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  • Amazon Now Accepting iDevice Trade-Ins



    Amazon added a boatload of new electronics to their fledgling Trade-In program, including iPhones, iPads, and iPod Touches. The biggest surprise though, the trade-in value for your used devices doesn't suck.

    However, what does suck, is you don't get cash for your products. Rather, Amazon credits your Amazon account with an Amazon Gift Card. Still, for those looking to purchase goods on Amazon the the proposed values are a pretty good deal.

    Your old-as-Amy-Winehouse-looks original iPhone has a trade-in value of $69, and your 3GS is worth $162. Not exactly great, but not as big of a rip-off as Best Buy's soulless foray into the trade-in market. iPod classics can fetch you up to $114 for the higher capacity models, and a 64GB first generation iPad is worth $340.75.

    The most valuable of course is the fully featured iPad 2 64GB model. Oddly enough the AT&T model will bring home a couple dollars more than the Verizon equivalent ($540 vs $538.75). And even more odd is the discrepency between white and black iPad 2's. White iPads are apparently worth $12 more than their black equivalent with a trade-in value of $552 for the 64GB 3G capable model.

    This service offers a good value for those too lazy to sell the devices on their own, or are terrified of possibly being mugged during a Craigslist meetup.

    Source: [ame="http://www.amazon.com/Electronics-Trade-In/b/ref=centtrade_elec?ie=UTF8&node=2226766011&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=left-1&pf_rd_r=09Y575FGD5GJ6SAXA22S&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=1298688462&pf_rd_i=2242532011"]Amazon[/ame]
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Amazon Now Accepting iDevice Trade-Ins started by Phillip Swanson View original post
    Comments 23 Comments
    1. jOnGarrett's Avatar
      jOnGarrett -
      So basically, I could purchase a new iphone 3GS 8GB for $50 with a new 2yr contract. Sell that phone to Amazon for $162, then get a LG G2X for $79 with a new 2yr contract. Id have $83 in my pocket and a phone thats equal to or better than my iphone 4 !!

      brb, going to the AT&T retail store to add an iphone 3GS 8GB to my account !!
    1. SkyMuffin's Avatar
      SkyMuffin -
      Most of these can be sold on eBay or locally for at least 1.5x to 2x as much as those trade-in prices...but I guess there are plenty of people who don't know that.
    1. norfskate's Avatar
      norfskate -
      Quote Originally Posted by jOnGarrett View Post
      So basically, I could purchase a new iphone 3GS 8GB for $50 with a new 2yr contract. Sell that phone to Amazon for $162, then get a LG G2X for $79 with a new 2yr contract. Id have $83 in my pocket and a phone thats equal to or better than my iphone 4 !!

      brb, going to the AT&T retail store to add an iphone 3GS 8GB to my account !!
      But you'll have 2 contracts!?

      I'll bet the total cost of ownership over the 2 years of bills is more than just 1 LG G2X is to buy.

      AND you'll only have one phone to show for it at the end!

      Fool
    1. Likithravishankar45's Avatar
      Likithravishankar45 -
      It's cool
    1. romeoz's Avatar
      romeoz -
      I solf a 3GS yesterday for 256 on ebay...had 32 bids....ebay is the way to go..screw amazon
    1. i.Annie's Avatar
      i.Annie -
      Even the cheapos on Craigslist in my area pay better than Amazon

      But hey if I ever have a hard time selling my iDevice (yeah right...haha they always sell within 1-3 days for me) then I'll give Amazon a go.
    1. alcapown's Avatar
      alcapown -
      eBay FTW
    1. Ryry506's Avatar
      Ryry506 -
      How much would I get for my iphone4 I want the white one I could prolly sell it as new due to the otterbox that has been kept on it.
    1. iSteed's Avatar
      iSteed -
      eBay is definitely the way to go here if you want to maximize a profit
    1. vantheman169's Avatar
      vantheman169 -
      Quote Originally Posted by norfskate View Post
      But you'll have 2 contracts!?

      I'll bet the total cost of ownership over the 2 years of bills is more than just 1 LG G2X is to buy.

      AND you'll only have one phone to show for it at the end!

      Fool
      Thats What I am saying....2 contracts?? Did I miss something here?
    1. fventura03's Avatar
      fventura03 -
      Quote Originally Posted by norfskate View Post
      But you'll have 2 contracts!?

      I'll bet the total cost of ownership over the 2 years of bills is more than just 1 LG G2X is to buy.

      AND you'll only have one phone to show for it at the end!

      Fool

      lol yea, that noob can have fun paying the ETF on those two lines...
    1. trentmorris's Avatar
      trentmorris -
      Ooo, time to get rid of my collection of 3GS's!
    1. mmaboi21's Avatar
      mmaboi21 -
      Quote Originally Posted by i.Annie View Post
      Even the cheapos on Craigslist in my area pay better than Amazon
      haha so true.
    1. Xenthis's Avatar
      Xenthis -
      Wow- was gonna do this with my old iPT 2g- but it seems ebay is the way to go. :P

      If I lose all hope though- amazon it is
    1. romeoz's Avatar
      romeoz -
      Quote Originally Posted by Ryry506 View Post
      How much would I get for my iphone4 I want the white one I could prolly sell it as new due to the otterbox that has been kept on it.
      just sold my wifes black iphone4 32gb for 478.00 here was the link :-)
      Apple iPhone 4 - 32GB - Black (AT&T) Smartphone (GSM) | eBay
    1. bignighttrain's Avatar
      bignighttrain -
      I know people still trying to sell their first iPad on eBay & craigslist so this sounds good to me.
    1. Bluemoldycheeze88's Avatar
      Bluemoldycheeze88 -
      Hmm.. I think Craigslist is best way to go. No seller fee's but you have to be careful when you trade.
    1. DevouredDreams's Avatar
      DevouredDreams -
      Quote Originally Posted by Bluemoldycheeze88 View Post
      Hmm.. I think Craigslist is best way to go. No seller fee's but you have to be careful when you trade.
      as far as selling yes, but i refuse to trade through craigslist.
    1. mmaboi21's Avatar
      mmaboi21 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Bluemoldycheeze88 View Post
      Hmm.. I think Craigslist is best way to go. No seller fee's but you have to be careful when you trade.
      And of course you always have to deal with the low ballers
    1. Bluemoldycheeze88's Avatar
      Bluemoldycheeze88 -
      When I sell on Craigslist I stick with my price. I clearly state if they don't have the amount I'm Asking for, to not waste my time.

      Trades on Craigslist are shady. But sometimes you find an idiot on There. Like the guy I traded my iPhone 3GS and $50 bucks for a iPhone 4.


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