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Briefly: Best Buy iPod exchange, live streaming

updated 05:25 pm EDT, Fri September 17, 2010 app upgrades

Best Buy is offering a trade-in program that provides people with instant credit for older iPods, while has released an update to its mobile software that adds live video streaming.

Best Buy has launched a new trade-in program, offering people instant credit in exchange for older iPod models. Those interested should check the company's website for an estimate of their iPod's value, along with information on any exclusions that might apply. To receive an actual evaluation of a device, people must bring a player to a Geek Squad counter at a US Best Buy store. After the condition of an iPod is checked, an appropriate gift card should be handed out. mobile app gains live streaming has released a major update to its free video streaming app. The title was previously limited to viewing streams, but can now broadcast over a Wi-Fi or 3G connection. The option is restricted to the iPhone 3GS and iPhone 4, and also requires iOS 4 or better. Some other features of the app include search, two-way chats with viewers and Twitter and Facebook integration. On an iPhone 4, users can exploit twin cameras and the LED flash.

by MacNN Staff



  1. FireWire

    Joined: Dec 1969


    what? is "official"? I always thought it was a semi-secret and that it was highly illegal!

  1. DCJ001

    Joined: Dec 1969


    $57 ???

    I looked at the Best Buy trade in value for a 3rd gen 8GB iPod Touch in good condition. The website said that a $57 gift card would be given for it.

    eBay seems to be the obvious solution.

  1. Roehlstation

    Joined: Dec 1969


    What a crock

    My 80 GB iPod Video with fully functional and long lasting battery, in the best condition they have listed has "No Value" That leads me to believe that most of the ones they have listed have no value.

  1. facebook_Justin

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    Joined: Sep 2010


    comment title

    Lol when I seen the word Justin in this title, I thought it was about me!

  1. normr

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Plus apple has a 10% trade in program

    You can trade in at apple and get 10%

  1. testudo

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Re: $57

    If Best Buy were going to be using your iPod, they probably would go for a higher price. But since they have to turn around a sell them, or scrap it for parts, or do whatever it is they do with them, you're not going to get as good a price as perhaps to someone else.

    It's like selling your call yourself or trading it in to the dealer or CarMax.

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