Radio Shack has launched a new program where both AT&T and Verizon customers can purchase a refurbished 8GB or 16GB iPhone 4 for free with a qualified upgrade or new 2 year agreement with AT&T customers also being able to sign a new agreement and subsequently get the 32GB iPhone 4, also for free.
Radio Shack is also offering the iPhone 4S, also refurbished and is inline with the costs for new units after new agreement, with customers being able to purchase a refurbished AT&T iPhone 4S 16GB for $99.99 or an iPhone 4S 32GB for $149.99. Additionally, the refurbished iPhone 4S for Verizon Wireless costs $99.99 for the 16GB version, $199.99 for the 32GB, and $299.99 for the 64GB version.
RadioShack goes on to elaborate that refurbished phones have been restored and repackaged internally but don’t offer a manufacturer warranty and units labeled as “remanufactured devices” come from a third party with a new warranty, with Radio Shack employees ostensibly being trained to properly explain the differences.
RadioShack is also including a $50 gift card for all refreshed or remanufactured Verizon iPhone purchases and is also offering a $10 gift card to customers who purchase an AT&T or Verizon 4GB iPhone 4 units with an additional AppleCare extended warranty. All of the aforementioned models are also being offered through the chain’s Direct2U ordering program where customers can order a phone and have it shipped directly to home or to a local Radio Shack location for pickup.
Below, the pricing breakdown for all refurbished and refreshed AT&T/Verizon iPhone models being offered through the new program, which launches today:
- AT&T iPhone 4 (8GB) for free + $10 RadioShack gift card with AppleCare+ purchase
- AT&T iPhone 4 (16/32GB) for free
- AT&T iPhone 4S (16GB) for $99.99
- AT&T iPhone 4S (32GB) for $149.99
- Verizon iPhone 4 (8GB) for free + $60 RadioShack gift card with AppleCare+ purchase
- Verizon iPhone 4 (16GB) for free + $50 RadioShack gift card
- Verizon iPhone 4S (16GB) for $99.99 + $50 RadioShack gift card
- Verizon iPhone 4S (32GB) for $199.99 + $50 RadioShack gift card
- Verizon iPhone 4S (64GB) for $299.99 + $50 RadioShack gift card
With the addition of refurbished iPhone sales, Radio Shack is looking to entrench its position as the largest nationwide third-party dealer of smartphones and adding refurbished/refreshed iPhone sales will add to that position, although the company as a whole is still struggling with an identity crisis and the perception of being out of place in comparison to other electronics stores and chains.