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Discussion in 'Sprint' started by jaggz83, Feb 2, 2011.

  1. jaggz83

    jaggz83 Lurker
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    Hey guys...can anyone tell me how it works when trading in a phone. My evo camcorder is not working and i dont know why so i want to trade it in. I already paid $483 for my evo so i hope i dont have to pay another load of money to trade. Thanks to anyone that has info on how the trade process works.

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  2. MissJennell

    MissJennell Android Enthusiast

    You take it in, you give them the phone, they give you a credit for the amount they are offering. Which right now I think is only 135 or something.
  3. dan330

    dan330 Extreme Android User

    dont do it...
    sell on craiglist for $$250 -300.

    I am sure someone on here... will give you $150-175 for it.
    post in classified. someone in your area..
  4. akazabam

    akazabam Android Expert

    Why not just take it to a sprint repair center? If they can fix it, it'll only cost you $35 without insurance.
  5. Rush

    Rush {<>}~{<>}

    So, let me get this straight you're planning on downgrading your phone. Why? Because the camcorder doesn't work.

    Take the phone in and either repair or replace it.

    Good luck to you.
  6. drexappeal

    drexappeal Extreme Android User

    Are you a new Sprint customer or long time customer?
    1) Assuming you're a new Sprint Customer, I'd say you should just buy the EVO Shift outright and sell the EVO on ebay or Craig's List.
    2) Assuming you're a long time Sprint Customer, if you paid $483 for your EVO, you should still have your upgrade available, so I'd just buy the Shift at the upgrade price w/ the 2 year extension and then sell the EVO online via ebay or Craig's list. It's much easier to sell the phone when the ESN is completely clear.

    Now, if you're within the 30 days since you first purchased your EVO, you should be able to trade it in for the Shift without any issues, assuming you purchased the phone from Sprint or any other 3rd party retailer (and might even get money credited to you, since the shift is less expensive). If you're not within the 30 days since you first purchased the EVO, then trade-in shouldn't be considered unless you don't really care about not getting much back from the EVO.

    Hope this helps.
  7. Whiskeypawz

    Whiskeypawz Android Enthusiast

    Depending on how new your phone is, it may still be under warranty (assuming you bought it new). If it's still under warranty they'll fix it for free at a Sprint repair center whether you have insurance or not. If they're not able to fix it they will trade it out with a refurbished one for no charge.
  8. MissJennell

    MissJennell Android Enthusiast

    It's $35 if you don't have insurance. Still cheaper than buying a shift.
  9. Whiskeypawz

    Whiskeypawz Android Enthusiast

    They still charge you the $35 if it's under warranty? :thinking:
  10. akazabam

    akazabam Android Expert

    Yes, this is Sprint, not HTC. If you still have your warranty, you can get it fixed for free, but you must actually mail it to HTC. It will have a turnaround time. If you take it to a repair center, you have to pay without insurance, but you get your phone right back.
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  11. Whiskeypawz

    Whiskeypawz Android Enthusiast

    I didn't know that! I've always had insurance so I've never encountered any problems. Thanks for clarifying.

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