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Samsung Users Headed To eBay To Sell Their Old Phones In Anticipation Of The Galaxy S6

February 25, 2015 - Written By Cory McNutt

The announcement for the new Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge are just around the corner – the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona is scheduled for March 2 – 5.  Samsung is poised to finally rid themselves of that ‘bad taste,’ left from the Galaxy S5 sales figures in 2014.  Samsung promises an entirely new device from the chassis up to the display.  There have been many teasers sent out from Samsung and we have seen many leaked photos of both the cases and the device itself – or are they.  This is what we are all waiting to see in the next few days – will it be similar to the previous Galaxy S’s, will it be a great departure and will there be a second model with one or two curved ‘edges.’

Whatever happens in Barcelona, Samsung fans are preparing for the new Galaxy S6, by selling their older models on eBay, before the price of their device loses any more value.  In a note from eBay, they claim that, “In the 10 days after the Samsung S6 announcement event invitations went out to press on February 2, the number of Galaxy S5’s sold jumped nearly 65% on eBay and the average selling price (ASP) rose nearly 30%.”  So there is a ‘whole lot of selling going on’ in anticipation of Samsung’s new flagship for 2015 that affect not only future sales of the new device, but also affects the sale of the older models.  As it gets closer to the release date, the value of older models will quickly drop.

Many customers purchase their devices on  a two-year cycle – they sign their contracts and as soon as those two years are up, they are ready to purchase a newer device.  There are many Galaxy S4 owners – and there are a lot of them – ready for an upgrade and Samsung is hoping that they were happy enough to stay for the next upgrade to either the new Galaxy S6 series or possibly a Galaxy Note 4. Former users find many different ways to make some cash from their older model – Swappa.com, Gazelle.com, eBay, etc., and then they take that money and apply it to a newer model. There are users that buy and sell devices on a regular basis and others that only do it every year or two. Please hit us up on our Google+ Page and let us know if you are selling your old Galaxy device to purchase a new Galaxy S6.