Upgrade to a new Samsung smartphone and get paid for your old device

Upgrade to a new Samsung smartphone and get paid for your old device
Samsung is making you an offer that you could refuse, but might not want to. Purchase a new Samsung Galaxy S III, Samsung Galaxy S II, Samsung GALAXY Note or any new Samsung smartphone and the Korean based manufacturer will purchase your old handset. The logistics are rather simple. Get a quote for your old phone by filling out the form on Samsung's Facebook page. The questions asked by Samsung to determine the price they will pay you for your old model are what you might expect. Is the screen cracked, does the device work, etc. If you're happy with the price, go out and make the purchase of your new Samsung smartphone and then send in your old phone to Samsung within 30 days with a copy of the receipt.  After that, you just sit back and receive your check. Any model of smartphone is being accepted.

While the entire process is rather simple, there is a drawback. The money you get for your old handset from Samsung is not as much as you would get arranging a private transaction, but it is a lot easier. Even if you purchased your new Samsung smartphone 30 days ago, along as you have the proof of purchase, you can still take advantage of the deal. Depending on the condition of your old handset, your could receive as much as $300 for it.

source: Samsung via Phandroid

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42 Comments

1. EdwardFDU3

Posts: 3; Member since: Jul 03, 2012

not sure if samsung are crazy rich or just being stupid

4. sorcio46

Posts: 435; Member since: Jul 27, 2011

Why? And more important... Why are you posting s**t son?

28. TortillaSlap

Posts: 43; Member since: Aug 05, 2012

why is that crazy? They give you $100 bux for your old SGS1, and you go buy an SGS3. They keep their customers and they still made money. They still charge the carriers 500-600+ for an SGS3 regardless of what the carrier sells it at. They may not make as much money this way, but anyone that is on the fence between a new SGS3 or an iphone or any other phone might be more likely to go SGS3 with this incentive, so its actually more money, not less since they are getting customers they might not have gotten before.

8. Aeires unregistered

More like crazy like a fox.

16. wendygarett unregistered

It would be much better that give us the ics update because some people prefers its own old classic phone...

22. dickwyn

Posts: 621; Member since: May 07, 2012

i want jellybean on my galaxy note !!!

23. 09wbd03516

Posts: 140; Member since: May 30, 2012

Agree! ics update is Free Of Charge!

20. Mxyzptlk unregistered

It's a waste of time. Why not just sell it on ebay or craigslist and get more money?

2. CivicSi89

Posts: 349; Member since: Jul 23, 2011

Lol thats kinda cool. I wanna see what this new device is that they are going to unveil. Ive been wanting the GS3 or the Galaxy Note really badly. If they announce the GN2. then im jumping all over this. i got a quote for my iPhone. 275. Sweet! lol

6. ghostnexus

Posts: 96; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

you should tryhttp://www.orangeoffer.com/index.php they gave me 85 for a broken HTC ONE X.

39. cjennings

Posts: 9; Member since: Feb 17, 2012

$85 bucks?????that sucks

7. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

you can get more from other sources like the article mentioned.

19. ardent1

Posts: 2000; Member since: Apr 16, 2011

If you had read the article, it talks about private transactions as opposed to other sources.

25. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

private transactions are another source and other sources have ways to make private transactions.

3. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

Magic 8 Ball says Apple is going to ammend their complaint against Sammy to add predatory marketing practices.

5. OpTiMuS_BlAcK

Posts: 418; Member since: May 04, 2012

I wonder what they'll do with those old phones~~~

9. OptimusOne

Posts: 694; Member since: May 22, 2012

blend them

42. A.aoudi

Posts: 125; Member since: Feb 14, 2012

They can alter the parts and use them in the newer phones.

10. AstronautJones

Posts: 305; Member since: Aug 01, 2012

I wonder what will get $300? I looked a month ago and they only offered $150 for a Skyrocket. Maybe the $300 is for an iPhone?

26. Synack

Posts: 688; Member since: Jul 05, 2011

Galaxy Nexus and Galaxy S3

27. LostInTheRed

Posts: 85; Member since: May 03, 2012

iPhone 4S 64GB in best condition gets you only $250. My Galaxy S 4G would only bring in $70 (I paid $99 for it over a year ago).

11. ivanko34

Posts: 617; Member since: Sep 04, 2011

The original article from phandroid.com is much better Alan you should just write a link to the original articles you try to copy

13. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

This made me lol. +1.

24. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

But at the end of article there is a link to phandroid.com or I have missed something? :)

12. georgevillanueva

Posts: 7; Member since: Feb 12, 2012

Does this work if your contract isn't up?

14. loken

Posts: 462; Member since: May 09, 2012

too bad i got an old samsung but dont plan on buying a new samsung ..

15. JunkCreek

Posts: 407; Member since: Jul 13, 2012

iPhone should go this as well. imagine u must throw ur $500-800 to buy a new all out or nothing another $700-900. But iUser always claim they iRich anyway. So just be it.

17. Vince805

Posts: 21; Member since: Jun 11, 2012

they will give me $75 for my old htc incredible 2. But I already have the S3!!! I will just sell it to someone looking for a old verizon phone for $100 lol

18. loken

Posts: 462; Member since: May 09, 2012

i think if they get iphones , they will take back their chipset , camera and then make the iphone drop from 20 floors to see samsung hates aplee

21. Gaurav008

Posts: 328; Member since: Jul 20, 2012

haha..lol...+1

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