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Old May 27th, 2010, 11:05 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Review: Trade-In Cell Phone Programs

With new cell phones being introduced faster than you can blink an eye, some tend to have old ones laying around the house. There are numerous ways one can get rid of these old devices, not just cell phones in general.
Usually, the options are...
  1. You can throw them out. But that that won't be good for the environment.
  2. Sell them on ebay, to a friend, neighbor, family member or
  3. Trade it in.

Since the new EVO 4G is coming soon, I decided to see how much I would get for my older cell phones. I decided to go with option # 3 and check out the leading Trade-In programs. The ones known to me are:
  • Best Buy
  • Radio Shack
  • Walmart
  • Sprint

There may be more, but for this review these are the ones I'll be concentrating on.

So lets begin..
Part A: Selecting and Navigating the Trade-In Programs
Step 1: First I went to each of the company trade-in websites

Scroll down the page and
click the Trade-In button
on the Online side.
Click on the mobile
phone button image
Locate the search
item text box
Locate the account
number field


Step 2: Do the following...
Click the mobile
button
Click the
manufacturer
skip to the
next step
Enter your account #
then click the Go button
(If you don't know your
acct #, click the "Click
here if you do not know
your account #" link and
then enter your phone #,
then click the Go button.


Step 3:
Enter the manufacturer
the model number and
proceed to next step
Click on the image
of the model
to proceed
Type in the model
number and then
click the button
Click on the image
of the model
to proceed


Step 4:
Enter the necessary
fields and click the
Get Estimate button
Enter the necessary
fields and click the
Accept button
Make your selections
and then click the
calculate button
Make your selections
and then click the
submit button


Step 5:
Your estimate appears
Choose giftcard or
Mail Check value
Your estimate appears
Choose accept to
proceed
Your estimate appears
Click the "Add to Box"
to Proceed
Your estimate appears
click the checkout
button to proceed


Part B: Selecting the test fields
Each sites criteria for determining the value of the device you are trading in range from few to many questions. For purposes of this test, I decided to just select the least amount of criteria to make it as equal across the sites. The criteria across all sites are..
  • Unit Functional/Condition
  • Carrier
  • Working Battery
  • AC Adapter

I then went through each site and simulated a trade in for the following devices..
  • 1 Franklin Wireless U301 3G/4G USB Modem
  • 1 Franklin Wireless U300 3G/4G USB Modem
  • 2 Sprint HTC Hero
  • 2 HTC Touch Diamonds
  • 1 HTC Touch

The Franklin USB Modems wasn't on any of the sites lists. Although Walmart allows you to email them to inquire for a personal quote.
As for the rest of the devices the results are outlined below.

Part C: Final Results
Best Buy
Radio Shack
Walmart
Sprint
U301 3G/4G ModemN/AN/AEmail$5.00
U300 3G/4G ModemN/AN/AEmailN/A
HTC Hero$99.00$71.61$148.00$80.00
HTC Hero$87.00$71.61$132.00$80.00
HTC Diamond$57.00$22.76$55.00$39.20
HTC Diamond$57.00$22.76$55.00$39.00
HTC Touch$0.00$17.85$30.00$23.00
Total:$300.00$206.59$420.00$261.40


As shown in the table above, much to my surprise, Walmart gave me the most value for my trade ins. Of course, your results may vary since any trade in is dependent on the condition of the devices and which device you are trading in.

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Thanks go out to the following members for providing some of the links in the review.
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If you're buying a phone from Sprint, you may not get the trade-in value. However, you might be able to talk them into giving you an account credit of $10-20 that makes up the gap and saves you the hassle of going elsewhere. This works especially when you're re-upping a contract. Give it a try.
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moving this to the Sprint section, since I will be updating it.

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There's only 2 advantages I have doing my Trade-in of my Note 2 through Best Buy:

1) Program formerly called "Phone Freedom", where all that was required was for a person to register each phone line on their account, through Best Buy, for any potential upgrade for the year. This will add an additional $50 to be put towards an upgrade, w/ new 2 year agreement
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2) New trade-in program called "Trade-in Plus", which adds an additional $50 on top of the trade-in value of your phone. This is free, for those that purchased Geek Squad protection for their past Best Buy purchase or it's $29.98 at the time of original purchase (e.g. dropping it to $20.02 gift card, due to the upfront cost).
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TS...might want to update your results with Amazon also
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