Best Buy trade-in promo offers up to $262.50 for T-Mobile Nexus 4

by: Andrew GrushSeptember 11, 2013

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With the next Nexus likely not too far off, you might be considering selling your Nexus 4 in anticipation of what’s next. If so, you’ll be excited to know that Best Buy has now announced a new Nexus 4 trade-in program where the retailer will give you up to $256.50 in store credit for your Nexus 4.

Of course, there’s a bit of a catch here. The offer specifically mentions the T-Mobile LG Nexus 4, though there are some reports suggesting they will take the handset regardless of whether it came from the Play Store of not. If not doubt, you can always call your local Best Buy to verify whether they will take your handset or not.

As to be expected, how much you actually get will depend on the condition of your phone. If your handset is in nearly perfect shape, you’ll get $262.50. If it has some minor scuffs but in otherwise good condition, you’ll get $250. Even if your phone is in poor (but still working) condition, you’ll at least get $112.50.

So how do you trade the device in? There are two ways: you can either take the handset to a store near you, or you can head to their trade-in site and ship it directly to Best Buy.

  • lagnis

    The version sold by T-Mobile is identical to the Play Store version.

    • Cole Raney

      The T-mobile version is more expensive though. I am not sure why, but it is. That may be why this is for T-mobile versions only. Why would they buy your phone for more than it goes for new?

      • Lisandro O Oocks

        Other ppl did.. They wanna be popular I guess

  • dogulas

    Does this mean the next Nexus is within a couple weeks or so of being announced? What say you?

  • Zac Hart

    I traded my play store version in for 262.50 about 3 months ago, rep never even checked to see if it was tmo or not

  • mumusen

    What benefit will they get with this trade in? What are they going to do with these N4’s when nobody will pay 300 for used N4 when you can get a N5 with similar pricing.

    • APai

      refurbish and ship to India ? it’s pretty expensive here :P

      • mumusen

        Lol :-D

  • rthvk

    Heh should buy a bunch of N4s from Google for $250 and give them to Best Buy for $262.50 a pop.


  • KMarkP

    I just checked the link. The $256.50 buyback price was evidently an error. The new price shows $157.50.

    I should have taken my phone in yesterday…..