A service specialising in buying used Apple devices in Sydney has launched and will offer up to $446 for second-hand iPhones.
iXchange specialises in buying a variety of used Apple devices, including iPhones, iPads, iPods, Mac computers, Apple laptops and Apple’s iTV.
Quotes can be generated in three steps from its easy-to-use website. People who own a mint-condition 64GB iPhone 4S will be offered $446, while owners of a 16GB iPhone 4S in excellent condition are offered $373. The same phones in fully-functional condition, although have signs of wear and tear, are offered $409 and $342 respectively.
According to a survey released by iXchange, 98 percent of Apple users own redundant Apple products, of which 79 percent prefer to upgrade when a new device is released.
Their findings also revealed on average Apple users have $900 worth of redundant Apple hardware.
The company anticipates a wave of customers off the back of Apple’s iPhone 5 announcement yesterday.
“iXchange offers a more cost effective upgrade path to latest releases, and helps to reduce the growing ‘stash’ of products out there that are no longer used.” iXchange’s marketing manager Tamara Keniry said.
“We incentivise people to realise the value in these old devices, which in turn means they can go on to be used by someone else.”