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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by aozora21, Oct 20, 2014.

  1. aozora21

    aozora21 Lurker
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    I know best buy is offering $200 for "any working smartphone". Actually claims a guaranteed $.. but then the fine print says trade in value may vary.. which completely negates "$200 guaranteed for any working smart phone". I have an old droid 4 that i'd like to unload to trade in to get this new phone. Any idea if they are going to guarantee me the $200? I'd do the actual samsung rebate through VZW but I wont have the full $300 until a few days after the release.

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  2. 13ilgal

    13ilgal Well-Known Member

    I'm picking up my Note 4 with a Droid X trade-in this coming Friday. At least, that is the plan. The rep told me it would work as long as the phone powers on and is programmable. I'm anticipating them taking it.
  3. mak916

    mak916 Android Expert

    Don't worry, they will take it as long as it does not have a cracked screen and it powers on.
  4. how would you get 300? How would you do it through verizon and samsung? I have an old droid4 too.
  5. bcraig10488

    bcraig10488 Newbie

    I believe he was just saying he wouldn't have the full $300 to pay without getting the rebate if it doesn't work for him. $299 is the 2 year agreement price for Verizon, and maybe others.

    You can't do both Samsung and Best Buy to my knowledge, because Samsung is basically matching the difference between your trade in value, and $200. So if Best buy gives you $200 then Samsung doesn't owe you anything.
  6. DarkUncle

    DarkUncle Lurker

    Keep in mind though this is subject to specific locations. Where I live in order for this to qualify, the phone had to have been purchased at Best Buy.
  7. GMK83

    GMK83 Well-Known Member

    Certainly doesn't say that anywhere in the terms and conditions of the offer. Seems to me that you spoke to someone who was misinformed.
  8. rmcf

    rmcf Member

    I'm making the same trade on Thursday. Had to unroot and find a stock rom, so they better take it.
  9. bcraig10488

    bcraig10488 Newbie

    I've heard a combination of two things talking to 3 different best buy employees at 3 different stores this week.

    A. Any working smartphone - I have an original Galaxy that I might try to give them if this one is true

    B. Any working smartphone that has a minimum $10 trade in value at best buy (can check it online).

    Haven't heard anything about needing to be bought at best buy, or that it has to run a stock rom.
  10. rmcf

    rmcf Member

    Well I wouldn't be surprised about the $10 minimum as that is how Samsung is doing their rebate. Me returning it to stock is just me playing safe. I'll be bringing my s3 in case they try to pull the $10 minimum card on me though.
  11. m3incorp

    m3incorp Well-Known Member

    It all depends on which Best Buy promotion you are using. The original promotion that expired last Friday, the trade in "smartphone" DID NOT have to have a value. The extended promotion that began last Friday when the older would have ended adds that the "smartphone" must have at least a value of $10. Those that pre-ordered using the pre-order promotion can trade using the first promotion. Those that ordered or buy after the initial promotion can use the second promotion for the $200 GC.

    Different Best Buy stores are telling people different things. Corporate says that it doesn't matter where the trade-in smartphone was bought or what carrier.

    As usual, all Best Buy stores are not in the loop.
  12. Hightech

    Hightech Well-Known Member

    You can check the trade in value of your phone here....

    Online Trade In: Cell Phone Trade In, Computer Trade In - Best Buy

    I checked last week and my original Droid Incredible was worth $10.00.....tonight when I went to do the trade...it had a value of $0.00.

    Agreed....last week it was "any working smart phone".....shoulda done it last week!

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