AT&T Trade Up Program

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  1. beamer8912 macrumors 65816

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    I was just wondering if anyone has used this and what their experience was like?

    I'm looking to sell my 3G to offset the cost of a new 4G, and it doesn't look like I'd get anymore on eBay than I would from this program, ~$200-250.

    http://att.tradeups.com/

    I did a search, but typing in "trade" to search bar gave over 1000 results:eek:

    Any help would be much appreciated.
     
  2. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    I have never heard of it. I'm half tempted to use it just to avoid the hassle of dealing with a 3P sale.

    Nice find and if it's been posted I've missed it myself.
     
  3. beamer8912 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I don't know if my 3G would qualify for "excellent" condition, but it'd probably qualify for good. There is one thin scratch about an inch long on the back, otherwise....perfect working condition.
     
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  6. beamer8912 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I was worried about it being a scam as well. I figured I'd go into an AT&T store to verify it validity. But it'd be nice to get input from someone on the forum if they've successfully used it.
     
  7. asleep macrumors 68040

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    I'm wondering .....

    $220 for 3G-16-black ?????
     
  8. Kawjumper201 macrumors member

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    Would be a good idea tho just don't see any real links to AT&T.
     
  9. beamer8912 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Hit the shop link, should take you to the premier log in.
     
  10. arykmax macrumors regular

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    The company it links to is Market Velocity. Their site looks fairly legitimate.

    Link
     
  11. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    $300 for 32GB Black 3GS? Sorta scam, eBay and craigslist can let you sell for $350 and you get bidders that may go over.
     
  12. beamer8912 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Remember eBay takes a slice of cake when you sell on their website.
     
  13. beamer8912 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    There's a link back to the AT&T trade up program from that site.
     
  14. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    Yes like $20, and that leaves $330...
     
  15. applefan022 macrumors 6502

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    go ebay, just sold my used iPhone 3G 8GB- Black for 215$ with shipping! just made my money for the new iPhone 4 16gb!! i'd put it on ebay quick if you have another phone you can use till the 24th!:apple:
     
  16. beamer8912 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    9% + 2 dollars. So that leaves $13 difference. Considering you wouldn't have to jailbreak/unlock it or deal with any other problems from eBay, the $13 is worth it.
     
  17. Marfox macrumors newbie

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    Ummm idk I never heard of it before you should try selling it to www.cashforiphones.com I sold my iPod touch to them so I know they are legit or sell it to www.gazelle.com thru buy iPhones to...that's about all I can tell you good luck :)
     
  18. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    That may be so.... or you have craigslist. Thing is, $300 for a 32GB phone is a bit too light. although these may drop in price soon.
     
  19. asleep macrumors 68040

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    I've heard most of these cash for iphones companies get you to ship, then retract the offer & lowball you when they have your phone.
     
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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 3_1_3 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/528.18 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0 Mobile/7E18 Safari/528.16)

    That is true. Especially the ones that have offers that are surprisingly high. There's no way these companies should be offering the same or more then you could sell privately or on eBay. I recommend BuyMyTronics.com though. Offers aren't too great but they have always given me what they quoted and it was a quick and easy transaction. However, they only offer 275 for my excellent condition 32gb 3gs, so I'll probably put in the effort for eBay or craigslist.
     
  22. beamer8912 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Hmmm. Well I found one that's legitimate.

    https://www.bestbuytradein.com/bb/

    You can trade-in, in-store, at your local best buy. They'll give you $180 (for a 16GB 3G) on a gift card which you could then turn around and use to buy the iPhone 4.
     
  23. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    Best Buy gives you a $311 gift card. Not bad.
     
  24. Mazda 3s macrumors 6502

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    Don't forget PayPal fees plus shipping.
     
  25. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    shipping is paid by buyer, not seller.
     

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