It basically gives you product cycle trends for Apple products and lets you know where each product is currently in its cycle. That way you can gauge whether or not you should hold out for a few more months when trying to decide whether or not to buy now. For instance, anyone following this, would have known not to buy an iPad in February 2012.
They buy old smartphones -- including iPhones -- fix them up and sell them... somewhere... black market?
Anyhow, we've sold four of our old iPhones back and have made a couple hundred dollars on them. For instance, my iPhone 4 with awful screen crack still garnered $87. And my wife's old 3gs brought $75 (screen was good).
They give automatic quotes, will send you a box to ship it in for free (and free shipping back to them), then send the money via PayPal or check if you want.
Those four phones were effectively paperweights sitting in my desk not being used. Cash is better.
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about 10 years ago
I second the Gazelle recommendation. Have used them several times, and it's super handy. It's a good way to offset the cost of a new iGoodie when new ones come out.