Friday, September 2, 2016

Website Spotlight: Decluttr

Recommerce site says it has experienced a surge in iPhone 6 trade-ins as consumers anticipate the launch of Apple’s newest model. The company is reporting a 73 percent boost in the past month alone, and is predicting an influx of the iPhone 6 and 6s models will be traded-in following Apple’s press conference scheduled for September 7.

The site, which offers cash for unwanted smart phones, DVDs, CDs, video games and electronics, believes the increase comes from consumers’ desire to make additional cash to purchase the iPhone 7. With trade-in values of older phones immediately decreasing once a new model is announced, savvy-iPhone users are taking advantage of higher trade-in prices before the iPhone 7 launch date is confirmed. Current trade-in value from Decluttr on iPhone 6 models in excellent condition will give consumers between $300 and $400.
·         iPhone 6, 128gb -  $306
·         iPhone 6s, 128gb  - $400
·         iPhone 6 plus, 128gb -  $326
·         iPhone 6s plus, 128gb  - $395

Data from Decluttr has shown that once a new Apple model is announced, the predecessor can lose up to 12 percent of its value the week after the announcement, so consumers frequently act fast to get the highest trade-in value.  Typically, smart phones can lose up to 65 percent of their value after just a month of being released.

When the iPhone 4 was launched in 2010, it was valued at $599. By the time of the iPhone 5 announcement in 2012, the trade-in value had dropped to $102 – losing 83 percent of its original value. The iPhone 5s experienced a similar devaluation.  Valued at $749 when it launched and plummeting to just over $390 after the iPhone 6’s launch. That’s a loss of 58 percent of its value in just 24 hours.

With the iPhone 7 launch just around the corner, consumers are looking to get the best price from their current model as Liam Howley, group marketing director at says, “Decluttr has seen a substantial increase in the number of iPhones being traded-in on the site, especially the iPhone 6, where we have seen 73 percent growth in customers wanting to get the best price possible for that specific model before the iPhone 7 is announced and starts shipping.

“Not only do we pay the top prices, we also we offer a price guarantee on all of our electronic items, so what we quote will be the final amount sent or we’ll send the item back for free, unlike some other sites which will pay out less than they originally offered or offer inflated ‘up to’ prices to tempt you in.”

Decluttr has a five-star rating on Trust Pilot, giving customers confidence in knowing they will get the best service from the site when they trade-in their unwanted items.

About Decluttr is a completely free and easy way for customers to get cash for their unwanted CDs, DVDs, video games, mobile phones and other electronics including Games Consoles, Tablets, iPods and more all in one place. The company’s website and smartphone Apps mean that anyone can easily sell their unwanted products and reap the benefits – from making a little extra cash and freeing up valuable space in the home, to reducing the need for borrowing and minimizing their impact on the environment. gives customers an instant reward value for their unwanted stuff using a smart valuation engine named ‘Val’ and it pays out via check or bank transfer on the next working day after the goods are received. Customers will soon be able to donate to charity too. The service is completely free to use, there are no auction or seller fees and they even pay the shipping.  Since launching in 2013 Decluttr has paid out over $6m of debt-free capital back into the economy, putting extra cash into the hands of consumers and fueling further spending and has been featured on the likes of Good Morning America, ABC News and Fox News

For more information on trade-in values, visit

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