ONLINE AUCTION AND MARKETPLACE Ebay wants to buy your old Iphones, offering high prices for the Iphone 4 for those wanting to cover some of the cost of Apple's recently launched Iphone 4S.
Providing that the old Iphones are in good condition, Ebay will pay up to $357 for them, and will also offer free shipping to its warehouses.
For an AT&T Iphone 4, Ebay will pay up to $357. A Verizon Iphone 4 will net up to $318. An AT&T Iphone 3GS will get up to $229. There's no mention of older models.
Android users will not be left out of the loop either, as Ebay wants to buy some of the popular HTC smartphones, such as the EVO 3D, Thunderbolt and Droid Incredible 2, for all of which it will pay up to $200, and the Sensation 4G, which Ebay will buy for up to $225.
"This promotion provides the perfect opportunity for customers to secure a top dollar offer when trading in their current smartphones in anticipation of the release of the iPhone 4S," said Gregory Boutte, VP of Ebay Electronics and Motors in North America. "In three simple steps, customers can secure a cash offer to use toward their purchase of the new iPhone 4S and send in their old smartphones with free shipping."
Of course, considering the reaction to the Iphone 4S and its poor specifications, users might want to hang onto their old Iphones and Android smartphones. Ebay likely anticipated the disappointment that would follow the unveiling and wants to cash in on the demand expected for older Iphone models instead.
Users only have a few hours left to avail themselves of this offer, but Ebay will offer a competitive cash offer from 6 October to 18 October for those who miss out on the initial deal. µ
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