Best Buy will give you $100 credit for your working Xbox 360 or PS3

Retailer announces new promotion for current-generation consoles; credit will be paid via Best Buy gift card.

Best Buy has announced a new promotion (via Polygon) where the retailer will pay shoppers a minimum of $100 of in-store credit--via Best Buy gift card--for their working Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3 systems.

The deal--which naturally features a list of restrictions--is valid through November 23, the day after the Xbox One hits store shelves later this week.

Xbox 360 and PS3 units must power on to be considered working. Systems that are cracked, have a broken factory seal, or have water damage will not be accepted. Shoppers are responsible for removing all personal data from their consoles before trading them in.

Looking ahead to next week, Best Buy's Black Friday deals include a 250GB PS3 system with copies of The Last of Us and Batman: Arkham Origins for $199, as well as a 250GB Xbox 360 bundle with copies of Tomb Raider, Halo 4, Darksiders II, and Batman: Arkham City for $190.

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243 comments
dingwog
dingwog

Just turned in my 7 yo original unit for $100. They gave me some trouble for my swappable faceplate but took it. Said a company called Brightstar is refurbishing them. Didn't even turn my unit on but it does work.

dandw12786
dandw12786

Yyyyeah, no they won't. Just left the store with my white system. They offered to recycle it. Real good of them to specify the model they'll take.

Dwayne Lowe
Dwayne Lowe

Not trading in my 360 for the xbox one. because there's still alot of great games coming out for the 360 like lords Of Shadow 2 and others

Ty Davidson
Ty Davidson

If it wasn't in store credit I would do it, Best Buy is junk

Jacob Leyva
Jacob Leyva

Damn, now if only I had a spare PS3.

Adam Heinzman
Adam Heinzman

Decent deal. However is seems shady/desperate. Something is not right.

Ashutosh Tiwari
Ashutosh Tiwari

Not for India, on the contrary, yet to finish with ps3

divinejester
divinejester

With no backwards compatibility this makes little sense. Unless you plan to flip your console and get a newer cheaper model.

Daniel Paddon
Daniel Paddon

What a rip buy a game for a console go home your drunk

cirugo
cirugo

what a great idea!  I can instantly brick all of the games for my PS3 since there's no backwards compatability!

:P

toddx77
toddx77

You don't need a receipt?  When I tried to trade in games once they wouldn't take them because I didn't have the receipt from when I bought them.  So why would they require a receipt for games, but not consoles lol.

Osmanny Morales
Osmanny Morales

They did't "just" announce it.. but okay. Good looking out anyway.

Fursnake
Fursnake

I don't really feel like trading in my Blu-ray player--errr I mean PS3 for $100 towards a more expensive Blu-ray player---errr I mean "next-gen" console.

joseanrodrigue9
joseanrodrigue9

they should fix this and should say this instead 

(Best Buy will give you $100 credit for your working 250 bg slim Xbox 360 or PS3) i dont edit the ps3 cuz i can care less about it and i dont know what kind of stuff come with it

Brad Bennett
Brad Bennett

If this includes first gen 360 then thats a good deal cuz you wouldnt get 100 for it anywhere else

Adam Kendall
Adam Kendall

I'd be willing to bet white 360s are not included.

Death_Masta187
Death_Masta187

I really should bring my 360 to BB. my 360 has been unplugged for the last 4 years. I wonder if I can buy steam credit with these $100 gift cards.

Marc Epstein
Marc Epstein

But they don't have any next gen systems in stock . Or do they?

egger7577
egger7577

What about a refurbished PlayStation that turns on and then after that it's anything goes?

Dicky Paridee
Dicky Paridee

I still have a loud as a jet launch 360, I'll take u the hard drive off then sell the system for $100 then buy a newer slim 360 on black Friday... Seems like a good deal to me.

Jim Geddis
Jim Geddis

LOL... I bet Gamestop and others is doing the same thing. This isn't a good deal or even a Best buy.

mikemaj82
mikemaj82

Nice try Best Buy, but after scouring ebay for a bit, I can get twice that for my original launch day PS3.

McGregor
McGregor

Unlike many others, I re-purchased all my 3rd party titles for PC (humble bundle, Steam sales, etc...), so I have no reason to keep my 360 (already beat the exclusives), so this isn't a bad deal for me. That being said, I'm sure I could sell it for more money by listing it on some consumer site with all my games. Still, not a bad idea to trade it in.

A.J Grimm
A.J Grimm

But I need them for 360/ps3 games...

James Richards
James Richards

Plus there are a few games I'd like to play still

James Richards
James Richards

As the next gen isn't backwards compatible. I shall be keeping the last gen for playing the classics

Ricky Birchall
Ricky Birchall

Smart move, As the 360 and PS3 will now get considerably cheaper games, cheaper online play (for the 360 that is) and a bigger market for pre owned everything. It literally is the best time to buy one of these consoles.

dandw12786
dandw12786

@dingwog What a bunch of crap.  I got turned away with mine.  Maybe I'll try again later.  The lady didn't look like she knew what the hell she was doing.

ChiefFreeman
ChiefFreeman

@Adam Kendall thank goodness I have a Jasper  360.

joseanrodrigue9
joseanrodrigue9

@Adam Kendall they say 100 but they dont say witch xbox i know the full 100 will b with the biggest hardrive

hystavito
hystavito

@silversix_ Afaik it is not.  This came out several days ago and a bunch of people were discussing whether or not it would come to Canada, but last time I checked there was no word.

joseanrodrigue9
joseanrodrigue9

@Dicky Paridee but that is the deal it has to b the one with the biggest hardrive i bet

joseanrodrigue9
joseanrodrigue9

@Jonathan Nelson Rogers that is what it is but i think is the 300gb


joseanrodrigue9
joseanrodrigue9

@Ricky Birchall is not gona b cheaper online sense you get keep(tranfer) the same xbox live tag on your xbox one

dingwog
dingwog

Yea maybe try a different BB. The ad states any Xbox, unaltered with accessories. You will get $10 credit until they ring it up. Manager was trying to claim the faceplate made it custom and modified. He was worried Brightstar would charge them for the faceplate but after talking with another dude he took it. Never was a question about age or trype. It clearly states any working 360.