Like most other retailers, Microsoft is also aggressively pushing the Galaxy Note 10 with attractive offers. Microsoft is offering the Samsung Galaxy Note10 and Note10+ through its online store and here’s the interesting bit – as part of its recycling program, Microsoft can give you up to $650 of store credit towards buying a new Note10. The trade-in values vary depending on the model and the location, but overall, they seem to be higher than what Samsung is promising on its website. The offer is valid till September 22. Though Microsoft is displaying trade-in values for Australia and the UK as well, the terms and conditions state the promotion is valid only in the US and Canada. In this article you will find out some details on how much you can get for various devices.
In the table you’ll find some good deals (e.g. it’s hard to get $450 for a Pixel 2 XL on eBay) and some bad deals (a working OnePlus 6T is worth more than $100).
There’s even some opportunity for arbitrage – Google will sell you a brand new Pixel 3 XL for $600, Microsoft will give you $650 for it (in store credit when buying a Galaxy Note10 or Note10+). Just a month ago, the Pixel 3 XL fell down to $500, so that’s something you may want to keep an eye on (Google has been changing the price about once a month and the Pixel 4 is close to being announced).
Note: while Microsoft is offering generous trade-in credit, you will be buying the Galaxy Note 10/Note 10+ at their full retail price. Some carriers and retailers are instead offering expensive freebies and attractive discounts on the retail price, which some might find more appealing than Microsoft’s promotion.
Microsoft Device Trade-in Credit Table
|US (USD) Up to||Canada (CAD) Up to||Australia (AUD) Up to||UK (GBP) Up to|
|Samsung Galaxy S10’s||$650.00||$850.00||$730.00||£550.00|
|Samsung Galaxy S9’s||$450.00||$600.00||$420.00||£370.00|
|Samsung Galaxy S8’s||$350.00||$450.00||$250.00||£300.00|
|Samsung Galaxy Note 9’s||$650.00||$1,000.00||$620.00||£500.00|
|Samsung Galaxy Note 8’s||$450.00||$800.00||$300.00||£300.00|
|Google Pixel 3’s||$650.00||$550.00||$500.00||£450.00|
|Google Pixel 2’s||$450.00||$450.00||$260.00||–|
|iPhone 7 Plus||$130.00||$180.00||$180.00||–|
|iPhone 6S Plus||$70.00||$100.00||$100.00||–|
|iPhone 6 Plus||$50.00||$70.00||$70.00||–|
|LG G7 ThinQ||$50.00||$75.00||$75.00||–|