Amazing iPhone deals at Radio Shack ends Dec. 11th

December 5, 2010 · 3 comments

These deals are too amazing not to blog about. I have read other blog posts that really confused me and I just tweeted about this…I thought it would be much easier to post about it. We’re definitely going to take advantage of this deal this week.

Radio Shack is offering $50 off of every iPhone model and have also upped their trade-in amounts for iPhone models. If you trade in an iPhone 3G, you’ll get $75, and if you trade in an iPhone 3Gs, you’ll get $125. If you’re doing a straight trade-in with no purchase, it’s unclear to me whether it’s cash or a credit or a gift card towards a future purchase. (Your trade-in phone must still work and there must be no cracks on the screen.)

Don’t forget thought, AT&T does charge an activation fee when upgrading, which I hate because it’s charging me to continue to be their customer. And with these deals, you will need to sign a 2-year contract with AT&T.

Here’s a chart and hopefully that will help:

Trading in Buying Price
iPhone 3G iPhone 3Gs $0 / receive $25 Radio Shack gift card
iPhone 3G iPhone 4 16gb $75
iPhone 3Gs iPhone 4 16gb $25



Hope this chart helped, just think of this way, if you’re purchasing another iPhone and trading in a 3G, you’ll get $125 off and if you’re trading in a 3Gs, you’ll get $175 off.

My husband got my old 3G and it’s a little slow and once I saw this deal yesterday, I thought it would be great to get him an iPhone 4 but he is unwilling to shell out any extra money right now so we’re going for the 3Gs for him. It will definitely will be a bump in speed for him. We’re in a family plan right now and would just stick with the same plan.

If you’re interested in this, you better hurry, this deal ends Dec. 11th. Let me know if you do. I want to hear about how smooth the process is. I wonder how smooth it will be with an existing family plan. I have only bought my iPhones at AT&T stores.

One other thing, I just looked at the Radio Shack weekly ad for my area on their website and there was no mention of this deal. I did however call my local Radio Shack yesterday and they confirmed it as well as confirmed that they have tons of iPhones in stock (his words). I would call before you head over to your local Radio Shack.

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Bobbie December 5, 2010 at 11:55 am

OMG Julie!! Thank you so much for this post!! I am able to trade in our OLD iPhone 3G’s for better then what I could sell them. I got our phones last night, but they said I could come back and get the refund, since we shoUld have gotten $ off. No one said anything :) Thank you so very very much!!

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Susan J December 5, 2010 at 9:01 pm

I went into my local Radio Shack and they were out of iPhone 4′s…the first day of the promo. I live in a smaller town, so I understand they aren’t always as stocked, but they had NONE. Luckily they were able to grab one from the warehouse and ship it to me and they’ll do my trade in later this week when I get the new one.
And I totally agree with you on the activation fee. I mean seriously? They tacked on $18 to my bill for that. Sheesh…

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JulieD December 6, 2010 at 10:10 am

Ooh, I’m so glad for you, Susan! I did the 3Gs for the hubs yesterday and they were all OUT of iPhone 4s too, they said this promo has been hugely popular. I bought the 2nd to the last 3Gs. Glad this is working out for you. Which one are you upgrading from? You’re going to love the iPhone 4!

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