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#154671 4-Nov-2014 08:44
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Saw an advert last night advertising that Samsung will give you cash to trade your old device in for a new one. Anyway the Samsung directs you to;

http://www.tabtradeup.co.nz/

The thing is the "trade ins" are so low they are laughable. A couple of examples;

Trade in your Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 Wifi + Cellular = $120
Trade in your Note 3 = $240
Trade in your iPad 2 16GB = $132
Trade in your iPad Mini 16GB = $168

Understandably older Apple products get more (better resale value) but I thought they would want to encourage existing Samsung device owners to upgrade! Boy was I wrong. Another kicker is that the Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 Wifi + Cellular (announced in June 2013) is worth less than a WiFi only Ipad 2 from 2011. Got a generation 1 Samsung tablet from 2011, Samsung doesn't want to know about you!

Any takers? undecided


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  #1171673 9-Nov-2014 15:19
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Nice loyalty Samsung... I have both an iPad 2 and a first gen 10" Samsung Galaxy Tab... Sure as hell am not trading in the iPad to get another Galaxy Tab. Was interested since I was looking at upgrading my aging tablets.

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  #1171728 9-Nov-2014 17:23
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Whom do i see at Samsung to buy some trade in units?! I wouldn't even mind paying a small premium on top of their trade in offers :P

 
 
 
 


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  #1171731 9-Nov-2014 17:32
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This is inline with Noel Leeming and Vodafone trade ins





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  #1171743 9-Nov-2014 18:25
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Samsung paying people to help get rid of their own hardware and intervening the market price.

It can have consequences on the demand by decreasing the supply of old hardware depending on equilibrium price

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  #1171748 9-Nov-2014 18:44
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My question would be that with such a large difference between trade in and say trade me sell price how successful is such a promotion?

I can't see how such a promo can have any measurable benefit

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  #1171799 9-Nov-2014 20:26
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Is this promo underwritten by Samsung or another company... It makes a big difference if it is someone else as they do not have the same focus on [Samsung] customers.

I have a Tab1 and was very excited until I went to the Samsung website.... No love for me... The Tab 2 Wifi only gets $60 anyway... I get more from bargaining with the Noel Lemming sales rep. (If you ask nicely they will always go at least %15 percent less than their RRP).

I still can't decide if I want a Sony Z2 tab or a Samsung S 10.5 tab.... hmmm decisions decisions..!






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  #1171856 9-Nov-2014 22:20
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I think that Samsung logo on that website is used without permission.

edit: my reasoning is because that site does not only trade Samsung tablets, but also Apple item as well.





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