I’ll warn you ahead of time, this is a ridiculous piece of news. The folks over at Target have come up with a plan that will allow you to trade in your iPhone or iPod Touch to receive your very own gift card with the amount you’re granted in return.

So how much can you expect to get for your respective iDevice you ask? CNET says supported stores will issue you a card that ranges from “a couple dollars” to $200 in value…

Target plans to have 850 stores by the end of the year that will offer both mobile and game trade-ins. Both Best Buy and RadioShack offered similar promotions for the iPhone 4 release, but both of those retailers actually sell the iPhone. That leads me to wonder if we can expect to see the beloved phone at Target stores in the future.

Would you ever trade your iPhone or iPod Touch to a buyer like Target? Surely the amount you would get for it would be considerably less than selling it yourself on Craigslist or eBay. Let us know what you think of this scam in the comment box below.

  • Gorg

    Sob..so idiotic idea,who want to sell their loved ipod or iphone for a fuckn gift card?…

  • Applebits

    H to the NO! A giftcard??? I’d keep my i-whatever for a doorstop before I’d just hand it over for some lame giftcard….

  • Joe

    What’s a Target?

    • Taget is a US chain of stores

      • Joe

        Oh ok. All we have up here in Canada is the Igloo hut and the frozen north. Lol not really I know what target is.

  • MikeLo

    What a fucking joke…smh 

  • Spaz

    i just got a quote from traget for my old iphone 3g, and they are offering $91-$101 for it, sorry but i can get alot more for it on ebay, theres iphones going for around £150 – £250 on ebay. Jackass’s

  • Jay

    Ha what a joke.
    I just sold my old 3G for $175 on craiglist

  • Nate

    I think this is only going to promote people to steel these devices and have them make easy money. Beware. I’m sure there will be a lot more stolen iPhones. So don’t let yours out of sight!

  • Z

    $200?! F that! Lol

  • chimborazo

    Not sure why you think this is ridiculous. You are ridiculous. Best Buy is doing this, too.

    I have two ipods, and an older iphone collecting dust in my top drawer. I could sell it on cragslist, but I don’t want to get, um, KILLED. I could sell it on ebay, but I don’t have an ebay reputation, not to mention the time and attention it takes to sell it.

    I can think of lots of things I can buy with a $150 Target gift card.