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

Updated Dec 19th, 2018 8:31PM EST

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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.


Brad Reed
Brad Reed Staff Writer

Brad Reed has written about technology for over eight years at and Network World. Prior to that, he wrote freelance stories for political publications such as AlterNet and the American Prospect. He has a Master's Degree in Business and Economics Journalism from Boston University.

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