Yes, you read the title right. If the Samsung Galaxy S9 or S9 Plus seem too expensive, Samsung can help you a bit and give you 350 US dollars for purchasing one of the aforementioned smartphones. However, they require you turn in your iPhone X to them in order to be eligible to earn the money.
As you may have known already, Samsung owns a program through which you can trade in your old phone and get some money back, guaranteed, as long as you use the money to buy the new Galaxy S9 or S9 Plus phone. Well, this week a new option has been added to their program: you can trade an iPhone X, 8 or 8+ and get $350 back. If we’re doing the maths right, if you happen to have bought an iPhone X for around 1000 US dollars, you can get back a bit more than a third of its value if you give it to Samsung!
Also there’s a perk for those who choose to trade their iPhone X: Customers who do so will have an S9/S9 Plus in their hands a whole 2 days before anyone else, on March 14!
The Samsung vs Apple competition seems to be reaching a new high. With this new option, Samsung is saying that their phone is better than the iPhone X and they’re willing to take some of their customers with this method.
Of course, it’s not that simple. In order to prevent getting scammed, Samsung requires customers who wish to get those $350 that:
- Disable any anti-theft protection on the phone, like the fingerprint scanner;
- Factory reset their phone and send it in the original box the phone came in;
- The phone must be in a decent state (i.e. has to power on and have a charge, an intact display etc.);
- The phone must not be on-lease;
- The phone has to be received by Samsung within 15 days of the purchase of the S9/S9 Plus.
While trading in an iPhone X, an iPhone 8/8+ or a Galaxy S8/S8+ for $350 is great, that’s not where the offer ends! You can trade many other device models for different amounts of money, any and all going towards the purchase of a new Samsung Galaxy S9/S9 Plus. For more information and frequently asked question, you can access the offer page at https://www.samsung.com/us/trade-in/ and check out the offers! As always, we’d like to hear your thoughts on this in the comments, so go and tell us your opinion!