Upgrade your old 7”+ tablet for a new Asus and get up to £50 cashback
Thinking of buying a new tablet? Me too! If you have an old, unloved but fully working 7”+ tablet you can currently trade up to a brand new Asus Android tablet and earn up to £50 cashback direct from Asus. This offer runs to 15th March 2015 and qualifying vendors including Amazon UK are taking part in this great promotion. If you order a new qualifying Asus tablet, register the purchase and a box will be sent to ship your old one back. After inspection and approval a cashback will be paid direct by bank transfer.
You might be wanting a better display or battery life, faster wi-fi performance, Bluetooth or removable memory cards (or all those things, in my case), or simply get another tablet for leisure or the kids. Now is a great time to buy, especially after Christmas when offers are keener than ever in these cash-strapped times: there's no need to fork out for an expensive, top of the range tablet when Asus offers better value and good quality.
The promotion rules are very clear – your old tablet must be 7" or more, in good, serviceable condition with no undue wear, cracks, chips or heavy cosmetic damage, chassis or water damage etc. and it must power up properly. You must claim within 14 days.
Popular Asus tablets including the MeMo ME170C (7” 8GB, wifi) and MeMo ME181C (8” 16GB, wifi) are great value but other Asus tablets (eg the 10” TF103) are also in the promotion. Some products on Amazon don't seem to highlight the cashback offer for some reason, but here is the definitive list of Qualifying Tablets and FAQs published by Asus.
I’ve chosen a funky purple (which was lots cheaper) Asus MeMoPad ME181C – it’s Intel 64 bit quad-core Atom-powered, has Android 4.4 (Kit Kat), an 8” 1280x800 IPS smudge resistant screen, 16GB onboard memory (expandable to 64GB with MicroSD cards, not supplied), 802.11n wifi, GPS, Bluetooth 4, G-sensor, 9 hour (max.) battery.
Note that Android tablets cannot work with Amazon Prime streaming video service. Consider aninstead for that.
Below are a few useful links for the Asus 8” ME181C , so you can check the details yourself.
Have a look at the Asus Tablet store on Amazon.co.uk and see what you think and you could bag yourself a bargain. I'll let you know how I get on with mine - even if it is purple!
The Promotion return carton duly arrived today, it's letterbox-friendly and has a returns label and barcode. I ticked to confirm my old tablet is undamaged, working and powers up, then sealed it all up. It's returned postage-paid via the Post Office (get a proof of posting). Remember the tablet has to be returned within 30 days of the original sale. It finishes in mid March, and full T&C of the Asus promotion are here.