Buyback offers for high-end gadgets
These schemes are heavily advertised, but are your best deal only if you’re going to trade in a budget smartphone. Find out what;s available on the S4, Note II, Z10, iPad and iPhone 4.
There are five ongoing buyback deals from Samsung, Apple and Blackberry. While the advertisements make them all seem worth it, remember that there are better ways to get the best value for your phone. So when you’re exchanging your current smartphone for just Rs5,000 off on the Galaxy S4, consider what you’ll get for it independently too. If you don’t think you’ll get much for your smartphone in any other method, however, here’s a list of exchange offers for your current phone:
Samsung Galaxy S4
Trade in your old smartphone for the new S4, and Samsung will give you Rs5,000 off on the price. Besides this, a 0% EMI scheme and additional freebies are available. The phone is known for its screen quality, great camera and fast processor. This offer is available at all Samsung dealers and also on the e-store.
Actual price: Rs41,500
Offer price: Rs36,500
Freebies: 60+ live TV channels, 250 movies, 25 HD games, 2.5 lakh songs worth Rs12,000, S-view flip cover worth Rs2,449 and one-time screen replacement worth Rs7,000
Blackberry, Apple and HTC All smartphones
Karbonn A9 and A21
Micromax Canvas 2 A110, A75, A100, A87, Ninja 4 and A73
Nokia Lumia 800, Lumia 710, Lumia 610, Lumia 510, C5-05, C5, C5-03, E5, 500, 5233, N8, X3-02, C6 and C3
Sony Xperia Ion
Samsung Galaxy Note II
The Galaxy Note II’s upgrade offer can save you Rs10,000 if your smartphone is eligible. The phablet comes loaded with the Jelly Bean OS, a 5.5-inch AMOLED screen and an 8-MP camera. You can of avail this offer at all Samsung dealers and the e-store.
Actual price: Rs37,500
Offer price: Rs27,500
Apple 3G, 3GS, 4, 4S, 5
Blackberry and HTC All smartphones
Karbonn A9; A21
Micromax Canvas Series A110; A75; A100; A87Ninja4; A73
Nokia 808 PureView; Lumia (710, 610, 800, 510); Asha (311,300,302, 303); C5-(05, 00,03); E5-00; Nokia 500; Nokia 5233; N8-00; X3-02; C6-00; C3-00
Samsung All Galaxy Phones (except S4, Note2, Star); Wave Series; Omnia Series
Sony Xperia Series; Sony Eon
The Canadian phone company is offering exchange offers worth Rs3,000 to Rs11,000, but only to existing customers. Similar to other phones in this price range, the Z10 has a high-definition screen, 1.5Ghz processor and an 8-MP camera.
Actual price: Rs43,490
Offer price: Rs40,490 to Rs32,490
Blackberry Bold 9900 (Rs11,000 off), Bold 9790 (Rs9,000 off), Curve 9320 (Rs6,500 off), Curve 8530 and other entry level smartphones (Rs3,000 off)
Apple 16 GB iPad and all iPad mini models
Under this offer, you can get a minimum of Rs4,000 off and up to Rs11,000 off if you exchange your old tablet or your notebook for the iPad. You can avail this offer at the Apple store or any Apple reseller.
Actual price: Rs21,000 to Rs31,000
Offer price: Rs10,000 to Rs27,000
Eligible tablets and computers
Rs4,000 off Samsung Galaxy Tab 1, Tab 2, Tab 620, Galaxy Note N8000, Galaxy Tab 5100, Blackberry Playbook, any Karbonn tablet
Apple products iPad 1 WiFi (Rs4,000 off), iPad 1 3G+WiFi (Rs5,500 off), iPad 2 WiFi (Rs7,000 off), iPad 2 3G+WiFi (Rs9,000 off), iPad 3 WiFi (Rs9,500 off) and iPad 3 WiFi+3G (Rs11,500 off)
Apple iPhone 4
Get your smartphone exchanged for the iPhone 4 and you get a minimum discount of Rs7,000. The discount can be higher as well depending on your phone model and condition. Under this offer, the retailer evaluates your old phone’s resale price and gives you an equivalent discount on the iPhone.
Actual price: Rs44,500
Offer price: Under Rs37,500
Apple iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS
Blackberry Curve 8520, Curve 3G 9300, Bold 2-9700, Curve 9220, Bold 3-9780, Torch 1-9800, Curve 9320, Bold 4-9900, Torch 2-9810, Curve 9360, Bold 9650, Bold 5-9790, Z10
HTC Wildfire, Desire C, Desire V, One V, Desire VC, 8X, Sensation, One X
Nokia Lumia 610, Lumia 710, Lumia 800, 808 Pure View
Samsung Galaxy Ace, Galaxy S Duos, Galaxy S2, Galaxy S3, Galaxy S Advance, Galaxy Y, Note I, Note II, Wave, Omnia/Advance
Sony Xperia ARC S, Xperia ARC, Xperia X10, Xperia Play, EON, Neo 1, Xperia Tipo