A few days back we reported on Microsoft launching an iPad trade-in program allowing consumers to get a minimum of $200 to spend at a Microsoft Store. A new Microsoft Corporate Buyback promotion in partnership with Clover Wireless will allow users to trade in a number of competitors devices including: iPads, iPhones, Samsung, and Blackberry devices. Consumers can receive a gift card worth up to $350. Microsoft has posted a FAQ on how the program works:
Q. Who can trade in?
A: Anyone that’s ready to trade up to an amazing new Microsoft device and trade-in an eligible used device.
Q. Why trust this trade-in program?
A: Clover Wireless, has more than 20 years of experience in valuing used electronic equipment. Clover Wireless will provide the maximum trade-in value for your used electronic device, and if not a good usable device Clover Wireless will ensure it is recycled responsibly through an R2 and eSteward registered end of life recycler.
Q. What will it take to get paid?
A: Use the site to create your estimate and register your trade with Clover Wireless. Upon completion, instructions for packaging and mailing the device will be sent to your email address. Print the pre-paid shipping label and mail in your device, any required accessories, and the signed acknowledgement receipt within thirty days of when you receive your quote. Also include your Proof of Purchase documentation showing your purchase of a Microsoft device. The Microsoft device must have been purchased within thirty days of the date you ship your old device. Once Clover Wireless verifies the item you’re trading in matches your estimate and can validate your purchase of a new eligible Microsoft device, you will be issued the verified value. Allow sixty days to receive your credit, which will be in the form of a prepaid VISA card.
Read the full FAQ here