My iPhone upgrade plan

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by ToyotaGuy23, Apr 16, 2011.

  1. ToyotaGuy23 macrumors newbie

    Jun 3, 2009
    Recently, I have had some great luck with my phones and AT&T plans, so I thought I would share. Sorry if this is a repost.

    I stopped into a Radio Shack for a set of $2 wire clips, and somehow the subject of the iPhone came up. I had no idea that I could trade in my phone with them.

    My wife's 8GB iPhone 3G was purchased at AT&T right after the 3GS launch for $99. After 2 years of use, several scratches, two large cracks in the back, and a loose home button, Radio Shack gave me $125 toward a 16GB iPhone 4 upgrade. So that was pretty awesome.

    My 16GB 3GS is in even worse shape than hers; it has a small crack and a 2" scratch in the screen. The current trade in is at $185 towards an iPhone 4 upgrade. So that leaves me with an iPhone 4 for only 15 bucks.

    Also, I learned that there is an early upgrade option as soon as 6 months. So worst case scenario, if I upgrade to an iPhone 4, and the 5 is something that I just have to have, it will cost me $450 (at 6 months) but I can sell my phone privately and it won't be too bad of a financial hit.

    What do you guys think about it?
  2. vincenz macrumors 601


    Oct 20, 2008
    Please don't post the same thing twice in two different forums.
  3. guccigucci88 macrumors 6502a


    Dec 30, 2010
    do they really do that? do they do it at The Source? (pretty sure most radio shacks are the source now in canada)
  4. guccigucci88 macrumors 6502a


    Dec 30, 2010
    sorry i double posted how the hell do you delete your post?
  5. polzii macrumors 6502

    Mar 11, 2011
    Most of the trade-ins work out in favor of the store. With a little effort, one can get a little extra by selling an old 3G or 3GS to a private party on craigslist or eBay. Of course, if you have cracks in your screen, this may not apply.

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