After Apple announced the Apple iPhone 5 this morning, there’s no doubt many Canadians are preparing for the upgrade. But what will they do with their current mobile phones? Fortunately, eBay announced today a limited time offer for Canadians for their used smartphones. Through eBay.ca Instant Sale, Canadians will be able to trade-in their old smartphones, or other electronics, in exchange for cash.
“Canadians who lock-in their Instant Sale trade-in offer in the next 12 days will receive 20 per cent more on 36 smartphone devices, including up to $404.40 for their 64 gigabyte iPhone 4S,” said eBay.
eBay Instant Sale an online tool that allows Canadians to trade-in electronic devices for cash offers and has been available in Canada since January 2012. Operated by Staples Canada, trade-in devices turned in through the program are refurbished and then resold. The program , to date, has generated more than 10 million offers for used electronics worldwide.
“Just in time for the iPhone 5’s arrival eBay is offering top-dollar for smartphones,” said Andrea Stairs, country manager of eBay Canada. “We’re thrilled to give Canadians a reason to trade-in before they trade-up, while ensuring discarded devices end up in the hands of new owners.”
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Those interested in the service, especially in receiving 20 per cent more on trade-in value, need to get their guaranteed eBay.ca Instant Sale trade-in offer between today and September 24th at 11:59 pm ET. eBay provides Instant Sale customers with a free shipping label and customers hoping to cash in on this offer must send shipments postmarked no later than October 1st, 2012.
“Trade-ins makes sense economically and environmentally, and are an obvious step in the electronics lifecycle,” adds Stairs. “With Instant Sale, Canadians have a green way to dispose of their older devices while also offsetting the cost of purchasing the newest, must have, gadgets.”
See below for the maximum trade-in value you could receive on certain smartphone devices:
Device Maximum trade-in value
Apple iPhone 4S $404.40
Apple iPhone 4 $218.76
Apple iPhone 3GS $105.00
BlackBerry Bold 9900 $214.20
BlackBerry Torch $180.60
Samsung Galaxy S III $420.00
Samsung Galaxy Note $336.00
Samsung Galaxy S II LTE $252.00