A couple months ago we upgraded our phones through new two-year contracts with Verizon. We did the upgrade through Amazon as our out-of-pocket phone costs were about $50 a phone cheaper than at the Verizon store. Yesterday we went to a Verizon store to have them erase the memories of the old phones so we could try to sell them on Craigslist or Ebay. The Verizon rep said, "have you considered our trade-in program"? Figuring he wasn't quite sure what I was trying to do, I said, "I already have upgraded the phones through Amazon, these are the old ones". To which he then clarified, "I could give you a $100 store credit for accessories for your Droid X and $50 for your LG Cosmos Touch (a multimedia phone, not a smart phone). We had checked ebay prices on our phones so we were very happy to jump at this deal and not have to go through the hassle of trying to sell them.. We walked out with a rechargeable bluetooth speaker and a memory card with reader in exchange for our old phones. We were very pleased and surprised as we hadn't even "purchased" our phones through the Verizon store. He said the phones likely would be donated which was one of our options for disposing of them so we actually received a double benefit. So, if you upgrade your Verizon phones, it might be something to look into.
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