As 2017 comes to an end, HOBI International Inc. would like to wish you a happy and prosperous new year. We know that many of you will soon make new year’s resolutions and we hope reusing and recycling efforts will be including in those resolutions.
As a certified R2, RIOS and ISO 14001 company, HOBI International Inc. believes that appropriate care of e-waste is extremely important. Whether refurbishing, reusing, recycling, or reselling, HOBI International advocates for the best course of action for devices that are at the end of their usable life cycles.
For those who are opting to resell a personal device, we advise you to research trade-in programs through third party vendors. By doing so, you will be guaranteed money for your used device. In an article by online news and review site CNET, Amazon, Gazelle and ecoATM are listed as having the best ratings for cell phone trade-in programs for iPhone, Windows, Android and Blackberry phones.
In fact, some of these manufacturers and many service providers offer online forms that will help you determine the worth of your used device based on make, model, and other aspects. You simply input the device’s information and you will receive an estimated worth. However, this amount may not reflect the actual amount of money you receive for the device as many companies require accessing the physical condition of the device before making an offer for it.
For enterprises looking to sell company devices as a means to upgrade, businesses should research mobile asset management companies that will provide refurbish, remarketing and certified data erasure services. These types of programs will help guarantee older devices are used to their full potential.
Nevertheless, whether you choose to reuse, resell or recycle a device, the greatest consideration is data erasure. Taking the effort to find and use certified electronics refurbishment and/or recycling companies will give you piece of mind and ensure that no ‘ghost data’ gets handed off to the device’s future owner.
HOBI International Inc. offers data erasure, remarket and resale, recycling, valuation and compliance assurance for those who wish dispose of their old devices. Visit our Data Erasure and Enterprise Asset Services webpages to find out how HOBI can help kickstart your new year’s resolution by responsibly repairing or recycling your e-waste.