Samsung’s trade value at Samsung.com

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  1. valinda macrumors 6502

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    I was checking how much trade in value my S8 had at Samsung.com. It’s $350. What I found strange is the
    s8 + is also $350. Even stranger is the Note 8 is $200, and the Note 9 $300. I guess they sell more of the S models refurbished.
     
  2. mjschabow macrumors 68020

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    Samsung phones depreciate faster than a brand new car getting t-boned after leaving the dealership parking lot.
     
  3. Cnasty macrumors 68040

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    Truth!
     
  4. pika2000 macrumors 603

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    But that's probably the best you can get for your Samsung. In the open market, it can go even lower, unless you sell it to someone who don't know any better.

    In some countries, even Xiaomi handsets can garner better prices in the open market than Samsung's. Thus Samsung routinely offer trade up programs whenever they launch new phones as that seems to be the only way their fans can get some value for their old phones.
     
  5. SteveJUAE, Jul 19, 2019
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    Yes whilst they are good prices typically 25% on S8 and the Note 9 is 44% the Note 8 seems to be an odd one at 23%

    But this is very comparable to Apple who are 28% on the 8's, 30% on the 8+ and 33% on the X's

    (Checked on UK Apple/Samsung stores trade-ins)

    You also have to factor in on the Samsung extra deals as most early adopters got something bundled , Dex station, wireless charger, case etc or the smarter ones who waited 6 or 8 months and got a good discount

    When it comes to trading in with OEM's Samsung deals are usually better and can be exceptional if you bought your Galaxy on a promotion over Apple where prices remain constant for the year typically.

    Of course especially in USA on the open market Iphone prices remain strangely high given their real trade in value when everything is accounted for :rolleyes:

    If you use release price and OEM's trade in values then Iphones lose more especial when you factor for whats not in the box or bundled etc.

    When you use open market 2nd hand prices and account for all costs (eg case, fast charger, screen protector etc) like for like then there is negligible differences for most between Apple and Samsung ownership costs
     
  6. valinda thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Well I thought $350 is pretty good. They are selling on swappa cheaper than that.
     
  7. Lava Lamp Freak macrumors 65816

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    Yeah, $350 for a trade value seems amazing! I got my S8 on a promo for around $520, I believe, so that's around 67% of what I paid when I got it two years ago. I'm holding out for Pixel 4, but if I was interested in an S10, trading it in with Samsung would be the way to go!
     
  8. nordique macrumors 65816

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    Haha yep!

    The best is to wait for a few months after a flagship Samsung drops. You get a new phone much cheaper and Samsung flagship phones are packed with features and the best displays in the industry/industry leading screens. Great value for anyone looking for a new phone. Also they tend to be the first flagship android to sport the latest Qualcomm processor, and because they launch early in the year, you can really get great value if you just wait a few months vs the ones launching later in the year with the same processor

    Never get them at launch!
     
  9. SteveJUAE macrumors 68030

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    YMMV on this due to the launch promotions and trade-in deals

    This year many got free buds, case and even a tablet.

    This could be worth more to an individual than a reduced price later and of course you miss out on the fun of having a new release :)
     
  10. GrumpyMom macrumors G3

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    They were giving inflated trade in values that sweetened the deal for me. I got a brand new S10+ with cases and ear buds for under $500 if I remember correctly.

    It is a beautiful phone and everything I could want (lol except for my old S9+ rear FPS back...I want that back!). But everything else is sweet. I’m actually optimistic that I’ll be hanging on to it through 2020. It’s got future proofed specs. 5G won’t be anything where I live until 2021 at the earliest.
     
  11. pika2000 macrumors 603

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    Samsung tend to get aggressive at launch. In some markets, they even gave you a free TV with a purchase of the Note 9. You're paying full price (expensive), but if you like bonuses, it's not bad of a deal.
     
  12. Wide opeN macrumors 65816

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    If Samsung ever fixes their update issues I might consider.
     
  13. Shanghaichica macrumors G4

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    Leave the iPhone?
     
  14. mjschabow macrumors 68020

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    Unfortunately it's still pretty upsetting. I finally have up on my S10+ after the Exynos got the night camera months before the Snapdragon.
     
  15. pika2000 macrumors 603

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    I'm going to say this again.
    There is no update problems or issues in Android. Just upgrade on a yearly basis.
    And Samsung solved this by offering trade in programs everytime they release a new phone.
     
  16. rbrian macrumors 6502a

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    The tradein value is the main reason why I went to Samsung. I changed from an iPhone 7 to an S9, total cost to change: £300. It would have cost £830 to change to an iPhone X using Apple's tradein. The X may be better than the S9, but it isn't £530 better. I was getting bored of iOS anyway.

    If I want to change to an S10, I'd get £350 for my S9.
     
  17. mjschabow macrumors 68020

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    He means keeping up to date on security updates. And the fact that The Note 10 won't see Android Q until mid 2020.
     
  18. pika2000 macrumors 603

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    Who cares about the Note 10 getting Q in 2020? Just trade up to the Note 11 at that time.
     
  19. mjschabow macrumors 68020

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    I'm guessing the folks that wouldn't want to trade up for the Note 11, but just a hunch there.
     
  20. Wide opeN macrumors 65816

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    Not for real, but maybe as a secondary device.
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    Exactly, getting too old to want to upgrade every year. Too much hassle. These phones are as expensive as laptops.
     
  21. Klyster macrumors 68000

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    My Note 9 cost 2000nz for the 512gb model
    The carrier gave me $200 off.
    The trade in deal gave me 500 plus, cant remember the exact amount but I think it was 574 dollars.
    I got the dual charging stand and some JBL wireless headphones which I sold.
    I got the phone essentially for just under half price after all was said and done.
    Sometimes trading can make it more palatable.
     
  22. pika2000 macrumors 603

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    If you don't, you will only be losing more value on your phone. Besides, I have yet to see Galaxy S/Note users around me that are not taking advantage of Samsung's trade up program every year. It's the only way to get at least some good return on the old Samsung phone. But if you prefer keeping a hugely depreciating pieve of brick, more power to you. Just stop whining about updates/security patches.
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    Either that or stop complaining about updates. Samsung phones depreciates greatly even after a year. Keeping it more than a year is foolish. And you're not going to spend that much money every year, take advantage of Samsung's trade up program. You'll be spending maybe just ~$300 a year for the difference. And you'll get the latest phone without having to worry about upgrades.
     
  23. StaceyMJ86 macrumors 68000

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    You’re right about phones costing too much. Why trade up every year, when you can keep your phone for 3+ years and still receive security as well as new software releases for at least 5 years? You definitely won’t get that on Android.
     
  24. pika2000 macrumors 603

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    Concern for updates is nonexistent.
    1. Why keeping a depreciating gadget when you can trade up every year for for the latest and for just a few hundred dollars?
    2. No issue of upgrades since you’ll be getting a brand new phone with the latest Android every year anyway
     
  25. Klyster macrumors 68000

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    But you'd be stuck with an iphone and rely on Apple.
    No thanks.
     

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