Microsoft Offers Up to $650 on Trade-In for Galaxy Note10 or Note10+

Posted on September 11, 2019 by Paul Thurrott in Android, Mobile with 19 Comments

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.

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