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Old Sep 1, 2013, 04:02 PM   #1
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iPhone 4S trade-in for 5S

I have a 16gb iPhone 4S in excellent condition. Now that Apple has their iPhone trade-in program, do you guys think my 4S will be valued enough to upgrade to a 16gb 5S when it comes out, without having to spend any extra money out of my pocket?
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Old Sep 1, 2013, 04:16 PM   #2
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Doubtful, I think the trade in will be less then the purchase price.
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Old Sep 1, 2013, 04:30 PM   #3
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I remember reading that the most Apple will give is $285. Although I assume it would be less than that for a 4S.
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it's worth mentioning the prices being offered today will likely drop a bit when the 5s comes out. i think you'd be much better off selling the phone on craigslist.
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Old Sep 1, 2013, 04:45 PM   #5
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Thank you for the input everyone. I have thought about it some more and have decided that once my 2-year contract with AT&T is up in November, I will have AT&T unlock my 4S and I will sell it on eBay or Craigslist.
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Old Sep 1, 2013, 05:03 PM   #6
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its 215 for a 16gb 4s. I went to the store. It cost 200 + Tax + 35 bucks activation fee if you have AT&T or Verizon. So still going to set you back at good 50 bucks at least.

I am selling my on craigslist for $250-300 or trying to trade it for something.
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Old Sep 2, 2013, 04:13 PM   #7
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walked into an Apple store today to see what the trade in "estimate" would be for my 4s as I'm anxious to move up to the 5s when it becomes available. My 4s is a 32g and in perfect shape. BTW I'm on a Verizon with contract that has expired and is now month to month.

A long time Apple genius (and a good) guy looked it up, fiddled with a small light (the kind the nose, ear specialist uses to look at ear wax) then proclaimed I would get, drum roll please: $67 !!!!

wow, am I underwhelmed... That amount is an insult, but maybe that is what Apple is only able to offer??? Anyone else have a similar result?

Guess my next stop is a Verizon store....
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walked into an Apple store today to see what the trade in "estimate" would be for my 4s as I'm anxious to move up to the 5s when it becomes available. My 4s is a 32g and in perfect shape. BTW I'm on a Verizon with contract that has expired and is now month to month.

A long time Apple genius (and a good) guy looked it up, fiddled with a small light (the kind the nose, ear specialist uses to look at ear wax) then proclaimed I would get, drum roll please: $67 !!!!

wow, am I underwhelmed... That amount is an insult, but maybe that is what Apple is only able to offer??? Anyone else have a similar result?

Guess my next stop is a Verizon store....
Ridiculous.
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Old Sep 2, 2013, 04:33 PM   #9
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walked into an Apple store today to see what the trade in "estimate" would be for my 4s as I'm anxious to move up to the 5s when it becomes available. My 4s is a 32g and in perfect shape. BTW I'm on a Verizon with contract that has expired and is now month to month.

A long time Apple genius (and a good) guy looked it up, fiddled with a small light (the kind the nose, ear specialist uses to look at ear wax) then proclaimed I would get, drum roll please: $67 !!!!

wow, am I underwhelmed... That amount is an insult, but maybe that is what Apple is only able to offer??? Anyone else have a similar result?

Guess my next stop is a Verizon store....
You've got to be kidding.. $67??
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Thank you for the input everyone. I have thought about it some more and have decided that once my 2-year contract with AT&T is up in November, I will have AT&T unlock my 4S and I will sell it on eBay or Craigslist.
You do not need to wait for your contract to expire, it can be done now.
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walked into an Apple store today to see what the trade in "estimate" would be for my 4s as I'm anxious to move up to the 5s when it becomes available. My 4s is a 32g and in perfect shape. BTW I'm on a Verizon with contract that has expired and is now month to month.

A long time Apple genius (and a good) guy looked it up, fiddled with a small light (the kind the nose, ear specialist uses to look at ear wax) then proclaimed I would get, drum roll please: $67 !!!!

wow, am I underwhelmed... That amount is an insult, but maybe that is what Apple is only able to offer??? Anyone else have a similar result?

Guess my next stop is a Verizon store....
not surprised at all, u probably have a better chance at best buy. lol
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Old Sep 3, 2013, 06:39 PM   #12
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You do not need to wait for your contract to expire, it can be done now.
Selling my iPhone can be done now?
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Old Sep 3, 2013, 11:09 PM   #13
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i went to apple and see how much they would give me for my 64 gig and it was only $200 so i decided to send it to orange offer instead.
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