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GameStop sees ‘strong’ interest in iOS trade program

GameStop has announced that the company’s trade-in program for the iPod, iPhone, and iPad has seen “strong consumer enthusiasm” in the months it has been available. “The velocity of this trade program has exceeded our expectations,” stated GameStop president Tony Bartel. “We expect to see strong post-holiday traffic as customers trade in older models that were replaced by gifts.” Through the program, customers receive up to $180 in store credit for an iPod touch, up to $300 for an iPhone, and up to $400 for an iPad. Thanks to the success of the program, the company expects to continue to expand the availability of GameStop refurbished devices. [via Joystiq]

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My wife wanted to upgrade her 3GS to a 4S, and there is a Gamestop in the same shopping center as our local AT$T store.  Gamestop gave us $112 for a 32GB iPhone 3GS that is in perfect condition.  So take that “up to $300 for an iPhone” with a grain of salt. I took the money, because my wife really wanted the 4S and it was more convenient than trying to sell the 3GS on e-Bay where it is going for about $150.

Posted by Eric on January 3, 2012 at 9:13 AM (PDT)

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My wife and I had upgraded our phones earlier in the fall with me getting the 4S and her getting my old 4 which left us with a spare 16gb 3GS.  After sitting in a drawer for a couple months we finally took it down to Gamestop who gave us $104 for the phone.  Considering this was a $99 Wal-Mart phone we ended up making $5 on the deal for using the phone for a year.  Prices are very fair compared to other places/websites, you just can’t expect $300 when you’re trading in a phone that’s 2 generations old.

Posted by Jeff on January 3, 2012 at 9:40 AM (PDT)

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