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Q2 2018 Mobile Trade-In Data: Squeezing More Value Out of Devices

Posted by Linda Serges on Jul 25, 2018 10:00:37 AM

shutterstock_583219279Every quarter, we analyze the millions of data points we’ve collected regarding the mobile device trade-in market. We examine the most-traded devices, the devices with highest trade-in values, total amount of money returned to U.S. consumers, and more.

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Can the US and Chinese Smartphone Markets Relax Just Yet?

Posted by Biju Nair on Jun 11, 2018 11:57:28 AM
US vs China (Smartphone Market)

It’s been quite the rollercoaster ride for US and China on talks of trade and tariffs. I am of course referring to the Trump administration who proposed a 25% tariff on some 1,300 Chinese imports, then agreeing to suspend the $150 billion in tariffs, but soon after said the US would move forward with tariffs on $50 billion of Chinese imports.

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Dispelling Myths of the Secondary Smartphone Market

Posted by Steve Pappas on May 24, 2018 9:36:37 AM

secondary marketThe pre-smartphone days gave the secondary mobile device market a bad reputation.

Locked into two-year contracts for devices, any accident led to an inevitable trip to the carrier to receive a refurbished device. Malfunctioning refurbished devices caused reporters and bloggers to create content all about the dangers of embracing the secondary market.

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Apple’s Q2 Earnings: Were they given a helping hand from the Secondary Device Market?

Posted by Biju Nair on May 9, 2018 11:25:54 AM

2018 Q2 HYLA Blog 6: Apple’s Q2 Earnings: Were they given a helping hand from the Secondary Device Market?Prior to Apple’s earnings, there was a lot of industry discussion about what its results would reveal, and how well the iPhone X had done in terms of shipments. According to newly released CIRP data, Apple’s iPhone 8 sales made up 23% of total iPhone sales for Q1, while the iPhone 8 Plus accounted for 21%, putting the lower-cost models at 44% of the market. CIRP stated that the iPhone X share fell from 20% to 16% in the December quarter, while combined sales of the iPhone 8 models rose three percentage points in the same period, up from 41%.

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Squeeze More Value Out of Your Smartwatch

Posted by Jim Gibadlo on May 4, 2018 11:51:08 AM

A picture of smartwatch on a wristAbout a year ago, the topic of wearables was becoming a hot topic and the sense of smartwatch trade-ins had to be on the radar as new devices were being released. The secondary market for watches hadn’t formed yet, but high price points and growing sales made it seem inevitable.

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Q1 2018 Mobile Trade-In Data: The Secondary Market Gains Momentum

Posted by Sanida Bratt on Apr 25, 2018 8:39:17 AM

 

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Every quarter, we analyze our trade-in processing data to get a sense of how the secondary market for mobile devices is growing. While there are definitely patterns in the peaks and valleys throughout the year, one things is clear—trade-ins are becoming an increasingly-vital piece of the buying process.

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Happy Earth Day: How the Mobile Device Market Impacts Sustainability

Posted by Sanida Bratt on Apr 23, 2018 8:53:10 AM

 

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April 22, 2018, marked the 48th anniversary of Earth Day. The day that we take a step back and think about how our actions impact the environment.

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Businesses Can Benefit from Device Trade-Ins, Too

Posted by Marci Hetzel on Mar 14, 2018 9:00:00 AM

A young professional holding up a smartphone symbolizing that Business Can Benefit from Device Trade-InsFrom a consumer’s perspective, the process of buying a new phone often seems confusing. But in a world of smartphones and constant upgrades, there’s one piece of the process we’re all coming to understand—device trade-ins.

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Promotions: February 2018

Posted by Kevin Kruse on Mar 9, 2018 11:57:37 AM

Someone looking at promtions for smartphones for February 2018Looking at the shortest month of the year, did the promotions come up short?

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Mobile Recycling: Do You Know Where Your Phone is Going?

Posted by Mike Leach on Mar 2, 2018 12:55:20 PM

A picture of someone holding up a phone with a recycling symbol on the screen, asking the question: Mobile Recycling- Do You Know Where Your Phone is Going?Recycling your old mobile device has never been easier, so why don’t more people do it? The highest percentage of the recycling market are cell phones, more than any other electronic material. However, in the U.S., we only recycle 10 percent of our phones, according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). We have the option to do better by taking advantage of the growing eWaste industry.

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