In recent years, the trade-in program for the purchase of equipment has become quite popular in Russia. If earlier it was mainly car dealers and car buyers who heard about it, now refrigerators, washing machines, computers are sold in trade-in, and phones are no exception. Not everyone wants to contact flea markets, meet in shopping malls or metro passages to sell a smartphone, it is much easier and safer to hand over an old phone when buying a new one and get a discount. Some stores are sometimes cunning and estimate a smartphone cheaper than its real price, but there are services that make trade in phones really profitable.
Why use an old phone when you can exchange it for a new one with headphones?
The main problem of such stores is that they do not accept all smartphones for trade-in, but only 'selected' models – as a rule, no more than 5-7 variants. That is, you will not be able to register the price of a new phone, for example, a Galaxy S8 or another older phone. Finding a service where you can drop off almost any Samsung model (like the Galaxy J7) is not easy. Nevertheless, there are exceptions – Greatsteve, for example, accepts 125 smartphone models for exchange. You can easily turn over to trade in Samsung Galaxy S8 and get a brand new Galaxy S20 or exchange an old Galaxy S7 for a Galaxy S10 Lite for an extra charge.
How to change an old Samsung to a new one
You can calculate the individual exchange rate for your old Samsung phone directly on the Greatsteve website. First, select the current model of your smartphone – you can click on one of the proposed list or enter your name in the 'Other model' field. Let's try to swap Samsung Galaxy S8 for Samsung Galaxy S20.
You can choose from the proposed Samsung models or enter your
Next, you need to answer a few questions: how long have you had your current phone, where it was purchased (you can without specifying, just the type of store), whether the screen was replaced. All of this affects the final price that will need to be paid to get a new Samsung smartphone.
Such questions are needed to assess the cost of an old phone.
Then you independently assess the condition of your phone – as a rule, if you handle it carefully, you can put it 'Like new' or 'Good'. You will also be asked to clarify the kit – is there a box, headphones, or maybe even a receipt. Most users usually have a charger and headphones for sure, but there are those who keep everything – from the box in perfect condition to the receipt (though it fades over time). The amount of surcharge for a new phone will also depend on this.
If you still have a complete set from your old phone, that's a plus
And this is where the fun begins. You need to choose which phone you want to replace the old one. As of this writing, the exchange was possible for Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20 +, Galaxy S20 Ultra, Galaxy S10 Lite, Galaxy Note 10 Lite, Galaxy S10, Galaxy A51, Galaxy A71 and Galaxy A40. However, the list of models is constantly updated, and what is convenient – if the phone you need is out of stock, you can contact the hotline or leave a request on the Greatsteve website. In other stores, this usually does not happen – either you buy what you have, or you do not take anything.
All new phones Rostest (official)
Get free headphones with your Samsung purchase
Exchange of Samsung Galaxy S8 in good condition for Samsung Galaxy S20 will cost 58,570 rubles. In a regular store for such a new phone, they will ask for all 70,000 rubles. And here, when exchanging an old phone for a new one, they will also give you Galaxy Buds + wireless headphones, which, by the way, cost another 11,000 rubles. As a rule, you get less for a trade-in than when selling a phone at a flea market, but taking into account the price of the headphones, the offer is really profitable.
Subtract headphones from this price – it turns out profitable
All new phones are official, with Rostest certification, and if you wish, you can leave an application for an interest-free installment plan for 6 or 12 months directly on the website. The service offers free shipping and currently operates in Moscow, Kazan, Tula and Belgorod. The launch is planned very soon in other cities, so you can leave your requests for an exchange right now.
Surely there are supporters of selling the smartphone “the old fashioned way” at flea markets, but here everyone chooses for himself what is more convenient for him. To sell an old phone yourself and buy a new one, you need to post an ad, meet with the buyer, collect the money, then find a suitable new smartphone, go somewhere else, look – not the fastest process. Not to mention the fact that there are many scammers on the secondary market who can pay with counterfeit bills or use other schemes to stay with your money and your phone. And even if you sell your phone for a couple thousand more on some ad site, is it really worth it? Trade in Samsung is much more convenient and safer in this regard.
You can go to the Greatsteve website yourself and see at once how much it will cost you to exchange an old smartphone for a new one. They even change iPhones to new ones, but we'll talk about that later.
Swap your old Samsung phone for a new one