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SellCell.com Reports 200 Percent Increase in S Series Trade-Ins Following Samsung GALAXY S4 Retail Availability

SellCell.com is USA’s no. 1 mobile phone and tablet trade-in price comparison site

NEW YORK, June 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ – Following the complete retail availability of the Samsung GALAXY S4 across all major U.S. phone carriers (T-Mobile, Verizon, AT&T and Sprint), SellCell.com today released new statistics revealing a large jump in nationwide trade-ins from the weeks preceding and during the S4′s in-store arrival. From the aggregate in-store availability period from April 21 – May 25, 2013, Samsung GALAXY SIII smartphones were up 160 percent over SII trade-ins during the same time period last year and this year combined. The statistics around the complete retail availability period also found:

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  • The week inclusive of Sprint’s and AT&T’s (and preceding T-Mobile’s) retail availability of the Samsung GALAXY S4 (April 28– May 4, 2013) saw the highest amount of trade-ins
    • Total smartphone trade-ins on SellCell.com for this week increased 161 percent from the same time last year;
    • iPhone trade-ins for this week increased 137 percent from the same time last year; and
    • Samsung GALAXY S Series trade-ins for this week increased 244 percent from the same time last year.
  • The week preceding Verizon retail availability of the Samsung GALAXY S4 (May 12-18, 2013) saw the second highest amount of trade-ins
    • Total smartphone trade-ins on SellCell.com for this week increased 75 percent from the same time last year;
    • iPhone trade-ins for this week increased 270 percent from the same time last year; and
    • Samsung GALAXY S Series trade-ins for this week increased 462 percent from the same time last year.

“After looking at the entire S4 rollout here in the U.S., the week of in-store availability of the S4 on AT&T and Sprint and preceding T-Mobile’s availability had one of the most drastic effects on trade-ins we have seen this year,” said Colin White, Managing Director for SellCell.com. “Traditionally, we only see the iPhone have such a drastic impact on trade-ins, and it is very interesting to note that the Samsung launches are starting to carry the same type of weight.”

Consumers interested in selling back their old device can visit SellCell.com for a real-time comparison of over 15 trade-in sites and offers for their gadgets and devices, including smartphones and tablets.

About SellCell.com:
SellCell.com is the USA’s no. 1 mobile phone and tablet trade-in price comparison site. The site compares prices from all the top phone and tablet buyers in the USA to help users get the most money when selling their old mobile or tablet device. Sellcell.com offers its customers a Best Price Guarantee; should the customer discover a higher price anywhere else, Sellcell.com will refund double the difference.

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