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  1. flyingkytez's Avatar
    Yup. It has to turn on and not have excessive damage. Normal wear and tear is allowable. Dings, nicks and so on. And a clean IMEI as you mentioned.
    Buy a cheap $25 or less smartphone at Walmart. I have a generic LG Optimus Fuel I got for $25 2 years ago. Do you know if they would take this phone? It's a Tracfone.
    06-22-2017 09:59 AM
  2. flyingkytez's Avatar
    Update: website is down!
    06-22-2017 10:01 AM
  3. vietalogy's Avatar
    Update: website is down!
    yeah trying to add to cart for the last half hour.
    06-22-2017 10:23 AM
  4. erasat's Avatar
    Buy a cheap $25 or less smartphone at Walmart. I have a generic LG Optimus Fuel I got for $25 2 years ago. Do you know if they would take this phone? It's a Tracfone.
    According to the terms-and-conditions the only thing you need is a good condition smartphone defined in Section 5 there, so no matter the original price, Brand or model.
    06-22-2017 10:36 AM
  5. Jona005's Avatar
    Happy to have gotten my shipped email from samsung. Looking at the offer site currently, both the s8 and s8+ unlocked are listed as backordered and 2-3 weeks out.
    06-22-2017 10:57 AM
  6. Ca_lvn's Avatar
    I got a Samsung J3 for $20 from cricket for a trade in one of there mobile parking lot sights
    06-22-2017 12:08 PM
  7. vietalogy's Avatar
    Finally ordered unlocked version to save $100 instead of at&t version. Guess i really don't need wifi calling.
    06-22-2017 12:38 PM
  8. Kalvin Kerns's Avatar
    My girlfriend is now giving me sh!@ about taking her old iPhone 5S, which has sat in a drawer for TWO YEARS, as my trade-in device. Well I already ordered! So i need a trade-in phone.

    Okay, just went to Swappa and spent $45 on an iPhone 4S in very nice condition. The Samsung deal for the unlocked phone is soooo good it really cannot be passed up. Even if I have to spend $45.

    She also doesn't want to let me have our free to us Lenovo A5500 (total pos android phone from China Telecom), which i would use to trade in for an unlocked S8+.

    Women... Can't live with 'em. Can't kill 'em.

    EDIT/UPDATE: I went ahead and ordered the unlocked Samsung Galaxy S8 +. It's backordered 2-3 weeks. Taking a chance I can flip it. The unlocked version is the only one seemingly holding it's re-sale price. The S8 has crashed seemingly overnight, from just over $600 to below $550.

    By the way, I ordered with Samsung's 0% credit for 24 months deal.
    You feel Swappa is safe? I'm trying to figure out how to get a cheap iPhone for the wife to last her until the iPhone 8 comes out. Her iPhone 6 just broke and she doesn't want to learn how to use Android lol
    06-22-2017 01:01 PM
  9. Kalvin Kerns's Avatar
    Swappas Play Store reviews are pretty bad.
    06-22-2017 01:08 PM
  10. bhatech's Avatar
    Ordered mine yesterday night.. I'm not in hurry since have bunch of other phones so no problem waiting 2 to 3 weeks. Now looking for cheap phones to send them back.
    06-22-2017 01:21 PM
  11. Ca_lvn's Avatar
    You feel Swappa is safe? I'm trying to figure out how to get a cheap iPhone for the wife to last her until the iPhone 8 comes out. Her iPhone 6 just broke and she doesn't want to learn how to use Android lol
    I sold my iPhone 7plus on swappa and picked a buyer with lots of reviews could of sold to someone else for more but wanted to make a safe choice & the guy lagged in paying swappa staff had to message the guy to pay its supost to happen in 72 hours.
    So there is some chance involved
    06-22-2017 01:24 PM
  12. Kalvin Kerns's Avatar
    I sold my iPhone 7plus on swappa and picked a buyer with lots of reviews could of sold to someone else for more but wanted to make a safe choice & the guy lagged in paying swappa staff had to message the guy to pay its supost to happen in 72 hours.
    So there is some chance involved
    I see. Good to know thank you.
    06-22-2017 01:30 PM
  13. flyingkytez's Avatar
    You feel Swappa is safe? I'm trying to figure out how to get a cheap iPhone for the wife to last her until the iPhone 8 comes out. Her iPhone 6 just broke and she doesn't want to learn how to use Android lol
    It's safe, just read their feedback and ask lots of questions. Ask them to send more photos if needed. It's like eBay but a little better since they verify phones to make sure they're clean and not blacklisted. However, there's always a risk buying used or new.
    crzycrkr likes this.
    06-22-2017 01:37 PM
  14. flyingkytez's Avatar
    I sold my iPhone 7plus on swappa and picked a buyer with lots of reviews could of sold to someone else for more but wanted to make a safe choice & the guy lagged in paying swappa staff had to message the guy to pay its supost to happen in 72 hours.
    So there is some chance involved
    Transactions are happened on Paypal and buyer HAS to pay otherwise the phone is still up for grabs.
    06-22-2017 01:38 PM
  15. flyingkytez's Avatar
    I'm probably not gonna get it even if it's on sale. Didn't really like the S8 Plus due to its shape. Rather get a One Plus 5 with 8GB of RAM, dual 16MP + 20MP camera.
    06-22-2017 01:41 PM
  16. recDNA's Avatar
    Don't know if this was mentioned earlier but Samsung is having a killer deal right now. 100$ off the top leaving it at 624$ then another 200$ instant credit for any device trade in. Literally any device as long as it powers on and isn't blacklisted. This deal also applies to the s8+ for 524$. They only charge you the 200$ credit if you never send them a phone or it doesn't meet the criteria.
    Would an OG Droid qualify? If not. how about a razr maxx hd?
    06-22-2017 07:11 PM
  17. recDNA's Avatar
    Damn. What happens if you buy this and put it on Verizon? Can you get the features like visual voicemail and wifi calling to work?
    No
    06-22-2017 07:12 PM
  18. erasat's Avatar
    Would an OG Droid qualify? If not. how about a razr maxx hd?
    Check my earliest post, #29 on this thread. Every working and good condition smartphone qualifies.
    sulla1965 likes this.
    06-22-2017 07:14 PM
  19. recDNA's Avatar
    Check my earliest post, #29 on this thread. Every working and good condition smartphone qualifies.
    I don't know what blacklisted means. I know BestBuy wouldn't take my Droid. It's one of the first smartphones ever built. Doesn't even have 4G only 3G
    06-22-2017 07:20 PM
  20. erasat's Avatar
    I don't know what blacklisted means. I know BestBuy wouldn't take my Droid. It's one of the first smartphones ever built. Doesn't even have 4G only 3G
    Blacklisted is when is reported as stolen or lost, most of the time, but it can be blacklisted for example when it was financed and never paid off.

    About the Trade In value, well, Best Buy most likely don't accept it because it's simply to old and have no value, but Samsung clearly states that any smartphone that still power on and keeps a charge, so battery is not dead, not blacklisted, no Secure locked and no screen damage qualifies for the $200 trade in value.
    06-22-2017 07:28 PM
  21. recDNA's Avatar
    Blacklisted is when is reported as stolen or lost, most of the time, but it can be blacklisted for example when it was financed and never paid off.

    About the Trade In value, well, Best Buy most likely don't accept it because it's simply to old and have no value, but Samsung clearly states that any smartphone that still power on and keeps a charge, so battery is not dead, not blacklisted, no Secure locked and no screen damage qualifies for the $200 trade in value.
    Thanks and wow. I'm afraid my Droid won't stay on more than 15 or 20 minutes without a charge but my razr maxx hd will.

    I have an old Thunderbolt that holds a charge ok but it is rooted.
    06-22-2017 07:30 PM
  22. msp1518's Avatar
    Looks like me unlocked S8 and S8+ are both backordered. When i ordered the S8 it was not on backorder.

    I just ordered the Verizon version and so far it is not showing backordered.

    So that's three phones I ordered under the tradein program.

    As for Swappa, they are no worse than eBay. Likely a bit better. I bought my iPad Air2 and iPhone 6S+ from them and had no problems.
    06-22-2017 07:36 PM
  23. sulla1965's Avatar
    And don't forget about Samsung financing. I'm $23 a month, for a s8 plus is pretty sweet IMO
    06-22-2017 10:58 PM
  24. BrownChickenBrownCow's Avatar
    Samsung is now giving $250 for any trade in. These prices are so hard to pass up, but it seems like there are too many potential issues when using it on Verizon.

    Well that's strange. I checked again and now they are only doing the $250 trade in for the Verizon S8+.
    06-23-2017 10:12 AM
  25. recDNA's Avatar
    Looks like me unlocked S8 and S8+ are both backordered. When i ordered the S8 it was not on backorder.

    I just ordered the Verizon version and so far it is not showing backordered.

    So that's three phones I ordered under the tradein program.

    As for Swappa, they are no worse than eBay. Likely a bit better. I bought my iPad Air2 and iPhone 6S+ from them and had no problems.
    Is the Verizon version available at the same low cost?
    If I buy the unlocked version will I be able to get VZW new LTE bands? Super LTE or whatever they call it?
    06-23-2017 12:18 PM
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