All iPhones $50 off at RadioShack!

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  1. bibbz macrumors regular

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    http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/tec...ff-iphone-4-125-off-with-trade-in-of-3gs.html

     
  2. vincenz macrumors 601

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    Wow, that's an incredible deal. Can't believe this hasn't been publicized more.
     
  3. Interstella5555 macrumors 603

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    Probably because they did the exact same thing when the 4 came out.
     
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  5. mrmike316 macrumors regular

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    Damn ,and i am only 2 weeks from upgrading. Think att will move my upgrade eligibility up 2 weeks......(nope) just tried oh well
     
  6. rsmith83 macrumors member

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    I read this online last night and decided to try it out this morning. I've held onto my 3GS until now because of all the early reports of issues with the 4.

    I got to RadioShack when they opened and they had just gotten the announcement about the discount. They looked over my 3GS and gave me a $125 trade-in for it despite having a few scratches and cracks on the plastic housing. With the $50 discount, I only paid $26.65 for the 16GB iPhone 4. Even the employees couldn't believe it.

    ETA: If you have your original iPhone 3GS box and you want to do a trade-in, take the box with you! They looked my phone over for 15 minutes because nowhere on the outside of the plastic casing does it say 3GS, and they tried telling me it was only a 3G. They eventually came around when I pointed out that it had a video camera.
     
  7. vincenz macrumors 601

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    The 3GS also has silver lettering on the back instead of the grey of the 3G, so that's a way to tell without even turning the phone on.
     
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  9. creed16 macrumors member

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    Well I got them to move my updrade up back in August. I had a damaged phone that I needed replaced though warranty and they sent me one that was broken. So I complained enough to where they went ahead and let me upgrade to the I4.
     
  10. MoHaWk2003 macrumors newbie

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    do you need to bring the charger and usb cord with you to radio shack when planning to trade-in?
     
  11. rsmith83 macrumors member

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    Nope, just the phone. I took mine out of the case and handed it to the guy.
     
  12. h1r0ll3r macrumors 68040

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    Great find OP. Deal worked like a charm and got a 32GB for only $125! Sweet.
     
  13. Frosty1 macrumors member

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    Ya this is as good of a deal as ull ever get for an iPhone.


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    yea my mom traded in her 3gs and got the iphone 4 for 24 dollars with tax:D
     
  16. hcho3 macrumors 68030

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    iPhone 3GS can be sold for 200-300 dollars easily on ebay. I don't see why anyone would trade their old phones in unless they hate ebay or craiglist. Personally, I would sell my old iphone on ebay and buy it from radio shack.
     
  17. blackberrypilot macrumors 6502

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    Exactly. Unless someone is looking for instant gratification without any hassle. I'd opt for selling it on ebay and making some of my money back.
     
  18. WRIGHTRACING macrumors regular

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    That's what I am doing:D

    For anyone who doesn't want to fight the trouble, I will gladly buy there iPhone for $25 more than RadioShack would give them, and take care of the hassles.
     
  19. MoHaWk2003 macrumors newbie

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    did you reset the phone through itunes before going into radio shack or did you do it through the settings menu while you were there?
     
  20. MoHaWk2003 macrumors newbie

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    just got back from radio shack. turned in my 16gb iphone 3g for a 16gb iphone 4. total paid: $80.66. i erased the phone while i was there. only took about 15 minutes to wipe it. thanks for tip about this sale!
     
  21. SiMBa37 macrumors regular

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    Damn, been going back on forth on this. I thought I could have the willpower to hold onto my 3GS until next July, but this deal intrigues me.

    What do you guys think, is it worth it to hold off until July or to get from RS now? The driving force to get now would be the camera and video cam on the iPhone 4. I have an HD camcorder to take vids of my toddler son, but we don't bring it everywhere, and often its out of battery power.

    Hmmm....what to do.
     
  22. bibbz thread starter macrumors regular

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    Get it now, then hope AT&T/Apple gives everyone that bought the iPhone 4 in 2010 full upgrades in 2011 like they did this year.

    If that happens, then trade back in your iPhone 4 in July next year for the iPhone 5.

    iPhone launch this year, we gave $200 for 3Gs'. We had people getting iPhone 4's for nothing but their 3Gs'. I don't see why we wouldn't do the same deal next year.



    My store almost sold out yesterday, and im sure we will today, so i would get on this deal quick.
     
  23. drumguy1975 macrumors member

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    My question would be this....

    About 2 weeks ago, I bought a new iPhone 4 at the Apple store in Dallas. Seeing as how it's within the 30 day return window, can I return my purchase and then take advantage of the Radio Shack deal?
     
  24. vistadude macrumors 65816

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    I don't think you'll be "upgrade eligible" for a couple months, so probably not.

     
  25. HXGuy macrumors 68000

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    Anyone know if the Apple store will price match?
     

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