Hot on the heels of their successful iPhone trade-in program (which my husband took advantage of), Best Buy is now running an iPad trade-in program. Bring in an iPad 2 or third-gen and get at least $200 in the form of a store gift card.
Depending on your model, you might even get more.
While not quite as good as the iPhone program (where you could effectively get an iPhone 5 for free), it’s still a good deal if you have an older iPad that you’d like to upgrade. $200 off makes a 16GB iPad fourth-gen quite affordable at $299. Or an iPad mini would be just $129.
I’d seriously consider it, but my iPad 2 is meeting my needs quite well. While I’d like the Retina display, it’s not a “must-have” for me right now. What about you?