Verizon phone buy back program yea or nay

Discussion in 'Budget Board' started by libraryfreak, Jul 25, 2011.

  1. libraryfreak

    libraryfreak Mouseketeer

    Mar 16, 2010
    Yesterday it was time to upgrade/renew our cell phones. The four of us picked out new phones, none have a data plan. The Best Buy salesman tried to explain this new Buy Back program, where for $40 (for all the phones, not per phone), Verizon would give me a percentage of the phones price, it was prorated based on how long I had the phone. The buy back price was based on the retail price of the phone.

    Sorry this is probably confusing, I didn't really understand it myself so I said no, do you think I should have done it?
  2. Pastamom

    Pastamom DIS Veteran

    Mar 28, 2010
    We've done the buy back program from Verizon. We didn't get all that much I think $28 per blackberry phone but it was better than nothing. We didn't have to pay anything to do it, but we did have to do it online (couldn't do it in the store).

    Sign up online, they'll tell you how much you'll get and send a stamped envelope. Send the phone in and you'll get a verizon gift card. you can use it to pay your bill.

    Hope this helps.
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  4. VirataMama4

    VirataMama4 DIS Veteran

    Jul 31, 2008
    We just did this with DH's phone. Like PP said you don't have to pay anything. DH had the LG Fathom and was having trouble with it after just 30 days, and the techs said they have alot of issues with the Fathoms, so he traded it in and got $43 for it...
  5. JoiseyMom

    JoiseyMom <font color=orange>Have you had your SPANX today??

    Nov 5, 2003
    The Best Buy plan is different and through them, not through Verizon. I don't know details, I do know that my DS and DDIL signed up for it. I am sure if you google it, you might come up with more info.
  6. Alsobrook

    Alsobrook DIS Veteran

    Jul 11, 2011
    Target has a buy back program that costs you nothing. Check it out.
  7. ML_LovesDisney

    ML_LovesDisney DIS Veteran

    Apr 25, 2010
    We did this on my husband's phone directly through Verizon and got a $40 Verizon gift card and I was able to put it toward my bill. I didn't have to pay anything
  8. CoolDisneyCat

    CoolDisneyCat North Carolina

    Apr 7, 2003
    As mentioned above, the Best Buy plan is not thru Verizon. The plan thru Verizon is free.

    I got over $100 for my old phone, but it's rare to get that much.

    You can go on for the details.
  9. dvcfamily41801

    dvcfamily41801 Future Walt Disney World Cast Member

    Sep 23, 2001
    We were actually going that to buy back our old 3Gs iPhone adn 3G iPhone when we moved back to Verizon from AT&T. We were going to get $100 for each of the 3Gs and $30 for my sons 3G. I had thatought that people last summer mentioned using Gazelle to trade in when iPhone 4's came out so I looked into it. I actually just received a check today for $446!! The original quote that I received was $170 for each 3Gs and $90 for my sons 3G. When I sent everything in (postage paid Priority Mail), I got an email that they were giving an extra $16!! We sent it in Saturday, July 16th and we received the check today. It was so so easy and I was thrilled to get almost twice as much!!
  10. Fire14

    Fire14 Spartan Living in land of Buckeyes.

    Dec 19, 2001
    I wish I could get any amount for my old phones. Got a china cabniet full of em.
  11. sparkyboy

    sparkyboy DIS Veteran

    Feb 23, 2008
    Also, check out Cellagain. They buy old phones and selll gently used for reasonable prices.

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