Since we’ve begun to master the at home date night, we’ve made it a habit to energize our creative side and make Shark Tank a staple of our Friday nights. We are inspired by the new ideas people come up with and the dedication they have to try to make their dreams a reality. Plus, it is a great opportunity to look for fun and exciting new products to try out.
One company in particular caught our eye in season five – iReTron. Their mission is to reduce the environmental impact from improperly discarding old, worn out electronics – e-waste – by reusing and recycling these devices. To help achieve this goal, they pay competitive prices to buy your old electronics from you and ensure that they are used to their fullest extent and handled responsibly when it comes time to dispose of them. To top it all off, the founder and CEO is still a senior in high school.
The timing of this episode was very convenient. We had just repaired a phone to upgrade Ashley to a newer model, so we were sitting with a spare iPhone that we no longer had a use for. Right away, we checked out iReTron along with a number of its competitors such as Gazelle, uSell, and Amazon. To our delight, iReTron’s offer was as good as or better than all of the other options we looked at.
The process of selling to iReTron was extremely easy and convenient. The first step was getting the offer. From the home page you can search for a wide range of devices and manufacturers to find what you are selling. Once you find your specific device, you simply select the condition it is in and any accessories that you would like to supply with it and you have your offer. If you like what you see, you can proceed to checkout and finish the transaction.
After finalizing and accepting the offer you will get an e-mail with a shipping label to mail your device free of charge. All you have to do is box it up, drop it by the post office, and wait for your payday. You can login to your account to check the status of your sale throughout the process, but after receiving and reviewing the condition of your device, they will send an e-mail to confirm the order has been completed. We got our check in the mail within a week after that (or you can be paid via PayPal).
Overall, iReTron gave us the highest offer, had good communication throughout the process, and had a check in our hands in a short time frame. We would highly recommend checking it out if you’ve got some spare electronics hanging around. You’ll feel good about doing your part to reduce e-waste and enjoy a little extra cash in your pocket!