Selling old iPhone at GameStop

Dheck2355

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Original poster
Sep 16, 2012
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Pittsburgh, PA
Hey everyone just a heads up I just came back from GameStop now and they are running a special through the weekend. Whatever the instore credit is, is what the cash payout is. I gave them my iPhone 5 16g and got $230.00 cash in hand. Just wanting to pass it along to ya'll out there.
 

blazinz

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Jun 15, 2010
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nice .. I wasnt looking for too much $$ back on the sale of my 5s. But i checked gazelle this morning and it was $220. Not doing that. Maybe Ill check them out. Any idea what a 5s 16gb was ?
 

Dheck2355

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Original poster
Sep 16, 2012
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Pittsburgh, PA
nice .. I wasnt looking for too much $$ back on the sale of my 5s. But i checked gazelle this morning and it was $220. Not doing that. Maybe Ill check them out. Any idea what a 5s 16gb was ?
I'm sure it's more than the 230 I got. Go to their website and click trade values and whatever the instore credit says is what the cash value is. GameStop.com
 

wickedwahine11

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Nov 2, 2013
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Wow, how did you get that in cash? the website says that is for trade in credit and $183 is the cash amount. That is why I opted for the $200 at AT&T.
 

justinTlME

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Jul 21, 2014
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Going there now. I hope they just give cash. Would be easier then getting credit and then just getting Amazon credit out of it.

I'm not seeing the promo listed anywhere on the website....
 

Dheck2355

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Original poster
Sep 16, 2012
31
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Pittsburgh, PA
I didn't see the offer on the site either but they have flyers in the store. I mean 230.00 for a 16gb iPhone 5 that had a pretty good scratch on the screen wasn't bad, considering it wasn't even a 5S. 230.00 to me was better than it collecting dust. Plus the lines at the stores here (att or apple) were still long.
 

rwilliams

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Apr 8, 2009
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Raleigh, NC
Hey everyone just a heads up I just came back from GameStop now and they are running a special through the weekend. Whatever the instore credit is, is what the cash payout is. I gave them my iPhone 5 16g and got $230.00 cash in hand. Just wanting to pass it along to ya'll out there.
I just did the same and got the same amount. The guy told me that it's because that GameStop location was in the same place as an Apple store (right across the hall in this particular mall). He said that if I'd gone to a GameStop where there was no nearby Apple Store, they could only give me the cash quote.
 

HelloMikee

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Jun 16, 2009
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San Diego
Bestbuy gave my phone a "poor" rating which offered a $150 gift card for a 64gb 5s. F that! Went to gamestop and got $284 in cash. Could have got $360 (can't remember exactly) on store credit.

Sure there was smallish dents on the sides and a little dust in the camera but $150 store credit?! Just glad I didn't have to go through CL with all my phones imperfections.
 

gagecloutier

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Sep 21, 2012
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I just sold my 64GB iPhone 5 at GameStop earlier this afternoon when I got my iPhone 6+. Had no clue this was a thing though and apparently, neither did the dude at GameStop. They offered $191.00 cash (which I took) or $239.00 store credit.

Do you know of any ad that has this offer? If so, I'll be making another trip back to get my ~$50 extra in cash!
 

Dheck2355

macrumors member
Original poster
Sep 16, 2012
31
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Pittsburgh, PA
I just did the same and got the same amount. The guy told me that it's because that GameStop location was in the same place as an Apple store (right across the hall in this particular mall). He said that if I'd gone to a GameStop where there was no nearby Apple Store, they could only give me the cash quote.
Ok thanks for the clarification, my apologies for not knowing this.

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Ok so as the original poster I'll add from what ive learned from you guys giving input.
IF your GameStop is within close proximity of an Apple Store they offer that deal. I'm sure there are other places offer the same or better. I just wanted to share my experience this evening. I apologize if I mislead anyone just wanted to get that info out to you guys. #
 

brandonboo20

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Apr 10, 2012
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Noblesville, IN
I just did the same and got the same amount. The guy told me that it's because that GameStop location was in the same place as an Apple store (right across the hall in this particular mall). He said that if I'd gone to a GameStop where there was no nearby Apple Store, they could only give me the cash quote.
Im going to try this out tomorrow. Hopefully it works! Thanks so much
 

ALWash83

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Sep 18, 2014
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I just left GameStop. I have to go back in the morning because I had taken the SIM card out & they need it in there to get the serial number.
 

FzNk

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Sep 16, 2012
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$184 for my 32GB i5? No thanks, I'll sell it myself on CL or ebay again and get almost twice as much.
 

exodiusprime

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Jun 24, 2010
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Dallas, TX
Sold my iPhone 5 16GB White on CL for $300 a couple hours ago. Easiest transaction ever. Just depends on who the buyer is. Some will haggle you down to the bare minimum ("I'll give you $180 cash now") and others just can't wait to get one at all.
 

bryancee

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Sep 14, 2012
194
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Sold my iPhone 5 16GB White on CL for $300 a couple hours ago. Easiest transaction ever. Just depends on who the buyer is. Some will haggle you down to the bare minimum ("I'll give you $180 cash now") and others just can't wait to get one at all.
Yeah I plan on putting my phone on CL tonight to see what I can get.
 
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