Trade-in your iPhone 4, get $250 from Wal-Mart

Trade-in your iPhone 4, get $250 from Wal-Mart

Summary: Make room for whatever Apple CEO Tim Cook will be announcing today by getting rid of your old gear via Gazelle -- not the trash -- for Walmart cash.


Already planning to grab one of the new iPhone Apple CEO Tim Cook will be unveiling today, but not sure what to do with your perfectly functional iPhone 4? Why not trade it in for money while the market is not completely saturated with iPhone 4s yet, which could affect its used value? Walmart and its partner Gazelle is offering up to $250 for your beloved phone in exchange for cash on Walmart eGift cards. The idea is to keep as many used electronics out of the landfill as possible so Gazelle will accept non-iPhones as well, you just have to search through its site to determine each item's trade-in value, send your old gear to Gazelle for free for testing, and within about seven days you will receive your Walmart eGift card by mail. Of course, only the most in-demand devices in the best conditions will command top dollars, but really it's the relatively stress free way of getting rid of old electronics and be paid for it that makes this service priceless. After all, if you don't clear the way with the old, how would you make room for the new?

[Source: Walmart press release]

Topics: Hardware, iPhone, Mobility, Smartphones

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  • Just remember to WIPE your phone before you trade

    I always find impressive how Apple products have a REAL after-market value while others become throwaways.
    • Not True. I've seen that all cell phones are sell-able.

      and if you look at the diagram (as well as the site) you'd see that they give you Walmart giftcards on alot of things (PC's cameras, ect) not just exclusive to the iPhone.

      They only centered on the iPhone because the new iPhone is coming out. They wouldn't bring up trading in camcorders to soemone wanting an iPhone.
      William Farrell
      • RE: Trade-in your iPhone 4, get $250 from Wal-Mart

        @William Farrell In your haste to dispute anything positive said about Apple products I think you missed the point. If I understand what wackoae was say it's that Apple products carry a higher resale value than most other products in the same categories, not that those other products are unsellable or have no value. Next time take a breath and relax before trying to dispute something you apparently didn't get.
      • No, what he said was

        @William Farrell
        [i]REAL after-market value while others become throwaways[/i] indicating that you can't get squat for anything other then an Apple product.

        If everything else was a throw away, we would only see Apple products pictured.

        I was showing that things other then Apple products have a REAL after market value, too. Lets give credit where credit is due.
        William Farrell
  • RE: Trade-in your iPhone 4, get $250 from Wal-Mart

    Every time a new iPhone is introduced, I sell my old phone for more than the cost of the new one with a renewed contract. So I'd be a fool not to do it. I've owned a lot of cell phones in my life, and no other phone has ever been worth more used (off contract) than when new.
    Carlos Alvarez
  • RE: Trade-in your iPhone 4, get $250 from Wal-Mart

    Heck - I checked the site and my iPhone 3G is worth $55! I'm pretty pleased!
  • RE: Trade-in your iPhone 4, get $250 from Wal-Mart

    I'm finally retiring my trusty 3G for the 4S. $55 is tempting but I'm using it as an iPod and GPS on my motorcycle...
  • Irresponsible reporting!

    Sites like's is notorious for ripping-off consumers. It is horrible that Gloria would pen an article gives this site free publicity. $250 for an iPhone 4 which they turn around and sell for $500 or more. Of course, that's IF they actually give you the $250, which they don't. The quoted price you get before you ship your electronics to them is based on the condition of your product. But, you can read from massive consumer complaints that Gazelle consistently "re-classifies" the condition of the merchandise they receive, claiming "non-functioning" and "worn/damaged" as an excuse to lower your payout to $80 or less. Basically, they lie. When consumers complain, they play the "nice guy" and up their payout another $10. When you get mad and demand your iPhone back, they point to the fine print that states once you ship them your phone, its theirs to keep. So, you wind up with a $90 Walmart gift card for a $600 iPhone.
  • RE: Trade-in your iPhone 4, get $250 from Wal-Mart

    So you can essentially trade it it, get the $250 credit, go to the Apple Store, but a new one for $99 and keep $151??? Sounds good!
  • RE: Trade-in your iPhone 4, get $250 from Wal-Mart

    Last week I sent my 3GS 16Gb to a site a found. They only asked 2 questions. Is it fully functional and is it free of physical damage. I was a little sceptical at first when I had read reviews about some of the other site like Gazelle ripping people off, but I decided to give it a try. I got my payment yesterday via Paypal and it was exactly what was quoted: $125
  • RE: Trade-in your iPhone 4, get $250 from Wal-Mart

    Cash for iPhones is offering me $294 for my iPhone 4 16GB AT&T but I???m thinking if I should sell it on eBay and put up with the waiting. Pre-order starts already and I???m hoping for quicker cash. I wonder which option is faster in terms of getting rid of my old iPhone?
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