Last month, we posted an in-depth comparison of several iPhone trade-in services ahead of the September 9th announcement of the new iPhones. We came away with Amazon being your best bet for its pricing, but while Apple’s prices aren’t the best, the convenience of being able to trade-in your older iPhone at purchase of a new model is compelling.
You can now add another trade-in program the list: iCracked. The company’s main differentiator is that they have representatives stationed across the United States who will actually meet you at a location of your choice to purchase your phone. This means you will be handed a pre-paid debit card with the amount on the spot, versus having to wait to ship the phone, have it checked out, and be shipped back a check, card, or issued an online credit (although they can do this as well if you want).
iCracked is offering a special for 9to5Mac readers by guaranteeing higher offers than competitor Gazelle. Using the promo code “9TO5MAC,” readers will get a $20 bonus on values above $25. Also with that promo code, readers will get prices locked up until October 11th. If that $25 increase still does not beat the Gazelle price, iCracked says to email them at firstname.lastname@example.org, and they’ll increase the offer to exceed Gazelle’s by $10.