We accept trade-in on multiple categories, including Laptops, Tablets, Mobile Phones, Gaming Consoles Smart watches and a range of Special offers. To see whether yours qualifies, it’s quickest to use our online ‘get an estimate’ calculator above. As long as it recognises your laptop or tablet’s specifications, we can accept the device for trade-in.
Traded-in devices are checked, and any data still stored on them is securely wiped. They’re then sent to a third-party for re-use – most are sent to developing markets where laptop and tablet use is growing rapidly.
Keeping your data and sensitive information secure is our top priority. When we receive a device for trade-in, we (or an approved third-party) wipe the data stored on it – this is done to Infosec Standard 5 (the same standard as UK government data destruction).
If you trade-in an iOS device, we delete the encryption key so that any stored data can’t be deciphered.
If your device can’t be wiped, the data storage components will be destroyed, and the waste materials recycled.
Once you’ve got an online quote from us, you’re free to trade-in your device or keep it – the choice is yours. Once you’ve traded in a device, we won’t be able to return it.
You’ll be able to trade in your device as long as it’s not counterfeit or broken beyond repair. When you get an online quote, we list the kind of failures that we will accept on your trade-in product. If you’re still not sure, simply bring your device into any Currys store.
There’s been an increase in counterfeit devices in the UK market. They might look like originals, but they are illegally produced, and can be dangerous to use. We won’t be able to accept these items for trade-in.
Yes, it doesn’t matter where or when you bought your device. As long as it meets the requirements listed on our ‘get an estimate’ calculator, you can trade-in your device with us.
The value of your trade-in device is based on its specification and condition, as confirmed by us in store. Before you bring it in, you can use our ‘get an estimate’ calculator to get a provisional valuation for your device.
We’ll pay you with a Currys gift card if you trade in via a store and a bank transfer payment if you trade in via online. Where there are special promotions, there may be restrictions on using your gift card.
No, if you have chosen the Standard Trade In option, you can use your eGift card against any purchase within our stores. For any promotional offers they can only be redeemed against qualifying promotional purchases.
Promotions or enhanced trade ins allow you to get additional value for your old device if you purchase a new selected device linked to the promotion. Instore the gift card value will be enhanced so you can buy the new device at the same time, if this does not happen, we may remove any outstanding enhanced value, this will not affect the standard trade in valuation though.
If you trade in online once we receive your device and verify your purchase of the promotional item, we will issue the additional payment at the same time.
You can do both! If you wish to obtain an E-Gift card to offset against your purchase, then please visit store. Alternatively, if you want a refund to your bank account then you can trade in online for Laptops.
It depends on the problem. Please go through our quotation calculator to find out. If we cannot offer a value then you can use our recycling service for free.
Some of our promotions & offers accept working or non-working laptops!
You can return your laptop whenever is convenient for yourself. We can however only hold the price we pay for 14 days from point of quotation. In some instances, quotes can be extended.
Yes of course, however each Trade In will need to be completed individually. You may only receive the promotional amount per one qualifying purchase.
We offer a data rescue service in store for a fee.
We will send you an email confirming when we receive your laptop. We will also send you an email when you have been paid.
No, you must cancel your current care plan and take out a new one should you wish.
If the laptop you send us using the pre-paid label provided online differs from the one, we quoted you on or the device you bring into store differs from the one you’ve specified online, the quote we gave you won’t apply. Once we have verified the specification, we will contact you with a new quote.
If you choose to send your laptop into us through the online method, you will receive a BACS payment within 1-5 working days of us processing the device.
You can receive a Gift card payment, however the Trade In will need to be completed in one of our Currys Stores. If you Trade-in Online you will receive a BACS payment.
All BACS payments are made to you within 1 to 5 working days of us processing your device.
Instore the promotional value is automatically added to your gift card, however this needs to be used at the time of trading in your old device. If it is not used at the time of trading in your old device the promotional value may be removed, however the initial trade in value will be unaffected.
Online once we have received and processed your device the promotional payment will be paid at the same time as the standard trade in via a BACS payment together.
Standard value trade in gift cards last up to 24 months. Gift cards with a promotional value last 24 hours, after this period the promotional value if unused will be removed and the standard value will remain which will last up to 24 months.
Once we have received and processed your laptop, the device will be data wiped to ensure that all data is removed.
Unfortunately, we are unable to back up the data of the device once it has been received by ourselves. The device will be processed on the same date we receive the unit.
After we have received your device, we will process this through our systems and ensure it meets the criteria selected online.
Once we have received your laptop we are unable to return this back to you.
No, at this moment in time, you can only Trade-In B2B Laptops online.
If you have purchased your new laptop in store, you will have a B2B order number on your receipt. You’ll need to enter this, so we can match up your Trade-In with your purchase and pay you the promotional amount.