College students can get the best deal on Samsung's Galaxy S9 or S9+
It's hard not to want a Samsung Galaxy S9 or S9+ after the company showed off some of its new camera features. If you're a college student, alumni, or staff with a verifiable .edu email address, you can save up to $63 on the purchase by just registering with that email address. This drops the unlocked pricing of the Galaxy S9 and S9+ down to $665.99 and $776.99 respectively.
Samsung is also offering a barrage of trade-in offers which can save you up to $350 with an eligible device or a minimum of $50 for any working smartphone that has a non-cracked display. The company is accepting trades of other Samsung, Apple, LG, or Google devices. You'll get the full $350 trade-in value for smartphones like the iPhone X, iPhone 8, and Samsung Galaxy S8 or S8+. Others like the LG V30 and Google Pixel 2 score you $300. You can stack both promotions together and the student discount will be applied to the balance left after the trade-in credit.
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The value of your trade-in is instantly deducted from your purchase price and you have 15 days to send the device in. It will need to be in the condition you state it is in or you will need to reimburse Samsung for the value of the trade-in credit minus $25.
If you prefer to finance the phone through your carrier, Best Buy may have the better of the two offers. The retailer is taking $100 off the price of the phone and giving up to $350 for an eligible trade-in. Samsung is also offering its own financing on the phones to allow you to pay it off over time.
Be sure to check out the Android Central hands-on preview to help you decide which model to go for. This offer goes live at 12:01 am on March 2 and runs through March 5. There are a bunch of other deals available as well, so be sure to check those out as well.
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