Following a brief promotion earlier this week in which Best Buy reduced pricing on the iPhone 5c by $50 just two weeks after launch, an internal document obtained by TechnoBuffalo reveals that the retailer will offer a minimum $100 gift card toward the purchase of the iPhone 5s or iPhone 5c for any working smartphone. The promotion will begin this Friday, October 11 and run through October 19.

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The offer requires that the device being traded in is able to be powered on. Water damaged devices and devices with cracked screens are also not eligible for the program, and customers who bring in packaging or original accessories may see the value of their trade-in increase. The offer also extends to customers who have current reservations for either phone.

The 16 GB models of the iPhone 5c and iPhone 5s start at $99.99 and $199.99 respectively, with iPhone 5c supplies remaining plentiful throughout Apple's distribution channels, giving retailers some incentive to reduce pricing to help drive sales. That availability contrasts with significant shortages seen for Apple's flagship iPhone 5s since launch nearly three weeks ago.

Top Rated Comments

rdlink Avatar
108 months ago
Only one problem: It requires me to give Best Buy business. Not gonna happen.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
dannyyankou Avatar
108 months ago
Yep, sales of the 5C are lackluster.

Even though it outsold the Galaxy S4 on many carriers in September when it only had 10 days to do so?
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
mscriv Avatar
108 months ago
Best Buy has always had a good trade-in program. I guess now people with ancient Blackberry devices and Palm Treo devices can make a little cash, too.

I have two Palm Treo's and was actually thinking about doing just that. Hmmm...
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Razeus Avatar
108 months ago
I don't mean to be insulting, but are you dumb? Or just blinded by an anti-Apple mindset?

9 million on launch weekend is "lackluster" sales? Have you ever thought that maybe they can't produce them fast enough? Anyone who knows anything about sales knows that if you have an opportunity to complete the sale, you do it. Every day those people are without an iPhone is another day they could potentially buy another (non-Apple) phone.

anti-Apple? Me? With an iMac, iPad 4, Macbook Air and 2 Apple TV's? Please speak when you have the proper knowledge.

There's no need to discount an iPhone if it were selling to expectations. Everyone knows this. Except you.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
alent1234 Avatar
108 months ago
Since the $100 gift card applies to both the iPhone 5S and 5C then both must be having lack luster sales. Right?

a lot of the sales seem to be to scalpers who resell them

last year the 5 went on sale in late october or mid november. at this point other than the fanboys and scalpers, most people will buy it whenever their contract runs out. and the people who don't have a smartphone don't really care about the 5S

i have a 5 and if i can get the 5S for $50 or less with this deal i'll jump on it. otherwise i don't care since there is very little difference for everyday use
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
sclawis300 Avatar
108 months ago
If only it were so simple.

it looked like you tried to make it that simple with your original comment.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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