The iPhone 6 has only been out for a little over a month, but already we’re seeing lots of great deals that buyers can take advantage of. The latest one is from Target, which gives iPhone 6 buyers up to $300 toward their purchase if they trade in their old iPhone.
In order to take advantage of the deal, you’ll have to sign a two-year contract for your iPhone 6 or use Verizon’s Edge or AT&T’s Next plans, and the amount that you actually receive for your trade-in will vary greatly on what model it is and what condition it’s in, but Target says they’ll give you a guaranteed $100. However, the old iPhone must be an iPhone 4 or newer.
The iPhone must power on and be in working condition, without a broken screen and with Find My iPhone disabled.
This isn’t a bad deal at all, especially considering that you’ll be hard-pressed to sell an iPhone 4 for $100, so taking it to Target and getting a guaranteed $100 for it is pretty cool.
This deal comes at a time where many retailers are preparing for Black Friday deals, and some places are even offering pre-Black Friday sales of sorts, with Sam’s Club offering an iPhone 6 for as low as $99 on-contract, with higher-tier models also priced at $100 off. That’s perhaps the best deal we’ve seen so far, but we should be seeing more iPhone 6 deals when Black Friday actually rolls around later this month.
Target is offering free shipping throughout the shopping season, including on Black Friday weekend, where anything you buy on Target’s website will be available for free shipping. Previously, you had to have an order of $50 or more to qualify for free shipping.
This free shipping deal is going on now and will last until December 20, so if you have a habit of waiting until the last minute to shop for Christmas gifts, it looks like Target will have no mercy when it comes to shipping costs at that point.
This move by the big retailer is no doubt an attempt at competing with Amazon, which offers free two-day shipping for Prime members, as well as free shipping on orders over $35 for regular shoppers. Amazon has been the king of free shipping and is actually one of the few online retailers that offers free shipping at such a low spending threshold, whereas most online stores require a $50 purchase or more, with only a few stores (like Neiman Marcus and L.L. Bean) offering free shipping no matter what.
Many shoppers are still trying to muster up the courage to forgive Target after the massive credit card hack that happened last year, where millions upon millions of credit card numbers were stolen from Target’s system, ruining the trust built up between the Minneapolis-based retailers and its customers.
Target has been slowly getting back on its feet and it seems that business is still booming, but we wouldn’t be surprised if a handful of diehard Target shoppers are doing their shopping elsewhere now.
While we’re still a month away from Black Friday, it’s never to early to plan for the big shopping day, and many retailers have most likely already finalized what they’ll discount on the big day. Otherwise, we can usually go off of previous years and guess what stores might have on sale, including Best Buy and Walmart to name a couple.
Black Friday will take place on November 28, with many stores opening as early as midnight on Thanksgiving night. It’s still a bit too early for Black Friday shopping information to roll around, but once it does, we’ll have you covered. You can bookmark our Black Friday archive, which will include every single Black Friday deal that we post.
Until then, get some rest and be prepared to either stay up late Thanksgiving night or get up really early on Friday morning (or both) and have your wallets and credit cards ready.