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New iPhone X? Lock in a $20 cash bonus when you trade in your old device

With iPhone X deliveries underway, now is the time to lock in a price for your used device before values drop. Plus, take advantage of a $20 cash bonus on iPhone and iPad trades (on top of competitive payouts) with our exclusive coupons.




As the new iPhone X makes its way into the hands of consumers, now is the time to lock in a price quote for your used device. With values typically dropping upon the launch of a new phone, you can weather the dip in prices and get the most money for your pre-owned device. Plus, there's no downside to locking in an offer now, given that you are not bound to send your device in if you later choose not to. In fact, you can always lock in a higher rate later with the same —or alternative service —if a better offer presents itself. Right now, though, AI readers can secure a $20 cash bonus on every Apple device with coupon code appleinsider at MyPhones Unlimited. BuyBackWorld, also an AppleInsider partner, is offering a $10 bonus on all trades over $50 with promo code APPLEINSIDER10 —or a $20 bonus on trade-ins valued at $200 or more with code APPLEINSIDER20.

BuyBack World



Buy Back World Apple iPhone trade in



BuyBackWorld has been a fixture in our Trade-In Payout Guide for several years and operates its electronics buyback service in very much the same manner as Gazelle and MyPhones Unlimited, but often paying industry-leading rates.

To begin, you first lock in your trade-in price by visiting BuyBackWorld's website, where you will be asked to assess the physical and operational condition of your device. A few days after locking in your price quote, a pre-paid shipping box will show up on your doorstep. You'll then have a 30-day grace period from the time you lock in your trade-in offer to the time you need to pack the device securely in the box and drop it in the mail. Alternately, you can use your own shipping box and simply print and affix a pre-paid shipping label from BuyBackWorld's website during the price lock process. Once BuyBackWorld receives and inspects your old device, the company will issue payment via PayPal or one of the many other available methods, including check, direct deposit, prepaid debit card and BuyBackWorld gift card (a 5 percent bonus is added to BBW gift cards).

$10 to $20 Bonus Cash on all Apple Trade-ins over $50

In addition to above average cash payouts, BuyBackWorld is now offering AppleInsider readers an additional $20 bonus on all Apple device trade-ins valued at $200 or more when you use the links below and apply exclusive coupon code APPLEINSIDER20 during the price lock process (where it says "Enter a promotional code"). Readers with Apple trades valued at $50 to $199 can also take advantage of a $10 cash bonus with promo code APPLEINSIDER10. Both coupons work on non-Apple trade-ins as well, so if you have a Samsung Galaxy S7 or Google Pixel collecting dust, it can easily be traded for cash to upgrade to a new iPhone. A complete, detailed list of BuyBackWorld's current iPad and iPhone trade in cash payouts can be found on BuyBackWorld's website. The $20 bonus ends Nov. 30.

With the $20 cash bonus using promo code APPLEINSIDER20, BuyBackWorld is currently paying out:

iPhone 8 Plus: Up to $470
iPhone 8: Up to $420
iPhone 7 Plus: Up to $400
iPhone 7: Up to $385
iPhone 6s Plus: Up to $270
iPhone 6s: Up to $240
iPhone 6 Plus: Up to $215
12.9" iPad Pro (Wi-Fi, First Gen): Up to $370
12.9" iPad Pro (Wi-Fi + Cellular, Unlocked): Up to $420
9.7" iPad Pro (Wi-Fi): Up to $305
9.7" iPad Pro (Wi-Fi + Cellular, Unlocked): Up to $330
Apple Watch Series 0 Hermes Cuff Stainless Steel (Fauve Barenia Leather Band): Up to $270 *
Price with coupon code APPLEINSIDER20.

With the $10 cash bonus using promo code APPLEINSIDER10, BuyBackWorld is currently paying out:

iPhone SE: Up to $180
iPhone 6: Up to $170
iPhone 5s: up to $97
iPad Air 2: Up to $195
iPad Air: Up to $160
iPad 4: Up to $120
iPad 3: Up to $92
iPad 2: Up to $65
iPad mini 4: Up to $190
iPad mini 3: Up to $160
Apple Watch 2 Space Black Stainless Steel (Black Sport Band): Up to $190 *
Apple Watch 2 Rose Gold Aluminum (Midnight Blue Sport Band): Up to $135 *
Apple Watch 2 Space Gray Aluminum (Black Woven Nylon Band): Up to $120 *
Apple Watch 2 Silver Aluminum (Pearl Woven Nylon Band): Up to $135 *
Apple Watch Series 0 Sport Space Gray Aluminum (Black Sport Band): Up to $85 *
Apple Watch Series 0 Sport Rose Gold Aluminum (Lavender Sport Band): Up to $80 *
Apple Watch Series 0 Sport Gold Aluminum (Midnight Blue Sport Band): Up to $85 *
Apple Watch Series 0 Sport Silver Aluminum (White Sport Band): Up to $85 *
Apple Watch Series 0 Sport Space Gray Aluminum (Black Woven Nylon Band): Up to $85 *
Apple Watch Series 0 Stainless Steel (Milanese Loop Band): Up to $115 *
Apple Watch Series 0 Space Black Stainless (Black Sport Band): Up to $110 *
Apple Watch Series 0 Stainless Steel (Black Sport Band): Up to $110 *
*Price with promo code APPLEINSIDER10.

MyPhones Unlimited



My Phones Unlimited iPhone Trade In



Another popular trade-in service, MyPhones Unlimited offers competitive prices for iPhones, iPads, Macs and Apple watches. Like Gazelle and BuyBackWorld, MyPhones Unlimited provides customers with shipping supplies and prepaid postage. And for ease of use, there aren't multiple conditions to decide between that affect the net payout. As long as your device is fully functioning with no cracks, the device is categorized as "good" with the highest cash payout. Once MyPhones Unlimited receives your trade-in (quotes are good for 14 days), payment is issued via check with a majority of customers receiving the money within 10 business days of mailing in the device. By keeping margins low and refurbishing everything in house, MyPhones Unlimited is able to offer some of the best trade-in prices on Apple products.

It also pays to be an AppleInsider reader, because MyPhones Unlimited is offering AI users a $20 cash bonus on all trade-ins with coupon code appleinsider. Simply begin the quote process and enter the coupon code during checkout (please note, the code is case sensitive). On the confirmation page, you should see +$20.00 under the price in green (see below).

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$20 bonus on iPhone trade-ins
iPhone 8 Plus: Up to $470 *
iPhone 8: Up to $420 *
iPhone 7 Plus: Up to $375 *
iPhone 7: Up to $355 *
iPhone 6s Plus: Up to $250 *
iPhone 6s: Up to $225 *
iPhone 6 Plus: Up to $210 *
iPhone 6: Up to $170 *
iPhone SE: Up to $175 *
iPhone 5s: Up to $85 *
iPhone 5c: Up to $55 *

$20 bonus on iPad trade-ins
12.9" iPad Pro (First Gen): Up to $365 *
9.7" iPad Pro: Up to $290 *
iPad mini 4: Up to $170 *
iPad mini 3: Up to $135 *
iPad mini 2: Up to $100 *
iPad Air 2: Up to $115 *
iPad Air: Up to $105 *
iPad 4: Up to $105 *

$20 bonus on Apple Watch trade-ins
38mm Apple Watch Sport Series 0: Up to $60 *
42mm Apple Watch Sport Series 0: Up to $90 *
38mm Apple Watch Series 0: Up to $80 *
42mm Apple Watch Series 0: Up to $100 *
38mm Apple Watch Series 1: Up to $95 *
42mm Apple Watch Series 1: Up to $105 *
38mm Apple Watch Nike+ Series 2: Up to $140 *
42mm Apple Watch Nike+ Series 2: Up to $160 *
38mm Apple Watch Stainless Series 2: Up to $200 *
42mm Apple Watch Stainless Series 2: Up to $220 *

$20 bonus on Mac trade-ins
2017 15" MacBook Pro with Touch Bar: Up to $1,420 *
2016 15" MacBook Pro with Touch Bar: Up to $1,020 *
2017 13" MacBook Pro with Touch Bar: Up to $1,020 *
2016 13" MacBook Pro with Touch Bar: Up to $770 *
2015 13" MacBook Air: Up to $400 *
2016 12" MacBook: Up to $570 *
2015 12" MacBook: Up to $470 *
*Price with coupon code appleinsider. Code is case sensitive.

Gazelle






Gazelle is one of the nation's leading consumer electronics trade-in services and arguably the most recognizable brand in the buy-back arena, having serviced more than 2 million trade-ins to date with payouts in excess of $200,000,000. Now part of the ecoATM family, the buyback firm pays cash quickly for old electronics (via Amazon gift card, PayPal or check) and prides itself on providing a streamlined and hassle-free experience for consumers looking to sell their electronics with the least possible effort and time commitment. However, trade-in values for Apple iPhone devices tend to come in lower than BuyBackWorld and MyPhones Unlimited, especially when factoring in the lack of the $20 bonus for AI readers.

You can read more about how Gazelle works here, or check out a complete list of current iPhone trade-in prices at Gazelle.com. But basically, you visit Gazelle's website, select your model and condition and how you'd like to be paid. A few days after you lock in a cash offer, a pre-paid postage box will show up on your doorstep and you'll have 30 days to place your old iPhone in the box and drop it in the mail to Gazelle. Once they receive it and inspect it, payment will be issued.

Gazelle's current trade in prices:

iPhone 7 Plus: Up to $390
iPhone 7: Up to $350
iPhone 6s Plus: Up to $240

Additional Apple Deals



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AppleInsider and Apple authorized resellers are also running a handful of additional exclusive promotions this month on Apple hardware that will not only deliver the lowest prices on many of the items, but also throw in discounts on AppleCare, software and accessories. These deals are as follows:



See if there is a Mac, iPad, Apple Watch or Certified Used iPhone deal that will save you $100s by checking out prices.appleinsider.com and deals.appleinsider.com.