Disclaimer: The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free
Need to get a new mobile phone but dreading the experience of shopping for one?
I had no idea that Best Buy had Mobile Specialty Stores and that they had a trade-in program. These shops are found locally in malls or in your neighborhood shopping centers, and are focused on mobile devices and accessories.
I have had my Verizon Motorola Droid 3 in a drawer in case my LG Intuition died. It was time to see what I could get for my old phone especially since I have been wanting to get some accessories, like a bluetooth.
Could I be eligible for a Best Buy Gift card ? I learned more when I visited my local specialty store. I thought my phone was in good shape so I was happy that perhaps I would be getting around $60. Was that true? No, my phone a few more scratches on the screen than I noticed so I found out I was only getting $27. Boo.
Well, not so. I found that that amount could go towards any yellow sticker in the store. What was next? Was I eligible for an upgrade? YES! We walked over to the Verizon phones and found out I could either choose the Droid HTC or the Samsung 3 which are older models but still very popular. I would get either phone for $1 if I added a hotspot to my plan. The hotspot would also be $1 too! Hmm could I add this to our family plan? It sounded very tempting especially since we travel.
I was super impressed with all the information my salesperson knew. I found out that they are highly trained, yet non-commissioned, so they can help determine the right phone for you, as well as compare plans across the carriers. They can set up and activate your new phone, transfer your contacts and data and set you up with the complimentary Walk Out Working™ program. To find a Best Buy Mobile specialty store, go to www.BestBuyMobile.com
I plan on making the trade-in as soon as I can decide what phone i want. My husband and I will be going to the store to clarify the deals but another thing I found out is that the special phone deal was only happening in OUR mall store. It was unique to them so you never know what your specialty store could be offering.
Find a participating Best Buy Mobile specialty store and see if you can trade in your old phone and you may get up to $200* back : http://bestbuymobile.com/