Getting ready to sell your used cell phone? Our slogan here at TheBlueDot is “forever evolving”, which is exactly what our website has been doing this past year. We have meetings almost weekly on how to improve the trade in page’s design as well as how to implement the same elements into the main website. There was one thing we noticed around the time of the iPhone 5′s release, an increase in Apple iPhone trade in requests. So, launching officially just a few days ago, we made it even easier for you to trade in your used iPhone cell phone!
We here at TheBlueDot love taking in used cell phones and putting them in another happy customers hands, but what about tablets? As tablets grow in popularity, thanks in part to the iPad and growing Android Tablet market, so do demands on newer and better technology. It seems new tablets are coming out just as quickly as new phones do, which can cause a bit of a headache for those unaccustomed to a device at such a price point being replaced so easily. So what can you do? The same thing you do with cell phones of course!
The average time someone has their cell phone, be it a smart phone or feature phone, is about 18 months. Which is surprising as most cell phone plans end at 24 months, giving you the usual discounts that come with renewing your plans. More and more people are buying used and refurbished phones that others trade in to receive cutting edge smart phones as soon as they are released. For example, we saw a big increase of Droid Razr cell phones for trade in’s. And when I say “increase”, I mean from zero trade in’s to actually getting that phone in trade in’s. I mention that because that phone was only two months old when we started getting trade in requests, which is typically unheard of for any cell phone so early in it’s life. This was mostly blamed on the recent release of the Droid Razr MAXX which made many folks immediately trade in their two month old smart phone.
Look’s like RIM is out on the prowl as rumors have surfaced about them talking to various cell phone manufacturers. What are they talking about? Probably selling their entire brand to the highest bidder. RIM has been falling off the market pretty quickly the past few years and, if this keeps up, they may be in big trouble within the next five years, if not out of business.