Trade in your old BlackBerry at GameStop for cash or store credit

Legacy BlackBerry devices
By Michelle Haag on 5 Apr 2013 03:46 am EDT

If you have extra smartphones or tablets sitting around that you're not using, and you're looking to make a few bucks but don't want to deal with eBay or Craigslist, an alternative is available. GameStop has expanded the list of devices they accept for trade in to include BlackBerry smartphones as well as Android and iOS devices. Though the list isn't all inclusive, there are several models of BlackBerry included and trade-in and cash value vary for each one. As expected, if you choose to get in-store credit versus cash, you will get more value for your trade, and the more accessories, packaging, and so on that you have with your device, the more cash/credit you can expect to receive.

While you probably won't get the same value from your device that you could likely get by selling it outright on eBay, Craigslist, etc, it is another option worth looking into, especially if you're looking to get some video games, consoles, or the like. You can read the full press release below, and if you're interested in seeing what your devices are worth, head on over to the link below and get an offer now.

GameStop Expands Electronics Trade Program to Include More Smartphones

Popular handsets from Samsung®, BlackBerry®, Motorola® and other brands now eligible for instant cash* or in-store credit at GameStop stores nationwide

GRAPEVINE, Texas (April 4, 2013) – GameStop® (NYSE: GME), the world’s largest multichannel retailer of video games, has again expanded its mobile electronics trade program to include a variety of the hottest smartphones, following heightened customer demand. Customers can now receive instant cash or in-store credit for smartphones from top manufacturers like Samsung®, BlackBerry® and Motorola® at all of GameStop’s U.S. stores.

“GameStop’s trade-in program drove more than one million electronics trades in 2012, proving we’re meeting a real need for consumers,” said Joe Gorman, vice president of mobile at GameStop. “With the variety of innovative new devices launching this year, it’s the right time to add even more smartphones to our electronics trade program."

Now through April 28, customers can take advantage of the following lucrative trade bonuses when they trade any accepted devices, including smartphones, tablets and media players:
For items valued between $20.00 - $49.99, get an extra $10 in-store credit
For items valued between $50.00 - $124.99, get an extra $25 in-store credit
For items valued between $125.00 and more, get an extra $50 in-store credit
For example, customers can receive in-store credit up to $530 for an iPhone® 5 or up to $280 for a Samsung Galaxy S® III with this offer.

GameStop PowerUp Rewards™ Pro members can receive even more in-store credit when trading electronics:
For items valued between $20.00 - $49.99, get an extra $15 in-store credit
For items valued between $50.00 - $124.99, get an extra $35 in-store credit
For items valued between $125.00 and more, get an extra $70 in-store credit

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Trade in your old BlackBerry at GameStop for cash or store credit


Any idea what they give compared with the blackberry trade in program? I got $105 for my 9900 (though it takes about 3 months to process)

Posted via CB10

You always get more money just doing it yourself though. I stay far far away from Craiglist as every time I used it, 95% of the responses I got were essentially spam, but the local selling sites (Kijiji, etc.) work well since you meet the person and take cash on the spot (no risk of being ripped off).

Ebay, them easily double what you get as trade - make sure you delete all your stuff and clear the ein from your carrier but super fast. I've sold 6, now takes me longer to write the sell ad than to sell them.

Fifty cents each if you're lucky. ;-)

I just want a Z10, and even trading in my iPhone 4S won't get me even close.

HA, This reminds me of that gamefly commercial of the people returning $50 games and receiving $7 for trade in causing them to lose their mind and thrash the store

I rather keep my BlackBerry "Evolution" drawer lol... Still have my Pearl 8100, Curve 8300, Bold 9600, Bold 9700, Bold 9900. I don't think I'll ever get rid of them

Don't bother with any other trade in spot, other than Best Buy. I've checked them all, and as dar as trade ins go, they CLEARLY give the best value. I got $160 for my 9900.

Posted via CB10

I would rather sell it privately. Such companies enjoy exploiting consumers.. They give you like only 10 - 20% of the value if you lucky but if you a millionaire, then it will be pocket change to let it go :)

Nothing to me is "old" especially if it can be used again and again and it still functions correctly. :)

Old is 15-20 years, not 3 or less. I'll keep my 9900 as a backup in the case my Q10 stops working or gets damaged. Or if somebody needs a backup phone and theirs breaks. :)

Gamestop is terrible whether you're buying new or used games. Don't give them any money - and especially don't let them swindle you out of a perfectly good Blackberry!