Microsoft Retail Stores to Add iPhone to Trade-In Program, Offer at Least $200

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    Following news that Microsoft would be accepting trade-ins for Apple iPads at its various retail stores, Forbes is now reporting that the company will add the iPhone to the promotion, offering consumers a minimum of $200 for an iPhone 4S or iPhone 5 in select Microsoft stores in the U.S. and Canada.

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    Microsoft has been aggressively trying to compete with Apple in both the phone and tablet market in recent months, with the company posting and later removing anti-Apple Windows Phone videos along with launching Lumia 925 advertisements bashing the iPhone's camera features, The company has also been running a number of anti-iPad television advertisements while also cutting prices to spur sales of its tablet devices. Earlier this week, Microsoft unveiled its second generation of Surface tablets, with shipments set to begin on October 22.

    Article Link: Microsoft Retail Stores to Add iPhone to Trade-In Program, Offer at Least $200
     
  2. MacGeek1987 macrumors regular

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    I don't want to run Windows on my computer never mind my smartphone.
     
  3. super tomtendo macrumors 6502a

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    It's one thing to trade for the Surface (WHICH I WOULD NEVER DO), but to trade in an iPhone for a windows phone... hellllllll nooooo...
     
  4. RobertD63 macrumors 6502

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    Yeah, I don't think so. Even with $200 I still have to pay the price of a iPad mini.
     
  5. macs4nw macrumors 68040

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    They are optimists. You gotta give 'em that! Maybe their flavor of Reality Distortion, lol
     
  6. jan1024188 macrumors member

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    Its a trap. MS wants to buy your Apple devices for cheap, because thats the only thing that they can sell easily at profit.
     
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    $200 for a 4s or 5, what a rip off. Looks like they are hoping to atleast make some money from selling on old iPhones :rolleyes:
     
  9. dannyyankou macrumors 603

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    What will they do with all those iPhones? Oh wait, they won't get that many.
     
  10. fongkahchun86 macrumors member

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    How much will Microsoft pay for a Windows Phone trade in?
     
  11. unplugme71 macrumors 68030

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    If they give me 350-400 for my 64GB iPhone 5, I'd consider taking the credit to buy some xbox games at the msft store.
     
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    Also known as the "We aren't desperate trade-in program"
     
  13. gatearray macrumors 65816

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    Peculiar choice of ad copy, at first glance it reads like, "Trade in your iPad, get a mini". I'm sure it's just a coincidence. :)
     
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    I'm assuming they will donate the iPhones to non-profit organizations/charities and write it off.

    That, or they might use them internally since it works better.
     
  15. foodog macrumors 6502a

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    yea.... about that......
     
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    I can see trading in old phones for some cash to buy an Xbox or games. That's not why MS is doing this, but who cares?

    But you would trade your 64GB iPhone 5 for some games? Do you have a 5s or 5c? What would you use for a phone? Would it really be worth it?
     
  18. jan1024188 macrumors member

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    Why would they want to do that? They've got plenty of em already, and nobody wants to buy them. They don't want to be the dummy holding the bag, do they?
     
  19. decimortis macrumors 6502

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    I just find it funny that it's now Microsoft running the "switcher" campaign against Apple. Never thought I'd see that in all honesty.

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  20. bigjnyc macrumors 68040

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    I wonder why only Apple products. You no want Samsung Galaxy phone and tablets Microsoft?
     
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    Another Microsoft ripoff. Verizon gave me $280 for my iPhone 4s/64G when I bought the 5s/64G within 10 minutes of the store opening for 5s sales. Later in the day though, a friend went by and only got $220 for the same phone. Don't know why the allowance went down a few hours later.
     
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    Subheading of the ad:

    "Please. Our employees really want good phones. We'll pay you."
     
  24. zecks420 macrumors member

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    Even microsoft want iphones :D.

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    Because its all based on the condition of the phone... Not just the fact that its the same model.
     
  25. iphonehype macrumors 6502

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    This is ridiculous. I don't see anyone switching. The first underlying issue with Windows OS is so dam complicated!

    Give up MS and concentrate on your businesses customers.
     

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