Electronic gadgets like smartphones, tablets, ipods, etc., are nowadays the most used devices across the globe. Therefore, demand for such devices with latest upgrades and features are also very high. However, as new and improved versions of smartphones and tablets launch on a frequent basis, the previous versions become old fashioned and obsolete for the younger generation. Though the new devices look stylish and feature laden, we cannot deny the fact that these devices are prone to damage and their lifespan is only 2-3 years. Repairing such old and damaged mobile phones and tablets are expensive and so it is advised to replace such devices with new ones. But an important question that arises in this situation is that, what to do with the old and damaged electronic gadgets?
There is no reason to worry, as in recent times, a lot of online business portals have come into reckoning that deals with old, used and damaged electronic gadgets as well as provide trade-in options for such devices, such as iPad trade, iPhone trade, etc. These portals accept a wide range of used and broken electronic gadgets starting from Android smartphones, iPhones, iPads, iPods, Blackberry mobiles, Tablets, etc., and also offer profitable deals on such devices. The payment modes that these online based businesses provide are also very flexible. Payment is made via bank cheques, Apple gift cards or Paypal, whichever the customer chooses. Another benefit that is provided to the sellers of the used gadgets is the option of free shipment.
Selling old and broken mobile phones and tablets in these online portals are also very easy. Before selling, a person needs to register an account on the website and then find his/her device from the categories present. Then the user has to choose their device and the carrier. Finally the user has to choose the condition of the device and the mode of payment. As soon as the deal is closed, an option comes for choosing the shipment procedures. After that the device is send to the company using the preferred shipment method chosen by the user, and the user gets the money in the mode of payment he/she had chosen before. These business portals also wipe the data from the device completely, thereby ensuring that no confidential data is stored in the device. Though, before sending the phone or tablet, it is advised to back up all the data beforehand.
One thing I must add in this regard is that, many online business portals not only purchase old gadgets, but also send them to various recycling centers, thereby ensuring that those devices are not thrown into landfills. Mobiles, tablets and various other electronic gadgets contain toxic elements, including mercury, arsenic and lead. These components are very much harmful not only for human health, but also for the environment. Therefore, the business houses purchasing old and used electronic gadgets undoubtedly help the ecology by sending the old devices to proper recycling centers.
Previously, selling old and broken gadgets were not easy. People used to throw the used devices into landfills, thereby damaging the ecology. But with the advent of the internet, the process of selling old products is getting easier as well as lucrative too. Online business portals dealing with selling and recycling of electronic gadgets are on the rise with each passing day. These portals not only help the consumers get rid of their used and broken gadgets that they will not use anymore, but also help in protecting the environment from harmful toxins and pollution.
Author Bio: John Tiropanis is a technology blogger writing on latest technology and mobile phone related news. Here he shares the usefulness of selling used and broken electronic gadgets.