One of the more notable aspects of the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 launch was how much that firm is offering on trade-ins. But now Microsoft is doing Samsung one better.
The catch: It’s only for a limited time.
“Save up to $650 on the new Samsung Galaxy Note 10 or Note 10+,” a new Microsoft promotion notes. “Trade in your old device [through September 22] for the best deal on your new Samsung.
As you may know, Samsung is offering up to $600 on trade-in when you purchase a new Galaxy Note 10 or Note 10+ directly from the company. I took advantage of this offer when I purchased my Note 10+, and I will receive $600 for my Google Pixel 3 XL. (Which I purchased for less than $500, interestingly.) I just sent it in to Samsung, actually.
Samsung normally offers up to $450 on trade-in, but with smartphone sales slowing dramatically in recent years, the firm has once again followed Apple in offering more on trade-in to bump upgrade rates. So it is offering up to $600 now, and a large number of handsets—including the Samsung Galaxy S10+, S10, S10e, and Note 9; iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR, and iPhone X; and Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL—qualify for this trade-in value.
Microsoft’s trade-in values don’t always map directly to Samsung’s in all cases, but if you do have a Microsoft Store near you, it’s worth evaluating this offer, since you could save an additional $50 or more, depending on which handset you have.
You can find the details here, but all of those $600 trade-in phones at Samsung are worth $660 at Microsoft. And some other phones offer even better trade-in terms: The iPhone 8 and 8 Plus are worth $300 on trade from Samsung, but $450 at Microsoft. On the flip side, Samsung likewise offers more on certain trades, too: The iPhone 7 Plus is worth $130 at Microsoft but you can get $200 from Samsung.
Plus, you can’t beat an in-person deal: To take advantage of Samsung’s offer, you have to buy the phone online, wait for it to arrive, send your phone back to Samsung, and then wait for the trade-in credit to appear.