Edited November 29, 2022
at 02:10 AM
Expired Best Buy [bestbuy.com]
is offering $525 for an iPhone 11 (64gb and up) trade-in on a Pixel 7 (could be also for Pixel Pro). There are several Slickdeal threads regarding trade ins of different phones, but posting this for those who wish to not deal with any carrier service.
If you have an iPhone 11 already, just take it to a Best Buy store and trade it in after doing a factory restore and boot up to screen showing phone s/n etc..
to be done in store
because trade in credit is more than the sale price of the Pixel 7 ($499 for 128gb). If you are going for the Pro or 7 with more storage, you could start the trade-in online. Phones that can be traded and their values are listed Here [bestbuy.com]
Some have had good luck with getting an iPhone from the current deals at several carriers such as Metro PCS, but a quick and clean option is buying a Straight Talk version from Walmart Here [walmart.com]
or just purchase in store. Inventory is getting thin, so if you can buy for store pickup today or tomorrow, that might be best.
Expired - ALT/Plan B:
If you don't/can't trade in via Best Buy, you can still go the direct route with Google [google.com]
and use their trade-in process. Currently they offer a credit of $484 for iPhone 11 phones. This would also give you time to get an iPhone if you order one for delivery for example. This plan doesn't require you leaving your home, but cost a little more and comes with some higher risks perhaps. You could even order the Total by Verizon [walmart.com]
version for $199 and have it shipped if the Straight Talk version sells out.
Personally, I bought ST version of iPhone for $199 in store from Walmart and traded it in at Best Buy. If both stores had stock, I would have been done in an hour total. The Walmart register shows "activated" just by purchasing it if they do it correctly. No service, add a line, activation fee, etc. No reason to use the included sim.
So for $200 plus tax spent, I got a small amount on a gift card issued along with my free phone and no payment of any kind was given to Best Buy. I will say YMMV on this because it might vary by how they ring it up. If you do have to pay some at Best Buy, it should be refunded a short time later.
Sale price and trade in amounts likely will change after 11/28/22
, so act fast!
Expired - Steps:
1. Purchase iPhone 11 for $199 or less.
2. Factory reset and have the screen with the s/n etc displayed. This will help make the process quicker, but you can just power it up and BB staff will get the info. So phone will need some battery left and you don't need any extras like cords/chargers/case etc. Bring in just the phone and answer questions only if asked. If you get experienced phone person at BB, you shouldn't need to do/say anything other than here is my ID and Verizon (or T-mobile etc if bought from Metro PCS..) locked phone.
3. Visit Best Buy after confirming stock. State you wish to trade in for a Pixel 7 (unlocked, activate later). If you get the Straight Talk version, save yourself time and just state carrier locked with Verizon if they ask. Phone can be CARRIER locked, but can't be pin/password/face locked.
Happy to see many of you have gone this route and it was a quick easy process. In-stock both on iPhone 11 and Pixel 7 phones should be the biggest issue. I know it seems weird trading a phone you just bought, but if that is the game one needs to play to get the phone you want, then make it a Slickdeal!
UPDATE: BB stores are closed by now in most/all areas. BUT, the trade in bonus is through 12/4. Sale is over at BB online now. You could order iPhone to lock in $200 or less price and then do Google Trade-In Still...
UPDATE 2: Pixel 7 Sale Price Expired at BB, but you can still do trade-in program with Google until their price updates! - Now Expired