This is the best time to trade in a Samsung Galaxy S3 for up to $226 towards the Samsung Galaxy S4 is right now.
Samsung Galaxy S3 trade in prices are high enough that users should be able to completely pay for the Samsung Galaxy S4 by trading in to NextWorth or Gazelle.com.
According to NextWorth tracking, the price of the Samsung Galaxy S3 could drop as up to 10% in the week after the Samsung Galaxy S4 launch and could be 15% lower by the time the Samsung Galaxy S4 release date arrives.
The data on these charts comes from eBay, and tracks the values of the Samsung Galaxy S and Galaxy S2 in the lead up to the Samsung Galaxy S3 launch and release. It is very likely that the same trend will repeat with the value of the Samsung Galaxy S3 during the period between the launch and Samsung Galaxy S4 release date.
Samsung Galaxy S3 Trade In Deals
Gadget trade in sites like NextWorth and Gazelle are a popular way to sell old gadgets without the hassles of craigslist and eBay. Users simply answer several questions about the condition of their device, can lock in a trade in value and print a pre-paid shipping label.
NextWorth offers a 21-day price lock for Samsung Galaxy S3 trade in quotes and Gazelle offers a 30-day lock in. Both sites offer similar trade in values, though the value varies based on which carrier, color and model fo the Galaxy S3 you own. We recommend checking the Galaxy S3 trade in values at both sites before committing.
The gadget trade in services are much more popular for the iPhone because it traditionally holds it’s value better than Android devices. The Smasung Galaxy S3 is an exception, with prices that could cover the full cost of a Samsung Galaxy S4, if it is $199 on contract.
Samsung Galaxy S4 Release Date Complicates
The tricky part about using such a service is that the U.S. Samsung Galaxy S4 release date may not arrive in the next 21 or 30 days. Current rumors point to a Samsung Galaxy S4 release date in April, with a U.S. Galaxy S4 release in May. Even with these rumors, it’s a good idea to lock in a trade in price today.
The companies may choose to extend the trade in period, or users can get a new quote when the Galaxy S4 release date is closer. The trade in value is locked in, but consumers are not required to follow through and send their device in.
The Samsung Galaxy S4 launch event takes place at Radio City Music Hall on March 14th. We expect a Samsung Galaxy S4 with a 5-inch display, quad-core Snapdragon 600 processor, 4G LTE and a user replaceable battery. We also expect smarter software on the Samsung Galaxy S4 which allows for eye scrolling and automatic pauses when a user looks away from the screen, according to recent rumors.