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Samsung Upgrade Programme - S20+ 5G with Galaxy Buds+ for £999 (or approx £465 if upgrading after 12 months) + TCB/Quidco Cashback
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Samsung Upgrade Programme - S20+ 5G with Galaxy Buds+ for £999 (or approx £465 if upgrading after 12 months) + TCB/Quidco Cashback

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Posted 14th Feb

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Not sure how this deal will be received...but I thought it was beneficial, especially for those who like to have a new phone every year.

Today I’ve noticed that Samsung have changed the way their Upgrade Programme works, for the better in my opinion. It now incorporates a final balloon payment which, according to the T&Cs, isn’t payable if you choose to upgrade after 12 months.

So if I’ve worked this out correctly, if you were to buy an S20+ you would pay £90.90 upfront followed by 12 payments of £30.40. At which point you’ll be able to upgrade by to the new S phone in 2021, by sending your old S20+ back and starting the whole process again. You would also be able to claim the new Galaxy Buds+ which retail for £159.

The total payment over 12 months would therefore be approx £465.

I’m pretty sure if you bought the S20+ outright for £999 and sold it after a year, you’d struggle to clear £400 on eBay after fees/delivery are taken into account...giving you a potential cost of £599 in comparison.

***Credit to Beany96***
Quidco are offering 10% cashback, so that's a potential £90.90 back...equivalent to your initial deposit.
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I'm on this programme myself and now due for an upgrade.
Just a word of warning, I have paid for the Samsung care package (like Applecare for iphones). This is a 2 year package of about £140. Not as good as Apple Care, but close. Anyway, the fatal flaw is that the Upgrade system is every year and it appears this is non transferable to the Samsung upgraded phone, therefore you pay 2 years of cover for only 12 months benefit.
I had a look at the Apple version and their Upgrade programme includes their Care package but just renews every year.
The other thing is that the Live Chat staff are beyond useless and after giving up on that, I sent an email querying the 2 years care package that only lasts 1 year, but the only response is a reference to the Terms & Conditions, which doesn't show it.
I love Samsung stuff and this Upgrade system is good, but they need to vastly improve their customer service. I'm so fed up about it, I'm not upgrading and just keeping my current S10+ which I'll pay off in 12 months now and still have use of the care package.
I apologise for the rant, but want to make others aware of the care package issue.
Not bad if you're after the latest and greatest every year, me you ask? No? Well I'm gonna tell you anyway, I buy a different phone every 3 - 6 months or so, and Probably spend less than the s20 4g
I never thought the phones become soo expensive that we start leaseing them xD
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Not bad if you're after the latest and greatest every year, me you ask? No? Well I'm gonna tell you anyway, I buy a different phone every 3 - 6 months or so, and Probably spend less than the s20 4g
MrSwitch14/02/2020 14:25

Not bad if you're after the latest and greatest every year, me you ask? …Not bad if you're after the latest and greatest every year, me you ask? No? Well I'm gonna tell you anyway, I buy a different phone every 3 - 6 months or so, and Probably spend less than the s20 4g


Do you have a youtube channel? You should make reviews, you are very knowledgeable.
MrSwitch14/02/2020 14:25

Not bad if you're after the latest and greatest every year, me you ask? …Not bad if you're after the latest and greatest every year, me you ask? No? Well I'm gonna tell you anyway, I buy a different phone every 3 - 6 months or so, and Probably spend less than the s20 4g


If you only buy a different phone every 3-6 months does that mean all the other phones you buy are duplicates?
I think what the better comparison would be the £465 vs trade in price. As if you were to get £300 under normal circumstances then you have only lost £165 in depreciation. That's where the real value of this stands out for me
What happens if you want to upgrade after 12 months but you've cracked the screen on your phone?
candyman8614/02/2020 14:38

What happens if you want to upgrade after 12 months but you've cracked the …What happens if you want to upgrade after 12 months but you've cracked the screen on your phone?


  • "The condition of your returned phone will be reviewed upon receipt (you may be liable for a charge for excessive damage and if the handset is beyond economic repair you will not be eligible for the upgrade). There is no obligation to upgrade after 12 months, you can settle the credit agreement at any time."
AndrewRoss14/02/2020 14:41

"The condition of your returned phone will be reviewed upon receipt (you …"The condition of your returned phone will be reviewed upon receipt (you may be liable for a charge for excessive damage and if the handset is beyond economic repair you will not be eligible for the upgrade). There is no obligation to upgrade after 12 months, you can settle the credit agreement at any time."


This is actually pretty cool. I just wish my current contract would end but I've sworn off samsung after how they treat uk customers with exynos price hike
Heat anyway
AndrewRoss14/02/2020 14:33

If you only buy a different phone every 3-6 months does that mean all the …If you only buy a different phone every 3-6 months does that mean all the other phones you buy are duplicates?


Yup!
mystogan1214/02/2020 14:32

Do you have a youtube channel? You should make reviews, you are very …Do you have a youtube channel? You should make reviews, you are very knowledgeable.


No mate.
MrSwitch14/02/2020 14:45

No mate.

MrSwitch you don't have a YouTube channel or you are not knowledgeable?
unavailable14/02/2020 15:01

MrSwitch you don't have a YouTube channel or you are not knowledgeable?


Yes
This what i did last night, ordered the s20 plus, i was going to order the s20 4g for £24 per month on the upgrade program however i realised its only £92 more over the year to have the s20 plus which comes with the galaxy ear buds which will sell for a lot more than £92 so you get the bigger better 5g phone and some extra cash for your pocket 😁
Mark_Hickman14/02/2020 15:18

This what i did last night, ordered the s20 plus, i was going to order the …This what i did last night, ordered the s20 plus, i was going to order the s20 4g for £24 per month on the upgrade program however i realised its only £92 more over the year to have the s20 plus which comes with the galaxy ear buds which will sell for a lot more than £92 so you get the bigger better 5g phone and some extra cash for your pocket 😁


Airpods are still better then galaxy buds + apparently
londonlad1914/02/2020 14:37

I think what the better comparison would be the £465 vs trade in price. As …I think what the better comparison would be the £465 vs trade in price. As if you were to get £300 under normal circumstances then you have only lost £165 in depreciation. That's where the real value of this stands out for me


Struggling to understand what you mean, after 12 months you would have paid £464 of the £999 handset cost. That leaves £536 still owed on the phone, you give them the phone back and they wipe off the £536 debt and give you a new phone and it all starts again for 12 months.
The s20 plus is not going to sell used for anywhere near £536 after 12 months so this is the best way by far if your going to get the new phone each year.
If you bought it £999 cash now i bet you'd be lucky to get £380 on ebay in 12 months and about £350-450 trade in value which would work out £100-200 more expensive than the upgrade program
Is it the plus? Ans 5g
LurkforDeals14/02/2020 15:25

Airpods are still better then galaxy buds + apparently


Ok, that doesn't stop me selling them for about £130 on ebay with £1 final value fee
LurkforDeals14/02/2020 15:25

Airpods are still better then galaxy buds + apparently


Can you download music directly to airpods?
Have they finally improved sound quality?
Mark_Hickman14/02/2020 15:29

Ok, that doesn't stop me selling them for about £130 on ebay with £1 final …Ok, that doesn't stop me selling them for about £130 on ebay with £1 final value fee


So if I'm correct u use the phone for 12 months paying 465 then get the newest phone for same plan?
LurkforDeals14/02/2020 15:30

So if I'm correct u use the phone for 12 months paying 465 then get the …So if I'm correct u use the phone for 12 months paying 465 then get the newest phone for same plan?


Yes although the payment plan on the next phone will change slightly unless the phone is the exact same price again
Is there a plan for iphones like this
Mark_Hickman14/02/2020 15:28

Struggling to understand what you mean, after 12 months you would have …Struggling to understand what you mean, after 12 months you would have paid £464 of the £999 handset cost. That leaves £536 still owed on the phone, you give them the phone back and they wipe off the £536 debt and give you a new phone and it all starts again for 12 months.The s20 plus is not going to sell used for anywhere near £536 after 12 months so this is the best way by far if your going to get the new phone each year.If you bought it £999 cash now i bet you'd be lucky to get £380 on ebay in 12 months and about £350-450 trade in value which would work out £100-200 more expensive than the upgrade program



You've missed my point completely. I'm not disputing that. I was drawing attention to the fact that the depreciation loss would be around £165 and that's where the deal lies in this. This is your loss with having gone though this programme which if you were to buy outright and trade it in the following year your loss would higher.
LurkforDeals14/02/2020 15:25

Airpods are still better then galaxy buds + apparently


Anything apple already implies it is better
quake.ee14/02/2020 15:29

Can you download music directly to airpods? Have they finally improved …Can you download music directly to airpods? Have they finally improved sound quality?

Don't think people buying apple care about that kind of stuff.
i want to get the s20 ultra 5g. What's the cheapest way of getting it. i already have sim only plan. Should i pay monthly or pay upfront cost? any cashback deals on?
🤭
2004ns14/02/2020 15:58

i want to get the s20 ultra 5g. What's the cheapest way of getting it. i …i want to get the s20 ultra 5g. What's the cheapest way of getting it. i already have sim only plan. Should i pay monthly or pay upfront cost? any cashback deals on?


This
2004ns14/02/2020 15:58

i want to get the s20 ultra 5g. What's the cheapest way of getting it. i …i want to get the s20 ultra 5g. What's the cheapest way of getting it. i already have sim only plan. Should i pay monthly or pay upfront cost? any cashback deals on?


Cheap and samsung aren't mixing
londonlad1914/02/2020 15:46

You've missed my point completely. I'm not disputing that. I was drawing …You've missed my point completely. I'm not disputing that. I was drawing attention to the fact that the depreciation loss would be around £165 and that's where the deal lies in this. This is your loss with having gone though this programme which if you were to buy outright and trade it in the following year your loss would higher.


Well if you bought the phone £999 cash and sold it for £300 your loss is 700 and via this program your loss is £464 so would the difference not be £236 ?
2004ns14/02/2020 15:58

i want to get the s20 ultra 5g. What's the cheapest way of getting it. i …i want to get the s20 ultra 5g. What's the cheapest way of getting it. i already have sim only plan. Should i pay monthly or pay upfront cost? any cashback deals on?


Ultra is £120 deposit, £36 per month on this upgrade program then at 12 months you hand it back for new model or carry on paying for another 12 months and own the phone but there is a balloon payment on month 24.
The way it works on all models is, 10% deposit and 20% final payment
Mark_Hickman14/02/2020 16:13

Well if you bought the phone £999 cash and sold it for £300 your loss is 7 …Well if you bought the phone £999 cash and sold it for £300 your loss is 700 and via this program your loss is £464 so would the difference not be £236 ?


No, I'm pointing out the loss relating to this deal. I'm referring to the difference between the £300 and £464 which is £164, I rounded up to £165. I wasn't comparing the losses just stating that the £165 loss would be less than if you bought it outright
Edited by: "londonlad19" 14th Feb
Ega_Hacass14/02/2020 15:57

Don't think people buying apple care about that kind of stuff.


Sure😄😄😄 very simple when no alternative
londonlad1914/02/2020 16:16

No, I'm pointing out the loss relating to this deal. I'm referring to the …No, I'm pointing out the loss relating to this deal. I'm referring to the difference between the £300 and £464 which is £164, I rounded up to £165. I wasn't comparing the losses just stating that the £165 loss would be less than if you bought it outright


I dont see what the possible trade in value in 12 months has to do with the amount you pay to use/rent the phone for 12 months.
Maybe im just messing this up completely, but you buy the phone you end up with no phone and lost 700 you use this program, you lose the phone and lost £464 however you have to take on a new phone or pay it off over another 12 months 0% apr so the figures will end up completely different actually in the end
Are you sure this is correct??

You have stated 12 months but in the T&Cs it clearly states 24 months x £30.40.

If it's 12 months then I'm jumping on this but surely can't be ?
Mark_Hickman14/02/2020 16:15

Ultra is £120 deposit, £36 per month on this upgrade program then at 12 m …Ultra is £120 deposit, £36 per month on this upgrade program then at 12 months you hand it back for new model or carry on paying for another 12 months and own the phone but there is a balloon payment on month 24.The way it works on all models is, 10% deposit and 20% final payment



So if i do not upgrade after 12 months and continue paying it will be the same continuation of £36 per month? and the remaining on month 24. doesn't work out any cheaper than paying upfront?
mbriz14/02/2020 16:35

DJ or gamer? 😁[Image] [Image]



None of the above, I'm the original Mr Switch
Mark_Hickman14/02/2020 16:25

I dont see what the possible trade in value in 12 months has to do with …I dont see what the possible trade in value in 12 months has to do with the amount you pay to use/rent the phone for 12 months.Maybe im just messing this up completely, but you buy the phone you end up with no phone and lost 700 you use this program, you lose the phone and lost £464 however you have to take on a new phone or pay it off over another 12 months 0% apr so the figures will end up completely different actually in the end


Never mind. The point has been lost now and I've lost the will. I've said what I said you don't understand it and that's fine.
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