Trade Ins Radio Shack
Radio Shack is all set for trade-ins in anticipation of the release of Apple's iPhone 5. In fact, Radio Shack has been in the business of iPhone trade-ins for over a year.
On June 9, 2010, Radio Shack announced that it would sell the then-new iPhone 4 when it came out on June 24. At the same time, they announced their trade-in program in which they offered a $100 trade-in on the iPhone 3G and $200 for the iPhone 3GS. This was an expansion of the retailer's pre-existing trade-in program in which customers received Radio Shack gift cards in exchange for various electronic devices. This pricing structure basically supported a free-exchange between a 3GS in good condition and a new 16G iPhone 4, and was enthusiastically greeted by consumers.
The Radio Trade and Save Program has evolved, and is now set up for iPhone 4 trade-ins. The process if simple:
- 1.Log on to the Radio Shack Trade and Save Program
- 2.Select the cell phone category
- 3.Select the manufacturer from the brands list, which is based upon the category you have chosen
- 4.Select the model you want to trade in from the pictured items. If you don't see your model, click the Show All Models button or select from the displayed list.
- 5.Indicate whether the unit is fully functional
- 6.Indicate whether you are trading in the associated AC power adapter
- 7.Indicate whether your are trading in the associated headphone
- 8.Select the storage capacity of the phone
- 9.Rate the item's condition, from one to four stars
- 10. Click the Calculate Button to view the item's value
- 11. Review the Trade-in Cart and add more items if you want.
- 12. Create or log in to your trade-in account to complete the transaction
- 13. Ship or bring in your phone to Radio Shack
- 14. After your items are inspected, Radio Shack will mail you a gift card for the appraised value
Note that the appraisal value is affected by the phone's working condition and/or ability to power on. Accessories and processing fees will also affect the appraisal value. When an appraisal value is offered, the offer is good for a 30-day period.
To ship your trade-in to Radio Shack, you provide the packaging but Radio Shack will pay for the shipping. The process takes two to four weeks to complete. If there is a condition discrepancy, Radio Shack emails you a revised offer which you can accept or reject. If you reject the offer, you must pay shipping for the return of your item.