Microsoft loves touching Apples, metaphorically speaking, of course. It appears that Microsoft is ready to give you as much as $300 for an old MacBook that you are willing to give them. It is a new trade-in that works to everybody’s benefit: you give Microsoft your Apple device, you get some money and they get to play with their brand new toy and learn its secrets, perhaps to create new ones.
On Thursday this week, Microsoft saw fit to launch the trade-in offer for Apple users who consider that their gear is too old or simply not useful anymore. You can also turn in some other old laptops or desktops. The bad news is that surface trade-ins are a no-no and other laptops or computers which were not intended for U.S. or Canadian sales will also not be accepted.
But it is not as easy as it sounds. Frankly, the $300 price is a great way of attracting potential sellers, but it is not likely that everyone will get this exact same price. IN general, you need to forward the price that you want for your device, only to be greeted with the actual sum that you are going to receive. It does not always end with a pleasant sum, but the process wouldn’t be promoted if it did not work, right?
There are a few requirements that your laptop needs to meet if you want to gain these extra dollars. To begin with, the newer laptops that are running either Windows 8.1 or Windows 10 should have a purchase price of $600. Anything below that threshold will not be accepted. At the same time, if you want to buy one of these PCs, the Microsoft Stores are the only ones you can rely on and only purchase in between now and October 20th this year.
And because Microsoft love extra paperwork, any buyer must file a claim to its dedicated site. Once it is approved, you proceed with the trade-in accordingly: make sure the laptop is as shiny as possible, pack it up nicely and follow the instructions that you have received on your email to ensure that it gets to the right place at the right time.
Needless to say, make sure that any device that you are trading in is working. Microsoft loves touching Apples, but only the Apples that actually work. Giving them something completely broken would not make much sense now, would it?
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