I used NextWorth to sell my “old” iPhone (EPHT3GCK7PYK) before and got a good deal. I sold both a 3G and a 2G phone at the time. It’s a great service and easy to use. You simply enter the phone you want to sell, it’s condition, and they give you a quote. Once you accept the quote (and enter all your info) you have 21 days to send in your phone. You print the shipping labels right at home. It’s so easy. Within a week of receiving your phone they send you the money (I choose the PayPal option). With my iPhone 4 now ordered, I went ahead and set up for both my 3Gs and my wife’s 3G to be sold. It couldn’t be much easier, and the prices are fair. Sell your iPhone.
Lemons to lemonade, or whatever you want to call it, you have to think creatively to win in business. I recently had an “aha” that maybe will spark something for yourself.
After releasing my iPhone app I started to receive a few random empty emails a week generated by the “Report a Problem/Suggest a Feature” button within the app. People are evidently tapping this button, then instead of tapping “Cancel” on the email they are tapping “Send.” So I get an email with nothing but “Sent from my iPhone.” At first this was simply annoying. Then today I realized that my customers were unknowingly giving me an open method of contact with them, something you don’t normally have with an iPhone app (you get very little data from Apple on who is downloading your app). Now I’m not going to spam people or do anything to cause an uproar…but I sure am replying to every single blank email and reminder these customers to rate/review the app in iTunes. Truthfully, I don’t know how much having a 5-start rating and 50 good reviews affects download numbers or people’s perception of your app, but since I’m not really (directly) selling anything else this was the best use of the inadvertent emails I could come up with.
I have a Mac Mini that I purchased to code my iPhone app. I only used it for the iPhone development, so I currently have it hooked up to my living room LCD TV so that we can watch internet TV (if we miss an episode due to the DirecTV DVR’s being all booked up on Thursday nights) and to watch Netflix instant downloads, etc. I had been using a wireless mouse and keyboard until I searched the iPhone App Store and found an app called Wifi Touchpad by MB PowerTools. Edit: See update below, found a better app, Air Mouse! This app works amazingly! You can replace both mouse and keyboard functionality via wifi. For a mouse, your iPhone screen becomes a touchpad. You drag your finger around to move the mouse instantly, no delay. Tap the screen or tap the simulated mouse buttons to click on items. Tap an arrow to bring up the keyboard. There are a few other features that I haven’t used yet, but the mouse and keyboard worked perfectly. You do have to download and install a free “service” application to run on your Mac to talk to the iPhone app. Just set the app to run when your user account loads and you’ll be good to go anytime you want to control your Mac from the couch.
Update: Air Mouse is an even better app! I recommend watching the video, this app is incredible.