Now that the iPhone 4 has been announced, your relatively new iPhone 3GS might feel strangely outdated to you. If you’re dying to be the first on the block with a shiny new iPhone 4, but can’t afford to spring for one, NextWorth, a consumer electronic upgrade and trade-in site, might have the solution for you.
NextWorth’s trade in program for the current iPhone 3GS offers between $208 and $260 for used 16GB iPhone 3GS units, depending on the phone’s condition, and up to $296 for the 32GB model. With the upcoming iPhone 4 prices starting at $199 for the 16 GB model—with a new AT&T contract, of course—NextWorth can potentially make your upgrade to the iPhone 4 not just free, but even profitable.
The way it works is simple: visit the NextWorth site and enter in the iPhone model you wish to sell. Then, describe the condition of your phone as “New in Box”, “Like New”, “Normal Wear”, or “Heavy Wear”, and answer a few questions about the condition of the phone’s core functions (Wi-Fi, headphone jack, battery, etc). NextWorth will immediately provide you with a quote and a prepaid shipping label. Print out the shipping label, carefully pack your iPhone, and send it off to NextWorth, and you’ll have the money deposited in your PayPal account or a check sent out to you within ten days.
Of course there’s always the issue of whether or not NextWorth agrees with your appraisal of your phone, but assuming all goes well, this could be a great way to upgrade to the newest, shiniest iPhone. By the way, if you’re thinking about selling your iPhone, you better act fast—NextWorth’s prices are subject to change according to market demand, and we have a feeling that the value of your iPhone 3GS has nowhere to go but down at this point.