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Where Products go to get a Second Life

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With the iPhone 7 having been released in September 2016, the same month as all previous iPhone models, there’s a good chance that the newest iteration will hit the market in the same month this year. And while the iPhone 7 is one of the best smartphones available, when the newer model drops it will have already taken its first steps to becoming obsolete.

This, unfortunately, is one example that is applicable not just to smartphones, but to technology as a whole. As companies innovate, technology becomes more powerful and many predecessors are left at the wayside, just a ghost of the superior tech model it once was.


But just because it was great once, doesn’t mean it can’t be great again; just because it’s not the most cutting edge, doesn’t mean it’s useless. In fact, some items become more valuable as they age, which is why sites like Chrono24 sell used watches aimed at enthusiasts and collectors. That’s not the only site giving products a second life however. There are others more specialized as well as more varied.


Founded in 1995 under the name AuctionWeb, eBay became one of the most successful auction sites, and indeed today is still one of the biggest sites for buying and selling new and used items. This includes cars, fashion, various things for the house, technology, and almost everything else you can think of.

Although initially an auction site, eBay introduced a “buy now” button, which enabled sellers to effectively sell items as any brick and mortar store would. In the early 2000s, eBay expanded its product categories to include virtually any saleable items, and now it’s one of the best websites for finding second hand cellphones, laptops, televisions and well….anything else.

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As any professional photographer will likely tell you: cameras are expensive. Whether it’s a Canon SLR, a Nikon DSLR or a top of the range Hasselblad, buying the newest gear is sure to break the bank. The thing with photography is that a newer camera doesn’t necessarily diminish the value of an older model, as the older camera is still as useful as before.

Great photography, after all, is about the photographer’s eye, skill and instinct rather than the equipment (though having great equipment certainly helps). With that in mind, Keh operates as a trading space for used camera and photographic equipment. They pay cash for used cameras, lenses and other equipment, and in turn sell it or rent it on their site to budding photographers and professionals alike.


Taking care of a smartphone is crucial to ensuring you have the best performance. This means your phone will last longer and ultimately sell better, and this is important to Swappa’s business model. As a marketplace for “gently used mobile tech”, Swappa is a platform for sellers and buyers wishing to engage in transactions concerning phones, laptops and tablets.

This website is ideal for those looking to give their phone a new home, or for those looking for a mobile device that, while not brand new, is still in good condition but for a much cheaper price.



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