As we all know, every high-tech piece of equipment you buy will decrease in value as it gets further out of date. Well TechForward reckon that one person’s used gadget is another person’s treasure and they’re doing something about it. When you purchase your new gadget (MP3 player, notebook, TV, GPS etc) you can sign up with them for a small fee. This will guarantee you a buyback price if you sell your technology back to them within an agreed amount of time.
When the time’s up, they’ll send you a box and you can ship it back to them for “recycling”. After they inspect it, they’ll cut you a cheque and you can buy something newer. If you’ve been nice to your stuff they may even reward you with a 15% bonus on the return price if it’s in very good condition. If you change your mind and don’t want to sell it back to them it doesn’t matter, but they will keep your signup fee.
It seems like a great idea and all but I’m not sure many people would be willing to part with their MacBook Pro after 6 months for $US500 but I guess it’s an alternative to getting scammed on eBay .
TechForward will lock in your future trade-in values for computers and consumer electronics today, so you don’t have to guess what you devices will be worth a year or two from now. We make the return process easy with a free box and shipping, and protect the environment by reusing or recycling your old device.