Sprint Trade-In Program: Fast Money or Bad Deal?
Is the Sprint trade-in program a good deal, or should you look for other smartphone buyback options? We investigate!
How does Sprint’s trade-in program stack up to other trade-in options? Let’s take a look!
Is the Sprint trade-in program a good deal?
Let’s compare how much Sprint will pay for some popular phones versus trade-in offers found on Flipsy.com (as of 9/25/2018).
|iPhone X (Verizon 64GB Gray)||$310 credit||$561 cash|
|iPhone 8 Plus (Verizon 64GB Gray)||$370 credit||$467 cash|
|iPhone 8 (ATT 64GB Gray)||$310 credit||$380 cash|
|iPhone 7 Plus (Sprint 32GB Black)||$260 credit||$270 cash|
|iPhone 7 (T-Mobile 32GB Black)||$165 credit||$208 cash|
|iPhone 6s Plus (Verizon 16GB Gray)||$145 credit||$193 cash|
|iPhone 6s (Verizon 16GB Gray)||$90 credit||$124 cash|
|Galaxy S8 Plus (Verizon 64GB Black)||$210 credit||$310 cash|
|Galaxy S8 (AT&T 64GB Black)||$180 credit||$275 cash|
|Galaxy S7 Edge (Sprint 32GB Black)||$110 credit||$143 cash|
|Galaxy S7 (T-Mobile 32GB Black)||$70 credit||$130 cash|
|Phone not listed? Find your exact phone on the Sprint Buyback page, then compare it to offers on Flipsy.com|
As you can see, Sprint is not the highest-paying buyback option. In fact, we found that Sprint paid an average of 32% less than Flipsy vendors for the models compared.
Another important consideration: Sprint only pays in store credit, applied to your bill within three billing cycles. Thus, you must wait to get your credit and you must be a Sprint customer to spend it. Our vendors offer cash payouts, so you’re free to spend your money however (and wherever) you’d like.
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How the Sprint trade-in program works
Start by visiting the Sprint Buyback page, then:
- Search or browse for your phone
- Answer a few questions about your phone and its condition, and Sprint will present an offer
- Accept the offer, and Sprint will email you a prepaid shipping label along with packaging and shipping instructions
- Once Sprint receives your phone and verifies its condition, credit will be applied to your account within three billing cycles
With lower payouts and delayed payments limited to store credit, Sprint does not offer the best deal for used phones. If you want more money (and in cash), it pays to check Flipsy first.
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