I use my iPhone camera more than any other camera I own. It is on me all the time and is so convenient to quickly share photos from. Even on photo shoots I always find myself pulling out the iPhone for a couple BTS snaps or video. I have had the iPhone 4 since it came out and it has been showing it's age. I heard of a way to get an iPhone 5 for the cost of sales tax, and so I decided to give it a shot tonight.
Currently Best Buy has the iPhone 5 on sale for $150 (upgrade price), but they also price match, and until mid-January Walmart has the iPhone 5 on sale for $127. So I strolled into a Best Buy tonight and showed the guy an article I found stating the sale price of the iPhone 5 at Walmart, he called a manager, and they agreed to price match it. So now I am already in at $127 for an iPhone 5 with my upgrade. Well if I got the 5 I would have no use for my 4, and Best Buy has a trade in program as well. Seeing as my iPhone 4 would yield me a return of $140 with the charger, I decided to jump on it. The only catch to all of this is that you still have to pay sales tax on the full retail price, which brought my total to $180. This total will vary depending where you live and what sales tax is, but hey, $40 for an iPhone 5 is a great deal in my book!
They will give you more for an iPhone 4s (a friend told me he got $250 for his), so if you are due for an upgrade and you have an iPhone 4 or 4s in good condition, go down to Best Buy and get the cheapest upgrade you'll find just about anywhere. Don't forget to mention the price at Walmart to save yourself a few more dollars!
PS If you don't want an iPhone 5, the Samsung Galaxy S3 is on sale for $150 (upgrade/new contract price) as well. You won't get the extra savings from price matching, but that's still a good price, especially if you are trading in an iPhone 4 or 4s.