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Samsung’s new ‘cash-for-clunkers’ trade-in program offers up to $300 for old smartphones

Updated 4 years ago

Samsung (005930) wants consumers to buy its Galaxy S III so badly that it’s willing to pay them for their old smartphones. Any new customers buying the Samsung Galaxy S III, the Galaxy S II or the Galaxy Note can get up to $300 back in cash if they sell Samsung their old smartphones. Of course, most smartphones won’t net customers anywhere near $300 — Samsung is only willing to pay that amount for the 64GB iPhone 4S. As for other devices, trading in the HTC (2498) One X will get customers $175 back, the Galaxy S II will yield $145 and trading in the 8GB iPhone 4 will let buyers recoup $115. A full list of buyback prices can be found on Samsung’s Facebook page.


Prior to joining BGR as News Editor, Brad Reed spent five years covering the wireless industry for Network World. His first smartphone was a BlackBerry but he has since become a loyal Android user.