As of this week, GameStop has begun accepting iDevice trade-ins at its retail outlets for in-store credit. 9to5Mac is reporting that GameStop will soon offer Apple’s entire lineup of iDevices for sale, and it’s speculated that GameStop is accepting new and used trade-ins first to make room for new products this Fall, like the iPhone 5.

Resellers are gearing up for a mass influx in used iPhone trade-ins, with Apple’s next smartphone slated to make its debut before the end of next month.

From GameStop’s trade-in Terms and Conditions:

“Trades must be in full working condition to receive full value. Trades with case damage or unsightly scratches, personalization or engravings will not be accepted. All trades are subject to manager approval. GameStop reserves the right to cease taking trades of iPod, iPhone or iPad without notice. By trading your iPod, iPhone or iPad you release GameStop from any claim relating to the product (including but not limited to loss of the iPod, iPhone or iPad or its contents) and any music, pictures or other data stored on it. You also release GameStop from any claim for loss or unauthorized access, use or disclosure of any personal or private data or information stored on the iPod, iPhone or iPad. iPod, iPhone, iPad (including images of the iPod, iPhone or iPad), and Apple are all registered trademarks of, and owned by, Apple Inc.”

Gadget resellers, like Gazelle, expect a huge amount of used iPhone sales in the coming weeks, and GameStop’s new trade-in program will surely garner much attention from consumers this holiday season.

Apple is gearing up for what will undoubtedly be a huge holiday quarter, and the iPhone 5 is rumored to already be in production overseas. Today, Deutsche Telekom started offering pre-orders for the unreleased device, and it’s expected that Apple will hold its next media event this month.

  • ic0edx

    Trade in your iPhone 4 for $200. What a crap you can sell it on eBay for $400+. Do people really trade in ther devices to places like this?

    • Jose

      $200??? I’ll stay with ebay thanks lol thats crazy!!!

    • Brandon

      These people only paid $200 for he phone. And don’t want to wait. Time is money for a lot of people

  • Hi-Top

    GameStop will undervalue trade-in iDevices just like they do on trade-in games.

    Better to just sell it on EBay and the like.

    • ic0edx

      Yes you can trade 5-7 used games for one new one. That’s ripping people of, why would anyone wann do that.

  • Takean

    Agreed. Gamestop is successful due to lazy customers. Lazy and or ignorant that is. You can always sell things for more than their trade-in value if your willing ro be patient. But that’s how they make money. It works too. I did an experiment for a semester in one of my classes in which I used eve online and it’s market place in-game. I bought items way under value from people needing to make a quick buck and turn around to sell for much more than normal price due to lazy pilots not willing to save money by spending 10 extra minutes traveling elsewhere to get a better deal. Laziness for the seller works extremely well.

    • Brains530

      Lol “an experiment”? Nerd. Lol

  • Dodgerdeezy

    Gamestop blows! “hey I’ll give toy $45 for your 3GS!” how about no thanks!

  • Ryan

    “has begun to accept” or “has begun accepting”

    little typo error

  • Binary-Stalker

    Notice that some people want the money immediately, and don’t want to wait for an eBay purchase, or can’t, as some of the customers are children.

  • Binary-Stalker

    Also, notice that they’re also accepting older iPods, which pretty much no one wants anymore.

    • A

      WELL PUT

  • Jacksparrow

    Some customers are children? Maybe you mean some victims of this scam company are children.

  • The Wizard’s Baker

    Kind of a hassle putting it on eBay. And they get a cut of your profit.

  • RICH

    HOW MUCH WILL THE IPJONE COSTS!???? yes gamestop giVes good prices on use games but it also rips ppl of on trd ins so idk!