Here’s why you can say that your Apple smartphone is a very valuable device: Have you ever heard of organ thieves? In some parts of the world, like China, they don’t sell iPhone units to get rich quickly; they sell their organs… and someone else’s organs.
In fact, there are people who have been mugged and drugged in alleyways and woke up in gurneys finding out they just lost a kidney. Kidneys have become so valuable on the black market that a 17-year old Chinese kid decided to sell one of his precious kidneys for an iPhone and an iPad. So if you’re thinking that your used iPhone isn’t worth a dime anymore, remember that some people are willing to sell an organ or two for that device.
Apple has developed countless products that have changed the way we view the world and connect with people. With the iPhone at the helm of Apple’s success, the tech giant has come a long way from being an ambitious computer manufacturer to the creator of the world’s most influential device.
Now considered as the world’s number one smartphone, it has witnessed five years of unbeatable success. During its opening weekend back in 2007, Apple was selling at 25 units of mobile phones per second. In 2011, it was sold to more than 72 million people, beating the expectations people at Wall Street had set.
Today, Apple is getting so big that having an iPhone means you don’t just get a very efficient tool; you also get an investment with big returns.
You know you can never go wrong if you decide to sell iPhone because it pays back big-time. Why? Because Apple has made it such a success that the demand for it never dies down. After a year, your brand new iPhone is as good as all those behind it and it’s about time you think about the returns of such a good investment.
You see, to get good returns from your investment you have to determine the its market value. Did you know that the greatest factor in figuring out what your iPhone is worth is knowing what you did with it? Its worth is measured by how many times you dropped it on the floor, how much coffee you spilled on it and how many times you left it in the car to bake in the sun.
There’s no short way of saying that your phone’s condition is the key to getting good returns when you sell iPhones. Its condition depends on a lot of factors that may affect its reselling value.
In a nutshell, its reselling value depends on your unit’s overall state after all the use and abuse it endured in your hands. If you answered ‘YES’ to all the questions above, expect to get a lower price for your device.
We recognize value in people’s investments no matter how well or how badly you have used it. We give you top dollar for your devices regardless of its condition. Our guarantee is an easy breezy, 4-step, one minute process that will give you an idea of how much that used, old or broken iPhone is worth.
If you choose Cash for iPhones, you’ll be entitled to free UPS shipping. We’ll even send you a free protective packaging box as soon as you hit that “Confirm” button in your email! And for what it’s worth, we’re rewarding you with cash that will be sent through PayPal or a Company Check!
At Cash for iPhones, we make sure that you have full access to anything and everything that you have to know once you sell iPhones to us. We value your device as much as your time, which is why we made the whole ‘sell iPhone process’ as easy as 1-2-3.
We want to make sure to give you what you need, when you need it, all in one click. Our online transaction when you sell iPhones starts at our home page, where you see a Quote button that will ask you for your iPhone’s model number.
Just how much are we interested in buying that old, used and broken Apple smartphone? Well, we buy all models of iPhones, with different carriers and memory size. Just select your phone’s model number from our comprehensive list, click on ‘Get a Quote’ and in less than 29 seconds you’ll see just how much it’s worth.
From mint units just unboxed, to phones from cat hell with scratched screens, to smashed devices run over by a car, to smartphones that scuba dived in the toilet, we buy iPhones in any condition.
Once you agree to the quotation appropriate to your device’s model and condition, all you have to do now is to click ‘Continue’ and fill out a short shipping form. It will only ask you the necessary questions such as your name, address and other contact details that are required to make sure your device reaches us safely and accurately.
We stick to asking only basic information about you and we make sure that personal information in our system is secure 24/7. Once we receive your shipping details, Cash for iPhones will be sending you a prepaid box and a free shipping label. Send your device to us by taking the box to the nearest USPS. You can pinpoint the status of your iPhone every step of the way by keeping your tracking number which we will email to you. You can easily check your shipment’s whereabouts through www.ups.com/tracking/tracking.html by simply entering your tracking number. You can also try tracing your shipment through their SMS Tracking or iOS Mobile App!
Once it reaches our facilities, our IT experts will conduct a thorough cosmetic and functionality inspection. The cosmetic inspection is the process of assessing every inch of your phone’s appearance by checking for scratches, screen damage and water damage.
Meanwhile, the functionality inspection is the process of assessing your smartphone’s basic functions including your unit’s charge ports, call functionality, volume controls, touchscreen and accelerometer; camera, Wi-Fi and screen backlight. Our tech experts are trained to have very keen eyes to make sure they evaluate and assess your iPhone’s most accurate value.
As soon as your device undergoes inspection at our Reno facility, you can expect to receive a call from our reliable customer service representatives to inform you of the assessed value of your device and to verify your payment options. We PAY you through…
Whichever you choose when you sell iPhone, we’ll be happy to give you a return for your investment.
Aside from making sure that you get value for money, we’re all for helping you become a smart seller. When you sell iPhones, you have to bear in mind that this isn’t like a box of chocolates that you can tie up with some ribbons to be sent as a gift.
It takes a whole lot of preparation to ship a gadget like the iPhone, and it’s not just because we want it to reach us without a scratch from the journey since we cannot be responsible for damage that it may incur for getting packed haphazardly.
Apart from making sure that you pack and ship your device securely, we also want to make sure that you are protected from identity theft and similar crimes. If you think this is pretty petty, well here’s a thought or two: Have you ever wondered how many contact numbers on your iPhone a criminal would need to deduce who you are, what you do for a living and where you live? All your personal data can be used to open bank accounts, and access social security numbers and credit cards. And that’s just your contacts. Imagine all the stuff that anyone can get from your phone’s memory. It’s your whole life up for grabs.
We at Cash for iPhones eliminate that risk by making sure that we reformat your device. When your Apple smartphone reaches our facilities, we immediately wipe out any data left to make sure your personal information is safe and secure. You may be scared or uneasy but rest assured your privacy is our responsibility. Here are a few guidelines to preparing your device before you sell iPhones.
For a more detailed guide on how to wipe your device clean of personal information before you sell iPhone, here’s a video tutorial:
Remember: When you sell iPhones at Cash for iPhones, you have a bunch of hard knocking reasons why your choice is RIGHT!
At Cash for iPhones, we don’t just try to “keep things moving.” We leap into action and give that hard earned iPhone of yours the cold hard cash it is worth. And we do all this without sacrificing our customer’s security. Try our easy 4-step process and we’ll show you how to get top dollar for your device the Cash for iPhones way today!
Cash for iPhones has been making former iPhone owners happy for almost 5 years now since being established in 2008. Since then, we have bought and recycled thousands of old, broken and used Apple smartphones. Not only do we meet and make new customers every day, we have also gained repeat customers who have chosen us to sell iPhones that span four generations. Why is Cash for iPhones the best iPhone refurbishment company out there? We asked our own customers what they loved about us and why they chose to sell iPhones to us.
When it comes to selling your iPhone, you can be sure that the best place to do it is HERE. People sell iPhone units to us for one supreme purpose: To get a fast buck for their valued Apple devices.
In fact, our survey showed that 30% of our customers said that the most important thing for them when they sold their iPhones to us was the cash that they were bound to receive for it. We don’t just aim to please when it comes to quick payments. We also make sure that we have the top dollar price offers for all kinds of Apple smartphones in the market. We don’t pay with store credits, GCs or thank you cards. We make sure to pay our customers with cold hard cash! That’s because we know exactly what our customers want and that’s real money for their hard earned investments.
Another thing our repeat customers love about Cash for iPhones is that we always, always make sure that the processes they use are easy as pie. This was proven by 28% of our customers where most of them loved the fact that everything about our site spells convenience! No extra buttons, no pop up links and ads, no nonsense forms to fill out. Selling your iPhone to us is as simple as clicking 5 buttons from quote to confirmation! All you need to do next is to wait for our free protective packaging to land at your front door.
We’ll leave the handling of your shipment to the very hardworking people from UPS to make sure your device gets to our Reno facilities safe and sound. The last thing that will require you to lift a finger is when you get a call from our friendly Customer Service Representative to give you an update on your device.
Our services are all practically free! It wouldn’t cost you a single cent to get a free online quote, receive a free protective packaging and be entitled to free UPS shipping.
We are the pioneer in providing free shipping labels and boxes to our customers for buyback in the US. And we don’t ask our sellers to find a box and print a shipping label, we ask them to sit down, relax and wait for the box to be sent to their homes without lifting a finger.
What else do our customers love about our service? Here’s a quick rundown:
Here’s the big question: Why should you sell iPhones to Cash for iPhones among all the buyback companies out there? We have the most competitive prices for Apple’s premiere smartphone regardless of model or carrier! Check out this graph comparing our quote to our competitor’s quotes when you sell iPhone 4S AT&T with 64GB storage in mint condition [Note: mint condition refers to iPhones that power on perfectly, have no scratches or blemishes and have no defective batteries or LCD screens].
*Online quotations taken on August 3, 2012 from Cashforiphones.com, Gazelle.com, Nextworth.com, Buybackworld.com, Hellototem.com and Buymytronics.com for an iPhone 4S 64GB, AT&T, Black and in mint/perfect working condition.
For some people, selling an iPhone only becomes beneficial when they have finally exhausted their devices down to its worst state. Why not? Essentially, smartphones and gadgets, in general, are manufactured to last for a long time. You wouldn’t buy a disposable cell phone if you were planning to use it for at least a year or two, would you? We can somehow say that these types of people prefer to ‘maximize’ their phones in a sense that they would rather use and abuse a device until it becomes obsolete.
The thing about smartphones is that it is created not only with functionality in mind but durability as well. We have seen the proliferation of liquid metals, plastics and aluminums in smartphone components these days. We’ve seen mobile phones that boast of Gorilla glass, and phones that are said to be waterproof, shockproof, dustproof and scratch resistant. This advancement in smartphone design shows that while consumer electronics manufacturers value the look and technology their mobile phones bring, they also value the hardware that these new technologies come with.
For iPhone fanatics, the principles that come with using Apple’s smartphone would probably mean owning and using it for about a year or two (and possibly up to three years) or at least up until the it refuses to open up and work. The iPhone’s average life expectancy is about 400 full charges or a year and a half of usual usage. So when your Apple phone is on the edge of its shelf life, the best solution you have is sell iPhone to companies like Cash for iPhones.
Meanwhile, some Apple maniacs tend to jump into the bandwagon of selling iPhones not just because they love getting new models but also because they know all too well that the it remains to be the most profitable smartphone in the market compared to HTC or Samsung. Techno geeks sell iPhones to buyback programs like Cash for iPhones so they can fuel their techno mania and keep themselves updated in the latest tech trends.
Because of the ever changing landscape of the mobile phone arena, people get hundreds of thousands of new smartphones to choose from. An iPhone or Mac fanatic, for one, can get used to looking forward to a new Apple smartphone or new Mac laptop at least once a year. Apple trends dictate that the MacBook Pro gets updated from 6 months to a year while both the iPad and the iPhone were updated after a year, resulting in a few ups and downs in their quarterly profits but making their products a big hit all throughout the year. Unlike most smartphone brands, Apple’s premiere smartphone is very sparse in terms of updates but is definitely worth the wait.
As a result, a normal smartphone user would probably use his or her smartphone for two years before selling it and buying the latest one while a hardcore iPhone fan would most likely be using his or her phone for only a year before they sell iPhones and upgrade to a newer version. Thus, it becomes more of a business cycle and not just a last resort to dispose of an old model right before the hottest one hits the market.
We found out that 30% of our customers endeavor to buy a new gadget every 6 to 12 months while 29% prefer to stick with their gizmos for a year before buying a new one.
When we asked about the reasons customers dispose of old devices through buyback programs like Cash for iPhones, 36% of them said they want to offset their next purchase by getting cash out of their old gadgets. This shows a cycle of wise usage and selling that not everyone knows about.
We believe that this cycle is beneficial not only for gadget junkies and techies who would like to experience new technologies out in the market without spending too much but also to the economy and the tech industry. Just like in a food web, the tech industry feeds on the consumer’s hunger for new technologies and electronics.
This demand fuels the economy at the same rate as it creates a healthy environment for businesses like Apple to grow. This is the reality of electronics consumerism: It’s an endless cycle of capitalizing on feeding the technology beast in every human; a cycle that Apple has been able to perfect through the iPhone.