03-15-2015 03:07 PM
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  1. AspenQn's Avatar
    Can't decide if I want to gamble and sell my S4 ahead of the S6 release. I sold my S3 to pay for my S4, decided against the S5 to wait for the S6. However, if I sell my S4 now...how long will I really end up waiting for Verizon to release the phone...all the while having to revert back to the original Galaxy S phone (Fascinate) I still have... I am a grandfathered unlimited data holdout on Verizon, so I have to pony up and full price for a phone.

    Decisions, decisions...

    What is everyone else doing?
    03-06-2015 03:06 PM
  2. ibcop's Avatar
    While there is no way to tell when the Red Devil will actually release, I'm betting since they are starting pre-orders on April 1st, they are going to release on the 10th - right in line to what Sammy has said.

    Now, that being said, once the S6 releases, the market will flood with everything to include the S3, S4 and S5's and other makes and models. If you can sell now, do it.
    03-06-2015 03:20 PM
  3. Haalcyon's Avatar
    Also consider it's not a bad idea to have a decent spare smartphone. You may want to consider just keeping the S4.

    ♻from the Note III🍶
    03-06-2015 03:23 PM
  4. clevin's Avatar
    yeah, keep it for now.

    I can understand selling of s5 before s6 arrives, because the price will be affected, for s4, there is little to no effect, since its already quite low.
    03-06-2015 03:26 PM
  5. jcp007's Avatar
    I am planning on selling my GS4 to Best Buy or the AT&T third-party reseller. Last time we got a better price from Best Buy when we got a fruit based phone for my son who got fed up with his GS4 which he felt lagged too much and wasn't up to his expectations.

    Posted via My Samsung Galaxy S4 Handheld Device
    03-06-2015 03:31 PM
  6. ibcop's Avatar
    I am planning on selling my GS4 to Best Buy or the AT&T third-party reseller. Last time we got a better price from Best Buy when we got a fruit based phone for my son who got fed up with his GS4 which he felt lagged too much and wasn't up to his expectations.

    Posted via My Samsung Galaxy S4 Handheld Device
    Swappa!
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    03-06-2015 03:34 PM
  7. AspenQn's Avatar
    Swappa!
    Yes, I sold my S3 on Swappa when I moved to the S4...it sold in one day and got a good price so that is definitely the way to go.
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    03-06-2015 04:03 PM
  8. jcp007's Avatar
    Swappa!
    Thanks. I could kick myself for the drawer full of dead phones. Planning on selling my old BB slider as well. The sale of the old device the same day as getting the GS6 as I have only one daily driver. Don't forget to back up the device and remove expandable storage. Factory reset and charge it. Bring the device and charger to third-party seller.

    Posted via My Samsung Galaxy S4 Handheld Device
    03-07-2015 11:11 AM
  9. tcdude's Avatar
    Believe it or not I miss my bb slider lol, so did best buy actually buy back your phone? Did they give you a fair price?

    Posted via the Android Central App
    03-07-2015 12:50 PM
  10. jcp007's Avatar
    Believe it or not I miss my bb slider lol, so did best buy actually buy back your phone? Did they give you a fair price?

    Posted via the Android Central App
    Unfortunately that answer will have to wait as my upgrade opportunity is a week after the release. I believe that since we have been customers for 20 years with AT&T, I may be able to get it on release. When we got my son's phone, we got a great price from Best Buy for my wife's iPhone 4s.

    Posted via My Samsung Galaxy S4 Handheld Device
    03-07-2015 01:18 PM
  11. tcdude's Avatar
    Keep us posted I'm curious if they'll give you a fair price

    Posted via the Android Central App
    03-09-2015 06:52 PM
  12. jcp007's Avatar
    Keep us posted I'm curious if they'll give you a fair price

    Posted via the Android Central App
    I am planning on going by Best Buy and ask this weekend.
    03-09-2015 07:20 PM
  13. AspenQn's Avatar
    Well it's a done deal...I sold my S4 today and shipped it out to the buyer.

    Until the S6 comes out I am stuck using my original Galaxy S (Fascinate) phone which was reactivated today. It is going to be a loooong wait I fear...
    03-13-2015 06:36 PM
  14. clevin's Avatar
    Well it's a done deal...I sold my S4 today and shipped it out to the buyer.

    Until the S6 comes out I am stuck using my original Galaxy S (Fascinate) phone which was reactivated today. It is going to be a loooong wait I fear...
    mind telling us the price? approximately?
    03-13-2015 06:39 PM
  15. jcp007's Avatar
    Well it's a done deal...I sold my S4 today and shipped it out to the buyer.

    Until the S6 comes out I am stuck using my original Galaxy S (Fascinate) phone which was reactivated today. It is going to be a loooong wait I fear...
    You poor soul. I would rather use AT&T and Best Buy as I can resell and buy the same day.
    03-13-2015 06:49 PM
  16. AspenQn's Avatar
    I sold my phone for $250 on Swappa....looks like there is already starting to be a glut of phones on there. To the poster who said they would use AT&T/Best Buy and sell the same day, just don't see how you can get that much $$$ doing it that way. I realize I am in different position from some since I will have to pay for my phone upfront to keep the VZW UDP, but if this phone is going to be as expensive as I fear it might, better to recoup something from S4 to use toward the new phone than wait until its value drops even more...
    03-14-2015 11:58 AM
  17. jcp007's Avatar
    I sold my phone for $250 on Swappa....looks like there is already starting to be a glut of phones on there. To the poster who said they would use AT&T/Best Buy and sell the same day, just don't see how you can get that much $$$ doing it that way. I realize I am in different position from some since I will have to pay for my phone upfront to keep the VZW UDP, but if this phone is going to be as expensive as I fear it might, better to recoup something from S4 to use toward the new phone than wait until its value drops even more...
    Mine is probably more convenience than anything else. I will take a look at other sites but I am a bit ambivalent as I can but don't want to do without a deivce.
    03-14-2015 12:44 PM
  18. ibcop's Avatar
    You poor soul. I would rather use AT&T and Best Buy as I can resell and buy the same day.
    Mine is probably more convenience than anything else. I will take a look at other sites but I am a bit ambivalent as I can but don't want to do without a deivce.
    And that convenience is costing you money.
    03-14-2015 04:41 PM
  19. jcp007's Avatar
    And that convenience is costing you money.
    Convenience always has a price. Our family situation necessitates that each member have a phone. Buying a burn phone as a stop gap measure might outweigh the convenience premium.
    03-14-2015 04:51 PM
  20. Raptor007's Avatar
    Just for humor sake I checked Best Buy's trade in calculator for the A&TT S4 Black in "good" condition and fully reset, they offered $75. For $75 I would keep it as a spare phone or gaming or media player for kids in the car.
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    03-15-2015 01:41 PM
  21. AspenQn's Avatar
    Just for humor sake I checked Best Buy's trade in calculator for the A&TT S4 Black in "good" condition and fully reset, they offered $75. For $75 I would keep it as a spare phone or gaming or media player for kids in the car.
    Yeah if you go the Best Buy route...obviously the phone is worth much more on sites such as Swappa. I am living proof of that. If my phone had only been worth $75 I would have kept it too.
    03-15-2015 02:00 PM
  22. jcp007's Avatar
    Good to know. How much for excellent? How does this compare to Swappa? I may sell my GS4 after I pick up my GS6.
    03-15-2015 02:14 PM
  23. jcp007's Avatar
    Good to know. How much for excellent? How does this compare to Swappa? I may sell my GS4 after I pick up my GS6.
    Just went on Swappa. Some please clarify if I misunderstand. You join and need to be able to receive payment vis Paypal. You set the price of the device you are selling.,they had a graph of average selling price which in Feb was 215 USD. Is my understanding correct? Is there a site that simply sends you a check?
    03-15-2015 02:55 PM
  24. jcp007's Avatar
    Usell.com price for excellent condition 129 USD. I think that they get you to mail it in and they send you a check?
    03-15-2015 03:00 PM
  25. jcp007's Avatar
    Considering I paid 199 USD for it and it is two years old..sounds great at 129- 215 USD. Just not crazy about needing a Paypal account. Wonder if Best Buy would match Usell.
    03-15-2015 03:02 PM
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