Galaxy S4

If you're considering picking up a new Samsung phone, Radio Shack wants to talk to you -- and they have money to spend on your trade-in

From now until July 7 Radio Shack is offering a trade-in program on purchases of any Samsung phone from Verizon, AT&T or Sprint. Your old phone is guaranteed to get you at least $30, with several phones like the iPhone 5 or the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 netting you as much as $300 in like new condition. The phone you're trading in has to be working, and you'll get more money by including the cables and charger. For more information, have a look here.

This is how you move product folks. Get people interested with special promotions like this one with Radio Shack, then keep them interested once they see the great products you've made. It's no wonder Samsung is making all the money off of Android, because they have the best business plan. Other vendors should take note if they want to compete with the Samsung juggernaut. 

There are 43 comments

SlimJ87D says:

I think ebay or craigslist will net you more money.

brendilon says:

From looking at the discount they give, you'd do much, much better selling them on Ebay. Easily twice as much.

moosc says:

Vzw gave me $42 for my broken screen s3

TechGuy21 says:

A lot of people are selling broken S3's for $200-250 on eBay, but that's just crazy...

moosc says:

Omg that is crazy thanks for the tip

mhmmdy123 says:

In this case, the screen not broken but the glass on the top of it broken.
Which I`s to replace if you know how to do it.


RIGHT?! I guess "Morals" aren't a thing in today's society huh. Unsat for those who actually buy them that expensive.

Cory S says:

I dont think morals comes into it... he didn't say they were being falsely advertised as not broken..

Lots of people buy broken phones to repair and flip. Although, that price is pretty high but I can still see it.

mhmmdy123 says:

I am wondering how much they`d give me for my HTC One??? Hummm..

Outrager says:

You can get more than $300 for both of those phones. Use eBay, Swappa, or Craigslist. You can probably get $450+ for the Note 2 and $500+ for the iPhone 5.

Thermalx says:

Swappa anybody?

dtblair24 says:

These trade in programs are for suckers. Or I guess for people who are not too concerned with the money or don't want to be bothered selling it.

I sold my GS3 for $315. They want to give like 75 bucks. Huge rip off.

drew4flt72 says:

What the hell is wrong with the T-Mobile phones, Radio Shack? What kind of nonsense is that..??


Radioshack stopped carrying T-Mobile phones, soon after/before they started carrying Verizon phones.

TazStazs says:

the trade in is a JOKE.. is almost double the $$...

shapesblue says: tells me $4 lol

shapesblue says:

This is a joke. It tells me $9 without the charger and $10 with it. That's not even worth trading it in.

aapold says:

for the Atrix HD, it tells me $61 without the charger. $160 with it. That is one expensive charger.

umpirerob says:

$10 for my working Thunderbolt with charger... No thanks.

wscaddie56 says:

$2.91 for a droid charge, hardly seems fair!

Sdheller106 says:

i agree....ill keep it and use it as a spare...or a door stop which ever one comes first

jwyche007 says:

I've seen this bullshit before, they will probably give me $75 for my nexus ⁴. Radio Shack can suck it.

dakid2k6 says:

Online is better. Just tried my brand new note 2 and they say they can give me $128 with cable charger everything. Pardon my speech but that's bull.

Nimocone says:

$87 for my original Note and $25 for my Galaxy S. I thought that $30 was the minimum.

jerseykirby says:

Here's the catch!!!(I've worked at that god awful place for 7 years) The minimum only applies to the first phone!!! Afterwards, whatever they feel it is "worth"" is what they will offer. Also take note that Verizon and Sprint phones will net you much less in trade value from them than an AT&T or even T-Mobile phone will get you. That place is on it's way to the grave. Great promo for Samsung indeed, smart marketing. But Radio Shack is dying a very very slow death...........

seanubis says:

$35 for my GNex, but only 45 cents for my DX:



You can, easily, get $70+ for that Droid X; especially, if you find someone that wants to use it on Pageplus.

Yep got to love the gnex for 35.00!!!!!

Thunder350 says:

Swappa is by far the best place to sell your used phones. The phones I priced on Radioshack were at least 50% less for what phones are currently selling for on Swappa...

RaiderWill says:


Of all the Nerve............ I Never!!!

86 Dollars and 74 cents for a 5.3" 1280*800 263 dpi SuperAmoled+ Screened Phablet in perfect condition... The Nerve!!!

If I were in the store and they quoted me that value, I would have spit my False Teeth all over their counter!

cnstarz says:

Chill out there, Drama Queen.

RaiderWill says:

Shut the F_ck Up Bitch.

ramblerd says:

Happy Name Day, J.Hil!

rebelrob says:

That deal isn't on anymore I work there. What does help you out is that they give u 30 bucks for any crap phone you have laying around.

one80oneday says:

Funny this AD says old phone but only lists high end current phones....

roeblatt3 says:

Sweet! 50 cents for my Droid X! BS

acrewdog says:

Isn't this a LOT like the promotion that HTC recently had for the HTC One? Where was the hyperbole about great marketing then?

Further, the MINIMUM payout on the HTC promotion was $100. None of this trade in your phone for ten bucks stuff.

Elmox says:

They shouldn't say your devise...The should say any of your Apple devices will get you close to $300...everything else wont be enough to pay for your activation charges.

Let me guess the $300 is a 64GB iPhone 5......

Cory S says:

All these trade in programs have always been like Gamestops game tradein...nearly useless. The only one I've seen that could be a good deal depending on the phone with the one HTC recently did with a 100 minimum. My brother sent in an iPhone 3Gs on that.

Baldguy71 says:

When I got my GS4 I brought my iPhone 4s to GameStop and got $194 cash.

I got $150 for my iPhone 4 and $10 for the charger plus some 10% discount, all in all I got my GS4 for $40 :)

Do the AMOLED screens still have those particles on the black screen? I returned my first Galaxy Note II because it had a huge gash-looking mark that was visible on gray backgrounds. Interested in the S4, but hesitant because my GNex experience was AWFUL. Went through 8 phones till the screen was good.