Great Deal – Get a Smartphone + $25 Best Buy Certificate for $20 or Less – Sell on eBay for a Profit

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Fantastic Best Buy Deal

Update: The phone now seems to be available via shipping only whereas previously you could pick it up in store. Unless you order $35 or more, they charge $3.99 shipping which changes the calculations, although it is still a great deal.

Best Buy has a pretty good deal on the Nokia Lumia 635 GoPhone for AT&T. Currently the phone is being sold for $19.99 (down from $49.99) until 3pm CT as part of their 4 hour sale. That is a good price, but you can do so much better.

My Best Buy Members (free to join) can get $25 in My Best Buy points with the purchase of any Smartphone. You can find the details here. If we combine the offers, it looks something like this:

  • Cost of the phone: $20
  • Discover portal cashback 5% (next best portal is around 1%): $1
  • Total cost: $19
  • Merchandise credit: $25

So you end up with a phone and $25 in Best Buy credit for $19 out of pocket. ($18 if you have the Discover double cashback promotion.)

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Selling on eBay

The phone is currently selling for $35-$45 on eBay with a number of sold listings over the past few days. The average sales price is probably in the low $40s. Even if you sell it for $35 and clear $25 after shipping and fees, the math looks like this.

  • Out of pocket cost: $19
  • Proceeds from eBay: $25
  • Profit $6 + $25 in Best Buy credit

Of course you can keep the phone and still pocket $25 in Best Buy credit. This is a great deal all around. For more details see this Slickdeals thread.


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3 COMMENTS

  1. Gone. I’m curious how you got the $25 Rewards Certificate to combine with this offer? I had one in my cart right as it was dying, but my cart only showed 21 POINTS.

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