The ever changing technology market continues at pace. The release of the iPhone 5 was met with queues in every city in the world as gadget hungry consumers flocked to get their hands on the latest incarnation of Apple’s phone; almost regardless of how much of a step forward the phone represents.
Whilst customers upgrading from older devices, such as an iPhone 3GS or Nokia N97, will see huge improvements in the features and services available to them, customers with 12 – 18 month old iPhone 4s or Samsung Galaxy SII’s may be slightly less blown away.
So why do these people upgrade and do they sell their old gadgets?
A recent survey commissioned by online gadget recycling website Cash in Your Gadgets, found that 1 in 10 Brits feel pressured to upgrade to the latest gadgets with a fifth of those surveyed upgrading their phones, tablets and laptops as soon as a new version comes out.
The pace of change proves great improvements in features every few years, making 3 – 4 year old phones and laptops feel outdated. This coupled with pressure to keep up with trends can make technology a financial drain on many households.
Many people now look for alternatives to traditional re-sale methods as a means to quickly realise a fair value for gadgets they no longer require. UK residents increasing look for companies offering cash for laptops