New York, New York (PRWEB) October 15, 2012
Technological innovations often lead to a number of abandoned smartphones cluttering homes and gathering dust in drawers. In recent weeks, the release of Apple’s iPhone 5 has created an upsurge in consumers looking to replace their old smartphone devices with the latest available technology. An article published at eWeek.com delved into the options available for consumers looking to trade-in their old mobile phones at the time of an upgrade. Popular retailer iPhonehouse commented on the article.
An iPhone’s current condition can dictate its trade-in value. Damages to the screen or other components reduce its worth. Consumers who can provide original packaging and accessories like chargers and ear buds along with their devices can expect to receive better offers.
The article noted traditional brick-and-mortar as well as online businesses accept trade-ins for new devices. These companies recycle the devices, scrap them for parts or repurpose them for resale. Recycling bins are also becoming more and more commonly available at popular retailers. However, many consumers are hesitant to utilize these bins when they know credit is available from other sources.
In a statement to the press, iPhonehouse commented: “The availability of the iPhone 5 will likely lead to a strong desire among consumers to upgrade. We recommend interested individuals consider trade-in options. These benefit consumers as they are able to save money by receiving some credit for their old devices. It also keeps electronics out of landfills.”
Interestingly, the article reported iPhones make up only a portion of the most commonly recycledevices. Competing smartphone devices made by BlackBerry, Samsung and HTC are other popular trade-ins.
Individuals sometimes hold onto their old devices due to uncertainty on the best ways they can remove their data. Most online retailers offering trade-ins provide educational resources or customer service support aimed to help individuals with this process, asserts the article.
For particularly old phones, consumers may be able to find solutions in the form of charitable organizations. Often times, non-profit organizations accept even the oldest devices. At the very least, these phones can place calls to emergency organizations and keep a lifeline of support open to needy individuals.
iPhonehouse is Chile’s number one source for smartphone devices and solutions. Whether a customer needs repairs or is shopping for accessories, the trained professionals at iPhonehouse can provide the service necessary to handle the request. The company is known for its notable customer service and diverse product selection. Established in 2009, iPhonehouse is the fastest-growing business of its kind in Chile. Today, the company does business out of nine locations throughout the country.