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Best Practices for iPhone 6 Trade-In Promotion?
runninballz
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I want to trade in an old iPhone 4 for this iPhone 6 trade-in promotion which would (in theory) net me a $200 gift card (or bill credit) as long as I purchase a new iPhone 6.

Great, I'm all over it.

I went to the nearby corporate store, iPhone 4 in hand, and ready to trade in and order the iPhone 6. As we know the 6 is on back order. The solution specialist told me go ahead and place the order and after that I could request an envelope and once my 6 arrives I have 7 days to send the old phone and 6-8 weeks later I would get the $200 gift card. I asked if I could go ahead and process the trade-in in store and he said "no" since they were on back order I can't process the trade-in until I activate the 6, which completes the transaction. He did say that if I receive my new iPhone 6 before 10/15 I could bring the new phone in for activation and they could process the trade-in at that time and issue me an instant credit.

Problem is I don't want to send my phone off in some envelope...to Verizon. Are you kidding me? Search this forum for "trade-in" and you will see all the people who thought they were in for a $200 gift card but were surprised to receive a different amount for some reason...wont turn on, find my iPhone not disabled, water damage, etc. Trouble is, you DO NOT get your phone back, per the offer's fine print.

So here I am waiting for my new iPhone 6 to ship, but I don't even have a tracking number yet and the "Will Ship By" date on Verizon's website just went from 10/31 to 11/7 for the one I chose. Either way, it won't ship in time for me to get to the store by 10/15 to process trade-in onsite and receive the instant credit.

I will not be sending my trade-in phone in an envelope to Verizon. Not now, not never.

***HERE IS MY QUESTION*** Please do not direct me to this website: Verizon

Assuming my trade-in is eligible, what are the steps I need to take to receive the instant $200 credit for my trade-in?

  • If I receive my new iPhone 6 before 10/15, can I take it to the store and activate it and process the trade-in on site, as I was told by the solution specialist?
  • Now that I have ordered the iPhone 6 can I go to the store and process my trade-in onsite for the instant credit before my new iPhone ships?
  • Can I cancel my current order and (even though the iPhone 6 is on backorder) go to the store and re-order and process my trade-in at that time onsite, for the instant credit?
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Re: Best Practices for iPhone 6 Trade-In Promotion?
Weth
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Assuming my trade-in is eligible, what are the steps I need to take to receive the instant $200 credit for my trade-in?

  • If I receive my new iPhone 6 before 10/15, can I take it to the store and activate it and process the trade-in on site, as I was told by the solution specialist?
  • Now that I have ordered the iPhone 6 can I go to the store and process my trade-in onsite for the instant credit before my new iPhone ships?
  • Can I cancel my current order and (even though the iPhone 6 is on backorder) go to the store and re-order and process my trade-in at that time onsite, for the instant credit?

1. Yes

2. No

3. No, you need a new 6 activated on the account

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Re: Best Practices for iPhone 6 Trade-In Promotion?
Weth
Sr. Leader

Assuming my trade-in is eligible, what are the steps I need to take to receive the instant $200 credit for my trade-in?

  • If I receive my new iPhone 6 before 10/15, can I take it to the store and activate it and process the trade-in on site, as I was told by the solution specialist?
  • Now that I have ordered the iPhone 6 can I go to the store and process my trade-in onsite for the instant credit before my new iPhone ships?
  • Can I cancel my current order and (even though the iPhone 6 is on backorder) go to the store and re-order and process my trade-in at that time onsite, for the instant credit?

1. Yes

2. No

3. No, you need a new 6 activated on the account

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