Used cellphone market

This is the article on BoingBoing:

Used cellphone market taking off The NYT reports on the growing US market for refurbished, used cellphones.

But there is also the cellphone equivalent of the preowned BMW. ReCellular, a company based in Dexter, Mich., resells about four million handsets in bulk worldwide each year. Of the 1.5 million it resells domestically, mostly for use in prepaid wireless plans, "plenty are higher-end with cameras and bells and whistles," said Eric Forster, an executive for the company, which finds buyers for phones collected by charities, as well as retailers' overstocks and trade-ins.

Link (via Engadget)

Now, why do I post this? Becuase I was curious about stuff from Dexter, of course. I did a Yahoo Maps on the company: check out where they're located. (For those who don't know, it's about 500 yards from where my girlfriend used to live.) Small world.

[via Boing Boing]

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