1. Michael Essany's Avatar


    With iPhone trade-in promotions becoming particularly common in the weeks leading up to Apple's anticipated launch of the iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C, Best Buy is getting back into the swing of things with yet another weekend-long promo set to kick off tomorrow.

    Here's how it works. Best Buy is offering the iPhone 5 (16GB or 32GB) at a 50% discount through Monday for customers trading in a functional iPhone 4 or iPhone 4S.

    Of course, Best Buy isn't the only place to toss your old iPhone in order to get a better deal on a new one. In addition to similar programs offered by AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon Communications, Apple is expected to begin offering a comprehensive in-store program that would let customers trade-in used iPhones for credit toward a new model.

    As of this writing, Apple is still expected to herald the arrival of the iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C on September 10th. Based on insider details gleaned this week, retail employees at AT&T and T-Mobile are being informed that they can't vacation on or around September 20th, indicating that the new devices will officially go on sale at that time.

    Source: Barron's
    2013-08-29 11:55 PM
  2. thazsar's Avatar
    Nice!!! Jumping on this one!
    2013-08-30 12:01 AM
  3. bmwraw8482's Avatar
    Hmmm. I do have an old iPhone 4 just sitting around... How much would that make a 16gb iPhone 5?
    2013-08-30 01:16 AM
  4. tankz504's Avatar
    Yeah I wish BB would put out a chart or something.
    2013-08-30 01:28 AM
  5. thazsar's Avatar
    Hmmm. I do have an old iPhone 4 just sitting around... How much would that make a 16gb iPhone 5?
    Not sure as I'm doing the same. I assume it'll be worth the price difference. Before, they were doing $100 for ip4 and $200 for ip4S. We'll see what this equates to.
    2013-08-30 02:23 AM
  6. bisayakid07's Avatar
    Is this a unit only or it comes with a 2yr contract?
    2013-08-30 03:12 AM
  7. tankz504's Avatar
    I betcha they want a contract so BB gets paid.
    2013-08-30 03:43 AM
  8. bisayakid07's Avatar
    I betcha they want a contract so BB gets paid.
    I'll just keep my jailbroken iphone4 😝
    2013-08-30 04:08 AM
  9. mlee19841's Avatar
    Is this a unit only or it comes with a 2yr contract?
    Think it's on a 2 yr contract or a line upgrade. Would be sweet if it was flat out.
    2013-08-30 04:11 AM
  10. 0mega9's Avatar
    Have they ever sold an iPhone.., anywhere, without a contract..?
    2013-08-30 06:11 AM
  11. Right2YaDome's Avatar
    ill keep my red iphone 4swag
    2013-08-30 06:18 AM
  12. 0mega9's Avatar
    Have they ever sold an iPhone.., anywhere, without a contract..?
    Ok, just found out the answer..,
    YES, even this new one..., just have to pay the full $699 for an unlocked phone.
    Delivered to your place within 24 hours...
    So They claim...
    2013-08-30 06:21 AM
  13. thazsar's Avatar
    ill keep my red iphone 4swag
    I hear ya! I just completed my ip4S Silver Metallic conversion w/ the Light Mod. I'll be giving that to my daughter to use as an iPhod (iPhone/iPod) whenever I get the 5S.



    Last edited by thazsar; 2013-08-30 at 12:51 PM.
    2013-08-30 12:48 PM
  14. bigboyz's Avatar
    There is always a catch. 2 year contract makes up for any so called sale you thought you were receiving. I bought a factory unlocked iPhone 3GS back in the day and it was the worse purchase I ever made. You'll never recoup that kind of money for an iPhone. I learned my lesson..contract or craigslist :]
    2013-08-30 03:09 PM
  15. mlee19841's Avatar
    There is always a catch. 2 year contract makes up for any so called sale you thought you were receiving. I bought a factory unlocked iPhone 3GS back in the day and it was the worse purchase I ever made. You'll never recoup that kind of money for an iPhone. I learned my lesson..contract or craigslist :]
    Yea full price for iPhones are wild. Still amazes me they charge a extra 100 bucks for the memory bump. Anyway the Craigslist around here is a little shady (Philadelphia area) ill either do the contract or ebay.
    2013-08-30 03:56 PM
  16. Jahooba's Avatar
    So they want you to trade in your 4S for $100? That would be foolish.
    2013-08-31 09:04 AM
  17. offroad1994's Avatar
    The deal two weeks ago was better. iPhone 4S trade in for IPhone 5. Only activation fee and two year contract. No other costs.

    Still the first month payment was a shocker. Went from 3G on virgin mobile to 4glte payment from $35 a month to $130 a month on verizon. Wish there was better 4G-LTE coverage in more places.
    2013-08-31 12:34 PM
  18. thazsar's Avatar
    So they want you to trade in your 4S for $100? That would be foolish.
    Agreed. I think I'm just gonna sell mine on eBay instead
    2013-08-31 04:38 PM
  19. mustard05's Avatar
    I went to take advantage of this offer today. What a joke. They offered me 220 for my phone. Because my trade in value is more than 150 you get no discount on the phone. Screw them
    2013-09-01 03:45 AM
  20. Leolion311's Avatar
    What if you give them two iPhone4 will give you two iPhone 5 or 250 or 300 there is not one scratch on them as had hard cases on from day one since purchase
    2013-09-03 05:54 AM
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