Ready to trade in your old phone? Meet the folks behind our gadget buyback (highest prices, BTW)

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The guys behind MyPhones Unlimited, an Arkansas-based buyback program that we believe pays more than the competition (in nine out of ten cases).
The guys behind MyPhones Unlimited, an Arkansas-based buyback program that we believe pays more than the competition (in nine out of ten cases).
Photo: MyPhones Unlimited

We recently launched a gadget buyback program that promises to pay more for used and broken Apple devices than Gazelle, Walmart and even Apple itself. This post is about the startup company we partnered with to bring you this service.

A college friend who bought a new phone and was about to trash a defunct iPhone 3G sparked the idea for MyPhones Unlimited, a smartphone recycling service that Cult of Mac recently partnered with.

“Two main thoughts came to mind,” says MyPhones Unlimited founder Gabe Trumbo. “One is that that can’t be good for that to just be thrown away, there has got to be a better way to recycle it. And beyond that, I’m sure there’s still some value in it.”

He was right. Trading in his friend’s phone himself, Trumbo got a bigger chunk of change than he expected — and immediately saw a market coupled to an important problem.

Selling your old iPhone? We pay more than Gazelle!

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Cult of Mac's buyback program pays good money for your gear, even broken ones.
Cult of Mac's buyback program pays good money for your gear, even broken ones.
Photo: Warren R.M. Stuart/Flickr CC

Navigating the internet to find the best price for trading in your old iPhone is a pain. Lots of sites offer different prices — and all the prices seem to change by the minute. To take the pressure off, we did the work for you and compared our services on to leading iPhone buyback competitors Gazelle & iCracked.

Using an AT&T iPhone 6 and iPhone 6s in good condition, we compared our prices with the other guys. The verdict? We pay more.

For the highest price, trade in your old phone before iPhone 7 ships

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Cult of Mac's buyback program pays good money for your gear, even broken ones.
Cult of Mac's buyback program pays good money for your gear, even broken ones.
Photo: Warren R.M. Stuart/Flickr CC

Now that the iPhone 7 has finally been revealed, you are probably experiencing some mixed emotions. Elation at the possibilities of the new dual-camera system. Despair that the dual-lens hardware is only available on the iPhone 7 Plus. Sheer terror at the loss of a headphone jack. And yet pure desire to own the new iPhone 7 — especially in that jaunty Jet Black color.

Chances are the only thing better than getting the new iPhone is that we will pay you cold, hard cash for your old iPhone. Seriously. And the sooner you sell your old phone, the more money you can get for it. In this post-keynote world we’re now living in, buyback prices tend to drop very quickly, so check out our Cult of Mac iPhone trade-in page and get a quote for your old device today!

Act now to lock in the best price for your iPhone trade-in

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The iPhone 6s is Apple's best smartphone yet. But is it worth the upgrade?
If you're upgrading to iPhone 7, now is the time to secure the best possible price for your old iPhone trade-in.
Photo: Jim Merithew/Cult of Mac

With the new iPhone coming up fast, excitement abounds for Apple lovers. However, one downside of next week’s iPhone 7 event is the impending drop in value of your old Apple devices.

Every year, newer models push older iPhones, iPads and MacBooks further and further down the path to obsolescence. But there’s good news: Cult of Mac will still buy your old devices. And we’ll help you maximize the money you get for your iPhone trade-in, too.

Get easy Valentine’s Day cash

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The Apple Watch turns a wearer's heartbeat into something very vivid and visual.
Valentine's Day is just around the corner....
Photo: Apple

It’s almost that time of the year again when you get really stressed out because you totally forgot that it’s Valentine’s Day. Your girlfriend/wife/boyfriend/husband/whatever is expecting something really great this year, and there’s just one problem: You don’t have any cash to buy something nice.

You look around and all you see are old iPhones and a first-generation iPad. Problem solved!