HTC Evo 4G Trade In Value

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  1. Tyler Perez

    Tyler Perez Well-Known Member

    When I went in to purchase the Evo 3D from Sprint, they were offering me $150.00 to recycle the Evo with Sprint.

    just an FYI

  2. MegatronVsMe

    MegatronVsMe Well-Known Member

    Yeah i went into a store yesterday and he told me that too!
  3. AndroidSPCS

    AndroidSPCS Well-Known Member

    IMHO you're better off to keep it, and use it as a back up, or as an "ipod touch" type of device, on wifi mode only. Then you can cancel paying for the Sprint insurance because of the phone back up.

    Or sell it on eBay / Craigslist for more cash.

    The Evo 4G is still an amazing phone. To "trade it in" for $150 is simply not a wise move, imho.
  4. Gekko

    Gekko Well-Known Member

    agreed. it's worth a lot more than $150. and if you need a backup someday it's priceless. i always keep my last previous phone just in case.
  5. busted bones

    busted bones Well-Known Member

    I dont think Ive ever ran into a situation needing a back up phone. Any phone issues Ive ever had were usually same day switches. I plan on trading mine in for a Photon. Im tired of the HTC sense crashes and other bugs since Gingerbread came out.
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  6. dominicanyor

    dominicanyor Well-Known Member

    the evo its ok i been having a bit of trouble with it lately.The phone restarts it self all the time, the battery the does not last long. im not sure if its better if i would have the evo jail break.
  7. Expl0sive

    Expl0sive Member

    I purchased my EVO 4G at Best Buy in February and signed up for their BuyBack program (it was free promotion) in which they would "buy" the phone back from me for 20% of the retail value (read: 20% of $600, not the $200 I paid) in 22-24 months. This is of course if I don't crack the screen or get it wet or whatever. So to echo the others here, I would hang onto it as a backup (I still have my Hero as my backup).
  8. pgus13

    pgus13 Well-Known Member

    I sent an email to Sprint asking for some information. I then asked what the trade is for the EVO if I decided to upgrade to the 3D. They said $49.99!

    I go to the Sprint store yesterday and was pleased to find out that it was $125 trade in. So I got the 3D for $75 and it is MUCH better than the original!!

    The battery seems to not drop like a rock (at least not in the 1st day). No lag and very quick to respond to anything I try to do!
  9. JimSmith94

    JimSmith94 Well-Known Member

    Why did you only get $125 trade in instead of $150? Was there something wrong with your Evo?
  10. marctronixx

    marctronixx Moderator Moderator

    Sprint may have reduced the trade in value.
  11. MusicAddict

    MusicAddict Well-Known Member

    Hmm... I just got my 4G a month ago. Wonder if I could trade up for cheap?
  12. marctronixx

    marctronixx Moderator Moderator

    go to sprints website and look at the buyback program. they will list right there what an evo 4G is going for.

    i just checked it and they are offering $125.00 for the EVO 4G.
  13. dan330

    dan330 Well-Known Member

    if less than 30 days.. you can do it.. with sprint.. just pay the difference.

    otherwise.. it will not work well for you... because you are looking at full retail price for the next phone.
    better phone retail.. $500
    Trade in value....... -$150

    difference............. $350
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  14. pgus13

    pgus13 Well-Known Member

    Other than a little light leakage at the bottom (who doesn't?), I had nothing wrong with it. I didn't even have 1 scratch on the screen and I didn't use a protector since 3 or 4 days after purchase (fell off) and I bought it on release day!
  15. fparkin

    fparkin Member

    hell my old bb 9630 was worth like 40.00 lol least evo is worth alot more
  16. junebogey

    junebogey Well-Known Member

    I have the EVO I got it when it was released I heard about Sprint giving 150$ for the evo is this true and is it worth to switch?
  17. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!! Moderator

    marctronixx in his post above i believe said that they are going for $125. and the phonton looks like a great phone. i won't be switching until it can be rooted.
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  18. shantytownbrown

    shantytownbrown Well-Known Member

    My wife and I each have EVO's..

    We may be moving to an area that Sprint service will be sparse..

    Is there still a market for selling our EVO's???

  19. Mateo1041

    Mateo1041 Well-Known Member

    You'll NEVER get an adequate value when trading anything in. You'll just be adding another middle man after a chuck of the profits.
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  20. sundown13x

    sundown13x Well-Known Member

    150 is not bad...if you think about it the EVO has been out for over a year... It has had the longest life of any phone out there... Also with the way technology moves getting 150 bucks sounds sweet to me... I got an ipod so i dont need a 3rd mp3 player. (got a sansa too). Also evos are know for hardware problems. Better to get 150 now if your gonna upgrade than 0 dollars later when its useless.
  21. Hockeydood

    Hockeydood Member

    That was back in July. Currently I'm showing the trade in value at $87. Not worth it imho...
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  22. Droidn00b

    Droidn00b Well-Known Member

    I got $87 for mine.
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  23. JimSmith94

    JimSmith94 Well-Known Member

    Sprint's buyback web page is showing $90 today. Someone mentioned that they pay sales tax on traded phones. Is that true?
  24. sexyington

    sexyington Well-Known Member

    on the sprint web sit they are only giving u $65 for the evo. I still think the evo is still worth more than that.
  25. HeadBlade911

    HeadBlade911 Member

    I agree with you. My EVO has been very good to me for almost 2 years. My upgrade date is 8/1/12 and will not be trading it in. Will just keep it when I do as a safety net just in case the new phone gives me problems. I have 4G where I live so I am not in a rush to get a phone with 4G LTE capability and can't use. :)

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