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£50 for ANY old mobile from O2

chralph Avatar
8y, 9m agoFound 8 years, 9 months ago
THis is a quote from Stevedalton from MSE, credit to him.

"Today I have just bought my wife a new PAYG phone from an O2 shop. The phone I purchased was a Motorola V8 flip phone. It was priced instore at £129.99 but on this phone, O2 stores are allowing £50 p/x on any old phone. I took up this offer and produced a very old Sony CMH333 phone - They used to be known as a Sony Mars Bar due to being the same size as a Mars Bar. It must have been nearly 15 years old and they currently go for around 99p on eBay.

Anyway, I handed over the phone and I had to sign a till reciept to confirm that I had recieved £50 trade in for it. I got my new phone for £79.99 (plus I had to buy a £10 top up but you can claim a refund on this provided you dont use any of the credit). When I left the shop I examined my reciept and clearly printed on that was a statement that by trading in your handset you are agreeing to transfer ownership of the handset to O2 for recycling and a few other conditions basically confirming that there is no personal data left on the phone, the sim has been removed, O2 can dispose of it etc. but the ones you will be interested in are the final 2 conditions and I'll type these exactly as they appear on the reciept;
4. I understand that in the case of any subsequent refund, this handset cannot be returned to me and a refund will be given to include any allowance obtained by transferring ownership of this handset to O2 UK.
5. I UNDERSTAND THAT TRADE-IN HANDSETS CANNOT BE RETRIEVED OR RETURNED TO ME UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES.

All you have to do now is to return your recently purchased Motorola handset under the 14 day returns policy, claim a refund on what you actually paid for the phone and according to their own terms, also claim back the £50 trade in allowance for your p/x phone as they cannot return it. Easy peasey."
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#1
whys this cold? sounds good
#2
Perhaps the people voting this cold haven't studied the text precisely.

Very cheeky but no reason for it not to work.

Borders on dishonest to me though it is perfectly legal.

Also I can see a lot of VERY QUICK memo's going out to all of the o2 shops on Monday.

Well done. Heat Added!!
#3
i strongly doubt they will give you £50

also just phoned in o2 now and they said that the £5 depends on which phone you are buying, the trade in price ranges from £10-£50, which is a shame.
#4
I have tried this and it appears to work on this phone. Other phones only offer 20 to 30 pounds cashback. A bit dishonest but it does work :)

Cheers
#5
chralph
I have tried this and it appears to work on this phone. Other phones only offer 20 to 30 pounds cashback. A bit dishonest but it does work :)

Cheers


so you actually got £50 back?
#6
It says on the website:
"Pay & Go customers
When you upgrade your handset we'll give you 10% of the value of your top-ups as call time worth up to £200 or up to £100 (5%) discount off the price of the handset*."
So may be you got your upgrade allowance because of how much top-ups you had put on your phone in the past?
#7
Any one have a list of phones and amounts? Does the handset have to power on? Is a charger or manual required? Are shop payg handset prices same as on-line?
#8
cheerleader;1625971
It says on the website:
"Pay & Go customers
When you upgrade your handset we'll give you 10% of the value of your top-ups as call time worth up to £200 or up to £100 (5%) discount off the price of the handset*."
So may be you got your upgrade allowance because of how much top-ups you had put on your phone in the past?


Nope - already discussed on MSE
#9
m1chaels
Any one have a list of phones and amounts? Does the handset have to power on? Is a charger or manual required? Are shop payg handset prices same as on-line?


should be a working phone yes


also last time i got a phone from o2 i noticed that every phone had a diffrent trade in value and that some phones did not have any trade in
#10
chralph;1625945
I have tried this and it appears to work on this phone. Other phones only offer 20 to 30 pounds cashback. A bit dishonest but it does work :)

Cheers


So you've actually returned the phone and been given the full non discounted price back?
#11
sburley
So you've actually returned the phone and been given the full non discounted price back?


same thing i want to confirm
#12
Yes, it did work. I spoke to a friend in o2 and he said that this is perfectly viable.

Good luck :)

Chralph
#13
guv;1625954
Why does it border on being dishonest? If they want to give a £50 rebate for an old phone, whats the problem?



Are you unable to see that making a purchase of a phone, solely with the intent of returning said purchase just so that you can gain £50, is dishonestly obtaining by deception?

The offer is made for people GENUINELY not being happy with the purchase.
Or do you think that o2 would be happy that their offer is being abused in such a way.
Not for me (though heat added) - I cant stand Motorola phones!

Also, why would it matter whether or not you LIKED the phone if you intend returning it for a refund - or am I missing something here?
#14
The problem is that most likely the phone will be in the branch still for the 14 days, waiting for several to be recalled and sent for recycling. This was the case when I sold mobiles. They would be hung onto for 28 days despite what the receipt may say. It was just a disclaimer in case it did go missing or get returned early or if the phone was worth more than £50!!!etc.

If they smell a rat I am sure they will do everything possible to discourage people from costing them money
as your wasting time that could secure a real customer, giving them a hard to sell on used 14 day return, and costing them £50 to boot for their trouble.

But good luck anyway £50 is £50!
#15
[QUOTE=rizla01]Are you unable to see that making a purchase of a phone, solely with the intent of returning said purchase just so that you can gain £50, is dishonestly obtaining by deception?QUOTE]

Its not obtaining money by deception as you are giving O2 your mobile phone which they are paying you £50 for. The return of the original new phone has nothing to do with it as it doesn't state that anything has to be wrong with it for you to return it - you may not like whatever about it , thats enough.
#16
Dishonest
#17
Yeah - I was just interested if you could get a 50 quid discount for any old worthless phone to get a good deal on a new handset. However making 50 quid profit sounds like a good idea as well.
#18
dishonest or not

isnt this still a hot deal, if you dont return it? 50 quid off any phone for a house brick!!
#19
It's not dishonest. If O2 wish to make such offers then it's up to them - they need to be careful of any pitfalls.
#20
guv;1626451
To be honest, I couldnt care what O2 feel about it. They tie people in knots with their T&Cs which are often unfair (like all mobile companies do). Too bad they slipped up.

Ditto.
I've loved O2 ever since they instructed a debt recovery agency to hassle me with threatening letters after legitimately cancelling my contract when they began charging for some calls that were originally free on my contract.
Some people would have been really worried when the local Court date and time was sent to me by these clowns- despite multiple letters (all by rec delivery). I got to the point where I wanted to go to Court with my evidence to fight this and was somewhat disappointed at the simple 3 line letter from O2 apologising for their 'administrative error'. I wonder how many people would have just paid the £180 to end the hassle.
I wish everyone luck in getting as much from o2 as they can. :)
#21
I cannot understand some people. The post is good as long as you can claim upto £50 off an old phone. But then going on to say that you return your original purchase and get the full amount back is clearly cheating. I would advise the OP to edit his post.
#22
everybody is a winner in this, you get £50 for a door stop, somebody who cant afford a mobile gets a phone, O2 may :whistling: get a new customer if not they get thier phone back:p

This is true deal anarchy for the masses
banned#23
dishonest. it'll hurt the genuine customers in the long run.
voted cold
#24
This is a good deal but only for the fact that u can trade in any mobile for £50 off a new phone. Taking that new phone back in order to gain a £50 refund is dishonest. I may take advantage of the £50 trade in but not the returning of the phone. Getting £50 back is an amazing deal as it is.

Can u put the £50 trade in towards ANY PayG phone, even ones that are £50 or £60? What about if I bought a £40 phone plus the £10 top up. Would I be able to get that phone for free if using the £50 trade?
#25
Tommy_V
This is a good deal but only for the fact that u can trade in any mobile for £50 off a new phone. Taking that new phone back in order to gain a £50 refund is dishonest. I may take advantage of the £50 trade in but not the returning of the phone. Getting £50 back is an amazing deal as it is.

Can u put the £50 trade in towards ANY PayG phone, even ones that are £50 or £60? What about if I bought a £40 phone plus the £10 top up. Would I be able to get that phone for free if using the £50 trade?


im curious of this also, is it any p&g phone that gets the discount or just the v8?
#26
This is not dishonest or fraudulent at all. Imagine trading in a car and getting £3k off the value of a £10 new one.

The dealer sells your trade in immediately to a dealer who puts it into an auction. You take your car back next day and ask for a refund as you are not happy with it.

If you have a genuine reason for a refund i.e. if it was within the Ts & Cs then you should get the full amount.

If O2 want to patronise customers into thinking their old phones are worth £50 when clearly they are not that is their luck out.

I can guarantee that the £50 is built into the contract price anyway so you are not getting anything for your trade in. Who is being sneaky? Us or them? It doesn't matter its all above board. Do it - screw them.
#27
Just got £50 off the V8 for an old Nokia 3410 in trade in. Won't be returning the phone for a refund as £79 paid for it will make me a good profit on ebay. :thumbsup:
#28
shanecr;1627151
im curious of this also, is it any p&g phone that gets the discount or just the v8?

The V8 has £50 cashback available - other models have varying cashback (ie much less).
#29
GOOD DEAL. Also 02 handsets usally come unlocked so theres another reason to buy.
Can anyone with one of these phones verify that the Motorola RAZR2 V8 phone is unlocked?
#30
I can see the point of this bargain but have to say you would need to be more hard faced than me to return it and expect the discount back too.But good luck to anyone who is willing to try it

Lesleyxx
#31
what is MSE??
#32
is this with any phone because ive got one hanging around and can you get CASH ONLY for the trade in??
#33
raese
what is MSE??


Money Saving Expert. It's a website run by Martin Lewis who is a professional money saving expert. Good site, top bloke. Appeared on the Tonight with Trevor McDonut programme many times.
#34
Is a V8 worth swapping a KRZR for? I'm a bit bored of it now, had it nearly 18 months.
#35
Not dishonest in my opinion, they are in effect offering to buy your phone for £50
#36
so all i got to do is buy a cheap 3210 from ebay for £3, then buy a phone at O2, then i go bak the next day and they give me a refund? and the £50 so i make 47£ profit like that? sweet!
#37
ROSHAN
GOOD DEAL. Also 02 handsets usally come unlocked so theres another reason to buy.
Can anyone with one of these phones verify that the Motorola RAZR2 V8 phone is unlocked?


o2 pay and go phones do not come unlocked.
#38
shanecr
o2 pay and go phones do not come unlocked.


Are you sure about that? I'd heard that all o2 phones were unlocked.
#39
Long thread - but only one person actual got this to work (so far)
#40
All my O2 payg phones have been locked.

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