Office Depot’s Free Guaranteed Buyback Plan Coming Just In Time For Back-To-School Shopping

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Starting June 26th, Office Depot and TechForward will be giving away free “Guaranteed Buyback Plans” to customers purchasing a computer or tablet with a “Performance Protection Plan or Tech Depot Services offering”. This super little offer will end on September 10, 2011. Giving the span of time this covers, customers will have ample time to make those purchases for back-to-school.

According to the press release, “Through this free offer, Office Depot will help customers buying computers and tablet PCs during the back-to-school shopping season be ready to upgrade when new technology comes out in the future. Office Depot’s Guaranteed Buyback plan enables a fast, simple and eco-friendly trade-in that offers up to 50 percent of the customer’s original retail purchase price in the form of an Office Depot gift card that can be used for future purchases.”

Randy Wick, Vice President of Technology Merchandising for Office Depot states, “Office Depot’s new Guaranteed Buyback plan allows our customers to buy a brand new computer or tablet PC today with the confidence that they can get value out of the product when they are ready to upgrade in the future.”

For more information on this service, visit your local Office Depot retail store location or www.officedepot.com. Also, check out the full press release below.

Office Depot Announces Free Guaranteed Buyback® Plan with Back-to-School Computer Purchase

Free Offer Available with Purchase of Computer along with Performance Protection Plan or Tech Depot Services Offering

BOCA RATON, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Office Depot (NYSE: ODP), celebrating 25 years as a leading global provider of office supplies and services, today announced a partnership with TechForward, Inc., the first provider of Guaranteed Buyback plans, to give away a “Free” Guaranteed Buyback Plan to all customers who purchase a computer or tablet PC along with a Performance Protection Plan or Tech Depot Services offering. The offer will run from June 26 through September 10, 2011 just in time for the busy back-to-school shopping season.

Through this free offer, Office Depot will help customers buying computers and tablet PCs during the back-to-school shopping season be ready to upgrade when new technology comes out in the future. Office Depot’s Guaranteed Buyback plan enables a fast, simple and eco-friendly trade-in that offers up to 50 percent of the customer’s original retail purchase price in the form of an Office Depot gift card that can be used for future purchases.

At any time within two years of the purchase of the computer or tablet PC, Guaranteed Buyback planholders can go towww.techforward.com to initiate the trade-in. TechForward will provide postage and shipping materials as needed to return the product, and the customer will then receive the Guaranteed Buyback payout that can be used towards a future purchase at Office Depot.

“Office Depot’s new Guaranteed Buyback plan allows our customers to buy a brand new computer or tablet PC today with the confidence that they can get value out of the product when they are ready to upgrade in the future,” said Randy Wick, Vice President of Technology Merchandising for Office Depot. “As one of the largest retailers of notebook and tablet PCs, we are dedicated to providing our customers with the best possible shopping experience from start to finish.”

“We are thrilled to work with Office Depot to provide the value of Guaranteed Buyback plans to their customers,” said Jade Van Doren, Chief Executive Officer of TechForward. “Guaranteed Buyback plans will help back-to-school shoppers get value while increasing their loyalty to Office Depot.”

The Office Depot Performance Protection Plan provides convenient and trusted service for product purchases plus 24/7 customer service. Office Depot’s Tech Depot Services provides computer set-up, optimization, protection and much more – all with a next day guarantee for most PC fixes that are brought into the store by noon local time.

To learn more about the products and services available at Office Depot, please visit your local Office Depot retail store location or www.officedepot.com. To become a fan of Office Depot on Facebook and receive exclusive content, offers and more, please visit www.facebook.com/officedepot. To follow Office Depot on Twitter, please visitwww.twitter.com/officedepot.

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