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Verizon is launching their trade-in program for used cell phones

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Verizon is launching their trade-in program for used cell phones
Are you eying one of the many top notch smartphones that Verizon is currently offering, or how about some of the juicy ones that are expected to arrive down the road – like the HTC Merge? But when you dig deep down into your pockets, you find nothing but an empty wallet filled with just some loose change. If you're trying to save up for a future purchase and have some spare phones laying around the house that aren't being used, you may want to check out Verizon's trade-in program that they're launching.

Similar to a host of other services currently available, you essentially go online to www.trade-in.vzw.com and enter in some information regarding your used or new phone. During the process, it'll ask specific questions like the condition of the device – whether or not it's working or perhaps damaged. From there, you'll eventually get an appraisal amount which would be sent to you in the form of a Verizon Wireless gift card.

Although some devices will fetch more money than others, an Apple iPhone 4 32GB version for example, will dish up approximately $212 – which can be seen as being pretty low, but then again, can be okay for some. If you do decide to send it, there is an option during the process which will allow for a pre-paid box to be shipped to you. Additionally, there is also an option to donate your phone to charity if you wish to do so.

So if you don't want to hassle yourself by putting up your phones on auctioning sites or even something like Craigslist, this may become especially useful to you.

source: Verizon Wireless

Verizon is launching their trade-in program for used cell phones

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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:48

1. LuceGoose (unregistered)


Sprint has had a BuyBack Program for quite some time now. It's about time Verizon caught up. Go to the link below to see. They have a device list and the amount you'll be compensated for the device. They even accept other carrier's phones. https://secure2.sprintbuyback.com/consumer/

posted on 30 Sep 2010, 10:14

2. dap34 (Posts: 3; Member since: 28 Oct 2009)


bestbuy.com/tradein has way better values. You can also trade in pretty much any used electronic item. I have used them multiple times.

posted on 30 Sep 2010, 10:21

3. theman414 (Posts: 132; Member since: 08 Jun 2009)


$212 for an iPhone 4 is extremely low! Check out the prices are going for on craigslist for example

posted on 30 Sep 2010, 14:06

4. SLIM (unregistered)


THIS IS A LOAD OF CRAP. I JUST CALLED TO GET MY CHOCOLATE APPRAISED AND ALL IT WAS WORTH TO THEM WAS 8 FREAKIN BUCKS WOW. CAN SELL IT ON THE STREET FOR AT LEAST FIFTY

posted on 30 Sep 2010, 16:08

9. Cali_E (Posts: 196; Member since: 24 Sep 2008)


you sir are an idiot.

posted on 30 Sep 2010, 19:06

14. ecml (Posts: 129; Member since: 23 Mar 2010)


the chocolate what? Are you talking about the LG Chocolate......That phone isn't worth no 50 lol

posted on 01 Oct 2010, 06:50

15. SLIM (unregistered)


U A LIE I JUST SOLD IT TO SOME DUMB DUMB FOR 60 LOL

posted on 05 Oct 2010, 12:52

16. jherz6 (Posts: 215; Member since: 23 May 2008)


He most certaily is.

posted on 30 Sep 2010, 14:49

5. cp hall (unregistered)


lol no one wants a chocolate

posted on 30 Sep 2010, 14:54

7. slim (unregistered)


why do u think i wanted to sell it lmao its old i got a droid

posted on 30 Sep 2010, 14:53

6. cp hall (unregistered)


yeah this would definitely have to improve i have droidx in perfect condition about 2 weeks old and it offers 124 bucks all it asked could it make calls and was the screen cracked and if the display worked ...but yeah i paid 200 for the phone and wouldnt take less than that for about 6 months

posted on 30 Sep 2010, 15:12

8. souleater93 (Posts: 86; Member since: 20 Mar 2009)


I appraised some of the older phones I had such as the LG enV=$0, the Samsung Intensity flamingo red=$0, The LG Venus=$12 and my moms new Samsung Rouge=$12. Personally I find their system is under valuing phones that are no longer carried by cellphone carriers. If they are stating used phones cost that much for us to sell them then why are consumers paying full price for "certified pre-owned" devices from Verizon Wireless? For instance the LG Chocolate touch that Verizon sells consumers cost us $259.99 full price even though it is preowned, but if we sell it to them we get $8 for it. I think Verizon should re-think this method of appraising phones.

posted on 30 Sep 2010, 16:13

10. Cali_E (Posts: 196; Member since: 24 Sep 2008)


its a lot better than just nothing at all in my opinion, cpo phones are reconditioned to new, you would not be able to tell the difference between a cpo and a brand new phone out the box. if you knew anything about the cellphone industry then you would know that as soon as someone buys a phone and rips that factory plastic off then it is worth $0 to the company regardless off what ist worth, and it is def not free to have the manufacturer recondition a phone to new

posted on 30 Sep 2010, 16:15

11. Cali_E (Posts: 196; Member since: 24 Sep 2008)


*of* *its* my typing is terrible today

posted on 30 Sep 2010, 17:39

12. souleater93 (Posts: 86; Member since: 20 Mar 2009)


I do know a little about the cellphone industry and it does make sense to lower the value, but not all the way. Also the CPO phones are in some cases worse than the brand new phones. I know this because I have had many replacement phones over the last two years; ranging from the Venus, enV2, Chocolate 3, Dare and Intensity; with Verizon and half of the replacement phones, under the same as CPO inspection, were broken before I event got them.

posted on 30 Sep 2010, 17:58

13. dillinger4escape (unregistered)


Mine are worth 0 dollars????????

posted on 09 Nov 2010, 12:29

17. Raja Bell (unregistered)


I think its worth it for some people to sell like this but almost always I think you could make more money selling your phone privately.http://www.dotcells.com

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