Traded in our iPhones to Best Buy...

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by drober30, Sep 10, 2012.

  1. drober30, Sep 10, 2012
    Last edited: Sep 11, 2012

    drober30 macrumors 6502a

    Jul 5, 2007
    Received $341.25 for each iPhone 4s 32GB AT&T phone.

    Now eagerly awaiting the keynote and ordering info!
  2. AFDoc macrumors 68030

    Jun 29, 2012
    Colorado Springs USA for now
  3. greytmom macrumors 68040


    Jun 23, 2010
    You probably could have gotten a bit more by selling them outright, but that's not too bad for a trade-in. And you don't have to deal with anyone trying to scam you.
  4. McEggrolls macrumors newbie

    Sep 7, 2012
    you must of kept it a great condition, I've just brought one off of craiglist looks brand new, with box and all the accessories, 32gb for 250 LOL. GOOD DEAL
  5. drober30 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jul 5, 2007
    I agree, I'm pretty happy on the trade in value it's the two weeks we'll be without a phone that sucks! I just tell my wife it's time to detox! Man, you never know how often you reach for your phone until it's gone!
  6. JGC1986 macrumors regular


    Jul 5, 2008
    I would not sell anything to Best Buy...Horrible company...Worked there for 11 months...terrible business.
  7. drober30 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jul 5, 2007
    Honestly, it was never dropped or dunked in water, however, I only used a bumper and always kept it in my pocket with car keys, work keys and coins.

    I'd say it looked pretty good but minor surface scratches had to be there if you looked hard enough.

    I would never mail my phone in to be evaluated by someone who is not in front of me like allot of these trade in programs offer, that's why I take it into Best Buy.


    Once they instituted the Silver Rewards program, everything was good because they treat me good based on my purchase history.
  8. puma1552 macrumors 601

    Nov 20, 2008
    Nice, I just got a price quote from Gazelle of $295 for flawless 32 GB AT&T phones...just in case I get bumped to a full upgrade in the next couple days, which I'm not expecting.
  9. Russiaone macrumors 6502

    Jun 7, 2010
  10. vastoholic, Sep 10, 2012
    Last edited: Sep 10, 2012

    vastoholic macrumors 68000


    Jan 28, 2009
    Tulsa, OK
    I'm still not sold enough on the iPhone 5 to go sell my 4s right now even if it would pocket me some extra money. I have a 32GB factory unlocked (I'm using AT&T right now so I don't know if I would have to go back and unlock it later) so I'm wondering if I could get any more for it. Pretty great condition. I'd almost consider trying to sell it tomorrow and then if I don't like the Keynote, I'll just go buy another 4s on contract for $200.

    Edit *** Gazelle offers same amount for Factory Unlocked as they do AT&T phones. I guess I'll check with Best Buy.
  11. dontworry macrumors 6502


    Mar 18, 2010
    i think they're talking about the 4S. the 4 is about to get dirt cheap. I'm handing mine down to my GF to replace a 3GS.
  12. saccento macrumors 6502a


    Jun 30, 2008
    New Jersey
    This means you'll be pre ordering at Best Buy.. good luck with that!
  13. aneftp macrumors 601

    Jul 28, 2007
    Amazon trade in much better.

    $300s for 32GB 4s? I guess if u don't want the hassle.

    Amazon will give u $100 more also no hassle.
  14. AustinIllini macrumors demi-god


    Oct 20, 2011
    Austin, TX
    I got $380 on eBay. Doesn't Amazon only give store credit? Given it is Amazon and I do use it all the time.
  15. Mr Hill macrumors 6502

    Apr 28, 2012
    Charlotte, NC
    $300 for a 32GB 4S? I'll buy that in a heartbeat.
  16. nostresshere macrumors 68030

    Dec 30, 2010
    And, which phone is this?

    3,3g, 4, 4s?
    ATT, Verizon,Sprint?
    White, black?
  17. whoknows87, Sep 10, 2012
    Last edited: Sep 10, 2012

    whoknows87 macrumors 6502a


    Aug 8, 2012
    eBay gives 250 instant sale for IPhone 4

    ** 235 for 32GB sorry
  18. anechcka, Sep 10, 2012
    Last edited: Sep 10, 2012

    anechcka macrumors regular

    Feb 1, 2011
    New Jersey
    Put mine up for sale on Craigslist (iPhone 4, not 4S) for $250, sold it for a final price of $225 cash, guy picked it up right away. Got a good amount of interested people in purchasing as well. Pretty awesome considering I purchased the phone for $249 (using a $50 upgrade discount on VZW) 2 years ago. Now I'm just using an old phone we had laying around until the iPhone 5 is launched. If you have an upgrade available on one of your lines and an old cell phone laying around, I'd go ahead and sell yours now before the prices plummet. $250 seems to be the standard price for an iPhone 4 around the internet, maybe some trade-in programs can even offer you a little more. Good luck! :)

    EDIT: forgot to mention it's 32GB
  19. snook911 macrumors 6502a

    Aug 13, 2007
    Yorba Linda, CA
    That seems a little light to me. I got $550 for my white 32gb on ebay. This was about a month ago but have prices dropped that much.
  20. dontworry macrumors 6502


    Mar 18, 2010
    If I wasn't repurposing my 4 I would try to get at least $200 for it in the shape it is. My problem now is getting rid of a 8gb 3G and 32gb 3GS. Be lucky to get $200 for both.
  21. acarney macrumors 6502

    Jul 3, 2007
    Store credit or actually cash? I wonder what a 64gig 4s would get from them... I might take up that deal for $400.... Craigslist hasn't been getting me any interest...
  22. willmtaylor macrumors G3


    Oct 31, 2009
    A Natural State
    Yeah, they give gift cards for but they can't be used for their mobile store, so one really needs to be a frequent shopper there for it to pay off.
  23. drober30 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jul 5, 2007
    I know and agree but in the end it works best for me. I have pre-ordered from Best Buy the last four times and it worked out every time.


    Good price but is that after subtracting eBay fees and paypal fees if you used paypal?



    I updated my origional post to include that info... thanks


    It was Best Buy Gift Card.

    go to to receive a qoute and then dont mail it just take it in.

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