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  1. ChrisNee1988's Avatar
    I believe all carriers and best buy are offering $200 when you trade in any working smartphone. I've tried going through the preordering process on Verizon's site it doesn't look like that promotion shows up anywhere in the order. Has anyone been able to take advantage of the trade in promotion and knows how it works?

    I'm also wondering what type of damage they might inspect for. Some carriers and best buy specify that they're only looking for cracked screens and whether or not it powers on. I wanted to trade in an old Droid X that I found laying around my house but I noticed that the liquid indicator was triggered so I'm not sure if they would accept it. I called up Verizon and they told me that they inspect for any corrosion and if there is, they would charge me $300 for sending them a defective device. Does anyone know if they really do that?

    I was also told that I would need to use an upgrade in order to be eligible for the trade in. I have no upgrades anytime soon and was hoping to be able to buy it at full retail. My new plan is to add a new line and purchase the Note 5 and do the trade in. Cancel the new line, pay the ETF, and keep the phone. Does anyone know if this is feasible or know of another way to take advantage of this promotion without an upgrade?
    08-17-2015 10:57 AM
  2. yourphonemyphone's Avatar
    I believe all carriers and best buy are offering $200 when you trade in any working smartphone. I've tried going through the preordering process on Verizon's site it doesn't look like that promotion shows up anywhere in the order. Has anyone been able to take advantage of the trade in promotion and knows how it works?

    I'm also wondering what type of damage they might inspect for. Some carriers and best buy specify that they're only looking for cracked screens and whether or not it powers on. I wanted to trade in an old Droid X that I found laying around my house but I noticed that the liquid indicator was triggered so I'm not sure if they would accept it. I called up Verizon and they told me that they inspect for any corrosion and if there is, they would charge me $300 for sending them a defective device. Does anyone know if they really do that?

    I was also told that I would need to use an upgrade in order to be eligible for the trade in. I have no upgrades anytime soon and was hoping to be able to buy it at full retail. My new plan is to add a new line and purchase the Note 5 and do the trade in. Cancel the new line, pay the ETF, and keep the phone. Does anyone know if this is feasible or know of another way to take advantage of this promotion without an upgrade?
    I thought you had to be on the device payment in order to receive the $200 promotion. (can't be purchased at full retail price or using upgrade subsidized pricing)
    08-17-2015 10:59 AM
  3. ChrisNee1988's Avatar
    I thought you had to be on the device payment in order to receive the $200 promotion. (can't be purchased at full retail price or using upgrade subsidized pricing)
    They told me either device payment or upgrade subsidized as long as you sign a new 2 year contract.
    08-17-2015 11:03 AM
  4. dpham00's Avatar
    This is what Verizon asks when doing as trade in


    0 Trade in Promo (Verizon)-uploadfromtaptalk1439829714503.jpg
    08-17-2015 11:42 AM
  5. JayWill's Avatar
    I wonder if my Palm Pre would qualify. I can't think of why it wouldn't seeing as it IS (was?) a smartphone, but I still find the idea funny.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    08-17-2015 11:52 AM
  6. yourphonemyphone's Avatar
    They told me either device payment or upgrade subsidized as long as you sign a new 2 year contract.
    Who is "they"? I looked at the Verizon website but couldn't find anything about the $200 trade-in promo for the Note 5?

    Thanks!
    08-17-2015 12:21 PM
  7. ChrisNee1988's Avatar
    Who is "they"? I looked at the Verizon website but couldn't find anything about the $200 trade-in promo for the Note 5?

    Thanks!
    I talked to two sales reps on the phone and one in the store and they all told me the same thing. But they could still all be wrong.
    08-17-2015 12:23 PM
  8. ProudArian's Avatar
    Yes, they do charge you if the phone is significantly damaged. Happened to a friend of mine who traded her S3 for a Note 4. They tacked on a hefty $300 fee for her cracked screen...

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    08-17-2015 12:46 PM
  9. chikmagnet's Avatar
    I was Best Buy yesterday and their promotion states 200.00 BB gift card for any smartphone trade in. it can be on payments, new contract or buy phone for full price. also it must power up and free from cracks. I however was not succesful on getting my preorder as they (or VZW) do not offer the 6gb in whit e yet. So I am waiting .

    Also if you purcahse through BB, they also have a promotion for a free wirless charger, but I od not believe it is the new fast wireless charger
    08-17-2015 02:49 PM
  10. dpham00's Avatar
    Who is "they"? I looked at the Verizon website but couldn't find anything about the $200 trade-in promo for the Note 5?

    Thanks!
    0 Trade in Promo (Verizon)-uploadfromtaptalk1439842067043.jpg
    https://forums.androidcentral.com/e?...token=Uh7fZw8P
    08-17-2015 03:07 PM
  11. Joe378's Avatar
    I was Best Buy yesterday and their promotion states 200.00 BB gift card for any smartphone trade in. it can be on payments, new contract or buy phone for full price. also it must power up and free from cracks. I however was not succesful on getting my preorder as they (or VZW) do not offer the 6gb in whit e yet. So I am waiting .

    Also if you purcahse through BB, they also have a promotion for a free wirless charger, but I od not believe it is the new fast wireless charger
    Their site states you don't get the $200 off for purchasing the phone outright.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    08-17-2015 03:40 PM
  12. chikmagnet's Avatar
    multiple BB reps and 2 sammy reps advised that it can be used on buying outright. Also if you read the fine print it is not specified either
    08-17-2015 03:55 PM
  13. ChrisNee1988's Avatar
    multiple BB reps and 2 sammy reps advised that it can be used on buying outright. Also if you read the fine print it is not specified either
    BB's site mentions "Excludes no-contract trade-ins. " So I assume you would have to be eligible for a new or extended 2 year contract.
    08-17-2015 05:38 PM
  14. Joe378's Avatar
    BB's site mentions "Excludes no-contract trade-ins. " So I assume you would have to be eligible for a new or extended 2 year contract.
    Exactly my point!

    Posted via the Android Central App
    08-18-2015 05:23 AM
  15. reidcc's Avatar
    BB's site mentions "Excludes no-contract trade-ins. " So I assume you would have to be eligible for a new or extended 2 year contract.
    I quickly thought that this was a reference to "no-contract" phones- meaning anything not purchased from a provider or agent. Basically an unlocked non-carrier phone? Not 100% sure though.

    I went to BB Sunday and would have paid 100% on Sunday- as it was no tax weekend. I did not purchase as they will only take $50 down- and you pay full balance on Friday upon release. I can do that up in New Hampshire on Friday. Anyway- I brought an old Captivate sitting in my drawer for 3 yrs- and through BB, it was eligible for the $200 credit towards the purchase of Note5.

    Chris
    08-18-2015 09:47 AM
  16. chikmagnet's Avatar
    i get the thought that you would need to be eligible for a new contract however think about this Verizon no longer offers contracts.
    08-19-2015 11:01 AM
  17. Almeuit's Avatar
    i get the thought that you would need to be eligible for a new contract however think about this Verizon no longer offers contracts.
    They are if you are still on the older plans and haven't moved to the newer ones.
    08-19-2015 11:25 AM
  18. EvilHomer3k's Avatar
    When I did my pre-order I told them I would be buying the phone outright. Then I asked about the deals they had and was told the $200 gift card would work. We'll see when I pick the phone up on Friday. I really hope they weren't wrong. If they were I'll take it as a sign to go back to the Note 4 and wait for a deal on a used Note 5.
    08-19-2015 01:11 PM
  19. GrungyNA's Avatar
    Does anybody here know how the Verizon $200 trade in deal work? I got my pre-order delivered today and there was nothing in the box about it.
    08-19-2015 03:17 PM
  20. dridas's Avatar
    Does anybody here know how the Verizon $200 trade in deal work? I got my pre-order delivered today and there was nothing in the box about it.
    I was at my Local Verizon store yesterday, and asked this question. Was a corporate VZ store, not an authorized reseller. I had also spoken to a VZ rep on the phone when I called to activate my Note 5.

    You take your working smartphone, undamaged to the store. You mention the Trade in for a Note5 or Edge+ deal, and tell them you are there to turn in your phone. (For pre-orders). They will check the phone and make sure it is working, and the screen is not cracked, and other signs of damage. If all passes well- they will give you a 200 Gift Card which can be applied to your phone or bill or accessories.

    If you are getting the phone at a VZ store on Friday, you have to trade in the phone at the same time, everything above still applies.

    If you attempt to trade in through the website, where they assess the value of your phone, you are getting the "trade-in" value for your phone to get ANY phone. This $200 deal is specific to the Note5 and Edge+, so keep that in mind. I haven't traded mine in yet- that's a job for tomorrow with my phone, and Friday when I get my wife her Edge+.

    Hope that helps, but I'm also going on word from representatives that may not have done the process yet. ALSO - the stores have screen protectors and cases- they just aren't allowed to put them on the shelves yet. But- they aren't allowed to get the phones yet either.
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    08-19-2015 06:38 PM
  21. billykac's Avatar
    Thanks to the OP and the posters here.
    This offer might be just the ticket I need to move to a Note 5. Always wanted to try a Note.
    -bk
    08-19-2015 06:49 PM
  22. GrungyNA's Avatar
    Thanks Dridas, I had called customer support and was told that I should have done something online during the preorder which I don't recall seeing. They are sending me an envelope to send it back specific for the rebate trade in and not a recycle trade. Hope it works out because I'm giving back an old Galaxy Nexus!
    08-19-2015 06:52 PM
  23. billykac's Avatar
    Thanks Dridas, I had called customer support and was told that I should have done something online during the preorder which I don't recall seeing. They are sending me an envelope to send it back specific for the rebate trade in and not a recycle trade. Hope it works out because I'm giving back an old Galaxy Nexus!
    Ditto - if I end up pulling the trigger on this, it'll be my beloved Galaxy Nexus that will be traded, which by the way started right up (after a 10 minute charge) after sitting in my drawer for 2 years. Great phone, and it might be even greater to get $200 for it.

    Again, thanks for this thread!
    08-19-2015 07:55 PM
  24. trailblazen's Avatar
    I delt with this tonight at best buy. they said that because I was on Verizon edge I had to turn in my S5. but if I got ahold of a working smartphone from any carrier with no water damage, cracks and powered on they would honor the trade for the $200 giftcard. I bought two iphone 3's used on the cheap and BB said to bring them in friday when I pick up my wife and my note 5's to get the gift cards.
    08-20-2015 01:01 AM
  25. ctychick's Avatar
    Can someone clarify... Is this offer available only on pre-orders or can I go into Verizon on Saturday and still get the deal? Thanks!

    Posted via the Android Central App
    08-20-2015 05:24 AM
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