Trade-In on Select Smartphones Ahead of iPhone 5 Arrival

Secure a limited-time offer in less than 60 seconds for used iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, Samsung Galaxy S III and other smartphone models

TORONTO, Sept. 12, 2012 /CNW/ - Starting today, eBay is making Canadians a limited-time offer for their used smartphones through Instant Sale, an electronics trade-in program that makes it easy for consumers to get quick cash for their smartphones or other electronic devices. Canadians who lock-in their Instant Sale trade-in offer in the next 12 days will receive 20 per cent more on 36 smartphone devices, including up to $404.40 for their 64 gigabyte iPhone 4S.

Launched in Canada in January 2012, eBay Instant Sale is an online tool that makes people a cash offer for their electronic devices in 60 seconds or less. Powered by Staples Canada, the program ensures that trade-in devices are refurbished and resold, while those that are beyond repair are responsibly recycled. To date, eBay's Instant Sale has generated more than 10 million offers on used electronics globally, with smartphones, iPads and iPods among the most popular trade-in items.

"Just in time for the iPhone 5's arrival eBay is offering top-dollar for smartphones," said Andrea Stairs, country manager of eBay Canada. "We're thrilled to give Canadians a reason to trade-in before they trade-up, while ensuring discarded devices end up in the hands of new owners."

Canadians looking to make the most of their smartphones, and get 20 per cent more on the trade-in value, must obtain their guaranteed Instant Sale trade-in offer anytime between today and September 24 at 11:59 pm ET. Using the free shipping label provided, shipments must be postmarked no later than October 1, 2012 in order to receive the initial offer price. Examples of trade-in offers for popular devices include values of up to:

Device    Maximum trade-in value
Apple iPhone 4S   $404.40
Apple iPhone 4    $218.76
Apple iPhone 3GS   $105.00
BlackBerry Bold 9900   $214.20
BlackBerry Torch   $180.60
Samsung Galaxy S III   $420.00
Samsung Galaxy Note   $336.00
Samsung Galaxy S II LTE   $252.00

"Trade-ins makes sense economically and environmentally, and are an obvious step in the electronics lifecycle," adds Stairs. "With Instant Sale, Canadians have a green way to dispose of their older devices while also offsetting the cost of purchasing the newest, must have, gadgets."

Cashing in on unwanted electronic devices is easy:

  1. Identify your device at
  2. Get an offer based on the device and description, instantly.
  3. Accept the offer and receive a free shipping label to ship the device.
  4. Once the device is received and assessed, the money is deposited into the consumer's PayPal account.

To sell unwanted electronic devices instantly, consumers should visit

About eBay

Founded in 1995 in San Jose, Calif., eBay Inc. connects millions of buyers and sellers globally on a daily basis through eBay, the world's largest online marketplace, and PayPal, which enables individuals and businesses to securely, easily, and quickly send and receive online payments. We also reach millions through specialized marketplaces such as StubHub, the world's largest ticket marketplace, and eBay Classifieds sites, which together have a presence in more than 1,000 cities around the world. In Canada, eBay was visited by more than 7.5 million Canadians in January 2012 (comScore Media Metrix).

SOURCE: eBay Canada

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media please contact: 

Megan Vickell
eBay Canada


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