Does ATT or Best Buy buy back old Iphones?
PlayToWin2000
9:58a, 09/14/12
PlayToWin2000
2016 posts, joined 12/04/2002
I am eligible for an upgrade. I want to get the new iphone 5. I currently have the 3gs. I was wondering if either of these stores will buy back my current phone. Thanks.
JBAggie00
10:08a, 09/14/12
JBAggie00
6770 posts, joined 09/13/2002
Best Buy was buying back phones last year.
Mucho austin
10:57a, 09/14/12
Mucho austin
4060 posts, joined 05/02/2007
You could try gazelle.com

Never used them myself though
fig96
11:42a, 09/14/12
fig96
14995 posts, joined 11/07/2007
Amazon buys old phones as well, no room for negotiation there though. You could always eBay it.
txaggie05
12:59p, 09/14/12
txaggie05
3794 posts, joined 11/29/2001
I'm giving Ebay Instant Sale a try with my 4S. Here's the link for the 3GS:
http://instantsale.ebay.com/?search=iphone+3gs
Aggietaco
1:12p, 09/14/12
Aggietaco
15057 posts, joined 08/28/2006
Thanks for the link for that ebay deal. I've got an old 4 laying around that is water damaged that I can sell for $125.
fig96
4:26p, 09/14/12
fig96
14995 posts, joined 11/07/2007
Interesting...report back on that if you would, I've got a 4 in great shape that I wouldn't mind selling when I get my new one.
KidDoc
4:58p, 09/14/12
KidDoc
2908 posts, joined 03/03/2011
I used Best buy in August to go from Iphone 4 to S 2 skyrocket with AT&T upgrade.

Walked in there with an Iphone 4 & 3gs, walked out with new phone, case, screen cover and $150 still in gift cards. Crazy good deal. Not sure if they have decreased how much they are paying though. I think they gave me 150-200 for the 4 and $50 for the 3gs.
The Lopper
10:24p, 09/14/12
The Lopper
3246 posts, joined 08/31/2003
Target is buying iPhone 4's for around $140 and iPhone 4S's for around $245
tgray99
10:30p, 09/14/12
tgray99
682 posts, joined 11/09/2006
I'm giving the Amazon Trade-In a try. They'll give up to $210 (in the form of an Amazon Gift Card) for an iPhone 4 in Like New condition. I buy a lot on Amazon so it was worth it for me. I have until Friday 9/21 to ship it, which is good since that's when I'll get my new phone.
PlayToWin2000
11:16a, 09/15/12
PlayToWin2000
2016 posts, joined 12/04/2002
Update...

I took my iPhone 3GS to best buy yesterday. I Was offered $120 for trade in. Salesman said it changes daily. They said they were offering around 250 for the 4 and 4s. FYI.
fta12
11:45a, 09/15/12
fta12
3907 posts, joined 03/16/2010
YES Best Buy does, and they give good money for it too.

I got $80 for my Captivate when others wouldn't give me more than $25.

http://www.bestbuy.com/tradein
ACo_2005
9:55a, 09/16/12
ACo_2005
370 posts, joined 10/06/2007
wife and i are trading in our iPhone 4's for around $200/ea, plus, our 3 year old HTC Hero for around $25/ea at Best Buy. Looking forward to the new iPhone!
themessenger
10:55a, 09/17/12
themessenger
43 posts, joined 10/08/2011
I sold my 32gb 3GS to Amazon about 3 weeks ago and got $140 credit. There are only 3 conditions, and mine was in "Good", but if it was considered "Poor" I would have only gotten $40. Still not a bad deal for a 3+ year old phone.
Pro Ag
11:18a, 09/17/12
Pro Ag
14162 posts, joined 04/30/2001
For those that have used Amazon, did you have the charger? I've got a couple of old 3GS phones but don't have the extra chargers. I'm wondering how that impacts the good condition price.

Edit: My own update. It looks like that drops the phone to acceptable condition. I need to find a charger and a cable for cheap because otherwise my old phones are Good condition.


[This message has been edited by Pro Ag (edited 9/17/2012 12:30p).]
76Ag
10:14p, 09/17/12
76Ag
7988 posts, joined 10/10/1999
GameStop does.
tamu2009
10:44a, 09/18/12
tamu2009
4327 posts, joined 10/11/2006
I used Gazelle for my 4 and got 175. they also gave me over $300 for a an almost 5 5 year old macbookpro i no longer used.

Super easy with Gazelle.
aggie-master
7:47p, 09/18/12
aggie-master
18697 posts, joined 11/15/2002
At Best Buy, do you get store credit for any Best Buy purchase or do you have to be buying a new phone from there to be able to trade in your old one?

I have some items I want to get from Best Buy but already have my Iphone 5s pre-ordered.
JBAggie
7:47a, 09/19/12
JBAggie
458 posts, joined 11/16/2010
ATT bought my wifes iPhone 4 back for $150.
PlayToWin2000
9:13a, 09/19/12
PlayToWin2000
2016 posts, joined 12/04/2002
At best buy, it is for any purchase in the store.
Aggietaco
10:10a, 09/25/12
Aggietaco
15057 posts, joined 08/28/2006
quote:
Thanks for the link for that ebay deal. I've got an old 4 laying around that is water damaged that I can sell for $125.



Should have traded in earlier, went to print a label this morning and it was down to $38.

Went with Gazelle for $47 GC to Amazon.

IMG > IMG > IMG > IMG > IMG > IMG > IMG > IMG > IMG > IMG >
txaggie05
10:47a, 09/25/12
txaggie05
3794 posts, joined 11/29/2001
Sent in my 4S to eBay Instant Sale on Friday and last night they deposited the $325 into my PayPal account. Quick, easy and painless.
Aggietaco
11:11a, 09/25/12
Aggietaco
15057 posts, joined 08/28/2006
That's pretty damn good.

Mine was a non functional 4.
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