Best Buy Mobile Specialty Stores – Easy Trade-Ins!

by Carrie with Children with 16 comments

I realized a few months ago that I was eligible for an upgrade of my iPhone 4S to the iPhone5, but I had been dreading it. I figured it would be a hassle and a lot of work….but my thoughts all changed when I learned about the Best Buy Mobile Trade In program.

Best Buy Mobile Store

At Best Buy Mobile specialty stores, you can trade in your old phone and get up to $200 back in the form of a Best Buy gift card. How did I not know about this great program?  I couldn’t wait to visit my local store at the mall.

I arrived at the store with both girls in tow, ready with their snack cups, drinks, games, books – whatever it took to keep them occupied as I figured we’d be there forever.  Wrong!  It was such an easy process that I wished I had done it sooner!

iPhone5 Box

Stefan, the Best Buy Mobile associate was fantastic – The phone I traded in had never been used without a case, so it was in near perfect condition – I ended up getting $150 Best Buy gift card for it.  I put that money toward the iPhone5 and renewed my contract with AT&T – making it FREE!  Can’t beat that deal!  Stefan helped me pick out a new case and even put it on my new phone for me.

I was in and out of the store within about 20 minutes with my new, fancy iPhone 5 up and running! Stefan even transferred over all my data to the new phone – as part of their complimentary Walk Out Working™ program. Above and beyond customer service.

Best Buy Mobile Trade-in Image

Trade in Your Device!

Check to see if you are eligible for an upgrade and then find a Best Buy Mobile specialty store at  I hope you have a great experience just like I did!

Be sure and check out this USA Today article featuring the Best Buy Mobile trade in program – it’s truly a great program that everyone needs to know about!


** The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free. ** 


  • Beeb

    In and out within 20 minutes? NICE!!

    • Carrie with Children

      I know – I couldn’t believe it! So fast and easy!

  • Jessica @FoundtheMarbles

    This is terrific. I’m due for an upgrade soon. Can’t wait!

    • Carrie with Children

      Yay for upgrades! Definitely check out the Best Buy Mobile store – you won’t be disappointed.

  • Leigh

    I had no idea Best Buy had a trade-in program like this! Thanks for sharing!

    • Carrie with Children

      Me either! It definitely made my upgrade process a lot easier and I saved money! Yay!

  • Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell

    I had no idea they even offered this service! How convenient. I wouldn’t mind upgrading my phone too….

    • Carrie with Children

      You should definitely check it out, great way to get a new phone and save money!

  • Becca - My Crazy Good Life

    I’m sorry – you could upgrade your iPhone and didn’t? For a few months?

    We need to schedule a Facetime call. I can’t comprehend that.

    Anyway… I am eligible for an upgrade this Friday and I am counting down the days. I was just looking this morning and thinking about going to Best Buy instead of the Verizon store – thanks for the convincing!

    And I’m available to Facetime anytime… 😉

    • Carrie with Children

      Ha! You read that correctly – I put off my upgrade! 🙂 Now, I’m wishing I hadn’t… promise! I think you should try out Best Buy Mobile store – great stuff there

  • Amy @ Oh So Savvy Mom

    This is awesome! But there are no stores even close to me. 🙁 Now I’m crying. Maybe I’ll have to do my upgrade when I’m in TX visiting family.

    • Carrie with Children

      Well boo! 🙁 You should definitely check it out when you go to Texas – it’s a money saver!

  • Melissa

    What a great deal – I can’t wait to upgrade!

    • Carrie with Children

      Such a great deal! I am loving my new phone!

  • Kerri

    Great to know they have this program. I have to check and see when my upgrqade is up.

    • Carrie with Children

      It’s a great program! Check it out when you’re up for renewal!