The cell hunt

October 1st is usually a date that ushers in the holiday season. Pumpkin lattes are going strong at the coffee shop, the leaves are starting to turn and you may even start to see, much to your dismay, decorative holiday displays at stores.

Well, October 1st now means so much more if you are a resident of the San Francisco Bay Area. is launching the most epic scavenger hunt ever.

We are all excited about the release of the new iPhone 6. I am sure some of you will even be waiting in line for one. Wouldn’t it be so much better if you could find one and get it for free? Wouldn’t it be more fun to work your mental powers, follow the clues  and get a free unlocked iPhone 6?

On October 1st will start hiding a total of 6 iPhone 6s in different locations around the Bay Area. We will leave clues on our Facebook Page and Twitter profile that will allow you to hunt down the phone’s location. The first person to find it will be the winner of that phone.

So get ready. A new iPhone 6 might be yours if you’re smart enough and fast enough to find it.

Please spread the word about the Cell Hunt. Social network engagement will be key in finding these phones. You can follow the tweets using the hashtag #TheCellHunt.


How to fundraise

We have been so excited lately with some community outreach we have been doing to help non-profits make their fundraising goals.

At times it can be hard for non-profits to come up with easy and effective ways to raise money. One method that can be really effective and raise your group hundreds, if not thousands of dollars is to collect donated cell phones and turn them in to We will give non-profit organizations special pricing on any order of 20 or more phones.

We believe that when you are working for the greater good, you deserve support and help. That is why at we not only beat any other on-line cell phone recycle company, we go above our regular pricing to give your organization even more money for your collected phones.

For ideas on how to get started or assistance with setting up your fundraising campaign, please contact

Every day we work to add new cellular devices to our list of phones we can purchase from you. We currently accept 324 different models. This includes Apple, Blackberry, HTC, LG, Motorola, Nokia, Samsung and Sony.

At we will give you the highest price for your phone or tablet. Even that old, cracked phone that is totally dead may be worth something!

So head on over to We are here to make selling your phone fast, easy and reliable.

We even take phones with suspicious holes. No questions asked.


I’ve been thinking about the growing dependency on technology and the general feeling of being glued to our devices or media sources as they relate to our ability to be present and connect with our fellows.

On one hand, our phones give us incredible power to connect. One could say that the ability to contact anyone we wish or to have at our fingertips access to a wealth of technology not otherwise available is a gift and something not to be discredited.

At times man longs for periods to be truly off the grid and disconnected. It allows him to find peace with his own thoughts and to actually look at the world as it is right in front of him as opposed to through a medium.

I guess what could be healthy is finding a balance between these to.

I resent being told I am on my phone too much or that I am somehow damaging myself, children or the world through the use of technology. If technology can be used to enhance and connect us then it is valuable.

It could be argued that through technology we find a means to not actually connect with anyone. We create an illusion that we are aware and genuine, but hide behind the safety of a screen to reach out to others. I know I have been guilty of this.

So where is the balance? How do you unplug?

I haven’t fully figured that out. I would love to hear from you on what you do to find a balance between your device life and your real life.

We will be having this discussion over on’s Facebook Page. Please join us in the discussion.


Did you know we are running a contest right now over on’s Facebook page? The first 5.000 likes will be entered to win a $250 dollar BestBuy gift card!

We are working to create a Facebook community where you can come to ask questions about your phone’s value, learn what is happening in the cell phone industry or just have a good laugh at cell phone related funny content.

So head on over to our Facebook page and like us to be entered to win! Click HERE!



Old Mobile Phones

If you answer yes to any of these questions you need a new phone.

1. Are you so used to the cracks on your screen you don’t even notice them anymore?

2. Do you still use an MP3 player?

3. Do you own a GPS and use it?

4. When you go to a party do none of your friends have chargers that will work with your phone?

5. Is the only app on your phone the one you can pay your monthly bill through?

6. Do you have a USB internet stick in your bag?

7. Does your mom have a newer model than you?

8. Do you have to wait until you get home to check your email?

9. Do you ask real live people for directions?

10. Does textig “Hi! How are you?” take three minutes?

11. Do you have your contacts backed up on a sim card?

12. Does your phone have an antenna?

13. Is your phone made by Kyocera, Alcatel, ZTE or Huawai?

14. Is your favorite game Snake?

15. Do you go to the library to check Facebook?

Remember, a yes to any of these questions means you should purchase a new phone immediately.

This is a friendly service announcement from


This baby is shocked by how much she is paying for Facebook to not deliver results.

It’s interesting as a business getting into the social media marketing side of things. Where do you start? How do you get followers? How do you get people to engage with your brand?

Facebook would have you believe you need to pay them in order to get people to engage with your brand. They only allow a small percentage of a page’s followers to even see what is being shared. If that small amount of followers engages with the post, then Facebook will allow more people to see the content and so on. Facebook tells you to pay for advertisement of your page so you get more likes and thus more engagement, but really what is this all about?

There is a really interesting video that exposes a problem connected with this type of Facebook marketing. It’s 9 minutes long, but worth the watch. It explains that Facebook ads for your page actually reduce engagement with your brand in the long run. Even with tons of likes no one will engage or see your content!

So if you are a business and want to engage with your followers on social media or grow your fan base, how the heck do you do it? What is the point of even having a Facebook Page if no one is going to see it unless you pay Facebook? But then if you pay Facebook it makes it worse. It’s like gambling, the deeper you dig yourself in the deeper you go and the harder it is to get out.

What to do, what to do…

We have been working to grow’s social media followers and grow awareness and support for our company and site. Of course we want to do this because we give the best prices and service out there and WANT TO SCREAM IT FROM THE ROOFTOPS!

I guess maybe the real answer is to create content that people are actually interested in seeing, commenting on, liking and sharing. Fundamentally that is how all social media works. I may dare say that this is how life works. Create things that people are interested in and in turn be interested in what other people are creating.

There is no substitute for true and actual engagement.

And there in lies the challenge…

Transfer of money between people

25 Million Dollars.

That is how much money we have paid out over the past decade to our customers for their old phones and tablets.

Not too shabby, but we want to give you even more money.

Recently, has reworked things to raise the payout on each device so as to beat any online quote by at least 5 dollars.

Sometimes we pay up to $130 more than other online websites for the exact same device!

We believe that the person who should be making the profit on the sale of their phone is the consumer. Our mission is to help you get the most money you can for your cell phone, period.

Our staff are experts on the phone re-sale market. We can purchase over 250 different devices. Chances are we will want your phone.

Click here to find out how much your phone or tablet is worth!

ps Did you know we are running a campaign right now on our Facebook Page? The first 5,000 likes will be entered to win a $250 Best Buy Gift card! Click on the image below to go like our Facebook Page!








addicted to your cell phone

“So that’s the telephone? They ring, and you run.”

 Edgar Degas, French Artist Born 1834


I know I have a problem. The first step is to admit it. I am addicted to my phone and here are the reasons why:


1. I feel vibrations in my pocket even when my phone’s not there.

2. If my battery falls below 50% I freak out and make finding a charger the most important thing in my life.

3. I check all the social networks on my phone every 5 minutes for no reason and in an exact order.

4.  I prefer being on my phone over social interaction.

5. When pages take more than 5 seconds to load I have a mini panic attack.

6.  Siri is the only person in my life who really understands me.

7. I have chargers in 6 different outlets in my home, two in the car and 3 at work.

8. When I take a shower I think, “I wonder who is calling me right now.”

9. When I wake up in the middle of the night to use the restroom I check my email.

10. I won’t use any software that doesn’t have an app.

11.  When I am showing someone else a picture on my phone, I won’t let them hold it.

12. I have a photo of every meal I have eaten for the last 6 months in my camera roll.

13.  I can’t have a conversation with another person for more than 5 minutes without looking at my home screen for any new notifications.

 14. Sometimes, when I’m on my phone, I have no idea what my girl just said to me but nod and say “yes honey.” This has cost me a lot of money.

 15. I left my phone at home once and I think I blacked out because I can’t remember the entire day.


Please, Please, please tell me I am not the only one with these problems.


Disclaimer – 1-15 are true and actual signs of addiction. If  you feel you have a problem, contact and we will pay you for your phone so you can make up some of the money you have lost in wasted time and missed opportunities.

photo by Christian Shackton

 is the resource to sell your cracked iPhone. Why? We have 10 years of experience in buying phones and pride ourselves in giving the best value to our customers.

The difference with is we will not lowball you for your cracked screen iPhones that still power up like Gazelle will. We pay anywhere from $25 to $130 dollars more for cracked iPhones.

Why is there such a price difference? I don’t know, ask Gazelle why they pay so poorly.

We believe the person who should make the most money off the resale of the phone, is the person who bought it originally. We keep our profits low to give you the most money for your phone.

If you have a cracked iPhone or iPad, we will give you the best price on the internet PERIOD. If you find a lower price, we will beat it by $5.

Go to now to see what your phone is worth. 


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