Best Buy has an iPhone XS "deal" that you may want to avoid

Best Buy has an iPhone XS
If you visit Best Buy's official website and go to the "Cell Phone Deals" page, you'll notice that Apple's brand new iPhone XS is featured there - in the Top Deals section. Unfortunately, this does not mean that Best Buy has a great deal on the iPhone XS. In fact, the so-called deal proposed by the retailer is one that should be avoided.

According to Best Buy, when you're preordering an iPhone XS or iPhone XS Max, you can get "up to a $275 gift card with qualifying trade-in of iPhone 7 and newer models," in store only. Now, "up to" means that, no matter what newer iPhone model you're trading in, you aren't getting more than a $275 gift card in return. And that's definitely not an advantageous deal. Normally, any used iPhone model that's newer than the iPhone 7 and is in good condition is worth more than $275, and you should have no trouble finding buyers for it. Of course, selling your old iPhone yourself usually takes longer than trading it in, but you're potentially gaining hundreds of bucks by going this route (especially if you own an iPhone X or iPhone 8).

Best Buy has an iPhone XS "deal" that you may want to avoid

Just like Apple, Best Buy will accept iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max preorders beginning tomorrow, September 14 - that's actually just a few hours away. Best Buy is offering the new handsets only on Verizon, AT&T, and Sprint. The iPhone XS starts at $41.67 per month for 24 months ($1,000 in total), while the XS Max starts at $45.84 per month for 24 months ($1,100 in total).

source: Best Buy

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iPhone XS
  • Display 5.8" 1125 x 2436 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 7 MP front
  • Processor Apple A12 Bionic, Hexa-core, 2490 MHz
  • Storage 512 GB
  • Battery 2659 mAh(20h talk time)
iPhone XS Max
  • Display 6.5" 1242 x 2688 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 7 MP front
  • Processor Apple A12 Bionic, Hexa-core, 2490 MHz
  • Storage 512 GB
  • Battery 3179 mAh(25h talk time)

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6 Comments

1. EC112987

Posts: 1213; Member since: Nov 10, 2014

The price is just too much, I hate when people especially on this site say “you can’t afford it”. This is highway robbery. They release models every damn year. It hurts that my 1500 dollar phone will be crap in a year. Come one apple!!!

2. Vokilam

Posts: 1031; Member since: Mar 15, 2018

Lol “will be crap in a year”? iPhone? Man you got ecosystems mixed up, bro.

3. Vokilam

Posts: 1031; Member since: Mar 15, 2018

Lol “will be crap in a year”? iPhone? Man you got ecosystems mixed up, bro.

4. Cat97

Posts: 1726; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

He probably meant "it will be obsolete in one year, since Apple releases new ones every year".

5. EC112987

Posts: 1213; Member since: Nov 10, 2014

Thank you and obselete to me means crap. Keep a phone is a drawer is a waste of space.

6. tokuzumi

Posts: 1800; Member since: Aug 27, 2009

Article title should be changed to - Best Buy; you may want to avoid

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