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Featured: Samsung wants to give you up to $300 for your old device, if you’re upgrading to a Samsung

August 6, 2012 - Written By Alexander Maxham

We’ve got some great news for those who want to upgrade to Samsung Galaxy S3, or even the upcoming Galaxy Note 2. Samsung has launched a new program, simply called Samsung Upgrade, where they will give you cash (up to $300) for your old device, but it only works if you are upgrading to a Samsung device. Simple enough right?

The process is a bit long from what we understand, basically you send your phone into Samsung and they will then send you a check for the amount they gave you on the site for your device. But we have no idea how long that’ll take, we’re figuring a couple weeks possibly longer.

So how much is Samsung giving for older devices? Here’s a short list of devices we went through from Samsung’s Facebook post.

  • Original Motorola DROID – $0 (no big surprise there, the device is 3 years old now)
  • Motorola DROID 2/Global – $20
  • Motorola DROID X – $20
  • HTC Incredible – $35
  • HTC Thunderbolt – $40
  • Motorola DROID X2 – $45
  • Motorola DROID Charge – $50
  • Motorola DROID 3 – $60
  • HTC Incredible 2 – $75
  • Motorola DROID BIONIC – $85
  • LG Viper 4G LTE – $100
  • LG Lucid – $100
  • Samsung Galaxy Nexus – $130
  • HTC EVO 4G LTE – $135
  • Motorola DROID RAZR – $140
  • Motorola DROID 4 – $165
  • HTC One X – $175
  • Motorola DROID RAZR MAXX – $200
  • Samsung Galaxy Note LTE (AT&T) – $200
  • iPhone 4S 16GB – $210
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 32GB – $225

 

That’s not all, there’s good news for those who already bought the Galaxy S3, according to the homepage of their application, “If you’ve already purchased a new Samsung smartphone, have the proof of purchase handy.” This makes is sound like Samsung is willing to work with early adopters of their latest flagship device, the Samsung Galaxy S3.

So if you were to sell or trade in your current device and upgrade to the Galaxy S3 or even the Galaxy Note 2, would you would you use Samsung Upgrade, or sell it on a site like Swappa, eBay, or Amazon where you’ll probably get double what Samsung is offering? Considering you could get about $275 or more on Swappa for a Galaxy Nexus, is Samsung Upgrade really feasible to use to get rid of your old device(s)?