Sorry, this deal has expired. Get notified of deals like this in the future. Add Deal Alert for this Item
Frontpage Deal

Best Buy: Trade-In Eligible iPhone 11, Get 128GB Google Pixel 7 (Unlocked) EXPIRED

Free
+ Free Curbside Pickup
+106 Deal Score
133,228 Views
Best Buy offers $525 Trade-In Credit for an eligible Apple iPhone 11 Smartphone towards the purchase of a Google Pixel 7 / 7 Pro Unlocked Smartphone on sale starting at $499 / $749 (respectively). Shipping is free (see note below).

Thanks to Slickdeals staff member actorps1 for finding this deal.
  • Note: If you choose to purchase a Pixel 7 device on sale priced lower than the $525 trade-in value (i.e. the Pixel 7 128GB model for $499), the trade-in process cannot be conducted online and must be carried out in-store. You will be issued the remaining amount that is left over from your trade-in credit (if any, after your device cost + tax is deducted from the $525 trade-in credit) in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card.
To see the current value, please select the 'Check your trade-in value' tab and apply the Apple iPhone 11 Smartphone. Offer valid on other trade-in eligible devices (trade-in values may vary; see complete list here).

Available options:
  • Google Pixel 7 (Unlocked)
    • 128GB (various colors) $499 - $525 iPhone 11 trade-in value = Free + receive Best Buy Gift Card w/ remaining trade-in value amount (if any, after device cost + tax)
    • 256GB (various colors) $599 - $525 iPhone 11 trade-in value = $74
  • Google Pixel 7 Pro (Unlocked)
    • 128GB (various colors) $749 - $525 iPhone 11 trade-in value = $225
    • 256GB (various colors) $849 - $525 iPhone 11 trade-in value = $324
    • 512GB (various colors) $949 - $525 iPhone 11 trade-in value = $424

Editor's Notes & Price Research

Written by
  • This deal will require you to trade in an eligible Apple iPhone 11 Smartphone device.
  • Trade-in device must be in good condition (signs of normal use, light wear and tear) and not have any damage, cracks or LCD bruising to receive full trade in amount/value
  • You may drop off your trade-in device when your product is ready for pickup at your local store. Condition of product will be evaluated at that time.
  • Offer valid while promotional price/trade-in value last.
Additional Notes
  • Please refer to the forum thread for additional details/trade-in offers.
Share
Good deal?
You gave thanks to actorps1 | Staff for this post.
Thank you!
actorps1 | Staff posted this deal. Say thanks!

Original Post

Written by
Edited November 29, 2022 at 02:10 AM by
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..
This HAS 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
If you purchase something through a post on our site, Slickdeals may get a small share of the sale.
Deal
Score
+106
133,228 Views
Free
About the OP
Send Message
Pro QA
Fort Worth TX Joined Nov 2005 Slickdeals QA Team Quality Assurance
747 Reputation Points
39 Deals Posted
827 Votes Submitted
1,195 Comments Posted

Community Wiki

Last Edited by actorps1 | Staff November 28, 2022 at 10:02 PM
Since everyone keeps asking the same question multiple times instead of reading:

IT DOES NOT MATTER WHERE YOUR IPHONE IS FROM. Total, Straight Talk, Verizon, ATT, TMO, etc. Best Buy will accept ALL especially if it's in-store!


UPDATE: BB stores are closed by now in most/all areas. BUT, the trade in bonus is through 12/4. Likely need to order by end of day for pricing on both the iPhone and Pixel 7 in case the sale price changes. You could order iPhone to lock in $200 or less price and then do Google Trade-In too!!
Questions & Answers BETA
SiMasi037 asked this question on 11-28-2022 at 03:17 PM
11-28-2022 at 03:17 PM
Don't know for sure, but likely you will reach a supply issue before your personal limit. It will be only one phone per trade though. Two 11s for two 7s, 3 for 3, etc.. If there is a limit, it is because someone made the limit up (specific store or person). There doesn't seem to be a printed limit. Today the 28th is the last day unless sale price and trade amounts are extended and I wouldn't count on that. Go the Google direct route if you fail or can't do BB route for some reason. Still a good trade value.
1453191819231991 asked this question on 11-28-2022 at 10:48 AM
SiMasi037 asked this question on 11-28-2022 at 03:17 PM
Alvinxha asked this question on 11-28-2022 at 03:19 PM
scoobydude asked this question on 11-28-2022 at 03:41 PM

Your comment cannot be blank.

Featured Comments

That's why OP mentioned doing it at the store since they can process the trade in and give the left over as GC.
Straight talk is a verizon prepaid and the phones are the Verizon model. I used that without issue.
I can't believe how smoothly this deal went. I drove 18 minutes to a Walmart in my city, bought the straight talk iphone 11 for $220 post-tax, drove another 10 mins to best buy, and they handed me a pixel 7 and a gift card.
Joined Jul 2018
Divided We Fall
> bubble2 1,468 Posts
378 Reputation
11-27-2022 at 06:01 AM.
#1
Best Buy has these Google Pixel 7 phones open box starting at $398, that's how bad these new Pixels are.

Resale on a Pixel 7 is only $375 at the moment, and only going down. Apparently this sales gimmick is the only way Google can generate sales on Pixel phones.
64
>
2
>
4
69
Like
>
Funny
>
Helpful
Not helpful
Last edited by BenedictDonald November 27, 2022 at 06:02 PM.
Joined Jan 2005
L10: Grand Master
> bubble2 6,644 Posts
3,267 Reputation
11-27-2022 at 06:02 AM.
#2
Pixel is coming up $499 for me and the trade is $525 so it fails:

Your estimated trade-in value
$525
Heads up! We're not able to continue with this trade-in because it has a higher value than the one you're buying. Please choose a different device to trade in or buy.

edit: That, and resale on that thing is terrible, ~$375 max
10
8
Like
>
Funny
>
Helpful
Not helpful
Last edited by energyx November 27, 2022 at 06:07 AM.
Joined Mar 2017
L3: Novice
> bubble2 2,922 Posts
558 Reputation

Our community has rated this post as helpful. If you agree, why not thank

11-27-2022 at 06:08 AM.
#3
Quote from energyx :
Pixel is coming up $499 for me and the trade is $525 so it fails:

Your estimated trade-in value
$525
Heads up! We're not able to continue with this trade-in because it has a higher value than the one you're buying. Please choose a different device to trade in or buy.

edit: That, and resale on that thing is terrible, ~$375 max
That's why OP mentioned doing it at the store since they can process the trade in and give the left over as GC.
27
>
1
Like
>
Funny
>
Helpful
Not helpful
Joined Dec 2010
L6: Expert
> bubble2 1,265 Posts
586 Reputation
11-27-2022 at 06:08 AM.
#4
Quote from energyx :
Pixel is coming up $499 for me and the trade is $525 so it fails:

Your estimated trade-in value
$525
Heads up! We're not able to continue with this trade-in because it has a higher value than the one you're buying. Please choose a different device to trade in or buy.

edit: That, and resale on that thing is terrible, ~$375 max
Need to do it IN Store for this deal.
4
Like
>
Funny
>
Helpful
Not helpful
Joined Dec 2005
L9: Master
> bubble2 5,194 Posts
678 Reputation
11-27-2022 at 06:09 AM.
#5
Quote from energyx :
Pixel is coming up $499 for me and the trade is $525 so it fails:

Your estimated trade-in value
$525
Heads up! We're not able to continue with this trade-in because it has a higher value than the one you're buying. Please choose a different device to trade in or buy.

edit: That, and resale on that thing is terrible, ~$375 max
Just get one with more memory.
3
Like
>
Funny
>
Helpful
Not helpful
Joined Jan 2005
L10: Grand Master
> bubble2 6,644 Posts
3,267 Reputation

Our community has rated this post as helpful. If you agree, why not thank

11-27-2022 at 06:15 AM.
#6
Quote from AlexS2465 :
That's why OP mentioned doing it at the store since they can process the trade in and give the left over as GC.
Quote from roberthhid :
Need to do it IN Store for this deal.
Quote from Gameross :
Just get one with more memory.
It's early, and reading is hard LMAO

The 256GB would be an option, but man these things aren't worth much.
5
>
2
>
1
3
Like
>
Funny
>
Helpful
Not helpful
Joined Jun 2014
L3: Novice
> bubble2 116 Posts
34 Reputation
11-27-2022 at 06:31 AM.
#7
Best Buy shows only main carriers as trade in options. What should I choose with straight talk phone?
2
2
Like
>
Funny
>
Helpful
Not helpful

This comment has been rated as unhelpful by Slickdeals users

Joined Nov 2005
Quality Assurance
> bubble2 1,195 Posts
747 Reputation
Original Poster
Pro
QA
11-27-2022 at 06:41 AM.
#9
Quote from energyx :
It's early, and reading is hard LMAO

The 256GB would be an option, but man these things aren't worth much.
I agree in that phone prices seem crazy in general, but I have enjoyed my used 3xl that I bought 18 months ago for about $150. It was first time I have bought used, but most phones seem pretty similar and they still do, so for me it has come down to just having one that is quick, not much extra stuff on it and gets me another year or two. I miss the days of post-paid and "free phones", but the cost difference can be huge vs pre-paid and using a MNVOs. For sure over the last couple of years where we didn't go as many places, paying $50-$100 a month per line as some do to just to get the latest phone for free just seems hard to justify. I likely would keep going with the 3xl if the battery lasted longer. Last time I tried replacing cell batteries, I did 2 and one kind of swelled up bad when it was left on the wireless charger. This was on LG G7 Thinq. Too bad LG stopped making phones. I don't think any are all that right now, but have to pick something. $200 to get you a year or two and if it still is working then, you know it will have the latest OS and updates.
6
Like
>
Funny
>
Helpful
Not helpful
Last edited by actorps1 | Staff November 27, 2022 at 06:46 AM.
Joined May 2013
L3: Novice
> bubble2 269 Posts
116 Reputation

Our community has rated this post as helpful. If you agree, why not thank

11-27-2022 at 06:42 AM.
#10
Quote from max253468 :
Best Buy shows only main carriers as trade in options. What should I choose with straight talk phone?
Straight talk is a verizon prepaid and the phones are the Verizon model. I used that without issue.
14
>
1
Like
>
Funny
>
Helpful
Not helpful
Joined Dec 2007
L4: Apprentice
> bubble2 487 Posts
226 Reputation
11-27-2022 at 06:59 AM.
#11
Quote from energyx :
Pixel is coming up $499 for me and the trade is $525 so it fails:

Your estimated trade-in value
$525
Heads up! We're not able to continue with this trade-in because it has a higher value than the one you're buying. Please choose a different device to trade in or buy.

edit: That, and resale on that thing is terrible, ~$375 max
You can change the condition from Good to Fair.
4
3
Like
>
Funny
>
Helpful
Not helpful
Joined Nov 2005
Quality Assurance
> bubble2 1,195 Posts
747 Reputation
Original Poster
Pro
QA
11-27-2022 at 07:05 AM.
#12
Quote from rvdnsx :
You can change the condition from Good to Fair.
You would be better off getting the 256gb version or doing Google's trade in if you are going to just short yourself like that.
8
Like
>
Funny
>
Helpful
Not helpful
Page 1 of 31
Start the ConversationAdd a Comment
 

Trending Stores

Coupons for Popular Stores

Link Copied to Clipboard