How Low Can You Go? Best Buy Selling iPhone 5c For $1 With Trade-In And Contract

December 20, 2013  |  

One buck! That’s what a new iPhone 5c will cost you — if you head to Best Buy. The retail chain is selling the Apple device for just $1 when users trade in any working smartphone on Dec. 20th and 21st.

Here’s the lowdown: To get the deal, consumers must sign up for a two-year service contract and trade in any working smartphone that can power on and has no screen cracks or water damage, reports The Los Angeles Times.

For an added perk, the retailer said that “if a customer’s smartphone is worth more than a guaranteed credit, they will receive the positive difference in the form of a Best Buy gift card.”

Also, through Dec. 21 Best Buy is giving new wireless service customers $50 off when they purchase any new smartphone except for the iPhone 5s and the iPhone 5c.

Best Buy isn’t the only store with a great deal on the iPhone. Last week, Wal-Mart announced it was dropping the price of the device to $27 with a two-year contract. And Target is selling the iPhone 5c for $50 with a two-year contract, a deal includes a $50 Target gift card (so basically free except for the contract fees).

Soon after its debut, industry observers declared the iPhone 5c a flop. The iPhone 5C is  the cheaper, more colorful plastic version of Apple’s higher-end iPhone 5S. “Apple has not released figures breaking down sales of the 5C versus the 5S (An earnings report on October 28 may change that). But independent analysts estimate that the fancier 5S is outselling its candy-colored cousin by 3 to 1 or, in some cases, even more,” reported CNN in October. Apple, reportedly, even cut back production of the 5C because of lack of consumer demand.

So it seems Apple’s loss, may be your gain.

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