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    Default why is the VZW GNex trade-in value so little right now? (even on Verizon's own trade-in website)

    why is the VZW GNex trade-in value so little right now? (even on Verizon's own trade-in website)

    the quotes I've been getting ranged from $63 to $95. my GNex is mint... I can honest say it looks like brand-new out of the box(even the box and all accessories look unused, since I never took them out of the original box)

    Yes, I realized I can probably get more on eBay or other auction sites... but I really don't want to deal with that.

    If I can only get $150 or less(net), I may as well keep it as a spare smartphone, right?
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    Default Re: why is the VZW GNex trade-in value so little right now? (even on Verizon's own trade-in website)

    Yep. I'd keep it as a backup for that little money.

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    Default Re: why is the VZW GNex trade-in value so little right now? (even on Verizon's own trade-in website)

    Quote Originally Posted by BuyOneGetFour View Post
    why is the VZW GNex trade-in value so little right now? (even on Verizon's own trade-in website)

    the quotes I've been getting ranged from $63 to $95. my GNex is mint... I can honest say it looks like brand-new out of the box(even the box and all accessories look unused, since I never took them out of the original box)

    Yes, I realized I can probably get more on eBay or other auction sites... but I really don't want to deal with that.

    If I can only get $150 or less(net), I may as well keep it as a spare smartphone, right?
    Trade-in where?

    They need to re-sell at a profit.


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    Default Re: why is the VZW GNex trade-in value so little right now? (even on Verizon's own trade-in website)

    ^ What he said ^

    If you really want to get some money back for a used phone, you really need to go the route of Ebay or even the marketplace on this site.
    I see VZW galaxy nexus on Ebay for over $200 and more depending on extras.

    or you have a great Backup Phone and that is a good idea as well.
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    Default Re: why is the VZW GNex trade-in value so little right now? (even on Verizon's own trade-in website)

    It's an old phone. Just about anything a year old isn't going to get much money for a trade-in unless it's an iPhone.

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    Default Re: why is the VZW GNex trade-in value so little right now? (even on Verizon's own trade-in website)

    I feel this phone is dying a slow death. Maybe the bad rep it's acquired with the poor battery and radios. Lots have moved on, as evidenced by the lack of activity in this forum. This phones software experience is still top notch.
    I have a listing for my gnex on swappa, cl and here. I can feel the vibe on this phone. Hardly any interest, few offers if any.

    Btw stay away from cl. Full of scammers. I have gotten 4 scam attempts.

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    Default Re: why is the VZW GNex trade-in value so little right now? (even on Verizon's own trade-in website)

    Quote Originally Posted by dwaynewilliams#AC View Post
    from my Samsung Galaxy Note 2, baddest phone on the planet.
    No, the nexus 4 is the baddest.



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    Default Re: why is the VZW GNex trade-in value so little right now? (even on Verizon's own trade-in website)

    Quote Originally Posted by davey11 View Post
    No, the nexus 4 is the baddest.



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    Default Re: why is the VZW GNex trade-in value so little right now? (even on Verizon's own trade-in website)

    Another avenue to explore is swappa.com. Swappa is a buy/sell mobile devices site with a great reputation as far as I'm aware. They use paypal, and a lot of sellers sell many devices and have gotten a reputation of their own. It's moderated by site owners and as reputable as they come. People will offer trades, and that's ok as long as you're willing to trade. You can always say no. Also people try to haggle a little bit on there whether you're open to that is your own decision.
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    Default Re: why is the VZW GNex trade-in value so little right now? (even on Verizon's own trade-in website)

    I decided not to waste more time searching and just traded it at Verizon Wireless
    trade-in website. With the $50 promo code, I received a quote of $140, which
    includes free shipping to them. I suppose I could have gotten almost $200 by
    listing on eBay, but didn't want the hassles....
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    Default Re: why is the VZW GNex trade-in value so little right now? (even on Verizon's own trade-in website)

    Quote Originally Posted by svfd757 View Post
    No the note 2 has 4g

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    1) The Note 2 is a huge device that 85% of consumers will not consider as a phone, it is a great niche phablet device. 2) The N4 DOES have LTE in a few markets outside the USA. 3) I still feel my LTE beast gnex is the baddest device on VZW for a tinkerer like myself 4 ) Opinions are like a$$holes...
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    Default Re: why is the VZW GNex trade-in value so little right now? (even on Verizon's own trade-in website)

    Quote Originally Posted by ConTejas View Post
    4 ) Opinions are like a$$holes...
    I beg to differ.... some people have more than one opinion... but nobody has more than two of those things you just mentioned...
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    Default Re: why is the VZW GNex trade-in value so little right now? (even on Verizon's own trade-in website)

    Haha yeah I still think my Gnex is a good phone. The only setback is battery. I get real good lte and 3g reception

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    Quote Originally Posted by svfd757 View Post
    No the note 2 has 4g

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    from my Samsung Galaxy Note 2, baddest phone on the planet.
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    Default Re: why is the VZW GNex trade-in value so little right now? (even on Verizon's own trade-in website)

    Just picked up my GN on Craigs List. Great experience. Great Price. Have purchased three phones now on CL. EBay prices are too high and you can't have a good conversation first. Too high for the buyer at least.

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    Default Re: why is the VZW GNex trade-in value so little right now? (even on Verizon's own trade-in website)

    Quote Originally Posted by DC Damien View Post
    Just picked up my GN on Craigs List. Great experience. Great Price. Have purchased three phones now on CL. EBay prices are too high and you can't have a good conversation first. Too high for the buyer at least.

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    Would you mind telling me how much you paid?

    It's too late for me already, since I have already shipped mine to Verizon.
    My trade-in quote was only $140 and I expect Verizon will send the check
    out without any issues. My GNex was in near-mint condition with not a
    scratch on the phone.. or even the original box/accessories.
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    Default Re: why is the VZW GNex trade-in value so little right now? (even on Verizon's own trade-in website)

    I sold mine yesterday on swappa for 200 minus 10 for fees.

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    Default Re: why is the VZW GNex trade-in value so little right now? (even on Verizon's own trade-in website)

    I think with the phone being over a year old now, and with the frequent release of other android phones, it has fallen to the back of a lot of peoples minds. I've had mine since release day and it's still a heck of a great phone. This is actually the longest that I have kept a single phone in the last 12 years!

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