Samsung’s massive trade-in programme for Galaxy S9

Samsung South Africa has launched a programme that lets you trade in old smartphones for a discount on a Galaxy S9 or Galaxy S9+.

The programme is offered in partnership with Brightstar and grants discount vouchers of up to R4,500.

Vouchers are valid at participating Samsung Stores, including Samsung Experience Stores. The programme is valid until 11 May 2018.

To trade in old devices, you must register on the Samsung website, after which a Brightstar agent will arrange an appointment to collect and assess your device.

A courier will perform a basic assessment to check the following conditions :

  • Whether the phone powers up and holds charge.
  • That it is factory reset and passwords are disabled.
  • Its display is functional, and that there are no cracks or other signs of damage.

You do not need to include the charger or accessories that came with your device.

Brightstar will then take the device to perform a secondary assessment, after which you will receive an SMS confirmation code to redeem at a Samsung Store.

Vouchers are not transferable, and the full value of the voucher must be redeemed. Any part of the trade-in value you don’t use expires when you leave the store.

Trade-in values

Samsung has published the following trade-in values for devices. You can trade in three devices at a time, it said.

Galaxy S9/S9+ Trade-In Promotion
Samsung Trade-in value
Galaxy S8+ R4,500
Galaxy S8 R4,000
Galaxy S7 Edge R3,300
Galaxy S7 R3,000
Galaxy Note 5 R2,700
Galaxy S6 Edge R2,100
Galaxy S6 R1,700
Galaxy Note Edge R1,500
Galaxy Note 4 R1,200
iPhone Trade-in value
iPhone 7 Plus R3,300
iPhone 7 R3,000
iPhone 6s Plus R2,000
iPhone 6s R1,500
Huawei Trade-in value
Huawei P10 Plus R1,500
Huawei Mate 9 Pro R1,400
Huawei P10 R1,000
Huawei Mate 9 R1,000
LG Trade-in value
LG G6 R1,200
LG G5 R900
LG V20 R800

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