Following on from a similar deal for Apple iPads, the retailer says that Surface owners will get a Best Buy gift card worth at least $200 when they trade in a working Surface tablet in-store.
To be eligible for the offer, the Surface tablet must be able to power up, be free of any water or liquid damage, and have a screen that isn’t cracked. The promotion is due to run until October 21, one day before Microsoft launches the Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2.
Both tablets go on sale starting October 22. The Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 "are close to selling out," Microsoft's developers account tweeted earlier today.
But it's not clear how many Surface tablets were actually pre-ordered and whether in fact there could be a supply issue come the official release date.
An under-supply would be ironic in light of Microsoft having to earlier take a $900 million write-off for unsold Surface RT tablets, a model being replaced by the Surface 2 running the new Windows 8.1 operating system.