Gadget Trade-in Tips Series: Part 1, Honesty Oct 13, 2011 | NextWorth

Want to upgrade to the new iPhone 4S? Want to switch from one type of phone to another? Want to sell your phone, iPod or laptop for extra cash? Trading-in devices like these to NextWorth is easy, but there are a few things than can make your experience run smoothly. Today we're giving you part one in a series about how to prepare your gadgets for trade -in. Today's tip: Be honest with your assessment While it's human nature to think that your device is not flawed, just well used, the next owner may not agree. That's why trade-incompanies (us included) have rigorous testing processes for gadgets we recieve. This allows us to confirm that the rating you gave your device is fair and accurate. fair trade in for cell phone The best way to avoid disappointment is to be honest and unbiased  when assessing your device. Less than 1% of the trades we receive are actually in "perfect" condition. Because of that, we went so far as to remove that category from our site. The promise of big bucks for perfect condition devices often sets you up for a big disappointment. This way, you're more likely to get your quoted price. Keep this in mind when you go to trade-in for your next device. Stay tuned next week for the second part of our series! What tips do you have for ensuring an honest assessment?

The Rise of the Tablets Oct 11, 2011 | NextWorth

The Apple iPad, the Samsung Galaxy Tab, and the Motorola Xoom. All of these names have become familiar, commonly used products that are rapidly growing in both sales and popularity. After Amazon’s recent announcement of their own affordable tablet, the Fire, it looks like the battle for the majority of the market share is really heating up. rise of the tablet But just how popular will tablets become? Will they replace laptop computers? And what about smartphones? Well, we’re not the only ones wondering. Today, we’re sharing some of the most interesting predictions and statistics that we’ve seen about the rise of the tablet. Some of the most interesting predictions so far include:

  • A U.S. tablet sales forecast by Forrester which estimates that tablet sales will total 195 million between 2010 and 2015.
  • In-Stat suggests that shipments of tablet devices will reach 250 million units per year in 2017.
  • Harris Interactive predicts one in five U.S. consumers will own a tablet computer by 2014.
  • eMarketer predicts that 81.3 million tablets will be sold in 2012 alone, up from 15.7 million this year.
  • Gartner estimates that 19.5 million tablets have been purchased this year and that sales will multiply to 54.8 million in 2011 and more than 208 million by 2014.
As the tablet market continues to grow, Forrester predicts that tablets will resemble MP3 players and smartphones more than PCs, because most consumers will upgrade their models with each new release. In-Stat, however, notes a few of the challenges facing tablet sales. First and foremost, they note that tablets are very similar in size and build to smartphones. This makes it difficult for users to reason that they will need both devices. Another challenge is that most consumers already own a laptop or PC and may not be willing to make the leap to a whole new style of device. Only time will tell which tablet provider will come out on top and what the market will look like a few years down the road, but one thing is certain: tablets are on the rise. Do you use a tablet? If not, do you plan to get one this year? Leave us a comment below and let us know where you stand on the tablet topic.

Remembering and Honoring Steve Jobs Oct 06, 2011 | NextWorth

We could think of no better way to remember and honor the passing of such a magnificent mind than with his own inspirational words.

"That's been one of my mantras — focus and simplicity. Simple can be harder than complex: You have to work hard to get your thinking clean to make it simple. But it's worth it in the end because once you get there, you can move mountains."  +++ "Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven't found it yet, keep looking. Don't settle. As with all matters of the heart, you'll know when you find it. And, like any great relationship, it just gets better and better as the years roll on. So keep looking until you find it. Don't settle." +++ “You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something — your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life.” +++ We’ll miss Steve Jobs, but we know his legacy will remain. What is your favorite Steve Jobs quote, innovation or memory?

iPhone Announcement Day! Oct 04, 2011 | NextWorth

Today’s the day—at 1 PM Tim Cook will take the stage at Apple’s Cupertino headquarters. Media invitations for the event simply stated, “Let’s Talk iPhone.” And with the rumors that have been circulating about the next smartphone, the event may be Apple’s most highly-anticipated announcement yet. We’ve been busy over the past week as you’ve all been locking in your 21-day prices. While our iPhone 4 promotion has ended, we are still offering great values for your old iPhone. And no matter how busy we’ve been, we’ve also been chomping at the bit—just like you have— to see what Apple has come up with next. We can’t help but think how the world stood in awe back in 2007 when Steve Jobs announced the original iPhone. Since then, he’s managed to blow us away with three additional versions of the iPhone. Somehow, though, we don’t doubt that Apple will blow us away again tomorrow. What are you most excited to hear about today? iPhone 5, iCloud, iOS5… something else?

Mac Life && Tech Goes Strong Recommend NextWorth for Trading iPhone 4 Sep 29, 2011 | NextWorth

We’ve been stressing that now is the time to trade-in your iPhone 4 (or at least lock-in your price). However, you don’t have to just take our word for it—many places around the web are talking about the need to sell now to get the best price. Some of these places are even recommending us as the place to make your trade! Check out excerpts of these stories from Mac Life and Tech Goes Strong (click on the titles to read the full articles): Mac Life: Going to Upgrade? NextWorth is Offering $250 for Your AT&T iPhone 4 maclife nextworthHoping to upgrade to the next iPhone? Do you have have an AT&T iPhone 4, either 16GB or 32GB, in good working condition with no heavy scratches or cracks?... NextWorth claims the process is easy to get a quote, and that quotes are good for 21 days… Investing in that super-protective case when you got your iPhone 4 seems pretty smart now, right?” Tech Goes Strong: UPDATED: iPhone 5 To Be Unveiled Oct. 4; Sell Now?

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“…what do you do with your soon-to-be old iPhone 4 ("old iPhone 4" has got to be an oxymoron)? If you're considering selling your current iPhone 4 or 3GS, you may want to think about selling it BEFORE Apple announces the iPhone 5… NextWorth can quote you a price now – AND LOCK IN THAT PRICE FOR THE NEXT 21 DAYS.” Any questions about our iPhone 4 offer? Leave a comment below or give us a shout onTwitter!