www.buymytronics.com — www.buymytronics.com
After upgrading to a new phone, I wondered what to do with my old one. Looking online, I found www.buymytronics.com. The website lets you list what electronic or phone you had, then provides an instant quote of what they would pay you for it. I read all the fine print: it seemed legit. The disclaimer was that your pay out depended on a physical review of the phone. (Reasonable.) If you did not want to accept the offer, you could have your item sent back provided you pay return shipping. (Again, not unreasonable.) I couldn't find any negative feedback, so I entered all the information about my old iphone. Even after listing all the scratches and damages on my 2 year old iphone, the website offered $118. What?! It must be a scam. I called my husband, he said first generation iphones are worth a lot because they can be unlocked. So I sent my iphone and charger to this company in Colorado.
Four days later, I get a long email from Brett, identifying himself as the President/CEO. It says to due the condition, my phone was only worth $30. I sent an email saying that was unacceptable, please send my phone back. A day later, I am asked to send an exorbitant amount of money through Paypal, for shipping. Again, I consult their website, just to verify that I didn't already agree to pay shipping with handling charges. No, it clearly states "If you do not agree with our assessment of your electronic device you are responsible for the costs to ship the electronic device back to you, if we are able to locate it." I have since emailed back that I would like it shipped to me immediately by USPS and I will pay exact shipping. I have yet to hear back... This is frustrating and now I just want to warn others about this "bait and switch" company.