17. October 2012 08:34
Device recycling programs seem to be on the rise so this week the team over at Bamboo Mobile (a division of Compass Intelligence) compared twenty trade in programs offered in the industry. Here we've provided an excerpt from the latest Bamboo blog:
These programs range from mobile phone carriers that offer bill credits to online vendors offering cash and PayPal credit to large retail providers that offer store gift cards. All of the programs we examined buy back old mobile phones, smartphones and tablets. A portion of these programs may also take back other electronics like iPods and digital cameras; however, our focus here is on mobile devices only.
For this comparison matrix, we gathered information from mobile phone carriers (Sprint, Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile and US Cellular), device manufacturers (Apple, Samsung, HTC Motorola and RIM), retailers (Amazon, Best Buy, Wal-Mart, Target and RadioShack) and recommerce vendors (ecoATM, Gazelle, NextWorth, eBay and Glyde).
Source: Compass Intelligence, 2012
To read the entire article and get access to the comparison matrix, please visit the Bamboo Mobile blog.
Kate Pearce is a Research Strategist and Sr. Consultant at Compass Intelligence where she participates in custom consulting projects and develops content for the device reuse and recycling subscriptions and other device-related research. To reach Kate, e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org