GameStop now accepting iOS products for trade ins

Apple's various iOS products could have yet another major retailer selling them in their brick and mortar stores. The video and PC game retailer GameStop has posted up word on its web site that it has started accepting old iPhones, iPads and iPods as trade ins along with its used games, consoles and accessories. As with its used game products, people who bring in their old iOS devices will receive credit towards future purchases from GameStop.

In addition to the used products, there are rumors that GameStop could start selling new iOS devices from Apple in the near future. 9to5Mac reports via several unnamed sources that GameStop announced at its annual trade show in Las Vegas this past week it would start selling new iPhones, iPads and iPods in its stores. There's no word on when this might happen although the upcoming launch of the iPhone 5 and the new versions of Apple's iPods would be a good time to start, just before the holiday shopping season really begins. GameStop has offered up more products for sale than just games and game-based hardware in the past. Several years ago it started selling Microsoft's Zune media players. However due to poor sales the retailer stopped selling Zune products in 2008.

GameStop has been busy expanding its business into other areas. Earlier this year it purchased the Impulse PC game download service from Stardock and is even accepting pre-orders in its stores for downloadable games. It also acquired Spawn Labs at the same time and is now testing its streaming technology. It plans to offer up its own cloud-based streaming game service to its customers sometime in mid-2012.

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I wonder what the actual trade in values will be? I have an old iPod Touch sitting around that has not been turned on in rather some time that i could trade in.

littleneutrino said,
I wonder what the actual trade in values will be? I have an old iPod Touch sitting around that has not been turned on in rather some time that i could trade in.

This is GameStop we are talking about. I suspect something like $17 cash or $25 in store credit. I think there is more value in giving the old tech junk away to other family members who may not have similar luxury.

littleneutrino said,
I wonder what the actual trade in values will be? I have an old iPod Touch sitting around that has not been turned on in rather some time that i could trade in.

what generation is it? I might be willing to shell out $50.00 for it

speedstr3789 said,

what generation is it? I might be willing to shell out $50.00 for it

Well, knowing GameStop, they'll be charging $ 20 under retail for these amazing used products... And you probably won't even get the battery cover...

M_Lyons10 said,

Well, knowing GameStop, they'll be charging $ 20 under retail for these amazing used products... And you probably won't even get the battery cover...

Good thing these are Apple products then, eh? No battery covers to lose in the first place!

stunts said,
is it just me or is there more pointless apple news than anything else on this here windows orientated website

It's not a Windows-only website.

stunts said,
is it just me or is there more pointless apple news than anything else on this here windows orientated website

At least this is something some people might care about. Unlike the technological wonder that was adding Facebook and Twitter "Share / Like buttons on their website... LOL

stunts said,
is it just me or is there more pointless apple news than anything else on this here windows orientated website

Well, at least this isn't just a "Rumor: Apple will be doing something soon?" post...