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Best Buy Announces Nine-Day iPhone Trade-In Deal

BestBuy_iphone_tradeinBest Buy’s one-day-only iPhone trade-in event earlier this month was so successful that the retailer is doing it again — this time for nine days.

Beginning today, Best Buy is once again offering a $150 trade-in credit for any working iPhone 4 or 4S, enough to cover the cost of a new 16 gigabyte iPhone 5 — after a $50 instant rebate.

Customers hoping to avail themselves of the promotion must be eligible for an upgrade, willing to agree to a standard two-year wireless contract with Verizon, AT&T or Sprint, and ready to foot the bill for any applicable sales tax and carrier activation fees. But otherwise, the deal gets them a “free” iPhone 5.

Best Buy’s rationale for rebooting the promotion? The retailer tells USA Today that the one-day-only iPhone trade-in event it held on June 1 was its biggest day ever for its used electronics trade-in program.

Best Buy’s iPhone deal, which is available in-store only, will run through June 29.

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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik