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Carrier Kinda complicated ATT trade in question?

Renho

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Probably nobody knows the answer but going to try anyways. I am going to give back my 11 Pro max to upgrade my line since I still owe $570 bucks on it.. I would like to buy an iPhone 8 for $280. Can I give back my 11 pro to upgrade but also say I have an 8 to trade in and get the $800 credits. I upgrade every year so I would only get a years worth of credits but after doing the math it will still save me $200 off the price of a 12 pro max. (Minus the $280 for 8 and 1 years worth of credits $480) So question is can I give back my 11 pro max to upgrade while trading in a 8 to get the credits. So basically 2 trade ins in one transaction?
 

whoseanthony

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If you only owe $570 on the 11 pro max I would pay it off and sell it on eBay or swappa. Sold my Green 11 pro max 512gb for $1,100 2 weeks ago preparing for this.

Then buy the iPhone 8 cheap and do the trade in deal with AT&T....keep in mind though, the $800 in credits is $22.22/mo for 30 mo or until you trade in or pay off the 12. so if you plan on getting the 13 don't spend more than $260 on the "trade in" phone or its a wash anyway.

The trade in deals are ideal if you plan on keeping the phone longer that 12mo
 
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harambe4ever

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If you only owe $570 on the 11 pro max I would pay it off and sell it on eBay or swappa. Sold my Green 11 pro max 512gb for $1,100 2 weeks ago preparing for this.

Then buy the iPhone 8 cheap and do the trade in deal with AT&T....keep in mind though, the $800 in credits is $22.22/mo for 30 mo or until you trade in or pay off the 12. so if you plan on getting the 13 don't spend more than $260 on the "trade in" phone or its a wash anyway.

The trade in deals are ideal if you plan on keeping the phone longer that 12mo

This. Pay off the 11 Pro Max and sell. You should come out even or a little ahead.

But a cheap iPhone 8. The credits will actually be $26.66 for 30 months.
 
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Renho

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If you only owe $570 on the 11 pro max I would pay it off and sell it on eBay or swappa. Sold my Green 11 pro max 512gb for $1,100 2 weeks ago preparing for this.

Then buy the iPhone 8 cheap and do the trade in deal with AT&T....keep in mind though, the $800 in credits is $22.22/mo for 30 mo or until you trade in or pay off the 12. so if you plan on getting the 13 don't spend more than $260 on the "trade in" phone or its a wash anyway.

The trade in deals are ideal if you plan on keeping the phone longer that 12mo

that’s the thing. The resale value dipped since it’s a 1.spilt launch, 2. My battery health is at 90%. 3. I have a scratch right in the selfie cam. I have sold every phone year to date I have had. This is the one I’m not even going to try.
 
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Renho

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This. Pay off the 11 Pro Max and sell. You should come out even or a little ahead.

But a cheap iPhone 8. The credits will actually be $26.66 for 30 months.

so one years worth of credits in a trade in is $480, minus $280 for iPhone 8. Save $200 on the phone cause I am going to pay off after a year. I listed above why I am not selling this year
 
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