while I wait for my gift card. Is it possible to go ahead and buy the computer, say with a BB credit card, and then credit the gift card toward the purchase of the new computer, instead of waiting 2 weeks?
08-05-2010 08:39 PM
08-06-2010 02:25 AM
Well, anything traded in will have a much more reduced value because the buying company must recondition the unit and then resell it. It's the same as trading in your old car to a dealership when you buy a new car. No way they are going to give you the fair market value of your car. The dealership needs the extra margin for reconditioning parts, labor, and advertisement.
08-06-2010 08:30 AM
08-06-2010 03:42 PM
Cr_client’s got it right: Best Buy® gift cards cannot be applied towards HSBC credit card payments. If you have any other questions though please feel free to let me know. You can send me a private message by signing into the forums and then clicking on either my signature below or the letter icon in the upper right-hand corner of the page.
08-07-2010 01:46 AM
On the flip side, the benefit of using a trade-in program is that you just mail it away and get quick cash for it. Think of the loss in cash as a convenience fee you pay for not having to deal with fixing up the computer, cleaning it up, and dealing with any potential customer issues.