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My wife and I went to the Apple Store tonite and each got an iPhone 5S. The guy who did the sale for us told us about the Apple Recycling Program that could get us a discount via a gift card. We figured what the hey, let's see if we can get something for the iPhone 4.

So he entered the data for my wife's iPhone 4 -- that it was backed up, that Find My iPhone was disabled, etc. -- and it returned a value of $79. Great!

After that, he did the same thing with my iPhone 4 but got....$47??? He didn't know why, and the manager also didn't know why, but they both said there's nothing they could do about it because it was all handled by corporate in California.

But here's the thing: my wife and I bought the iPhone 4 -- both of them -- on the exact same day (on the exact same receipt), they came from the same shipment (after that store had sold out the first batch), they were both the black iPhone (the white one was still a long way from being released), they were both AT&T (at the time we bought 'em, AT&T was the only provider servicing iPhone), and they both had the same capacity (16gb). Both were in perfect working condition, and had no scuffs or cracks or anything.

Really, why did mine give less of a discount??
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