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Deal: Purchase the Samsung Galaxy Tab A at Best Buy, save $100 or more

If you have an old tablet kicking around, and are looking to get your hands on the new Samsung Galaxy Tab A, Best Buy has a $100+ trade-in deal running now.
May 2, 2015
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The Samsung Galaxy Tab A is a brand new tablet, especially in North America, where it has only been on sale in the U.S. for a day now. The new Android tablet starts at $229.99 for the 8-inch version, $299.99 for the 9.7-inch device.

If those prices are just a little steep for your tastes, Best Buy has a deal that might work in your favor, if you’ve got an old tablet to trade in. You hand in a working tablet and Best Buy will give you a minimum of $100 towards the purchase of the new Samsung tablet. That $100 comes in form of a $50 coupon toward your Galaxy Tab A purchase, and a $50 Best Buy gift card.

There is a long list of fine print here that you should be aware of. First, the trade-in value and viability of your old tablet will be determined by the individual stores, who are armed with the right to refuse your offering. eReaders do not qualify either. This is an in-store only deal that runs now through May 16th.

Samsung Galaxy Tab A Best Buy deal

This could be a great opportunity to trade up your older device, but may not be such a great deal if you have a newer tablet that actually qualifies for more than the minimum $100. For example, my working condition Nexus 7 (2012 16GB) with a few bumps and bruises on it is valued at just $2.40 for trade-in, making the $100 offering an absolute steal. On the flip side, they’ll only give us one-third of the purchase price of our brand new iPad Air 2, of course, that is still enough to get the Galaxy Tab A for ‘free.’ Check your gear here.

As a reminder, the Samsung Galaxy Tab A comes in two sizes, 8 and 9.7 inches, both with a 4:3 aspect ratio of 1024×768 resolution. The Galaxy Tab A packs a 1.2GHz quad-core processor, 2GB RAM, 16GB of internal memory with microSD card expansion up to 128GB, a 5MP rear-facing camera, a 2MP front-facing camera and a 4,200mAh battery. The 9.7 inch Galaxy Tab A also features two speakers at the bottom, while the 8-inch model only has one. Best of all, they come loaded with the latest major release of Android 5.0 Lollipop.

As mentioned, you’ve got a couple weeks to make your decision on this deal, and a few days after that to actually purchase the Galaxy Tab A after you trade in. For more details, be sure to check out the Best Buy promo page, or head into a store to see how they are handling things.

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