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Scott Bruce

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Data Sanitization: Putting Your Business Security Concerns at Ease

Posted by Scott Bruce on Apr 4, 2018 4:10:29 PM

A public hand sanitizer station symbolizing data sanitizationEvery time a hardware upgrade cycle comes full-circle, a closet somewhere in the office gets more packed with retired phones and mobile devices. For many tech managers, trading those devices in can seem like more trouble than it’s worth.

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Topics: Device Processing and Liquidation

Finding Value in Mobile Device Retirement

Posted by Scott Bruce on Mar 21, 2018 1:40:45 PM

An iPhone about to go into the trash can symbolizing finding value in Mobile Device RetirementIn 2017, we watched over $2.1 billion transfer to U.S. customer hands through mobile device buyback and trade-in programs. And while your first reaction may be to think it’s all from consumer trade-ins, it’s important to recognize that businesses are part of this equation, too.

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Topics: Device Processing and Liquidation

Celebrating 10 Years of iPhone Trade-ins

Posted by Scott Bruce on Aug 24, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Happy Anniversary iPhoneEven if you spent the better part of your life without an iPhone, it’s pretty hard to imagine the pre-iPhone days. Can you believe we’re coming up on the 10th anniversary of Apple’s hallmark device?

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Topics: Device Trade-in Solutions

Broken iPhone? To Repair, Or Not to Repair: That Is the Question

Posted by Scott Bruce on Aug 17, 2017 12:56:32 AM

Broken iPhoneDid you know that there’s a multi-billion dollar market for cracked iPhone repairs?

It’s crazy to think just how many consumers experience that sinking feeling when their iPhones hit the ground and they pick it up to find a cracked screen.

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Topics: Device Trade-in Solutions

How to Time Your iPhone Trade-in Right for iPhone's 10th Anniversary

Posted by Scott Bruce on Aug 14, 2017 9:53:41 AM

iphone trade-inWith all the hype that’s been building, it feels like we’ve been waiting for the 10th anniversary iPhone for years. But now that we’ve entered Q3, iPhone 8 (and the 10th anniversary event) is almost upon us.

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Topics: Device Trade-in Solutions

Essential Tips for Identifying Smartphone Damage

Posted by Scott Bruce on Jul 11, 2017 12:53:19 AM

damaged smartphones
The unresponsive touchscreen, a flash of light and then the black screen: all things a mobile phone owner has experienced at the death of a device.

Those little signs of a phone losing life fill any technology addict with utter despair as they swing between “I hope it just run out of battery” to the realization they might have to replace it.

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Topics: Omni-Channel Device Collection

Mastering Enterprise Mobile Device Trade-ins

Posted by Scott Bruce on Jun 14, 2017 1:16:22 AM

Enterprise Mobile Device Trade-ins

In the coming years, the vast majority of your employees will go mobile (if they haven’t already). IDC research found that the mobile workforce will grow to over 105 million people by 2020—over 70% of U.S. employees.

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Topics: Device Processing and Liquidation

Don’t Go It Alone: Use a Mobile Trade-in Program

Posted by Scott Bruce on Mar 3, 2016 10:00:00 AM

mobile device trade-in

Yesterday, you bought a smartphone. Tomorrow, that “brand new” phone is no longer the latest and greatest model. 

You probably have a pile of obsolete phones quietly lying around somewhere in a drawer or a kitchen cupboard. It’s easy to forget about an old phone the moment a new one arrives.

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Topics: Omni-Channel Device Collection, Device Trade-in Solutions

Three Things to Do Before Trading-in Your Phone

Posted by Scott Bruce on Feb 26, 2016 10:00:00 AM

Trading-in Your Phone

Competition is fierce among smartphone carriers and retailers, so terrific offers on upgrade and leasing plans have consumers perpetually thinking about trading-in their devices for the latest and greatest technology. If you’ve decided to upgrade, there are three steps essential to making the switch a smooth one.

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Topics: Device Processing and Liquidation, Device Trade-in Solutions

How to Optimize the Value of Your Mobile Device for Smartphone Trade-in

Posted by Scott Bruce on Feb 18, 2016 10:00:00 AM

broken mobile phone

Broken screen, scratched metal, sticky buttons. Phones in this condition have seen a better life, but it doesn’t mean they are worthless. Contrary to popular belief, phones in poor condition are still valuable trade-in commodities.

Of course, to get the most value during a smartphone trade-in to reduce the up-front cost of a new mobile device, it helps if your existing phone is like-new. The following tips will help you keep your phone in pristine shape.

With a few simple, proactive steps, you will be turning in your old smartphone with salespeople wondering if you even used the device at all.

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Topics: Device Processing and Liquidation, Omni-Channel Device Collection

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