Best Buy Trade-In: Dude, You’re Getting Ripped Off!

Best Buy has officially launched a couple new services, one of which is a new online trade-in center for your old PCs, Game Consoles, and more. When I first read about the service, I thought to myself “This is a great idea, maybe I won’t have to worry about reselling my old hardware on Ebay anymore!”. Boy, was I ever wrong.

Here’s what my setup includes:

  • EVGA 680i Chipset motherboard
  • Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 @ 3.6ghz
  • XFX GeForce 8800GT
  • 500GG+ of Hard Drive Space
  • A Very Freaking Expensive Watercooling Setup
  • 2GB of OCZ DDR2 800

That’s just a quick run-down of what I have in my PC, here’s what the configuration on the Best Buy Trade-In center website looked like (click for full size):

Best Buy Trade-In Specs

Yeah, for all that hardware, they wanted to give me $400.96. Not even enough to cover the resale value of my video card, motherboard, and memory; much less the entire PC. . . .

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One thought on “Best Buy Trade-In: Dude, You’re Getting Ripped Off!

  1. hey just want to know if u bought the item in bestbuy ?…because i want to do a trade in but i bought it in other store(not in bestbuy)..

    thanks

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