by Dom Esposito
September 5, 2012
With the release of Apple's sixth-generation iPhone around the corner, I've decided to sell my iPhone 4S to Amazon. While performing a search on Amazon’s Electronics Trade-In site, I ran into a funny situation. When searching the term “iPhone 4S,” I found it a bit strange that the Samsung Galaxy S II appeared in the results. Next, I searched the site for “Galaxy S II,” and guess what? I'm not sure if there's a reason behind this, but there wasn't an iPhone in sight. Does Amazon really get the two smartphones confused? The good news is, an iPhone 4S in good condition will yield a $357 Amazon gift card. Since I’m already an Amazon junkie, and I only paid $199 for the iPhone 4S when I upgraded, I decided this offer was more than acceptable. It's also important to note that Amazon has certain expectations for a device in good condition:In my opinion, those expectations aren't too strict for a $357 gift card. If you're looking for other trade-in options, I suggest looking at our iPhone trade-in guide. Older devices may decrease in value once the new iPhone is released, so keep that in mind if you’re thinking about selling an iPhone soon.
- Item shows wear from normal use
- Item remains in good condition with working buttons, scroll wheel, and audio
- Item has a flawless display (i.e. no dead spots or scratches)
- Item may have light scratches on the body
- Item includes battery, charging adapter, and USB cable