Get a free Apple iPhone 5 from Best Buy with the trade-in of your old smartphone

Get a free Apple iPhone 5 from Best Buy with the trade-in of your old smartphone
If things like a fingerprint sensor, an improved camera, or a faster processor don't matter to you, you could pick up the Apple iPhone 5 for free from Best Buy. You do have to trade in your old smartphone for which Best Buy will give you $100 minimum. The caveat is that the funds must be applied to the purchase of an Apple iPhone 5, with a signed two-year pact from AT&T, Verizon or Sprint.

The promotion ends on Monday, which gives you the weekend to fish that old BlackBerry Storm out of the drawer and convert it into an iPhone 5. There is one other condition that we need to tell you about. The offer is not valid for company accounts.

Best Buy hopes to get rid of its inventory of last year's iPhone flagship just as the big box retailer starts accepting pre-orders today for the Apple iPhone 5c, which Apple introduced to replace the iPhone 5.

source: GIGAOM

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iPhone 5
  • Display 4.0" 640 x 1136 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.2 MP front
  • Processor Apple A6, Dual-core, 1300 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB
  • Battery 1440 mAh(8h 3G talk time)

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18 Comments

1. bubbadoes

Posts: 1225; Member since: May 03, 2012

Fire sale for a discontinued product! Reminds me of the HP Touch Tablet.

2. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

Trade your iPhone 4S into iPhone 5 and you already have iPhone 5C just in not so cheap looking body.

3. jad.boutary

Posts: 107; Member since: Sep 04, 2013

u r every where :P

4. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

Can I take my crappy old HTC to Best Buy and get $100 and then NOT buy an iPhone 5?

5. jad.boutary

Posts: 107; Member since: Sep 04, 2013

why do you want that 100$ while u can sell the iphone 5 for 300$ or more :P

6. jad.boutary

Posts: 107; Member since: Sep 04, 2013

sry i didnt read the post now i understand :P

11. Deaconclgi

Posts: 405; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Why would you comment without reading the post?

12. jad.boutary

Posts: 107; Member since: Sep 04, 2013

i read but not all of it

7. DROIDX0430

Posts: 469; Member since: Nov 24, 2010

Why discontinue the 5 and keep the 4S a 3G phone. Makes no sense. But nor does the 5S or 5C--probably explains the 30 BILLION DOLLAR sell off by investors a day after unveiling. Run before the well get's dry.

13. promise7

Posts: 894; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

i think because the iphone 5 looks too similar to the 5s, so people would just keep buying the iphone 5 for $100 less and with minimal difference.

8. theruleslawyer

Posts: 108; Member since: Apr 23, 2012

So take POS smartphone in. Get $100. Get Iphone 5. Pay $325 etf. Sell iphone 5 for probably way more than $325?

9. HASHTAG unregistered

Probably wouldn't be a bad idea.

10. theruleslawyer

Posts: 108; Member since: Apr 23, 2012

So looked into it more. You'll be paying $36 activation plus whatever tax on $99 is in your area. New iphone 16gb seem to be selling around $500-550 on ebay. Probably can make $100ish off it after fees and hassle.

14. Shinydesert

Posts: 62; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

Got one this morning,so far so good. Battery life is not as good as my LG Optimus G, but I am enjoying it. I will have both for a while,I like them both.

15. twistmycaps

Posts: 2; Member since: May 13, 2013

uhm.. no.. its not as it sounds.. you just cant trade in any smartphone and receive the iphone 5 for free... they give you a credit for whatever they think your phone is worth.. Buncha Bull poo poo

16. promise7

Posts: 894; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

i don't know the details of the deal, but according to this article it says best buy will give u $100 credit _minimum_ towards the purchase of an iphone 5 from them, which i'm gonna guess is $99.99. unless of course this article is wrong.

17. theruleslawyer

Posts: 108; Member since: Apr 23, 2012

That's not what it says on the BB site. Your phone has to power on, not have a broken screen and have a value in their system.

18. sashusmom

Posts: 1; Member since: Sep 15, 2013

pretty much you can trade in any smartphone- even if their trade in site says it has $0 value. They took an old LG Incite, and an old Lg Thrive! $200 towards new iphones. They would have been free, but we paid $99 more for 32 GB. So total was $198 plus $72 activation fees and tax of $14. This promo is going on thru tomorrow. I haven't had an iphone for 2 years- I went android but will be trying the iphone 5 again. After the release of the 5c that I thought was pretty poor- almost the same as the 5, and Seeing the 5s didn't have much more upgrades, we went for the 5.

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