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How to Sell Samsung S8 Plus in 2020 with a Grin?

--Monday, November 23, 2020
If the upcoming Samsung model or any other new smartphone tempts you, you may want to sell Samsung S8 Plus at a price that brings you smile. Many used Samsung smartphones change hands every day; however, you may need to plan ahead and properly if you want to lock the best price.

Whether you have an S8, S9, or Galaxy S10, the sooner you plan to sell, the better it is to secure the best price.  Let's take a closer look at how to sell your old Samsung S8 Plus.

Sell Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus

Sell it to online marketplaces like eBay, Craiglist, etc.:

The market for used Samsung Galaxy smartphones is massive, and places like eBay, Craigslist, and other sites roar with transactions. You can trade off your old handset directly to a private buyer at such marketplaces.

Though the prices vary here, it is not always as straightforward as some of the options detailed below. Having said that, such places are crowded with buyers, and sometimes the deals could get lucrative too.

You can have an asking price that you wish, and, god willing also potentially get a quick sale. However, be prepared to deal with spammers, time-wasters, and a bit of hassle and logistics in either sending the phone or meeting someone to exchange it for cash.

There are other services and platforms in the used phone category that offer good protection for both sellers and buyers. Such platforms allow free listing but add a sales/service fee to your price.

They do verify photos and check the IMEI to ensure that the handset is not blacklisted and free from any shady history. Ensure that the selling price includes shipping costs and be ready to ship it once you receive a go-ahead.

Trade it for Credit:

If you're open to receiving credit or gifting cards, then there are online marketplaces that offer such propositions.  You just have to key in some details on an online form, or you could also take your phone to a nearby shop for a quick appraisal. Some of the big players that offer such schemes are Walmart, Amazon, Verizon, Gamestop, and Best Buy.

Samsung also has some sort of trade-in deals for people who want to sell Samsung phones.

Sell it to a Company:

There are many companies that deal in old mobiles and will happily snap up your old Samsung smartphone. You can get a real-time quote as soon as you fill in the details. Such companies also offer free packaging and post and generally pay through PayPal or bank transfer. While applying for a quote, please be as specific and honest about its condition. Else, if there's a discrepancy found during the inspection, the deal can go for a toss.

Tips to Ensure Peace of Mind:

1. Sell Soon:

The sooner you sell, the more you can expect. When a new Samsung model is announced, there's a rush to sell the old phones and gather cash to move on to the latest-and-greatest. Since the demand is high, so the prices can drop sharply. Every passing day sees some downward correction in the prices. It's worth noting that some sites lock in your price and give you 30 days to send your phone.
Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus

2. Proper Homework Fetches Best Price:

A focussed online windowshopping allows you to get broader know-how of the available options. Sometimes a trade-in may seem worthwhile, or maybe you are keen to take less cash for the ease of being getting it immediately; but if you don't perform thorough research, you may remain ignorant of the fair price.

3. Wipe completely Before Selling:

The last thing you would want is your data going into the wrong hands when you sell your phone. To ensure that it doesn't happen, back up properly before doing a factory reset. In case, if you didn't know about Factory Reset Protection, you can find everything that you need to know in the guide to wipe your Android Phone before selling.


This piece was crafted to give you a quick heads up about all the different options to sell S8 plus. The used phone market is widening every day, and there are other schemes, options, and players too that operate in this domain. Should you want to explore everything that's available, an extensive online market research plus a few calls to your local retailers would help you the get clarity needed to make an informed decision.

Ivy Bruce

Ivy Bruce is the Founder and Editorial Director at Recovery-Android Studio. You can also find her on Google+ and Twitter.