Difference between trade in and selling

Regan J. on Swappa
Regan J.

Is there a big difference between trading tech in and selling it? Do you get paid for both?

Gmail U. on Swappa
Gmail U.

Selling and trading in are two different things. By trade-in I mean when a wireless provider, like T-Mobile, offers a discount on a phone in exchange for a trade-in. You would have to go to their website or talk to an agent for details. But generally, they will offer some amount off on the purchase of a new phone from them in exchange for a trade-in of a phone you already own. The phones they will accept for a trade are limited. This is one of the differences between selling and trading. You can offer for sale ???????????? phone on Swappa. You will get what the market offers. T-Mobile will only accept certain phones for trade-in and they are usually later model phones. Both selling and trading in are great! You can sell anytime on Swappa but trade-ins are only available when the wireless provider chooses. However, a trade-in can get you a new latest model phone at a great discount. They're worth looking into.

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