You have patiently awaited the debut of the iPhone (News - Alert) 5, and now you finally have it in your grasp. But what if, instead of feeling that your world is now perfect, you feel this twinge of… guilt?
Perhaps this guilt is a bit of buyer’s remorse, or perhaps you feel some irrational emotional connection to your iPhone 4S. This reaction, which some identify as green guilt, is relatively common. Forty-six percent of people polled in Call2Recycle’s latest survey reveal that they have at least one mobile device that needs to be properly disposed of but aren’t quite sure how to do so.
Instead of letting your old iPhones pile up like a hoarder in its early stages, and instead of just giving it away to your undeserving little brother who hasn’t worked a hard day in his life, iCracked offers a dignified solution for retiring last year’s model.
iCracked, which is better known for its optimal repair services from a team of 300 iTechs, has expanded their services to also buy old iPhones, redistribute and recycle them. According to the same Call2Recycle survey, there seems to be a strong market for these services.
Both men and women who were polled believed that there should be a joint responsibility from vendors and consumers to properly dispose of old electronics, and not surprisingly, many consumers do not feel that they should pay for them. However, more men than women claimed to be willing to pay extra if recycling services were included.
It turns out, women were right to wait for services such as those offered by iCracked. According to a recent report, iCracked even has a fourth service which pays an optimal price for iPhones with just a cracked screen, a service it calls, “Needs Love.”
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Edited by Brooke Neuman