Trade in a BlackBerry handset and receive two sausages valued at $5


If you have an unused BlackBerry handset squirreled away somewhere, you can actually trade it in for two sausages from a Canadian butcher shop. One of the owners of the Fore Quarter Butcher Shop in Kitchener, Colby Lemoine, has a vision of lining the walls of his store with older BlackBerry handsets. As a result, he is offering two free sausages to those who hand over an older 'Berry model. And if the BlackBerry you trade-in is especially unique or rare, Lemoine says that he might throw in a little steak.

He also says that customers have been drawn to the BlackBerry phones already up on the wall and point out the models they once owned, or remember. The butcher shop is located in Waterloo region, where BlackBerry still has its headquarters, and its Grand Opening will be held tomorrow. The butcher notes that the value of the two sausages is $5, and says "I know that some people might take that as an insult to BlackBerry, but the idea is to pay homage to this history."

If you do own an older BlackBerry model, your best bet might be to list it on eBay. The online auction site has a BlackBerry Bold 9000 on sale for $33 and a BlackBerry Storm 9530 priced at $18. Even a BlackBerry Pearl 8100 can bring in $12. And BlackBerry 10 devices fetch even higher prices, like the BlackBerry Passport that started at $75 and now has a bid near $90 on eBay.

source: CTV via CrackBerry

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