Microchip 50% Off New PIC Programmer in Exchange for Old One

Discussion in 'Embedded Systems and Microcontrollers' started by elec_mech, Dec 24, 2014.

  1. elec_mech

    Thread Starter Senior Member

    Nov 12, 2008
    I came across this in the latest edition of the Microchip Solutions newsletter and thought I'd pass it along. Microchip is offering a 50% coupon for a new PICKIT 3, ICD3, or PM3 when you send them a PICKIT 2, PROMATE II, or ICD2. Doesn't have to work, but does need complete probe or programmer. Link here. Expires end of February 2015.

    I already bought a PICKIT 3, but I'm wondering if it is worthwhile to turn in my old ICD2 for an ICD3? Presumably, a ICD3 is guaranteed for life - as I understand it if it becomes obsolete, Microchip will replace it for free. Wish that was the case when I bought my ICD2, but oh well. Not sure if it is otherwise worth four times the cost of another PICKIT 3 though. Decisions, decisions . . .
  2. joeyd999

    AAC Fanatic!

    Jun 6, 2011
    I'll keep my Promate II till you pry it from my cold, dead fingers. If only for historical purposes.