Apple iPhones are all the craze these days. From young adults to office-going folks to senior citizens, everybody’s just got to have one. Reminds me of the way laptops were introduced for the very first time; just about everybody I knew wanted to have one.
With companies like Apple, where innovation and creativity are at the pinnacle, it is quite common for phones to start losing their edge after just a year or so. New and improved models keep arriving on the shelf, offering far better features at around the same price.
So, what do you do with your old phone?
Do you give it away to a friend or family member?
Ask yourself this:
“How can I make some of the money back when selling my iPhone?”
Before ditching your phone or simply giving it up for resale, you might be pleased to know some parts can be broken down for resources such as copper and gold. Is your iPhone damaged or unusable? Even banged-up models are full of usable resources that can put a lot of the money you spent, back into your pocket.
An iPhone 4 trade-in, in good condition can get you anywhere between $95 and $100 (16GB), as long as it’s undamaged and usable. A top-of-the-line 64GB iPhone 5 may get you over $275.
As sales of smart phones go through the roof and companies keep unleashing new products, cell phone trade-in services have been quick to offer platforms where people can recycle their phones in a safe and environmentally-friendly way, as well as get a price that’s fair for their model.
Reboot Charity is one such website that helps the community by taking in electronic donations and encouraging proper reuse and recycling processes of unused electronic waste. You can also help your business, school or community organize e-waste recycling events.
By cleaning out old gadgets and unwanted electronics from your home or office space, you are making a sizable contribution to a non-profit charity that helps people with special needs and disabilities.
A lot of these electronics, when not recycled properly expose the environment to hazardous metals and can lead to cancer-causing poisons that mostly children come into contact with.
It may seem tempting and less time-consuming to just toss away your old iPhone 4S and make money off it. While you’re at it, why not help your gadget “give back”? By supporting a charitable cause such as Reboot Charity, you’re providing privileges to certain people who simply can’t afford them. It’s a win-win.
Written by Derek RosarioReboot Charity 5401 Haverhill Road North #103 West Palm Beach, FL 33407 (561) 800-3968