Did you know that used wholesale cell phones can help the environment?
With the average person upgrading their cell phone equipment every 1.5 years, and over 250 million cell phone users in the U.S., you can imagine the kind of impact all those decommissioned cell phones would have on the environment. This adds up to 426,000 cell phones every day, or 155,000,000 cell phones being replaced every year.
Why should used cell phones be recycled?
Much of the material used in mobile devices is toxic to the environment and is not biodegradable. Recycling cell phones keeps these toxins from entering the soil, water and air when these phones are sent to incinerators or landfills. Purchasing a pre-owned and refurbished cell phone help reduce the amount of this waste. Studies show that even if only half of the people in the U.S. were to allow their used cell phone to be refurbished and resold, it could reduce this type of waste by 185 tons every week.
Targeting the Youth Market
Younger consumers, who tend to be more concerned about the environment, are often interested in buying pre-owned mobile phones whenever possible. Retailers looking to meet the needs of these customers will want to stock up on used wholesale cell phones. Since so many consumers upgrade their phone on a regular basis, there is a huge amount of available used cell phone inventory.
Environmentally and Economically Sound
Since the technology on most cell phones is rather new, and doesn't change too much in a few years, most people can find a phone that will work for many years. Selling used cell phones make sense for most retailers, who can now offer an alternative for both their environmentally conscious and budget conscious customers.
Another great reason to make used cell phones available to your customers is because so few people now carry insurance on their cell phones. If a phone gets lost or stolen, or if it stops working after the warranty expires, then it is likely that a used phone is the best option for replacement. Rather than paying full price for a brand new phone, customers can buy a used cell phone and have it activated on their plan. The only thing to be sure of is that the phone is compatible with their current network, be it GSM or CDMA.