You might be looking to buy a gently used Galaxy Note 10, or sell a gently used Galaxy Note 10. But whether you’re buying or selling, you’re probably thinking about one question: When will the price drop? Keep reading to learn more about the price drop history of the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.
Samsung Galaxy Note 10 price drop history
The Samsung Galaxy Note 10 lineup was released in August 2019. The initial release included the Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy Note 10 Plus. A third model, the Galaxy Note 10 Lite was released about six months later, in January 2020.
The Galaxy Note 10 is the successor to the Galaxy Note 9, and the Note 10 continues the same traditions we’ve come to expect from the Note lineup — it is a powerful smartphone that features a large display and makes great use of the S-Pen.
The original retail price for the Galaxy Note 10 lineup was also on the higher side. The original MSRP was $949 for the Galaxy Note 10 and $1,099 for the Galaxy Note 10 Plus. Of course, if you’re buying a gently used model, you can expect to pay much less.
|April 2021||May 2021||June 2021||July 2021||August 2021||September 2021|
|Samsung Galaxy Note 10||$424 (256GB)||$388 (256GB)||$360 (256GB)||$350 (256GB)||$325 (256GB)||$331 (256GB)|
|Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus||$507 (256GB)|
|Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Lite||$318 (128GB)||N/A||$305 (128GB)||$302 (128GB)||$375 (128GB)||$240 (128GB)|
The above table shows the average sale prices for a used Samsung Galaxy Note 10 sold in the Swappa marketplace.
Buy a cheap Samsung Galaxy Note 10 on Swappa
In general, prices for a smartphone tend to decrease over time. But it isn’t always possible to just wait and get a better deal. Several different factors affect the price, such as the condition of the phone, the specs, and the current market demand.
For example, if you look at the table above, the price of the Galaxy Note 10 Lite swings up and down going from July to August and into September. This is likely because the Note 10 Lite isn’t as popular as the Note 10 and Note 10 Plus, and fewer models are available on the secondary market.
That said, it is important to consider the price trends, but it is equally important to remember that you are going to save money if you buy a gently used model. Using the Galaxy Note 10 as the example — the model launched in August 2019 with a retail price of $999 (256GB), and as of August 2021, the average selling price on Swappa was $325. And while this is at the two-year mark from launch — the Galaxy Note 10 remains a very capable smartphone and will meet most daily usage needs with ease.
You can review the current price trends for each of the models in the Galaxy Note 10 family using the following links:
When is the best time to buy a Galaxy Note 10?
You may be able to save a few bucks if you wait a month or two, but the best time to buy is right now. After all, you’re always going to spend less money if you buy gently used instead of new. Not to mention, while smartphones can easily last 3 or 4 years without worry, they do not have an infinite lifespan — so you don’t want to wait too long. The bottom line is that your best bet when it comes to buying a gently used Galaxy Note 10 is to pay attention to the current trends and pick up the specific configuration you’ve been dreaming of as it comes available.
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When is the best time to sell a Galaxy Note 10?
Right now is the best time to sell your gently used Galaxy Note 10 or Galaxy Note 10 Plus. Prices for gently used smartphones tend to drop slightly from month to month, so the sooner you list it for sale, the quicker it will sell, and the more money you will be able to get.
It is important to keep in mind that while a month-to-month drop may not seem significant, even a small drop can make a big difference in the bigger picture. For example, the average selling price of the Galaxy Note 10 went from $350 in July, to $325 in August. That $25 decrease may get overlooked by some people, but that difference would be enough to pay for shipping and to cover payment processing costs.
Now that you have a better understanding of the price drop history of the Galaxy Note 10 — the next step is to find an active (safe and trusted) marketplace to buy or sell. Swappa is that marketplace. Not only is Swappa active, but it is trusted, and safe. We encourage you to browse the site and reach out to our support team if you have any questions. We also encourage you to check out some of the reviews that other buyers and sellers have left on Trustpilot.