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Upgrade to New iPhone for Free — Really

If you’re in the market for an iPhone 5, experts say it’s best to lock in a trade-in price for your iPhone before today’s announcement.

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Three out of four current iPhone 4 owners plan to buy the iPhone, according to a survey from deal site That’s a lot of old iPhones coming into the market. As we’ve previously reported, that kind of glut has made trade-in prices fall as much as 25% during previous releases.

Spokesmen from sites including and said the best time to lock in was mid-August. But in many cases, current prices still eclipse carriers’ subsidized prices for the handset — in other words, it’s possible to get back more than you initially paid for the phone , says Kirk Parsons, senior director of wireless services for J.D. Power and Associates. Here’s how it works: The $199 starting price the wireless carriers charge is just a fraction of the true cost of the device. Carriers factor in the price difference when setting plan rates and early-termination fees, helping them recoup the cost over the course of that two-year contract.

But shoppers will need to watch lock-in times., for example, gives shoppers just seven days to send in their phone after getting a price estimate, while has a 21-day period before an offered price expires.

Keep in mind that requirements to get the best trade-in price vary by site. Some knock off a few dollars if you don’t send the charger or haven’t cleared your personal information off the device; all of them assess scratches, cracks and functionality. Most also vary pricing by carrier.

Here’s a selection of current trade-in prices:


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      Search icons not showing We upgraded to WSS v3 and when we do a search,no icons are showing up next to the results. The results still work but the image
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      We upgraded to WSS v3 and when we do a search, no icons are showing up
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      left do not show up. I noticed in the html of the search results page
      that the img src tag for the icon is empty (“”). See the source below
      as an example of the returned html.
      Our test environment does not have any issues. Also, I have verified
      that the necessary images are in _layouts/images. Finally, I was able
      to open up one of the images such as _layouts/images/STS_List16.gif
      directly in the address bar. Anyone have any ideas how to fix this?
      This looks really bad to the end user.
      Mike Walsh replied on 17-Dec-07 11:50 PM
      Can you confirm that you are only not seeing icons when doing a search -
      i.e. that icons for the same documents are showing up when you access a
      View of a document library.
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      Steve replied on 19-Dec-07 05:50 AM
      Yes, I can see the same icons when going to document libraries. It is
      just when I do a search that the icons do not show up. This includes
      binary icons like the Word or Excel icon as well as SharePoint icons
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      charftong replied on 05-Jan-08 04:12 PM
      This same exact thing is happening in our instance of MOSS. It also
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      J replied on 29-Jan-08 01:48 PM
      We are having the same issue. Has anyone found a fix for it?
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      Sharo replied on 22-Feb-08 05:29 AM
      Do you, or anyone else, know if this problem is resolved in SP1.
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      MULTISY replied on 23-Feb-08 04:31 PM
      We are using WSS and just installed the latest version
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      Ben Gillespi replied on 09-Mar-08 11:15 AM
      “Steve” wrote:
      BenGillespi replied on 09-Mar-08 11:17 AM
      I am also experiencing the same problem. Any idea what causes it yet?
      BenGillespi replied on 10-Mar-08 11:23 AM
      Today I removed the “pdf” entry in DOCICON.XML and the icons reappeared but
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      Mike Walsh replied on 10-Mar-08 01:34 PM
      did you do iisreset after you added it back ?
      Mike Walsh
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      canet replied on 14-Mar-08 08:57 AM
      I had the same problem. It turned out that I made a mistake when I added the
      PDF icon entry and ended up with duplicate entries for the same file type.
      After removing the duplicate entry and doing an IISreset, icons are now
      displayed correctly in the search results page.
      Dovechi replied on 07-May-08 12:00 PM
      We also have the same issue in terms of icons not showing in the search
      results. This was working yesterday which included the .pdf ifilters.
      Something happened to DNS last night and the infra bods had to put SharePoint
      url’s nack in. Search didn’t come back at first, so I reset the search and
      recrawled. Which brought back the results but no icons. I tried stopping
      and restarting various services but no joy. I haven’t tried taking out the
      .pdf entry out of DOCICON.XML yet but to be honest I don’t think that will
      solve it…
      Has anyone got any other ideas before I start tampering with the above file…
      Dovechi replied on 08-May-08 08:59 AM
      Thankfully we have two environments running. One was working and the other
      not. So we managed to do a like for like on the docicon.xml file and visually
      we couldn’t see any errors. So we renamed the one that was not working and
      took a copy of the one that was working. Restarted IIS and bingo all is
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      RootsWeb: SECONDSITE-L icons dissappeared from SS personal pages and index
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      Subject: icons dissappeared from SS personal pages and index
      Date: Mon, 30 Jan 2006 10:34:01 -0600
      I use different color tree icons to denote descendants of various family branches and another icon to indicate their sex. These icons appear on the SS personal pages and index. There is a key explaining the icons on the SS Title [home] page.
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      When looking in SS config under Data > Icons, it appears that all the icon flag sentences are still there and correct.
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