Trade-In Options for iPhone 6 Buyers With Old Devices

After purchasing an iPhone 6 or an iPhone 6 Plus, many upgraders will be left with old iPhones or Android phones that can be worth quite a bit of money. There are several options for trading in old devices that can significantly cut down on the cost of purchasing a new device, and most of the trade-in options are entirely hassle free. Some carriers are even offering trade-in bonuses in order to entice users to upgrade to an iPhone 6 or 6 Plus.

Verizon, for example, is offering a $200 trade-in gift card for an iPhone 4, 4s, 5, or 5c (or a $300 gift card for an iPhone 5s) with the purchase of a new iPhone 6 or 6 Plus on a new Verizon Edge agreement, on a two year contract, or with an outright non-discounted purchase.

T-Mobile has guaranteed the best trade-in values on used devices, promising to meet the best trade-in prices of other major carriers. If a customer finds a better trade-in price than what T-Mobile is offering, T-Mobile will meet the price and pay an additional $50.

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Sprint has also offered to match the trade-in policies of other carriers, and will beat buyback pricing on trade-ins for new lines of service. Under the terms of the new trade-in policy, Sprint is offering up to $300 for older devices towards a new iPhone purchase.

Like other carriers, AT&T is planning to offer up to $300 to customers trading in an old device to purchase a new iPhone 6. AT&T is also offering a $100 credit for customers that add a new line to their Next accounts.

Apple has an in-store trade-in program and an online program, with the online trade-in program offering up to $310 for a 32GB iPhone 5s in good condition. Apple's in-store program offers an immediate gift card for an old device that can be put towards the purchase of a new device.

Retailers like Target and Best Buy also have trade-in programs. Best Buy currently offers $310 for a 32GB iPhone 5s in good working condition, while Target offers $247.50 for the same device.

Along with immediate trade-ins from carrier stores, Apple retail locations, and electronic retailers, there are also countless vendors that accept trade-ins via mail. Popular trade-in site Gazelle, for example, is offering $275 for a locked 32GB iPhone 5s in "flawless" condition, or $300 for the same phone unlocked.

Amazon has a trade-in program that often offers some of the best trade-in values, but maximum value comes from accepting an Amazon gift card rather than cash. The company offers up to $347.50 for a 32GB iPhone 5s from AT&T, or up to $400 for an unlocked version of the same phone.

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Apple's iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus will be available for pre-order tonight at 12:01 AM PT. Prices for the smaller 4.7-inch iPhone 6 begin at $199 with a two year contract, while prices for the larger 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus begin at $299 on contract.

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thewebb Avatar
125 months ago
Whats the phone in the middle on the amazon picture?

The elusive iPhone 5 mini
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gaximus Avatar
125 months ago
Whats the phone in the middle on the amazon picture?
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DDustiNN Avatar
125 months ago
How does a Verizon trade-in work if you're pre-ordering...?
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creediddy Avatar
125 months ago
Verizon iPhone Trade-in Promotion FAQ

iPhone Trade-in Promotion
What is the Verizon Wireless iPhone® Trade-In Promotion?


The Verizon Wireless iPhone Trade-In Promotion allows customers who would like to purchase a new iPhone® 6 or iPhone® 6 Plus to trade in their old iPhone 4, iPhone 4s, iPhone 5, iPhone 5c or iPhone 5s from any carrier and receive a Verizon Wireless gift card. Trading in with Verizon Wireless provides you:

The ability to obtain the latest wireless technology.

An Eco Safe method of disposing old wireless devices and helps keep waste out of landfills.

The opportunity to trade in and upgrade on America’s Largest, Most Reliable 4G LTE Network.
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How does this trade-in promotion work?

You will receive a $200 VZW Trade-in Gift Card when you trade in your old iPhone 4, iPhone 4s, iPhone 5, or iPhone 5c, and purchase a new iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus with a new Verizon Edge agreement, 2 year contract, or when you pay full retail price.

You will receive a $300 VZW Trade-in Gift Card when you trade in your old iPhone 5s and purchase a new iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus with a new Verizon Edge agreement, 2 year contract, or when you pay full retail price.

Once you submit your trade online, you will receive shipping materials to mail your old iPhone back to VZW.

Mail back your old iPhone in the shipping materials that were mailed to you after you receive your new iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus. Be aware of the 11/15 deadline for returning your old iPhone.

The Trade-In promotion is also available in Verizon Wireless Retail Stores from 9/12/14 thru 9/30/14.
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What are the requirements to participate in this offer?

You must be purchasing either iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus on a new Verizon Edge agreement, 2 year contract, or when you pay full retail price. If you do not purchase iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus, you’ will receive the normal trade-in value for your device.

Your iPhone trade-in can be from any carrier & must be in good working condition:

Phone can turn on and off.
LCD screen is free of cracks and functioning correctly.
Phone and connecting ports are free of visible corrosion and water damage.
Phone and charging port are free of cracks and dents, and not missing any pieces or chunks (not including cords or accessories).

For iPhones running iOS 7 or higher, the Find My iPhone feature must be deactivated (turned off) before iPhone is traded in.

Your account must be in good standing to participate in this trade-in offer.

Early Edge and Edge Up customers are not eligible for this promotion at this time.
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When can I trade my old iPhone and purchase the new iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus?

Starting on 9/12/14 you can visit verizonwireless.com and place your preorder for the new iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus.

Once your purchase is complete, visit the online trade-in website to submit your trade request. You must submit your trade between 9/12/14 & 9/30/14 to receive this promotion.

Note: Only 1 iPhone can be traded in at this promotional value for each new iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus purchased with a new Verizon Edge agreement, 2 year contract, or when you pay full retail price..

Government accounts are not eligible for this promotion.

Please allow up to 4-6 weeks from receipt of trade-in device for the Verizon Wireless Gift Card to arrive if trade-in was submitted online.

Apple, the Apple logo, and iPhone are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.
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Tilpots Avatar
125 months ago
Your VZ link does not give any further info. I've yet to see concrete proof backing up the trade in the iPhone 4 and get a free 6 claim.
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tiepolo Avatar
125 months ago
Why do you get the same trade-in value for a 64gb and 32gb iPhone 5s? Shouldn't you get more for the 64gb?
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