Buyback programs are rarely worth it

September 2011
Consumer Reports;Sep2011, Vol. 76 Issue 9, p10
The article presents information about purchasing buyback programs from large retailers such as Best Buy or Walmart. It warns that these programs are fairly expensive and certain conditions, such as how long coverage lasts, govern the transactions which mean that there is not much value to the consumer. There may also be early termination fees when purchasing such plans for devices with wireless contracts.


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