Microsoft is giving Surface owners the opportunity to trade-in their old 2-in-1 for a coupon worth up to $650. The credit can then be used against the purchase of a new device from the company’s online store.
Microsoft has teamed up with CExchange to offer the program, which is available to every Surface the company has released so far — including its RT models. You will be asked a series of questions about the condition of your device and whether it includes its accessories, and as you might expect, you’ll get more for it if you’ve taken good care of it.
To qualify for the full $650, however, you must be trading in the high-end Surface Pro 3 tablet with an Intel Core i5 processor, 256GB of storage, and a Type Cover. It must also be in pristine condition with its original power adapter.
Microsoft says all Surface tablets must be working with no known issues to be eligible for the trade-in offer, so if yours doesn’t power on, you’re out of luck, unfortunately. The company will also reject devices with cracked displays or casings, liquid damage, and broken or missing components.
If your device is eligible, you’ll need to ship it off to CExchange, which will then verify its condition and send you a redemption code. You can then use that code to claim your discount on the Microsoft Online Store.
If you’ve been thinking about upgrading your old Surface to the latest model, or you want to swap it for a regular laptop, tablet, or PC, this is a great way to secure some credit to put towards it.
It’s worth noting, however, that you may be able to make more cash from your device by selling it on sites like eBay or Amazon, so be sure to do your research before jumping in.