|Best Buy's Buyback Program Isn't Such a Great Buy After All|
|Home Theater News Industry-Trade News|
|Written by Dick Ward|
|Wednesday, 09 February 2011|
The folks over at HD Guru studied the contracts, broke the program down bit by bit and have come to the conclusion that Best Buy's buyback program could actually end up costing you money instead of saving it.
In the worst case scenario, you'll end up losing as much as $225 when you trade in your old electronics. Why? Because the buyback program is something you actually have to buy into. If you pick up a $3,000 television you'll have to shell out $350 to be a part of the program. That means that you'd better be planning to trade in your TV within the next year and a half or you could end up getting less back than you paid in the first place.