Free iPhone 5 Upgrade Plus an Extra $50 from NextWorth! Sep 27, 2011 | NextWorth

The anticipation is building as the rumors swirl that the iPhone 5 will be revealed on October 4. We’ve looked at various iPhone 5 rumors and showed you how the release of the iPhone 4 affected trade-in prices of the iPhone 3G/3GS. In light of that, we have a special offer! iPhone 4 whiteiPhone 4 black Between now and the day before Apple announces the new iPhone, we are guaranteeing $250 for all 16GB and 32GB AT&T iPhone 4s! To qualify, your phone must be in good, working condition with no heavy scratches or cracks. Our 21-day price lock allows you to lock-in this price now and then send us your phone within a 21-day period. Assuming the iPhone 5 upgrade is $199, this will allow you to upgrade to the new iPhone for free and put an extra $50 in your pocket! The process is simple, just follow the steps below:          

  1. Select your iPhone 4 and answer a few questions about its condition
  2. Print our pre-paid shipping label, carefully pack your phone and give it to UPS
  3. Once we receive the item, we make sure that the item is in the condition described
  4. We’ll pay you within 7-10 days of inspecting your iPhone
What are you waiting for? Get started now!

Will October 4 be iPhone 5 Day? Sep 22, 2011 | NextWorth

Is it possible? Will October 4 be the day that Apple officially announces the iPhone 5? According to several sources, it sounds like the first Tuesday in October might be a big day in technology. Not only do people think the iPhone 5 will be released that day, but it will be the first press conference without Steve Jobs in the lead. It’s also likely that we’ll see iOS5, iCloud and new iPods released during the announcement. Over at Gizmodo, they put it like this: “If the release window for the iPhone 5 is within a few weeks of the announcement, that still puts it out squarely in October, a little over a month from now.” So, as we mentioned on Monday, now’s the time to lock-in your price for the iPhone you currently have! Our 21-day price lock allows you to get a quote for your phone today—but keep it for a few weeks. As long as your package is postmarked by UPS on the 21st day, you’ll get the locked-in price (pending a review of the condition of your phone). Other things we’ve been hearing about the iPhone 5 suggest a larger screen, availability on Sprint’s network and a different sized home button. Are you looking forward to the iPhone 5 release? What’s your favorite (rumored) feature?

I Want the iPhone 5 -- When Should I Sell My Current iPhone? Sep 19, 2011 | NextWorth

Wondering when to sell your old iPhone to maximize its value? With the launch of the iPhone 5 just around the corner (or so sources say), you’re probably starting to think about it. To help you decide, we’ve put together a chart that shows what happened to prices during last year’s iPhone 4 launch.

iPhone price

As you can see, prices started to decline in the weeks preceding the announcement—as rumors reached a fever pitch. They continued this descent through when the iPhone 4 become available, leveling off about a month later. While everyone’s situation is unique, prices will likely be better the sooner you sell! Not sure if you’re ready? Our 21-day price lock is for you. Get your quote today and lock that price in for 21 days—you can send us your phone anytime in that period. Want to get started? Use our calculator to get your iPhone 4 quote today!

Trade Television Seasons on DVD for Cash – Current Prices for Popular Shows Sep 15, 2011 | NextWorth

Television seasons on DVD—how did we live without them? Long gone are the days where you had to actually tune-in during regularly scheduled programming to see your favorite shows. Now you can DVR a show and watch it later or just wait a few months and get the entire season on DVD! However, if you’re an avid collector of these types of DVD collections, then it’s likely your entertainment center is becoming overloaded with boxed sets. Need to clear some of them out for your next round of shows? No problem—trade them in for cash with us! Check out some of TVs most popular shows and what you can earn for DVD seasons (shown for best-quality, prices can vary by status of your DVDs). Love Modern Family Season 1, but need room for the next one? sell modern family Watched True Blood Season 1 enough times you have it memorized? sell trueblood dvd Enjoy the first few seasons of Curb Your Enthusiasm, but ready for something new? sell curb DVDs Are you a full-series person? If you’re ready to replace your complete series collections of Sex and the City, Dexter or Entourage with a new series, check out these prices: sell sex and the city dvd sell entourage dvds What other shows do you watch on DVD? Find out how much they’re worth by clicking over to our calculator!

How To: Erase Data from Your Smartphone Sep 13, 2011 | NextWorth

You’ve decided to take the plunge—you’re going to upgrade to a new phone. Maybe it’s because your contract is complete, a new generation of your phone is available, or you simply want to try something new. Now that you’re getting a new phone, you need to get rid of the old one.

erase data from smartphones

While we obviously recommend trading in your old device through us (it’s painless and will maximize the value of your device), you may decide to give your phone to a friend or donate it. Before you do anything, though, it’s important to remove all of the data from your phone. If you’re using an iPhone, it’s fairly simple to wipe the data:
  1. Go to the Settings menu
  2. Select General
  3. Select Reset
  4. Tap to Erase All Content and Settings
For Blackberry users, how you erase data varies, depending on your device software. Below are instructions for the most current software, but if you’re running older versions, instructions are available from
  1. Choose Options
  2. Click Security
  3. Click Wipe Handheld
  4. When prompted, type “blackberry”
Android users can also erase all data from their phones with a few simple steps:
  1. Go to Settings
  2. Select Privacy
  3. Select Factory Data Reset
  4. Click Reset Phone
Remember to use these steps wisely—be sure you’re finished with a phone (and maybe even transferred the content to a new phone) before erasing all the data. Do you have any tips for what do to before trading in or selling your phone?