1. DoeZ's Avatar
    So I'm taking advantage of the offer Apple gave me. Why not right? It's a free new phone and right now our contract is month to month. I went to the Apple store site that is in my area and it says it'll give me up to $270 to trade in my phone and get the new one...hmmm...same deal? Is it better for me to go to my Cell Phone Provider Verizon to get the new phone or will I get a better deal at a Apple store? Need to know which one is going to give me a better deal with my contract.
    05-15-2014 11:18 AM
  2. pkcable's Avatar
    It's like trading in a car, the best you can do is sell the car yourself and THEN just get a deal on the new car, use the money you got as a down payment. iPhones hold their value pretty good. Now the downside to this is the hassle of selling the phone yourself, listing it on ebay, craigslist or the iMore. Sometimes it's just easier to trade it in when you upgrade.
    05-15-2014 12:07 PM
  3. jburke82's Avatar
    I agree with pk; however, if they are actually going to give you 270...that's pretty good for a 4s (from what I have seen on craigslist).

    Check the sites that pk suggested, check the prices they are selling for (not being asked for, but the final price), and determine if it is worth selling yourself.
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    05-15-2014 12:20 PM
  4. david9962000's Avatar
    $270 is very good. My local apple store gave me $249 for my IP5 mint factory unlocked yesterday. I kept it.
    DoeZ likes this.
    05-15-2014 01:50 PM
  5. pr1nce's Avatar
    It sounds like a good deal. Good luck!
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    05-15-2014 02:17 PM
  6. Septembersrain's Avatar
    270 is a great deal. I'd go for this and upgrade!


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    05-15-2014 03:46 PM
  7. pr1nce's Avatar
    I just called Verizon they're offering $150 4S trade-in allowance to upgrade to 5S until June 30.
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    05-15-2014 03:53 PM
  8. Septembersrain's Avatar
    I just called Verizon they're offering $150 4S trade-in allowance to upgrade to 5S until June 30.
    That's less than what Best Buy offers. A customer of mine got $185 for her 4s.

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    05-15-2014 04:26 PM
  9. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    I only got $67 for my iPhone 4 on trade in for my iPhone 5 last August with Verizon. Found out later everyone was getting more. But then in March my wife gets a pretty new blue iPhone 5c free. Go figure!


    Sent from from my iPhone 5
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    05-15-2014 04:41 PM
  10. iOS Gravity's Avatar
    Sounds like a great deal compared to other places. Go for it. Good luck!
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    05-15-2014 04:49 PM
  11. nikkisharif's Avatar
    If they will give you $270 for your 4S, I say go for it!! Good Luck
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    05-16-2014 12:01 AM
  12. DoeZ's Avatar
    So I went into the local Apple store near us and spent about an hour with a really nice rep named Jamie. She was so patient and understanding with all my questions and concerns and she really went thru the entire explanation of the recycle plan with me. The $270 that I mentioned would have been for a different iPhone...ex-if I had the iPhone5s and wanted to upgrade to a different iPhone which I don't know what would be available other than ones with more GB or something but that wasn't for me. What I did get was $199 for my 4s...trading my 4s in and getting the 5s for $0 with a 2yr contract (of course) but looking at their plans and considering that we've been with Verizon for more than 20yrs plus...we were Grandfathered into our Data Plan...hated to lose that but they were getting rid of that eventually...but again looking at the plans and how many phones we have and how many actually use data (which is only 2 of us) the total of the plan turned out to be what we're paying now. So it basically was a WIN-WIN at least in my eyes it was...because when they do come out with the next os...the 4s won't be able to get it...now I will again WIN-WIN
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    05-16-2014 10:43 AM
  13. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    Enjoy!
    05-16-2014 12:03 PM
  14. pkcable's Avatar
    Sounds like you made out alright.
    05-16-2014 04:12 PM
  15. taz323's Avatar
    Congrats and enjoy.
    05-16-2014 04:23 PM
  16. Premium1's Avatar
    So I'm taking advantage of the offer Apple gave me. Why not right? It's a free new phone and right now our contract is month to month. I went to the Apple store site that is in my area and it says it'll give me up to $270 to trade in my phone and get the new one...hmmm...same deal? Is it better for me to go to my Cell Phone Provider Verizon to get the new phone or will I get a better deal at a Apple store? Need to know which one is going to give me a better deal with my contract.
    "up to $270" is key. most likely you won't get anywhere near that for a 4s. Most likely you would be better off selling somewhere else and then just buying the phone with the money made from selling your old phone.
    05-16-2014 08:30 PM

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