My iPhone upgrade plan

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

  1. ToyotaGuy23 macrumors newbie

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    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

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

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    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

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

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    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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