Best Buy Wants To Upgrade Your Old “Scary” Technology

Posted Thu Oct 8, 2009 at 11:00 AM PDT by Mike Attebery

Well, sort of. Best Buy is running a contest to find the person with the oldest, most broken down home theater system and is offering a full makeover as a reward. The downside? It’s all Insignia gear, except for the stuff that’s Rocketfish.

You can find more information at but the essential information is this: if you have old crap, Best Buy wants to see it, and they want to upgrade it. Simply take a picture of your insanely large cellular phone from the late 80s, or that record player that doesn’t do LPs or EPs, just your grandfather’s old collection of 78s, or even that old PC with a turbo button and a tape drive, and then upload the picture to Best Buy’s site.

The top prize for the contest is an Insignia home theater package which includes a Rocketfish Wireless Home Audio System, an Insignia Blu-ray Player, and Insignia 1080p camcorder, and a $2,500 gift card to spend on “additional Insignia HT gear and Geek Squad Installation.” First and second runner up get gift cards as well, but without suggestions on what to spend it on.

Source: Best Buy

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