Thinking of selling my Note 8 Unlocked - How much should I ask?

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Preordered on an impulse with the Note 7 deal, but now realize that I owe too much on my S8+ to payoff and sell ($700+). I am really happy with the S8+ so I am thinking of sticking with it, selling the note 8 and waiting for the S9 or Note 9. How much should I ask? Which is best - Craigslist or swappa? I have sold stuff on CL before, but never swappa.
 

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Somewhere below the cost of a new one. Have to make it worth someone's risk to buy it, may be new, but the person doesn't know you and after last year's note 7 recall, a lot of swappa and Craigslist buyers found out what a pain it was not being the original buyer.
 

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Preordered on an impulse with the Note 7 deal, but now realize that I owe too much on my S8+ to payoff and sell ($700+). I am really happy with the S8+ so I am thinking of sticking with it, selling the note 8 and waiting for the S9 or Note 9. How much should I ask? Which is best - Craigslist or swappa? I have sold stuff on CL before, but never swappa.
Why don't you just return it. I pre ordered through Sprint, but decided to stay with Verizon. Sprint told me just to refuse the package. If I want, I can open it, play with it and return it within the 15 days. Worst case, I will have to pay the $35 restocking fee.

Either way, I have sold on Swappa and had really good luck. It's much better than Craigslist. I personally am very leery of Craigslist.
 

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If you want full money what you paid best is to return. Swappa and Craigslist are great option and since this is unlocked model not under any kind of carrier payment plan you should have lots of interest for buying. But no one is going to probably pay you retail price since they can buy them from Amazon, best buy or Samsung at that price. So you will be looking at selling less than what you paid for. There is a slight chance that someone may want to pay what you paid for since it's on backorder or something but probably unlikely. So safe option is to do the return in my opinion since samsung.com doesn't charge restocking fee as well.

Edit: forgot you got on Note 7 offer. Yeah you could probably sell around $100 less or so over retail easily and then still come on top depending on which device you used for trade in.
 
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Preordered on an impulse with the Note 7 deal, but now realize that I owe too much on my S8+ to payoff and sell ($700+). I am really happy with the S8+ so I am thinking of sticking with it, selling the note 8 and waiting for the S9 or Note 9. How much should I ask? Which is best - Craigslist or swappa? I have sold stuff on CL before, but never swappa.

Then what did you use for trade in?
 

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Since they are buy one get one free and they have roughly $200 in free gifts per device, I would suggest the price is ($930 - $100 for being a third party sale - $400 for free gifts)/2 = $215 + shipping.

If you paid $930 - 425, roughly $505 - take out free gift and the $100 third party price and it's $205 + shipping.

I think it's reasonable to ask for the $215 over the $205, though you could split the difference and ask for $210 + shipping.
 

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Since they are buy one get one free and they have roughly $200 in free gifts per device, I would suggest the price is ($930 - $100 for being a third party sale - $400 for free gifts)/2 = $215 + shipping.

If you paid $930 - 425, roughly $505 - take out free gift and the $100 third party price and it's $205 + shipping.

I think it's reasonable to ask for the $215 over the $205, though you could split the difference and ask for $210 + shipping.

I think the goal is to keep throwing free gifts and promotions at consumers each year while bumping up the cost of the device. I have a Gear VR headset taking up space in my utility closet. I actually wish I didn't redeem that offer.
 

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