Archive for December, 2012

eSafe and eSecure

The concept of safety and security for data and the environment is a topic we have addressed a few times here in the blog, and many other times when talking to our customers and potential customers. It is so important to us in fact that we decided to brand our process to make it easier for consumers to identify a safe trade-in program, as well as to better communicate the concept of eSafe and eSecure to our employees.

What does eSafe and eSecure mean? It means that we are adamant about the safety of customer data and the environment and we will go to extraordinary lengths to protect both. It starts with asking customers to clear their data before they trade a device, then working with trusted retail partners who are aligned with our commitment. The retail partners who physically hold product keep them in a safe location until they are shipped to CExchange. Once received for evaluation, the CExchange team documents arrival through an HD camera recording of the box being opened prior to moving into a data clear station. Immediately following any data removal we perform a 100% audit process for each transaction. Should a product have an electronic fault that does not allow for data clear or verification, we securely store the product until it can be responsibly recycled through an eSteward recycling partner. While we always try to recover for reuse every possible product, there are many that simply have no useful life left, and in that case we must recycle them. CExchange is an R2 certified company and we adhere to extremely strict standards as it pertains to handling e-waste and will never allow products that we recycle to end up in a landfill. For a video overview of the eSafe and eSecure concept, please watch our video at:

Trade-In to Trade-Up This Holiday Season

These days, Santa’s elves have their work cut out for them as this season’s wish lists are dominated with requests for iPads, iPods, iPhones and other smartphones, eBooks and other gadgetry. As the holidays undergo a technology take-over, there are ways parents can give kids what they really want without breaking the bank.

Holiday shoppers are often faced with the “upgrade fever” dilemma when it comes to gifting hot holiday electronics. Fortunately, savvy consumers can navigate the best deals and utilize a few key strategies to help not only save money, but earn money too.

Gift Thrift Ideas

Here are some quick and easy tips to help consumers save money on consumer electronics this holiday season:
• Plan early and place pricey items on layaway. Paying a little at a time make it feel like less of a burden.
• Keep up with holiday promotions and take advantage of deals on must-have items.
• Trade-in current electronic devices for cash to help purchase the latest models.

Trade-in programs offer top dollar on used devices such as iPhones and smartphones, iPads and other tablets, laptops, iPods/MP3s, GPS systems, cameras and more. CExchange partners with major retailers like eBay Instant Sale, RadioShack, and US Cellular to help consumers trade current devices and upgrade to the gadgets topping every holiday list.

Learn More
By shopping smart, consumers can say goodbye to their used electronics and make way for new devices that will shine long into the New Year. Learn more and find the right retail partner at