Steve Pappas

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Eat, sleep, recycle, repeat

Posted by Steve Pappas on Aug 20, 2019 9:00:00 AM

From plastic to paper, cardboard to electronics, today, there are many ways we can recycle unwanted materials. But when it comes to recycling smartphones, when they’re no longer wanted, more often than not they are left in a drawer, and lay there, forgotten.

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Topics: Device Trade-in Solutions, Sustainability

What really happens to a device after trade-in?

Posted by Steve Pappas on Nov 15, 2018 3:58:27 PM

The point of mobile device upgrade is an exciting time for a consumer. It means no longer having to put up with an old smartphone that is slow, has a battery life of about three hours, and displays the dreaded ‘storage full’ message every time they go to take a picture, or download a song.

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Topics: Device Trade-in Solutions, Device Insurance Solutions

How Mobile Device Grading Maximizes Value

Posted by Steve Pappas on Jun 25, 2018 11:01:25 AM

The secondary market for mobile devices has matured significantly in the last 5 to 7 years.

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Topics: Device Processing and Liquidation

Dispelling Myths of the Secondary Smartphone Market

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

The 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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Topics: Device Trade-in Solutions

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