Yesterday, I received three emails from BlackBerry, touting their Trade Up Program.
Nothing new, but time of the season, I guess.
The deal is you buy a BlackBerry, while trading in a "qualifying device" BlackBerry, or even Palm. If your older device is in pristine condition, that can mean as much as $200 off. But hey, wait, another $20 could be yours if you act now.
1. Purchase an eligible BlackBerry 7100i, 7105t, 7130c, 7130e, 7130g, 7250, 7290, 7520, 8100, 8300, 8700c, 8700g, 8700r, 8703e, 8705g, 8800 or 8830 and trade-in a qualifying device and receive the fair market value plus a $20 rebate. Purchase of new equipment must be made between April 23, 2007 and June 30, 2007.
2. One trade-in device will be accepted per new device purchased.
3. The BlackBerry Trade Up Program is available only for purchases of new BlackBerry device(s) direct from one of Research In Motion's carrier or channel partners. The program is not valid on refurbished product, reseller demo units or product purchased/leased through internet auctions, or from any other unauthorized reseller of BlackBerry product.
4. The BlackBerry Trade Up Program is available in the US and Canada.
5. The company accepting these Terms and Conditions must be the one making the trade-in claim. The trade-in redemption check will be made out to the person or company name provided during the claim process.
6. The trade-in device must be in working condition in order to participate.
7. Promotion void where taxed, regulated, restricted or prohibited by law.
8. Employees (and their immediate families including spouse, natural and stepparents, children, siblings and members of their household) of Research In Motion and its affiliates and advertising and promotional agencies are not eligible to participate.
9. For questions regarding the status of your submission, please contact customer service at email@example.com.
More fine print, and lots of it, here.