RadioShack today informed MacRumors that it will be launching a $30 discount program for AT&T iPhone 4S and iPhone 4 models on Sunday, bringing pricing down to $69.99/$169.99/$269.99/$369.99 after the instant savings. The sale will run through Saturday, December 17th.
In addition, trade-in credits of up to $200 for customers' used iPhones can bring the price down even further and in some cases leave users with additional store credit to spend.
Starting Sunday, Dec. 11, customers in the market for AT&T’s iPhone 4 or iPhone 4S can get a great deal when they take advantage of RadioShack’s $30 instant savings paired with the company’s Trade & Save program, which will guarantee $100 to as much as $200 off when they trade in their eligible iPhone 3GS or iPhone 4. Furthermore, those who need a little more memory and wish to purchase an iPhone 4S (32/64GB) may pay as little as $69.99 for the iconic device with a qualifying 2-year plan/data pack and eligible trade-in.
As usual, the prices require a 2-year contract, activation fee and potential early termination fees related to existing contracts. The maximum $200 trade-in is awarded for fully-functional, "cosmetically excellent" iPhone 4 units in 16 GB and 32 GB capacities when the charger is included with the trade-in.
RadioShack also offers AppleCare+ as an optional add-on at the time of purchase.
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Which can be sold for $400 on the Craigslist in 10 minutes.
Although I agree that the $200 trade-in offer isn't much, the notion of getting twice the price in 10 minutes is not realistic. I've had a 32 GB listed for $400 a few days and it's looking like the $300 price point is more realistic for a 32 GB. A 16 GB is even less.
I called 4 "The Shack" stores today after reading the story on macrumors, and all 4 gave me different answers to "Do you know about the $30.00 off iPhone 4 and 4S? The answers I got ranged from "no" to "they're only for refurb phones" to "only iPhone 4 models". So I tried one more store and they had 1 iPhone 4S in stock and they actually knew about the discount. So I took my wife's 3GS 16 gig beat up phone and off I went. When I got there, the salesman was nice, but had not actually done many (if any) iPhone sales/activations. So it took a while, but after the discount/upgrade eligible/trade in numbers were crunched, I walked out with a new iPhone 4S white 16 gig for less than $85.00. What blew me away was they gave me a $100.00 trade in fee for a well used phone. I was not expecting that much, but I didn't argue at all. I'm sure I could have sold it for more on ebay or cl, but I sacrificed a few dollars for getting it done today, and didn't have to fool with listing it, taking pics of it, shipping it, waiting for paypay, etc.. I have sold my previous iPhones on ebay and made enough $$ to have a 'free' upgrade, but this time it was worth it to make it happen in one afternoon.
Thanks MacRumors! I check your site at least 3-4 times a day and I usually come away with knowledge and today I came away with knowledge, a good price and a new phone for my wife.
"I read online you guys were selling the iPhone for $30 off."
"Um, not that I know off. Let me check on our website. Where did you read this?"
I felt like a freaking idiot. Thanks a lot macrumors!
I guess that's why they call it Mac Rumors...
My local Radio Shack had one iPhone 4 in stock and was not even aware of the $30 "sale"; they did offer me $175 for my mint condition iPhone 4-black-16G. Went over to the local Target and they do not sell the iPhone! Next, over to AT&T store and they offered $205 for my phone but had no 4S-black-16G in stock. I quit!:(