1. rave264's Avatar
    Hi all,

    I wanted to get advice on people's opinion about the Samsung's current trade in promotion.

    I currently have an s7 that works perfectly, but has a shattered glass back. Would it be worth it to repair the back first before trying for the $300 trade-in credit? I've heard horror stories online of situations where Samsung refused to take some phones for previous promotions and people got only $25, when the trade-in was refused.

    What do you think?

    Thank you!
    03-04-2018 06:38 PM
  2. amyf27's Avatar
    Hi all,

    I wanted to get advice on people's opinion about the Samsung's current trade in promotion.

    I currently have an s7 that works perfectly, but has a shattered glass back. Would it be worth it to repair the back first before trying for the $300 trade-in credit? I've heard horror stories online of situations where Samsung refused to take some phones for previous promotions and people got only $25, when the trade-in was refused.

    What do you think?

    Thank you!
    Well, repairing the back would probably cost you over $100 - but I'm not sure on the back glass replacement pricing. I have just replaced a screen/digitizer on an Iphone 6SPlus - that was about $140.

    I don't think you'll get $300 if it's damaged. Do you owe anything on it?
    03-04-2018 06:40 PM
  3. rave264's Avatar
    I don't owe anything on it! I was actually thinking of having a close friend of mine, who's good at this, repair it; so I wouldn't pay that much for it.

    I'm just wondering if I replace the back, should I even bother trading it in, if it doesn't get accepted.
    03-04-2018 07:01 PM
  4. Mike328's Avatar
    I don't owe anything on it! I was actually thinking of having a close friend of mine, who's good at this, repair it; so I wouldn't pay that much for it.

    I'm just wondering if I replace the back, should I even bother trading it in, if it doesn't get accepted.
    I've heard Samsung sometimes screw ppl over on little small things as far as trade in. Just FYI so u aware
    03-04-2018 07:03 PM
  5. bxrider's Avatar
    If the screen is cracked, you may get $50-$100. If you repair it you should get $300.
    03-04-2018 08:22 PM
  6. CKwik240's Avatar
    You could always call and ask...
    03-04-2018 09:52 PM
  7. gazuga6176's Avatar
    getting my s7 replaced by asurion. trns out they are sending an s8! so $350 back! glad I canceled the first order. was about to settle for $100 bucks.
    03-05-2018 08:23 AM
  8. gazuga6176's Avatar
    careful about non professional repairs-ie:not factory replaced. Samsung will be inspecting the phone. if the new glass is not spec, they may screw you. that's why I payed a little more for a replacement rather then onsite repair.
    03-05-2018 08:25 AM
  9. justnivek's Avatar
    Any kind of non Samsung repair will 99% of the time get detected and will get the minimum if anything amount of money for trade in

    If the phone is working flawlessly after you fix the back glass throw it on OfferUp or anyone of those close sale apps (even craigslist is a good option) and get cash instead

    If you aren't comfortable meeting someone in person for a sale (I've done it plenty of times but the world has become a weird and scary place) you could also ebay it (but will have to pay fees)

    These are just suggestions of course, you could handle it anyway you would like. Just be careful when selling to Samung because it is a Samsung phone they will know if it was tampered with or repaired from a non-samsung place/person
    03-05-2018 09:11 AM
  10. Theot's Avatar
    Any kind of non Samsung repair will 99% of the time get detected and will get the minimum if anything amount of money for trade in

    If the phone is working flawlessly after you fix the back glass throw it on OfferUp or anyone of those close sale apps (even craigslist is a good option) and get cash instead

    If you aren't comfortable meeting someone in person for a sale (I've done it plenty of times but the world has become a weird and scary place) you could also ebay it (but will have to pay fees)

    These are just suggestions of course, you could handle it anyway you would like. Just be careful when selling to Samung because it is a Samsung phone they will know if it was tampered with or repaired from a non-samsung place/person
    I think I would have your buddy fix it and just sell it yourself. Then you don't have to worry about Samsung not accepting it and getting screwed.
    03-05-2018 09:18 AM
  11. justnivek's Avatar
    I think I would have your buddy fix it and just sell it yourself. Then you don't have to worry about Samsung not accepting it and getting screwed.
    that's exactly what I would do
    03-05-2018 09:20 AM
  12. rave264's Avatar
    Very good point! Thank you all for your advice
    03-05-2018 05:50 PM
  13. amyf27's Avatar
    Very good point! Thank you all for your advice
    Swappa is a good option - a LOT of phones are sold on there and you can check out seller ratings and see comments similar to how you would on Ebay. I prefer Swappa myself. Good luck!
    03-05-2018 05:55 PM
  14. justnivek's Avatar
    Very good point! Thank you all for your advice
    Whatever you decide to do please let us know! I love hearing how good/bad Android phones kept their value after a while
    03-05-2018 09:54 PM
  15. Mexico619's Avatar
    I think I would have your buddy fix it and just sell it yourself. Then you don't have to worry about Samsung not accepting it and getting screwed.
    This is what I'm actually doing. Well selling my S7 Edge instead of trading it in. I'll actually be selling it for $425 so more than what Samsung would have given me!
    03-05-2018 11:26 PM
  16. anon(7775)'s Avatar
    This is what I'm actually doing. Well selling my S7 Edge instead of trading it in. I'll actually be selling it for $425 so more than what Samsung would have given me!
    who in the hell would be silly enough to buy a s7 edge for 425?
    03-06-2018 12:03 AM
  17. justnivek's Avatar
    who in the hell would be silly enough to buy a s7 edge for 425?
    Depends on condition and stuff like that but a lot of people
    03-06-2018 12:13 AM
  18. rave264's Avatar
    I found a Groupon deal for 70% repair at a really good place (I prefer going to places with lots of good reviews), so the cost will be $18 instead

    I'm leaning towards going for the t-mobile 50% off promotion. T-mobile is more lenient than Sammy with phone conditions, but I'll also be having one of the store reps inspect my phone before I trade it in. The $360 credit I get is definitely more than I'll get selling the phone myself.
    amyf27 likes this.
    03-06-2018 06:51 AM
  19. amyf27's Avatar
    This is what I'm actually doing. Well selling my S7 Edge instead of trading it in. I'll actually be selling it for $425 so more than what Samsung would have given me!
    ! You were able to sell the S7Edge for 425? What site? That's amazing
    03-07-2018 04:10 AM

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