In another offering to entice the customers, BlackBerry has started a buyback offer on the Z10 and is offering up to Rs 11,000 off on trading an old smartphone for a new Z10 handset which is priced for Rs 43,490. The scheme is valid for a month. BlackBerry had earlier announced the device on zero interest, zero processing fee EMI scheme like those offered by Samsung, Apple and many others. Apple had started the buyback offer trend with the iPhone 4, following which Samsung offered a similar scheme for the Galaxy Note II. Also Read - BlackBerry Z10 restocked in India after selling out within a week of price drop
The scheme is valid in across 17 cities across 1,400 outlets, including Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Baroda, Chandigarh, Chennai, Faridabad, Ghaziabad, Gurgaon, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mumbai, New Delhi, Noida, Pune, Surat. It is applicable on a number of models of phones including Apple and Samsung s high-end devices. For those exchanging BlackBerry s old range of devices, the company has mentioned to offer a discount up to Rs 11,000 on BlackBerry Bold 9900, up to Rs 9,000 price cut on Bold 9790, and up to Rs 6,500 discount on Curve 9320. The trading value for the handset starts at a minimum price of Rs 3,000 for entry-level models like BlackBerry Curve 8530 amongst others.
The scheme includes option to pay the balance money in 9 monthly installments on EMI schemes using credit cards without any upfront cash payment, no interest and zero processing fees, like the non-exchange EMI offer launched earlier. This is a limited period scheme and is applicable on all purchases made by or before July 31. The credit cards include American Express, Axis Bank, Citibank, HDFC Bank, HSBC Bank, ICICI Bank, Kotak, SBI and Standard Chartered.