US video game retailer GameStop officially gets into the Apple business today with the launch of its long-rumoured iPhone, iPad and iPod trade-in program. How much will they pay for your old Apple crap?
Time to dig through your things for those old minis, shuffles and nanos; GameStop wants them, and it wants them bad. The retailer is now accepting any device from those Apple product lines, along with any generation iPad, iPhone or iPod touch. Just bring the device in good working condition, relatively free of cosmetic blemishes, and they'll give you trade-in credit or (20 per cent less) cash.
The credit isn't too shabby either. The store I called told me I could get $US150 credit for a 16GB iPhone 4, or $US200 for a 32GB original iPad with 3G support (the Wi-Fi only version was worth $US175).
"By trading in iOS devices, GameStop customers have yet another source of funds to put toward the purchase of new and pre-owned games, DLC, digital PC games and more," stated GameStop president Tony Bartel. "This is especially significant with the great title line-up slated for this fall."
The store manager also confirmed earlier rumours that GameStop stores across the country would begin selling the traded devices at a later date, but had no specifics.
Check out the link below to see if your device qualifies for trade. You could always save up the credit for a shiny new GameStop-branded Android tablet down the line.
GameStop iDevice Trade-In Page [Official Website]