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Radio Shack’s $99 HTC EVO Trade & Save deal isn’t worth it

Radioshack_logo Unless you seriously can't think of anything else to do with a working handset that you're not using, then the fact that Radio Shack will take it and give you a $100 instant-rebate on the HTC EVO in return isn't that big of a deal.

I mean, yes, a $99 EVO is great (old) news. But it's not as good as other sites are making it sound.

Radio Shack has been selling black EVOs for $99 online for at least a month already, remember? Amazon Wireless has been doing it off-and-on for the past two months, and Walmart Wireless did it too (that one was $49.99 for new contracts and $99.99 for renewals). And no one had to give anyone else a phone that could be sold on eBay or Craiglist either.

In other words, you don't have to give away another phone to get an EVO for $99.

If you insist, however, then the Radio Shack "deal" comes with a free Bluetooth headset (which is probably worth less than you could sell your other phone for) and is going on until Christmas.

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Jenn K. Lee is the founder of Pocketables. She loves gadgets the way most women love shoes and purses. The pieces in her tech wardrobe that go with everything are currently the Samsung Galaxy Note II, Sony Tablet P, and Nexus 7, but there are still a couple of vintage UMPCs/MIDs in the back of her closet.

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6 thoughts on “Radio Shack’s $99 HTC EVO Trade & Save deal isn’t worth it

  • I got one yesterday for my girlfriend’s renewal. They had an extra old Nokia laying around and they let me use it as my trade in. Worked out for me.

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  • As an employee of radioshack this actually inst a bad deal, the headset is a plantronics 240 valued at $39.99 so really the the evo is like $60. Also it doesn’t need to be a high valued phone, yesterday a guy brought in a phone normally priced at $5 and turned it into $100 and didn’t have to wait for any shipping like he would with a online site. And on another note, you can also get the “half oreo”as we call it at work.

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  • I didn’t the Bluetooth. The RS employee told me that offer wasn’t good for the EVO. I think I got shafted.

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  • Unfortunately the bluetooth deal is only for new contacts, not upgrades, but you can the bluetooth with an evo.

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  • Avatar of Cyril

    There is a disclaimer. It states that online offers may differ than in store retail offers. So, what I’m hearing is that if you walked into a Radio Shack outlet, you were probably required to surrender a phone to qualify for the $100.00 dollars off. However, the online price/ offer, did not require you to turn in a old cell phone device.

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  • Avatar of Brian Sherian

    I find this is a decent deal, you dont need to deal with shipping and you can just trade in the oldest POS phone you have, I’m trading in a old phone that i could even try to give away.

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