Apple starts smartphone trade-in program for iPhone 5C&4S in India. Try&buy offer may come soon too

On Monday we told you about smartphone trade-in program Apple planned to start in India to boost iPhone 5C sales.

Well, according to the Times of India, the program started today.

If you want to get a discount of Rs 13000 ($208) or more on your iPhone 5C or iPhone 4S purchase, you should bring one of the smartphones  eligible for trade-in. These are:

  • iPhone 4
  • BlackBerry Z10, Q10
  • Nokia Lumia 925
  • HTC One, One Mini, Desire 500, Desire 600
  • Samsung Galaxy S4, S3, Note 3, Note 2, S4 Mini, Mega 6.3, Mega 5.8
  • Sony Xperia Z1, Z, Z Ultra, ZR and C

iPhone 5C

Rs 13K is the minimum discount you can expect if you exchange iPhone 4 for 4S or 5C. Newer phones can fetch even more, with discounted iPhone 5C prices starting at  28.9K Rs ($463), and 4S going for 18.5K rupee ($296).

According to industry sources, Apple tripled its sales in India when it offered Rs 7000 ($112) cashbacks on select smartphones for iPhone 4, earlier this year.  So it is happy to do it again with the poorly selling iPhone 5C.

The trade-in program was agreed in Apple’s meeting with Indian retailers last week. Other iPhone sales promotion initiatives were discussed too. One of them included a try and buy program, where customer can take Apple’s device home for a few days without paying for it. Full price of the handset will be reserved on a client’s credit card to make sure he returns or pays for the iPhone. No decision on this program has been reached yet.

Source: Times of India

Author: Stasys Bielinis

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