Get over $400 for trading in your iPhone 4S with Amazon, over $200 for iPhone 4

How much can you resell your Samsung Galaxy S II? Motorola RAZR? Google Nexus S? HTC Sensation 4G? I guarantee not as much as an (comparable) iPhone. If you head over to Amazon.com’s Electronics Trade-in section and type “iPhone 4S”, you will find Amazon is giving up to $500 for iPhone 4S trade-ins.

The amount Amazon gives you for your iPhone 4s depends on the condition, type (16GB vs 32 GB vs 64GB), color (black vs white), and carrier (AT&T vs Verizon vs Sprint vs unbranded) of your iPhone 4S. For example, a “like new” non-carrier specific white 16GB iPhone 4S can be traded-in for $420; the same iPhone 4S except Verizon and Sprint versions can be traded-in for $410. The highest I’ve seen so far is a “like new” black AT&T 64GB iPhone 4S going for $500.

iPhone 4, the model that is now over two years old, is fetching a nice price, too. For example, a “like new” white 16GB iPhone 4 for Verizon can be traded-in for $295. I’ve even seen an iPhone 3GS (16GB, black, unbranded, and “like new”) go for $145.

There is a catch, of course. Instead of giving you money, Amazon gives you Amazon gift cards for the trade-ins. These gift cards cannot be used on AmazonWireless, meaning you can’t use them to buy an iPhone 5 when it comes out. And you must ship your device to Amazon within 7 days or risk losing the trade value. Still, though, even with the catch(es), this is an amazing deal for iPhone owners looking to get rid of their devices.

If you aren’t interested in selling to Amazon, 9to5Mac has a nice list of places/websites to sell your iPhones and how much money you can expect to make. Hit up the via link below if you are interested.

I knew iPhone has extremely high resale value but, dang, I didn’t realize resale value is so high. To get started with Amazon’s Electronics Trade-in program, hit up the link below. Please realize the trade-in values may change without notice. If you don’t see an iPhone 4S/4/3GS listed as the same price dotTech quotes in this article, don’t come whining here.

Amazon Electronics Trade-in Program homepage

[via 9to5Mac]

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  1. J.L.

    @Ashraf: Of course, never liked them. I already knew they rip people off for a long time (along with general closed environment, antitrust, anti-competitiveness, etc.), and yet still get far too positive reputation. This will hopefully be my worst impression of them, excluding their possible future patent trolling successes.