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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
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    1. gotanmp3's Avatar
      gotanmp3 -
      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 !!
      Phone subsidies exist because people fail at math. AT&T's 2 year contract subsidy on a smartphone is worth at least the value of the ETF, $325. Your best value on cashing out on an unwanted upgrade is to buy an iPhone 4, insist AT&T's sales drones leave it "factory sealed", and sell it as New/Sealed on eBay.

      As for buying another phone at the subsidized price, that just ain't happening unless you have another upgrade eligible line of service. And since AT&T just jacked up all the unsubsidized phone prices, I can't see any reason to cash out your subsidy unless you're certain you won't want a new phone for two years.