Selling old iPhone at GameStop

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Dheck2355, Sep 19, 2014.

  1. Dheck2355 macrumors member

    Sep 16, 2012
    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.
  2. blazinz macrumors regular

    Jun 15, 2010
    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 ?
  3. Dheck2355 thread starter macrumors member

    Sep 16, 2012
    Pittsburgh, PA
    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.
  4. wickedwahine11 macrumors 6502


    Nov 2, 2013
    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.
  5. CooKieMoNs7eR macrumors 68000


    Nov 18, 2009
    You could've easily got $300+ if you posted it on craigslist...just saying.
  6. justinTlME macrumors 6502


    Jul 21, 2014
    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....
  7. mmomega macrumors demi-god


    Dec 30, 2009
    DFW, TX
    Easily, AT&T offered me $300 just by walking in the store and them seeing I had a 5s.
    CL, should net you a little more.
  8. Dheck2355 thread starter macrumors member

    Sep 16, 2012
    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.
  9. bigpoppamac31 macrumors 68020

    Aug 16, 2007
  10. stevo8 macrumors 6502

    Jul 3, 2007
    Is this printed anywhere? My local GameStop isn't giving this deal out.
  11. westcoastcyc macrumors regular

    Jun 21, 2012
    I got $305 for my 16GB 5s on . They also buy iPads.
  12. rwilliams macrumors 68040


    Apr 8, 2009
    Raleigh, NC
    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.
  13. HelloMikee macrumors 6502a


    Jun 16, 2009
    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.
  14. xanadeath macrumors 6502


    Jul 31, 2008
    I called a couple Gamestop locations near me and they said they won't do store credit amount in cash.
  15. gagecloutier macrumors member

    Sep 21, 2012
    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!
  16. Dheck2355 thread starter macrumors member

    Sep 16, 2012
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Ok thanks for the clarification, my apologies for not knowing this.


    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. #
  17. brandonboo20 macrumors newbie

    Apr 10, 2012
    Noblesville, IN
    Im going to try this out tomorrow. Hopefully it works! Thanks so much
  18. ALWash83 macrumors newbie

    Sep 18, 2014
    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.
  19. FzNk macrumors member

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

    Sep 14, 2012
    Wonder how much a 32GB 5S could get in great condition.
  21. exodiusprime macrumors regular


    Jun 24, 2010
    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.
  22. bryancee macrumors regular

    Sep 14, 2012
    Yeah I plan on putting my phone on CL tonight to see what I can get.
  23. g.t. rags macrumors 6502

    Nov 25, 2010
    Long Island
    best buy is offering 300 for a working iPhone 5s...
  24. Globug macrumors 6502


    Mar 16, 2012
    Brisbane Australia
    anyone selling a 5s unlocked? I'm looking to buy. 16 or 32 gig. PM me if interested.

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