We’re just a few short days away from the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S9, and although we’re expecting it to look a lot like the Galaxy S8, there’s still a lot to be excited about. Based on what we know so far, the Galaxy S9 will have even slimmer bezels, Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 845 processor, an upgraded rear-facing camera with a variable aperture, and more. When it comes to iterative upgrades, this is one worth getting excited about.
If you’re currently the owner of a Galaxy S8, S7, or another Samsung phone and want to make your upgrade process to the S9 as seamless as possible, you may not know where to turn. Thankfully, by following a few easy tips, you can ensure you get the most out of your current device and score the best deal possible on the Galaxy S9.
Without further ado, let’s get down to business.
Sell your current phone
Before buying the Galaxy S9, we recommend selling your current phone to help mitigate the cost of Samsung’s latest and greatest. Selling phones used to be something of a nightmare a few years ago, but there’s now an abundance of services at the ready to help you get the most cash for your device while also minimizing the chance for any headaches.
Selling phones online is fairly easy once you get the hang of it, but if you’re new to this sort of thing, there are a few important steps you’ll want to be aware of — such as factory resetting it, putting everything back in the box it came in, etc. For more information on this, check out the first part of our guide below.
With that said, if you’re comfortable with selling things online and want to know which services are in your best interest to use, we recommend the following.
eBay is one of the biggest names when it comes to buying things online, and while you can purchase items direct from big-name companies, you can also list your own items for people to browse and buy. eBay is often bad-mouthed for having high seller fees, but the fact of the matter is that this is where you’ll get the most possible eyes on what you’re selling.
Listing an item is fairly easy. Simply click on the “Sell” tab, type in the name of what you’re selling, and then fill out all of the required information. Be honest when listing your device’s condition, mention any included accessories/insurance your phone comes with, and upload plenty of photos so potential buyers have a clear picture of what they’re getting into.
How much will you get for your phone on eBay? The amount you can ask largely depends on the condition your phone is in, if it comes with any accessories or insurance, and how much internal storage it has. With that said, these are the average selling prices at the moment:
- Galaxy S8 – Between $350 and $450
- Galaxy S7 – Between $150 and $220
- Galaxy S6 – Between $100 and $150