Earlier this year Best Buy launched its electronics Buy Back Program. Best Buy has described the program as “future proofing” and will allow users to trade in their smartphones, laptops, tablets and other electronics for a percentage of the the original value.
Best Buy along with agency Crispin Porter + Bogusky and mobile app developer Unit9 have created an iPhone app to promote the Buy Back Program. The app includes a Buybackulator, Upgrade Checker and a yes, even a Telephone Time Machine.
The Buybackulator allows a user to select a product and enter its price. The application then calculates the amount of the gift card amount. The Upgrade Checker will send you an alert you when your electronics are ready for an upgrade. The Telephone Time Machine re-skins your iPhone’s keypad and sounds from a rotary phone to flip phone style to a futuristic style that looks like it requires a thumb scan. Simply shake your phone to switch between the different styles.
The Best Buy ‘Buy Back’ app is available as a free download in the Apply App Store.