St. Louis, MO (PRWEB) August 03, 2012
AppleShark.com, is one of the fastest-growing online providers in the Apple buyback industry. This new St. Louis company outperforms RadioShack, BestBuy, Game Stop, Target, and other major retailers every bid it offers consumers who want to sell their used, new, or broken Apple products.
We compared AppleShark side by side next to 5 major retailers and 5 major online programs that offer similar services.
For example, the new iPhone 4S that came equipped with 16GB of Memory is valued just over $400, while BestBuy values the device under $200 and a similar site Gazelle.com values the phone just under $300. On average AppleShark bids about 15% more than its competitors on used items, 40% more on broken items, and up to 65% more on brand new items still sealed in box.
Most online buyback programs have just a few options to get paid. The 2 most common are PayPal and personal check. Thats not the case at AppleShark.com. Below is a list of options consumers can get paid by:
1. PayPal Instant Transfer
2. Personal Check (Express Mail or Standard)
3. Apple Gift Card (You get 3% More)
Western Union Money Transfer
We also tracked the number of mouse clicks it takes the consumer to see their offer and the amount of time to complete an order online.
HelloTotem.com was counted at over 7 mouse clicks just to see their offer. Nextworth.com was a whopping 11 clicks and Gazelle was right at 4 clicks. AppleShark.com came up with the big win at just 3 mouse clicks away of viewing their offer.
Thats not all AppleShark was surprisingly fast at. AppleShark.com uses USPS’s online API that allows users to print a shipping label right after check out on their site and sends all payments out the same business day. HelloTotem, Gezelle, and NextWorth sends you a pre-paid label through the mail that can take up to a week to even get. They can take anywhere from 2-7 days just to process your payment.
If your a small business owner or corporation which needs to liquidate their inventory AppleShark also has an easy to use business calculator. Although they have it capped at $100,000 a day it can be very useful for small retailers who no longer need their old or returned merchandise.