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:
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!