Wondering what to do with that old smartphone of yours hiding in the drawer and gathering dust? Don’t throw it away. According to a leaked internal document, tomorrow Best Buy will launch a trade-in promotion. The retailer will gladly accept your old smartphone and pay you $100 or even more for it. The credit will come in the form of a gift card and you will be able to use it towards the purchase of the iPhone 5S or 5C. You will also need to sign a new two-year contract with the carrier of your choosing provided that it is supported by Best Buy.
Best Buy Trade-in Promotion – How it works.
The trade-in program goes live tomorrow (October 11th) for customers interested in the iPhone 5C. If you would rather have the iPhone 5S, visit Best Buy two days later, on October 13th. Either way, the program expires on October 19th. In order to be eligible for the program, the phone you want to trade in must be in working condition. Any cracks on the screen or water damage will automatically disqualify the device.
The value of the credit will depend on many factors, however it will not be lower than $100. Best Buy will offer you more if you trade in your smartphone together with the original packaging and accessories. The basic value of the credit is enough to land you the iPhone 5C with no down payment.
Keep in mind that the trade-in program can’t be used together with another promotion on the iPhone 5C that the retailer is currently having. Also some locations may be excluded from the program. Call first to make sure that the trade-in program is available at your local Best Buy store.