HTC offering up to $300 for your old phone when you buy one of theirs

September 18, 2012
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If you're eligible for an upgrade and have been eyeing some of HTC's recent offerings, like the HTC One X for instance, you might be excited to hear that the company has launched its own trade-in program. HTC is rewarding those who purchase one of their smartphones by offering up to $300 for their old clunker.

They're calling it the HTC Trade Up program, and you can get your potential $300 by first purchasing a new HTC phone and then sending in your old phone to HTC. They'll inspect it and give you your quoted amount if you described your device correctly. The only downside is that you have to buy an HTC phone first before you can get the cash -- you can't use the money from your old phone towards a new HTC device.

Either way, HTC makes it easy to get a quote for your old phone, which might make biting the bullet for a new HTC phone just that more enticing. For instance, HTC will give you $150 dollars for a fully-functional Verizon Motorola Droid RAZR Maxx and $290 for a 32GB Verizon Galaxy S III. HTC's One X is only $99, so you'll easily have a handful of cash left over once the deal is done.

A lot of manufacturers and carriers have similar trade-in programs, including Verizon and Samsung. And while HTC won't let you use the money from your old phone towards one of their new ones, a max of $300 isn't too bad of an offer if you ask me.

[via Droid Life]


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  • http://picasaweb.google.com/JTHolroyd/TileStoneWork JessSayin

    Wow! I would seriously consider it but my Amaze 4g is still in HTC’s repair facility in Houston going on EIGHT weeks now! DOH!!

  • http://picasaweb.google.com/JTHolroyd/TileStoneWork JessSayin

    Wow! I would seriously consider it but my Amaze 4g is still in HTC’s repair facility in Houston going on EIGHT weeks now! DOH!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/mesmorgan James Morgan

    The problem here is that if you’re due an upgrade then you probably have a 2 year old phone which isn’t going to net you anywhere near top whack.

    • http://craiglloyd.net Craig Lloyd

      True, but I suppose if you weren’t eligible for an upgrade, you could trade in your GS III for $290 (might even fetch more on eBay), and buy a new phone at full price. You’d still be paying a few hundred dollars, but the money from your old phone would cover around half the cost. Then again, I’m not sure a lot of people would want to do this.

      • David

        Exactly, you could get way more on ebay alone unless your are that desperated but then ANYONE would buy one off you for just 290$!

  • http://www.facebook.com/mesmorgan James Morgan

    The problem here is that if you’re due an upgrade then you probably have a 2 year old phone which isn’t going to net you anywhere near top whack.

  • David

    Only 290$ for 32gb SGS3? You would be crazy to trade for that LOW price.