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Becca L
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9/6/2013 | 2:48:00 AM
re: Apple Launches iPhone Trade-In Program
I'm skeptical of this save the environment angle. Far too often the programs are sending hardware to a impoverished city in China where they dissemble pieces for small profit, all the while exposing themselves to cancer-causing what-have-yous. I expect to see a revealing documentary on this in 3..2...1...
Cara Latham
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9/4/2013 | 9:35:54 PM
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At least that's a much better price than trade-in at places like Verizon, where they only give you a few bucks for your older models.
Thomas Claburn
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9/3/2013 | 8:34:16 PM
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Apple is after the retail commission that those selling phones get from carriers for creating new contract customers.
Lorna Garey
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9/3/2013 | 5:38:42 PM
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You'd think that Apple could offer more as a merchandise credit than someone could get in cash or from Best Buy/[insert carrier]. It's not as if it's operating on a tight margin. I suppose the convenience of doing a trade-in is a factor, but it's hard to see this being a big factor.


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