Thursday , June 29 2017

My experience using ReGadget to sell my HTC Desire

Ausdroid is almost 100% ad supported, however when we receive a request from a company who wishes advertise on the site, we want to make sure they’re legit and worth being advertised to you guys, the readers. When ReGadget approached us we thought they’d be a pretty good match to our target demographic: people who go through multiple phones in a year and can get rid of their old devices. I fit perfectly into this demographic as well, believe it or not, so it seemed right for me to try them out by selling my HTC Desire which I recently replaced with the Samsung Galaxy S II. Hit the break to read my thoughts and how the process went.

Finding my phone and getting a quote..

First thing was first, I had to find the HTC Desire and see how much ReGadget were offering me. One search and a few clicks later I was offered a payment of $186 dollars — a price I was more than happy with. Though I sent them a request for a custom quote and told them the phone was in good condition, was the Telstra version and I had the original cables and box, just to see if they’d offer me more; the offer was raised to $236. Sold!

Sending them the device..

After confirming bank details for the payment (which is paid once they inspect the device) ReGadget then sent me a pre-paid postage satchel to send my Desire back in, which arrived the next day (I live close to their offices though). With their postage satchel came 3 mini business cards — very cool — and a delivery docket you put back in the satchel to send back and some simple instructions. They also ask you send in some form of ID such as a copy/photo of your driver’s license or passport. Of course me being the forgetful person I am forgot to send in ID which they then nicely reminded me of once they received the Desire and confirmed it was in the condition I claimed it was in. This all happened in the space of a few days.

Receiving the payment..

As soon as the ID and device checks were cleared, ReGadget swiftly transferred the amount they said they’d pay for my Desire straight into my bank account, and just so you think I’m not bluffing for any reason, here’s my bank record:

Final thoughts..

ReGadget may not pay back massive sums for your device, however if your phone is sitting around collecting dust this is by far one of the best ways to make some money from it. I’m glad I made $236 out of a device I got for free. I also highly recommend you request a custom quite if you feel there’s something worth noting about your device (condition or other), as you might just get offered a bit more $$$. ReGadget FTW!

 

Buzz Moody  

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35 Comments on "My experience using ReGadget to sell my HTC Desire"

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Raunak Prasad
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I sent a quote request on the date this article was published and am yet to receive a reply. 

Sherwinator29
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Sherwinator29

I sold my galaxy tab telstra version and htc desire hd 3 version all for almost $700.
I am very happy with their service and constant email updates.

Anon Canberra
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Anon Canberra

Pretty cool idea.

I’ll give it a shot with my old PS1.

Anonymous
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Anonymous

It doesn’t seem like they paid you enough for it. There are people selling second hand Desires on eBay for over $400.

Anonymous
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Anonymous

It doesn’t seem like they paid you enough for it. There are people selling second hand Desires on eBay for over $400.

dawdle
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dawdle

Does anyone know how often do they update their prices?
I checked for the HTC Desire on their website out of curiously, and none of the condition prices are $186 by default anymore.

ReGadget
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Our prices alter quite frequently depending on market conditions. For example, in the last few weeks, the Galaxy S price has decreased due to the S II being released. With regards to the Desire, a Desire in perfect condition with no box or cables will be around the $184 mark, close to Buzz’s price quoted.

craigd
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Thats rubbish you can get much more than 184 bucks for selling privately 

dawdle
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dawdle

curiosity, not curiously.

Matt Booth
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Good price considering the convenience

Anonymous
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Anonymous

Just sold my Nintendo DS lite console to them for $60, not bad considering that is exactly the amount of money I needed to fix my laptop and I don’t have to pay anything for postage! 😀

Level380
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Level380

Giving them a go for a quote on an older notebook I have I want move, might save me selling it on ebay!

Level380
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Level380

Won’t be putting any of my friends intouch with these guys. Put in a request for two different notebooks I had planned to put on ebay, both prices are just insulting to say the least. Offers around 20% of ‘average’ ebay prices. So guess who gets the business!

Well I gave them a shot, ausdroid can ‘claim’ some business sent over to regadgets way, but no sale for them.

ReGadget
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With regards to laptop pricing, as laptops depreciate heavily in price, with the postage cost (heavy and bulky isn’t cheap), and also the processing time and data deletion, the price may not seem competitive. But if you do take into account these issues, the price is competitive. There is also (as far as we are aware) an online service that provides what we do in terms of selling laptops. If you are competent in formatting and reinstalling your own laptop, quite often it may be beneficial to sell it yourself. Otherwise, you can sell it to us and we will… Read more »
Level380
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Level380

$86 for for a Brand name notebook in A1 cond, containing Intel Core 2 Duo & 2GB of RAM, is a little on the lower side of things…. Might try you for a mobile next time, but not again for notebooks. Thanks anyhow.

ReGadget
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With regards to laptop pricing, as laptops depreciate heavily in price, with the postage cost (heavy and bulky isn’t cheap), and also the processing time and data deletion, the price may not seem competitive. But if you do take into account these issues, the price is competitive. There is also (as far as we are aware) an online service that provides what we do in terms of selling laptops. If you are competent in formatting and reinstalling your own laptop, quite often it may be beneficial to sell it yourself. Otherwise, you can sell it to us and we will… Read more »
George Deka
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George Deka

I don’t like them. they stop me from buying half decent droids at a good price.
I would have given you 200 for the desire buzz

Alex Baldwin
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They seem to give good prices.

Original 32gb iPad Wifi – $409! 

Will T
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Will T

I used them about a week ago to sell my old Nokia N97! I only used them because I saw the ad on this site. Excellent service.

Jeremy Barr
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The prices still are less than I’m prepared to PAY someone for their phone.  Long story short I’d like to buy a smartphone second hand without using eBay.  Open to Android and iPhone options, $150 budget.  
Would be a huge help. [email protected]

MrSimtang
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MrSimtang

This is actually really helpful, as I’m in the market of selling my SGS (now that I’ve got the SGSII).

I was just thinking of the usual ebay, but I’ll try this out.
See this is advert is fine because you’re upfront and honest about it. We all acknowledge and support the fact that Ausdroid is supported by advertisments, but when you try to hide an article from being just an advert, that’s when people get offended (your mobicity one).

Craig
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Craig

I had a great experience selling my desire and PSP to regadget. They were very friendly and helpful. Chat service was great! I had some questions on a Saturday and they were online!

I’ll definitely be selling more stuff to them!

Chris Rowland
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Did you find out about them through our advertising? Just curious.

Paul
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Paul

Just received the regadget satchel in the mail today. $152 for my old iphone 3g 16gb not bad! Would happily use them again.

Chris Rowland
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Hey Paul – who put you on to them – was it the ads on our site?

Joshua
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Hang on Buzz, I believe one of the requirements for the Telstra Reviewer comp was that you had to be over 18. ‘Cause I remember I wanted to enter it at that time, but couldn’t because of my age. So how did you enter? O.o Did you do it under one of your parents’ names, or did you just pretend you were over 18?

Joshua
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Hang on Buzz, I believe one of the requirements for the Telstra Reviewer comp was that you had to be over 18. ‘Cause I remember I wanted to enter it at that time, but couldn’t because of my age. So how did you enter? O.o Did you do it under one of your parents’ names, or did you just pretend you were over 18?

Gadgets4Geeks
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Spoke to regadget about a week ago about my devices that are lying around collecting dust. Not only are there prices pretty good (after you take into account that if you sell via ebay you have fees, paypal fees etc etc) but their online chat service is awesome.
And the guy i spoke to was really helpful, and was great to just have a chat to.

Anonymous
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Anonymous

Is it all kinds of gadgets not just phones? I have heaps of stuff that I am too lazy to sell on ebay, I might try this.

Gadgets4Geeks
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from my chat with them, they’ll take ANYTHING. (although i don’t think they wanted my NIB vacuum cleaner… haha) an eg is Power PC Mac Mini’s, Dell Laptops.

Gadgets4Geeks
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from my chat with them, they’ll take ANYTHING. (although i don’t think they wanted my NIB vacuum cleaner… haha) an eg is Power PC Mac Mini’s, Dell Laptops.

Chris Rowland
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It’s a great thing to have advertisers that actually provide a really great service.

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