Verizon is launching their trade-in program for used cell phones

Verizon is launching their trade-in program for used cell phones
Are you eying one of the many top notch smartphones that Verizon is currently offering, or how about some of the juicy ones that are expected to arrive down the road – like the HTC Merge? But when you dig deep down into your pockets, you find nothing but an empty wallet filled with just some loose change. If you're trying to save up for a future purchase and have some spare phones laying around the house that aren't being used, you may want to check out Verizon's trade-in program that they're launching.

Similar to a host of other services currently available, you essentially go online to www.trade-in.vzw.com and enter in some information regarding your used or new phone. During the process, it'll ask specific questions like the condition of the device – whether or not it's working or perhaps damaged. From there, you'll eventually get an appraisal amount which would be sent to you in the form of a Verizon Wireless gift card.

Although some devices will fetch more money than others, an Apple iPhone 4 32GB version for example, will dish up approximately $212 – which can be seen as being pretty low, but then again, can be okay for some. If you do decide to send it, there is an option during the process which will allow for a pre-paid box to be shipped to you. Additionally, there is also an option to donate your phone to charity if you wish to do so.

So if you don't want to hassle yourself by putting up your phones on auctioning sites or even something like Craigslist, this may become especially useful to you.

source: Verizon Wireless


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17 Comments

1. LuceGoose unregistered

Sprint has had a BuyBack Program for quite some time now. It's about time Verizon caught up. Go to the link below to see. They have a device list and the amount you'll be compensated for the device. They even accept other carrier's phones. https://secure2.sprintbuyback.com/consumer/

2. dap34

Posts: 3; Member since: Oct 28, 2009

bestbuy.com/tradein has way better values. You can also trade in pretty much any used electronic item. I have used them multiple times.

3. theman414

Posts: 132; Member since: Jun 08, 2009

$212 for an iPhone 4 is extremely low! Check out the prices are going for on craigslist for example

4. SLIM unregistered

THIS IS A LOAD OF CRAP. I JUST CALLED TO GET MY CHOCOLATE APPRAISED AND ALL IT WAS WORTH TO THEM WAS 8 FREAKIN BUCKS WOW. CAN SELL IT ON THE STREET FOR AT LEAST FIFTY

9. Cali_E

Posts: 196; Member since: Sep 24, 2008

you sir are an idiot.

14. ecml

Posts: 129; Member since: Mar 23, 2010

the chocolate what? Are you talking about the LG Chocolate......That phone isn't worth no 50 lol

15. SLIM unregistered

U A LIE I JUST SOLD IT TO SOME DUMB DUMB FOR 60 LOL

16. jherz6

Posts: 217; Member since: May 23, 2008

He most certaily is.

5. cp hall unregistered

lol no one wants a chocolate

7. slim unregistered

why do u think i wanted to sell it lmao its old i got a droid

6. cp hall unregistered

yeah this would definitely have to improve i have droidx in perfect condition about 2 weeks old and it offers 124 bucks all it asked could it make calls and was the screen cracked and if the display worked ...but yeah i paid 200 for the phone and wouldnt take less than that for about 6 months

8. souleater93

Posts: 86; Member since: Mar 20, 2009

I appraised some of the older phones I had such as the LG enV=$0, the Samsung Intensity flamingo red=$0, The LG Venus=$12 and my moms new Samsung Rouge=$12. Personally I find their system is under valuing phones that are no longer carried by cellphone carriers. If they are stating used phones cost that much for us to sell them then why are consumers paying full price for "certified pre-owned" devices from Verizon Wireless? For instance the LG Chocolate touch that Verizon sells consumers cost us $259.99 full price even though it is preowned, but if we sell it to them we get $8 for it. I think Verizon should re-think this method of appraising phones.

10. Cali_E

Posts: 196; Member since: Sep 24, 2008

its a lot better than just nothing at all in my opinion, cpo phones are reconditioned to new, you would not be able to tell the difference between a cpo and a brand new phone out the box. if you knew anything about the cellphone industry then you would know that as soon as someone buys a phone and rips that factory plastic off then it is worth $0 to the company regardless off what ist worth, and it is def not free to have the manufacturer recondition a phone to new

11. Cali_E

Posts: 196; Member since: Sep 24, 2008

*of* *its* my typing is terrible today

12. souleater93

Posts: 86; Member since: Mar 20, 2009

I do know a little about the cellphone industry and it does make sense to lower the value, but not all the way. Also the CPO phones are in some cases worse than the brand new phones. I know this because I have had many replacement phones over the last two years; ranging from the Venus, enV2, Chocolate 3, Dare and Intensity; with Verizon and half of the replacement phones, under the same as CPO inspection, were broken before I event got them.

13. dillinger4escape unregistered

Mine are worth 0 dollars????????

17. Raja Bell unregistered

I think its worth it for some people to sell like this but almost always I think you could make more money selling your phone privately.http://www.dotcells.com

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