With The Trade-In Of *Any* Working Smartphone, Best Buy Will Give You $100 Off A New iPhone 5s Or 5c

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Want a new iPhone 5s or iPhone 5c but don’t have the dosh? If you have any smartphone that can boot up, Best Buy will be running a promotion next week where they’ll let you exchange it for $100 off a new iPhone 5c or 5s.

Over at TechnoBuffalo they report:

A trusted source has provided us with a screenshot of an internal Best Buy document that states the retailer will be running a promotion from Oct. 13 to Oct. 19 that will allow you to trade-in select smartphones and receive a minimum of $100 in credit. The phones must be in working condition and be free of cracked screens or water damage to qualify.

The catch appears to be that the gift card you’re awarded for your trade-in must be used to sign up for a two-year contract on either an iPhone 5c or iPhone 5s. This does mean, however, that you could walk away with an iPhone 5c for no down payment as the retailer is currently offering the 16GB version of the device for just $99. Not too shabby if you have a qualifying phone laying around or you’re ready to upgrade.

Especially if you’ve got a smartphone that technically still works but has seen much better days (no sound, broken screen, won’t hold a charge), this is a pretty great deal… as long as you want a new iPhone. If you have no money and want to upgrade an old Android phone, tough noogies.

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