Follow four simple steps to trade in equipment: Step 1 -- Use the Estimator to receive an instant estimate of your trade-in value. Step 2 -- If the value is acceptable, register with the Best Buy Trade-In Center. Step 3 -- Complete the transaction, print a prepaid shipping label and ship your items to our trade-in center. Step 4 -- A Best Buy E-Gift Card will be emailed to the email address provided during registration, within 10 days of receipt of your item.Trade In ConfirmationAfter completing the trade-in form, you will receive an e-mail confirming the items you are trading in, the trade-in number and the estimated value of the items. We recommend you keep a copy of this e-mail for your records.
Unlike some other buyback programs (including us), one of the advantages of using Best Buy Trade-In is the ability to complete your trade-in at a Best Buy store. Thanks to a sprawling network of storefronts in the US, Mexico, and Canada, you can easily walk into a physical location to trade.
Although smartphones and tablets with damaged screens were originally only accepted for recycling, Best Buy has since updated its policy to give store credit for these devices. However, screen damage does decrease the trade-in values of these devices considerably (more on that in a bit).
As you can see from the trade-in values above, Best Buy has competitive offers for iPhones and video game consoles, as long as they are in good condition and include all the components, including cables and controllers.
From time to time, Best Buy will hold special trade-in deals and promotions to help you maximize your trade-in credit. By taking advantage of these deals, you are able to earn extra money from your devices.
You can also make the most out of your old tech with our trade-in program. Simply redeem your tech by sending it in or bringing it to a participating store for a Best Buy gift card that you can use to upgrade to the latest tech.
The age, condition and the original accessories included will affect the trade in value of your items. Best Buy Canada uses our proprietary technology to evaluate your device and provide a competitive offer.
It's no secret that we're big fans of the new Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro. Both phones are refined in design and targeted camera upgrades help the Pixel 7 Pro truly stand out from the more reasonably-sized and reasonably-priced Pixel 7. Retailers seem to really like them a lot too, as they've been running promotions on both models from the preorder window through the official launch and up to now. Google Store is offering trade-in deals while Amazon is offering gift cards, so Best Buy decided to up the ante by offering both.
Right now, you can get up to $650 off the Pixel 7 Pro with select trade-in devices, and the Pixel 7 can get up to $600 off with the right trade-in. This means with the right phone to trade in, Best Buy will basically give you a Pixel 7 flagship for free. Best Buy had been including Best Buy gift cards with purchase, but that promotion has expired.
An important note on trade-ins here is that they cannot exceed the value of the phone, so if you try to trade in say an iPhone 11 Pro Max, you might not be able to trade it for a Pixel 7, but you can trade it in for a Pixel 7 Pro.
There are traditional trade-in options like those offered by Apple and Best Buy (see the next section), and then there are buy-and-sell marketplaces like those listed below. Before you spend a lot of time hopping from one to another to get quotes, head to Flipsy, which compares US trade-in values at multiple buy-back stores. It shows you the payment methods, price-lock duration (that's how long you have before you need to send the phone in) and price based on the condition of the old device. (Because each buyback program and store is little different when it comes to \"condition\" definitions, Flipsy doesn't drill down beyond phone model, carrier and storage.) SellCell is another price-comparison service for anyone looking to score top dollar for an old iPhone.
If you'd rather check out some individual marketplaces yourself, below are a few options that are worth a look. The sample quotes are based on iPhone 13 trade-ins for \"good\" condition devices in December 2022 and were correct at the time of writing.
Decluttr may have the fastest quote generator of any buy-back site. You type the brand and model of your phone, choose it from the list that appears and presto: Instant quote. (You may have to click a few times to change the carrier and the phone's condition.) It's worth noting that Decluttr's \"good\" option is the best condition you can select; it might equate to \"excellent\" elsewhere.
Gazelle is probably the trade-in service that most people are aware of and the name recognition might give you some added comfort when it comes to handing over your old iPhone. It's got a lower Truspilot score than other services, though has seen plenty more reviews submitted. Being a known brand does mean that could lowball you on trade-in prices, however.
Want to cut out the middleman, so to speak You can start by going back to the source. That can be either the manufacturer or a big-box retailer, the largest of which generally offer solid trade-in options for a new device. Consider two of the biggest fish in the pond: Apple and Best Buy.
Those rates are reasonably competitive for an Apple trade-in, but you should definitely shop around. Apple's trade-in program doesn't factor in how much storage your phone has, however, so an iPhone 13 Pro with 128GB will net you the same trade-in value as one with 1TB -- which is very different elsewhere.
Best Buy offers a trade-in program as well; at press time, a 128GB iPhone 13 in good condition would fetch you $340 with Pro variants offering higher values. (Taking an unfortunate cue from Apple, trading a higher capacity model in does not raise the value.) Curiously, the Best Buy trade-in program doesn't let you select \"unlocked\" and rather makes you choose from one of the Big Four carriers. I selected AT&T for my quotes.
Best Buy will either fix you up with a gift card for the phone's value to redeem against future purchases or, if you complete the trade-in process while ordering your new phone, you can hand over your old device in store (following a visual inspection to ensure it is as described) and Best Buy will refund the value to your payment method. There will occasionally be additional promotional offers from Best Buy which can add value to the trade-in, too.
Your old phone is losing market value by the day, so the best time to sell it is always as soon as possible. It's estimated that within 24 hours of a new iPhone's unveiling, your old phone loses up to 30% of its trade-in value so you can try to time it right and sell it in the weeks leading up to an iPhone event if you're smart.
One concern is that if you sell your old smartphone immediately, you'll be phoneless until the new one arrives. Thankfully, many of the aforementioned buy-back and trade-in services give you a grace period (also known as a \"price lock\") of up 30 days after selling your phone before you have to send it in -- time enough, hopefully, to purchase and receive your new phone and get everything migrated over (including the SIM card -- don't forget that!). Since the iPhone 14 is just a few months old, this is less of an issue currently.
SAVE UP TO $1,000: Best Buy's Apple Sales Event is live, and with it comes iPhone 14 deals(Opens in a new tab) aplenty. Through Dec. 8, you can save up to $1,000 on an iPhone 14, 14 Plus, 14 Pro, or 14 Pro Max with qualified activation and trade-in of an older iPhone.
The Apple Sales Event is only live through Dec. 8, with limited quantities and zero rainchecks. Translation: if you see something you want, grab it ASAP. There are solid deals on iPads, MacBooks, Apple Watches, and accessories, but the iPhone 14 deals(Opens in a new tab) are especially good for folks who are ready to trade in an older iPhone. With qualified activation and trade-in, you can save up to $1,000 on a new iPhone 14. The discount depends on which carrier you use and which phone you choose, of course, but if you have an older iPhone, you can swap it for a brand-spanking new one almost for free.
Verizon users who activate this offer via Best Buy can save up to $1,000 on iPhone 14 Series models, but of course, there's some fine print. First, you'll have to buy an eligible phone for Verizon(Opens in a new tab) at full retail price (or via Verizon installment plan) and activate it on a qualifying plan. To get your discount, you'll have to go to www.vzw.com/tradein(Opens in a new tab), sign in, and follow the instructions to submit your trade-in. If you have an iPhone 11 Pro or newer, you can get $1,000 toward an iPhone 14 Pro or iPhone 14 Pro Max, or $800 toward an iPhone 14. Older iPhone models will only receive $800 in promotional trade-in value on any iPhone 14 model.
AT&T users looking to snag a new iPhone 14 can similarly trade in their old phone for bill credits. You'll have to buy an eligible phone for AT&T(Opens in a new tab) with an installment plan, activate it on an eligible AT&T Unlimited plan, then go to www.att.com/tradein(Opens in a new tab) and follow the instructions to submit your trade-in request using the promo code TRADEOFFER22. The bill credits will only show up on your bill after the trade-in process is complete with AT&T. Trade-ins of iPhone 11 Pro Max and newer will get you $1,000 in bill credit, while older iPhone models will get you up to $800 in bill credit.
T-mobile users can get in on the action too by activating a line of qualifying service to be used with an eligible new iPhone 14(Opens in a new tab), but it's just a little more involved. You'll have to trade in an eligible phone (iPhone XR and newer), buy an eligible phone for T-Mobile with a T-Mobile installment plan, pay any required down payment and applicable taxes on the pre-credit device price, and remain active and in good standing on a qualifying voice rate plan to receive up to $800 in bill credits. Older iPhone models can also get you up to $400 in bill credits. You'll begin to receive the credits within two billing cycles. 59ce067264