Smartphone trade-ins from Samsung in South Africa

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Samsung Electronics South Africa announced its Smart Trade programme in a press release on Thursday, 20 February 2014.

According to Samsung, the service will see consumers trade a variety of old smartphone devices for discounts on a new Samsung phone.

Samsung said that a large number of handsets will be considered as part of the trade-in programme.

In general, Apple, BlackBerry, HTC, Nokia, and Samsung devices are accepted, but a full list of eligible devices is available in the terms and conditions on the Samsung South Africa website.

Devices will be graded on current condition, quoted and discounted based on three grading categories: perfect, good or non-functional/broken.

Samsung said each grading category has explanatory definitions that allow for an accurate value to be attributed to the device that is being traded.

Once a device has been graded, customers will receive a coupon which can be redeemed against the purchase of a new Samsung mobile device, including the Galaxy S4, Note 3 and Note 10.1.

Coupons can not be redeemed for cash, Samsung emphasised.