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Just as Expected, Best Buy Extends Free Buy Back Program for Smartphones to February 26

If you read our site religiously, then you already knew that the Buy Back program from Best Buy was going to be extended until February 26th, but that news has now been announced by the company.  We wrote up an example situation for the program at this post, but also wanted to toss out a new idea.  We’ve heard rumors of a possible $615 full retail price at Verizon stores for the HTC Thunderbolt, so it may be worth your time to have Best Buy price match that, and then get yourself into the Buy Back program for free in case you decide a BIONIC is your next best friend.  Just something to think about.

  • Quentin8171

    So why hasn’t anyone confirmed the thunderbolt coming out today is it because no one got one that thought they were going to……….

  • Rviada

    Was told they would give me $150 for my x, I would just sell it on ebay and probe get $250

  • Anonymous

    The catch with the buy back plan is they credit you towards the “retail” value of the phone, not the contract price…

    • Paulina Lewin

      How is that the catch? Isnt that better? You pay less now and get more back later… *face palm* wow.

      • Anonymous

        They give you credit from retail for retail, your not getting any more for any less. Unless you buy a good phone and they buy it back and you get a not as good phone…*palming your face*

  • Anonymous

    Perfect, my upgrade is due on the 28th. *facepalm*

    I wonder since I pre-ordered the phone on the 8th they will let it slide???

    • Viper76269

      you know, you don’t have to actually buy the phone that day. you’re a customer. you buy it when you’re ready.

      • Anonymous

        Yes, but if I buy it two days before I am eligible for my “new every 2″ upgrade I am just throwing away money :(

  • RaginCajun92

    really, they’ll pricematch VZW? I can see all the excuses from BB now as they try to weasel out of matching them in price.

  • Anonymous

    Just a huge ripoff, just curious how much they will charge for this buy back program once its no longer free.

    • Anonymous

      When I was in BB a week ago I believe I saw a price of $60. And that covers phones, laptops, etc. regardless of how much the product you are buying costs.

    • Anonymous

      When I was in BB a week ago I believe I saw a price of $60. And that covers phones, laptops, etc. regardless of how much the product you are buying costs.

  • Dr. Jekyll

    Best Buy’s buyback plan would be just like any other insurance “Only good until you use it”

  • Bigmatt00

    Where is this $615 price coming from?

    • Bigmatt00

      Sorry just read it again, thanks for the info

  • Anonymous

    Hmmm, thunderbolt anyone?

  • http://twitter.com/ThePeacedOut Phil Stout

    Haha awesome!… if I was getting my phone there… I will still be buying from my old friend “Big Red”… I love hte one year contract option and I don’t trust the buy back plan