It’s that time of the year again— When you upgrade to the latest iPhone.
Shiny new camera? Check.
Water resistant screen? Check.
Fingerprint unlocking? Check.
Now what to do with your old phone?
Every year, Americans throw out 130 million cell phones. If recycled or reused, we can save enough energy to power over 24,000 homes!
That’s a lot of wasted juice.
Besides the energy saving benefits, here are a few more reasons why you should use a cell phone buy back program.
It’s A Literal Gold Mine
In 2015, Apple recovered $40 million worth of gold from recycling their old products. That’s not including the value of other precious metals extracted.
If you toss your old iPhone, you’re literally throwing gold away.
Sell to a cell phone buy back vendor to get a piece of the $40 million pie.
Phones Are Toxic
Phones are made of materials that are harsh for the environment.
The precious metals are valuable but they’re terrible for the planet. Don’t let it end up in a landfill.
In fact, Apple recovered 89 million pounds of materials from their recycling program back in 2015.
We Could Be Recycling More
Almost 100% of electronics is recyclable but we’re only recycling about 29% of it. The US is responsible for 11.7 million tons of e-waste a year but only 3.4 million tons is being repurposed or resold.
We can do our part by being less wasteful.
It’s More Secure Than P2P Marketplaces
You always run a risk of being scammed when using websites like eBay or Craigslist.
A verified buy back vendor will ensure the process is safe and painless. You don’t have to worry about not being paid.
Why Should I Sell My iPhone Through A Buy Back Program Vs Other Recycling Programs?
What if you’re already recycling through Apple or Best Buy? Why would you use a buy back program?
Buy back programs often give you cash for your old cell phones.
Not gift cards or store credit.
No Pictures, Please…
No pictures needed.
Selling on second-hand marketplaces like Ebay and Craigslist often requires some photography magic on your end. If you work with a buy back vendor, they’ll do the heavy lifting for you.
All you have to do is send in the device.
By the way, shipping is often free!
Yea, But How Do I Know What My Device Is Worth?
Buy Back Pros have an easy UI to identify your machine’s value. You’re just a couple of clicks away from getting a quote for your mobile device.
Don’t worry if you’re not sure about the condition of your phone. Just label it to the best of your ability and ship it. Once we receive your device, our own experts will evaluate it and confirm if the price is correct.
You will be paid within two days once the price is evaluated.
How We Can Help
Remember, your old iPhone 5 does not have to be a glorified paperweight.
Not sure where to begin?
Buy Back Pros offers a comprehensive guide to evaluate your cell phones and other electronics.
Get a quote within minutes!