RadioShack Joins The Trade-In Craze, Offering $250 For Your iPhone 5

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Well look at that! Just one day after Apple announces that it’s going to replace the iPhone 5 model with not one, but two new iPhone models, the iPHone 5c and the iPhone 5s, RadioShack has jumped into the fray with a new trade-in program.

Cult of Mac got an email today from the electronics retailer, which said it wanted to share the current trade-in values, as well as discounted prices, for older model iPhones. All you need to do is visit RadioShack’s Trade and Save website to check on the value of your own device, and then bring it in to the nearest RadioShack (or send it in via an online process) for trading.

At this time, RadioShack is offering a $250 trade-in price for your “old” iPhone 5, $150 for an iPhone 4S, and $100 for an iPhone 4. If you bring your iPhone device into a RadioShack store, an employee will give it an appraisal, and offer you credit toward the purchase of a new phone (not even an iPhone, mind you) from the retailer. If you choose to send it in online, you’ll get a free pre-paid shipping label to send it to the company, who will then send you a gift card for your trade-in value, which you can use in-store or online.

In addition, the company is offering discounts on these very same iPhone models, with an iPhone 5 16G going for $149.99, as long as you qualify for any 2-year plan as usual with AT&T or Sprint. Sorry, Verizon customers, but RadioShack can’t offer you a discount on the iPhone 5 16G.

Now you have options if you’re looking to trade-in your older model iPhones, with Walmart, Apple itself, and now RadioShack all offering deals to us impatient folks who want the latest and greatest iPhones from Apple.

  • Steffen Jobbs

    Now all those people who are dissatisfied with their iPhones can trade up to a Samsung Galaxy S4. Apple is making it so easy to allow Samsung to take away their market share. I’m sure every ex-iPhone consumer out there wants to get their hands on a large-display Android smartphone courtesy of Apple and RadioShack.

  • TextuallyActive

    Now all those people who are dissatisfied with their iPhones can trade up to a Samsung Galaxy S4. Apple is making it so easy to allow Samsung to take away their market share. I’m sure every ex-iPhone consumer out there wants to get their hands on a large-display Android smartphone courtesy of Apple and RadioShack.

    I’m not sure how “Apple is making it so easy to allow Samsung to take away their market share.” Radioshack is a retail store offering a promotion. I don’t think that has anything to do with Apple. Apple is offering an Apple gift card in their own trade in promotion in their own retail locations.

    “…every ex-iPhone consumer out there wants to get their hands on a large-display Android.” If you’re an ex-iphone user and its not an Android the only other choice is a Windows phone. Not sure what the point of your comment was.

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