As we reported last week, GameStop has launched an iOS device trade-in program that allows consumers to trade in their old iPad, iPhone, iPod, Mini, Shuffle, or Nano devices for in-store credit. GameStop is not saying how much they'll pay for each system, but they are saying what condition it has to be in order for consumers to sell it to them. The company said that it will not accept iOS devices in with the following issues:
– iPod, iPhone or iPad devices with dents, severe scratches or personal engravings on the casing.
– iPod, iPhone or iPad devices with cracked or severely scratched screens.
– iPod, iPhone or iPad devices that are defective, will not power on OR which the screen is not readable.
– iPod, iPhone or iPad devices with water damage.
What GameStop has not revealed is what the company is doing with all these iOS devices. Will it refurbish and resell them back to consumers? Do they have a deal with a vendor that deals in refurbishment and resale like Best Buy? We have no idea.
While we do not know what they will pay for a trade-in, the company claims that an iOS device VALUE IS "significantly higher than typical game trade-ins."
You can check out the official trade-in page here.