Trade-In Your iPhone 4, 4S for Free iPhone 5 at Best Buy For Next Nine Days

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 5 years ago '04        #1
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Trade-In Your iPhone 4, 4S for Free iPhone 5 at Best Buy For Next Nine Days
 

 
If you own an iPhone 4 or iPhone 4S, a free iPhone 5 is just a car ride away for the next week.

On June 1, Best Buy offered a one-day deal: bring in your old iPhone 4 or 4s and trade it for a brand new iPhone 5. The offer was so successful, that the retailer has decided to give it another, longer run.

For the next nine days, you will be able to bring in those iPhone models and trade them in for the newest Apple phone. The offer ends Saturday, June 29.

"We're seeing increasing interest from our customers and within the consumer electronics industry when it comes to trade-in," Best Buy said in a statement. "Many consumers don't know they can trade in their old stuff and get a gift card to put toward upgrading to the latest and greatest in technology." Best Buy offers a trade-in program for other electronics and smartphones as well.

The free phone deal is a result of two ongoing promotions happening at Best Buy right now. In May, the store began offering any iPhone with a two-year contract for $50 off, bringing the iPhone 5's usual $199.99 price down to $149.99. Now when a customer brings in an iPhone 4 or 4S they will get a $150 trade-in credit, making the iPhone 5 free.

But there are some caveats. Customers have to be eligible for an upgrade at Verizon, AT&T and Sprint (no T-Mobile) to get the offer and they will have to pay the carrier activation fees and sales tax. The credit can't be used towards a different phone and the deal is only offered at physical Best Buy or Best Buy Mobile locations.

The trade-in device has to be in working condition to get the deal. Phones that are broken will not be eligible.

Gazelle, a consumer electronics trade-in website, does accept broken phones, however. "Gazelle also offers up to $100 cash for broken iPhone 4 and 4S models, which is not an option with the Best Buy promotion," Gazelle CEO Israel Ganot told ABC News.

However, Best Buy does say that if a customer's iPhone 4 or 4S is worth more than the $149.99 price of the iPhone 5, they will "receive the positive difference in the form of a Best Buy gift card in addition to a free iPhone 5."

So what happens to your trade-in? Best Buy says the phones will be recycled or refurbished and sold through secondary channels. Before customers trade in phones, they should be sure to reset the device back to factory settings.

Phone trade-ins have become a booming business as users look to upgrade every year or two. Gazelle has built a $100 million business on Apple product trade-ins. Prior to the launch of the iPhone 5, the site received 1.2 million price quotes for iPhones from people who were considering selling their phones ahead of the launch.

Apple itself is said to be planning its own iPhone trade-in program. Bloomberg News reported early this month that Apple will launch a program in partnership with Brightstar, a mobile phone distributor. The service would allow iPhone owners to trade in their phones for a discount on new phones.

Apple may launch a new iPhone – presumably the iPhone 5S – later this year. The company showed off its new iOS 7 software at an event last week. And that might be one of the main reasons for the Best Buy deal right now.

"Given the tie-in of the program to purchase of an iPhone 5, their primary motivation seems to be to drive sales of new iPhones by increasing their affordability and to drive people into their stores," Ganot said. "With the current timing, this may be in part a move to drive new sales in a period when consumers might otherwise hold out on upgrading until the new iPhone is released, which is rumored to be in the fall."
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They need to do this with Galaxy phones too.

45 comments for "Trade-In Your iPhone 4, 4S for Free iPhone 5 at Best Buy For Next Nine Days"

 5 years ago '04        #2
fat_boyy21 329 heat pts329
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isn't the 5s going to come out in the next few months
 5 years ago '09        #3
BrooklynStiles 102 heat pts102
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fu*k apple for not having flash in 2013. i missed the entire finals this year 'cause adobe and apple wanna act like bi*ches. i'm jumping ship the second my contract expires.
 5 years ago '07        #4
mrfreak76 700 heat pts700
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 BrookLynnStiles said:
fu*k apple for not having flash in 2013. i missed the entire finals this year 'cause adobe and apple wanna act like bi*ches. i'm jumping ship the second my contract expires.
Flash is dead, it's all about HTML 5.
 5 years ago '09        #5
BrooklynStiles 102 heat pts102
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 mrfreak76 said:
Flash is dead, it's all about HTML 5.
So why are all the main sports, movie, TV streaming sites are running on flash?


[spoiler - click to view]

 5 years ago '10        #6
Agentzer0oo0 215 heat pts215
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Hmm, so I trade my 4S for the Iphone 5 and I'm locked into a 2 year contract.

Sounds fantastic!!
 5 years ago '11        #7
PTC 138 heat pts138
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 BrookLynnStiles said:
So why are all the main sports, movie, TV streaming sites are running on flash?


[spoiler - click to view]

because they're sh*tty sites.
 5 years ago '10        #8
lse4 25 heat pts25
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Does anyone know how much they would give for a 64gb 4s?
 5 years ago '04        #9
ShaneDawg 2 heat pts
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I guess this is a good deal if you are eligible for an upgrade and you want to renew your plan. You save $50, that's about it. Or you could just wait 4 months and get the 5s for the extra $50
 5 years ago '04        #10
ImSoBroke 
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my home button doesnt work on my 4 so i guess im screwed. its ok ill get the 5s and use this as a touch
 5 years ago '04        #11
BigJay.inc 73 heat pts73
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Just got a 5 yesterday at AT&T, traded my 4S for $200
 5 years ago '12        #12
BlackBreesus 60 heat pts60
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So any cracks on the phone will k!ll this deal?
 5 years ago '07        #13
Spoken210 4 heat pts
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so tmobile customers are shyt outta luck? tmobile..........
 5 years ago '11        #14
pbballin 20 heat pts20
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If my 2yr contract was up, I might think about doing it...
 5 years ago '10        #15
kawgre12 22 heat pts22
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Ill just wait for the new iphone... Ill be pissed if i trade my 4 in and the 5s comes in a few months
 5 years ago '10        #16
sixeight 61 heat pts61
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 BrookLynnStiles said:
fu*k apple for not having flash in 2013. i missed the entire finals this year 'cause adobe and apple wanna act like bi*ches. i'm jumping ship the second my contract expires.
shouldve used the watch espn app
 5 years ago '10        #17
rdrake 30 heat pts30
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IPhone is trash
 5 years ago '12        #18
sigNN 14 heat pts14
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 Spoken210 said:
so tmobile customers are shyt outta luck? tmobile..........
wondering this myself
 5 years ago '05        #19
J 39 heat pts39
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Hold up. Someone dumb this down for my drunken self. I have a 4s on Verizon and I have an available upgrade. If I walk into Best Buy, how much am I looking at paying after I give these people my 4s for a 5?
 5 years ago '11        #20
pbballin 20 heat pts20
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 J said:
Hold up. Someone dumb this down for my drunken self. I have a 4s on Verizon and I have an available upgrade. If I walk into Best Buy, how much am I looking at paying after I give these people my 4s for a 5?

Take ya punk a.ss back to the bball section



Nah, but it says if your phone is in working condition, you will get an iphone 5 for free with the trade in.
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