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Just for DAD on His Special Day Jun 13, 2014 | NextWorth

So you've decided to buy dad a new phone for Father’s day; what a great gift! While Dads are notorious for loving the latest and greatest technology and gadgets, they’re also known for hanging on to the old versions for too long and using the “someday this will be worth something” excuse. Well it’s time to tell Dad that his old phone IS worth something, TODAY! fathers day 2014 Here are 5 reasons your Dad should trade-in his old phone including a special promo code from NextWorth to sweeten the deal. 1. He can use the money he got from his old phone to get a Father’s Day gift for himself (We’re guessing it’s something golf related) 2. He will make Mom happy by de-cluttering the junk drawer 3. The check he gets from NextWorth might help your case to get an increase in allowance or gas money 4. Dad can feel good that he’s not contributing to e-waste, and you thought your Dad wasn’t green 5. NextWorth.com is offering an extra 15% bonus on all trade-ins between Friday, June 13-Sunday, June 15 with the promo code: FATHERSDAY Buy Dad that new phone and convince him to trade in his old one (or two or three) and he will be excited to have a big check sent his way and you will get bonus points for helping Dad find more money.


5 Things to Consider When Trading In Your Smartphone May 30, 2014 | NextWorth

Everyone wants to know how to get the most value out of their old smartphone. We’ve come up with 5 things to consider when you are trading-in to make sure you are getting the most for your device and for your time. trade-in phones Your Time is Valuable You can get a quick and accurate quote whether you choose to trade in online or in-store.  Online trade-in programs allow you to trade-in anywhere at any time, and provide you with a free shipping label. You will still need to package it and ship it, but it will all be worth it when you receive a sizable check or PayPal distribution. In-store trade-in programs collect your old device right there and take care of the shipping logistics, which makes your life pretty easy.  Both are great options; just figure out which best fits your lifestyle. Get the Most Bang for your Buck Always look to see if there are any trade-in promotions to get the most for your device. Trade-in providers often run promotions around the launch of a new phone helping consumers upgrade to the new model.  That’s usually the perfect time to dig out your old devices and take advantage of the special trade-in rates. Is Cash King? If you are trading-in online you are most likely receiving a check for the value of your device. While cash is always great, in-store trade-in programs will sometimes offer more for your device in the form of a gift card, instant credit or coupon. If you frequent a store that has a trade-in program, it might be in your best interest to forgo the online trade and get a gift card. Keep Your Private Life Private It’s important to ensure that any information on the device you’re trading in will be completely erased. Make sure you trade in through a reputable service that will take all necessary steps to completely remove your personal data. Ask the store associate or read up online about the security measures the trade-in provider takes to make sure your data is safe. Use a Trustworthy Company This might sound like an obvious tip, but now that trade-in has become incredibly popular, there are all sorts of online and in-store programs popping up. To make sure you are trading in with a reputable provider, try searching the company’s background, reviews, and history.  You can check to see if the business you’re using is a member of the Better Business Bureau or read reviews on sites like www.resellerratings.com. We hope these tips help you become a master of trade-in!


Relationship Etiquette for the Technology-Obsessed Feb 14, 2014 | NextWorth

Be it a smartphone, tablet, computer, or television, being too attached to technology can make us disconnected from people. But when used effectively, it can do just the opposite! Follow our etiquette rules for using technology while in a relationship. [caption id="attachment_2724" align="aligncenter" width="450" caption="Image via http://forbes.com"][/caption] Don’t Check Your Phone During Date Night Whether you’re out to dinner, seeing a movie, or just hanging out, being too connected to your technology will make your partner think you’re disinterested in spending time with them. They are worth more than your Facebook status. Evaluate the Need to Lock Your Device If your partner questions why you have locked-down your device, explain your intentions. If the answer is, “to keep you out of it,” you should be reevaluating your relationship or your actions. Try Out Apps To Bring You Closer In both the iTunes App Store and the Google Play Store, there are a number of apps that can be used to better the relationship between you and your partner. Check out the apps, “Avocado” or  “Fix A Fight” to use technology to bring you and your partner closer. Don’t Surf Social Media We all do it—you pull up Facebook or your favorite news source and get lost. But if doing this evokes a constant stream of “uh-huhs” and “mm-hmms,” you aren’t connecting to conversation. Know the right and wrong times to use your devices. Just remember, technology won’t replace human interaction. Everyone loves a nice shout-out on social media, but never forget to show appreciation in the real world. A hug, a kiss, or hearing the words ‘thank you’ will always be better than words on a screen. Always let the ones closest to you know how much they mean to you. Sometimes the best thing to do is to put your devices down and appreciate the time spent with a loved one. If used effectively, technology doesn’t have to be a hindrance on your friendships, relationships, or professional connections. The most responsible thing you can do with your technology; however, is to recycle it when you’re ready to upgrade. Visit NextWorth.com for a 30-day Price-lock buy-back quote on your device and upgrade to the newest, coolest gadgets on the market.


8 Apps to Bring us Closer Together this Valentine’s Day Feb 11, 2014 | NextWorth

In a world where technology frequently impedes the human-to-human connection, some apps are designed to do just the opposite—like apps aimed at strengthening relationships. Download these eight apps to bring you and your partner closer this Valentine’s Day! [caption id="attachment_2711" align="aligncenter" width="400" caption="Image via http://media.licdn.com/"][/caption] Avocado The idea behind Avocado is “surreptitious co-presence” —taking every step of life with your partner without facing judgment from others on social media. Avocado gives couples a private chat setting, allowing for safe, secure delivery of pictures, texts, and videos, as well as real-time sharing of lists and calendars, and more. Couple The Couple app—similar to Avocado—includes a feature called  “thumbkiss.” When your thumb is pressed to the screen in the same place, at the same time as your partner, the device turns red and vibrates to resemble a sort of “virtual kiss” between you and your love. Couple also aggregates messages, pictures, and videos into a “Moments” section so you can remember all your Couple memories. Kahnoodle Doing nice, heartfelt favors for your partner is vital in any lasting relationship—the “little things,” like making your partner lunch to take to work, bringing home some flowers just because, or a shoulder massage after a long day. Kahnoodle turns these small favors into “relationship currency,” known as “kudos.” As you accumulate kudos, you may redeem them for “digital love coupons” for everything from a night out, to an afternoon watching the kids, and much more. Tokii If you find your relationship needs improved communication, Tokii could make things a bit easier for you. Tokii encourages open communication with the ability to “set your mood” so your partner knows how you’re feeling. Included in this app are more than 300 games and quizzes to answer both the easy and the difficult questions every couple faces – from “what’s your favorite restaurant?” to “should we move in together?” Love Maps Developed by Couple Experts John and Julie Gottman, the Love Maps app helps couples to better understand not only their partner’s “inner-world and personal experiences,” but also their hopes and aspirations for the future. The more you know about what is important to your partner’s life, the better, more fulfilling your relationship will be. Icebreak for Couples Icebreak for Couples provides couples the ability to send icebreakers intended to keep the “flame burning” in relationships. Featuring a “relationship score” and “date night coins” good for nights out with your love, this app is considered by Apple as “the best app on the iPhone for couples to stay close and stay in love.” Duet Ask yourself two questions: what do you want to do, and; who do you want to do it with? Duet can help you answer these questions by bringing romance back to one-on-one communication; it reminds us to do things we like, with the people we love. Propose ideas to your partner or love interest, in a secure, private network, with messages, videos, and more. Fix A Fight Arguments and disagreements are inevitable in a long-term relationship, but that shouldn’t tear your love life apart. Created by psychotherapist Mark McGonigle, this app claims to help mend the intimate connection that is tarnished from a fight. McGonigle uses the same tips and exercises in this app that he uses with his clients. Be sure you have the most up-to-date technology for all these great apps by upgrading your device with NextWorth. Get the most for your device, so you can buy a newer model and maybe a nice candlelight dinner out this Valentine’s Day.


Tech Worth Giving Loved Ones This Valentine's Day Feb 10, 2014 | NextWorth

During the Valentine’s Day gift giving season, you may spend hours wracking your brain for the perfect present for your “special someone.” To save you time in the stores or browsing online, we’ve compiled the best tech gifts around, sure to please this Valentine’s Day! [caption id="attachment_2706" align="aligncenter" width="450" caption="Image via http://iwebstreet.com"][/caption]

  1. Planning to spend Valentine’s Day watching movies cuddled up on the couch? Get your valentine the Roku 3! With recent updates that allow for use of more apps like HBOGo, and better interfaces for Netflix and Hulu Plus, Roku 3 is a perfect accessory for a date night-in.
  2. When it comes time to set a romantic ambiance, turn on your Philips Hue Lighting system from your smartphone or mobile device and adjust the brightness—even the color—of the light in any lamp or light fixture
  3. Every couple wants to capture those special moments. Make it more than just a memory with beautiful photos taken by the Sony NEX-3N. This camera is small enough to throw in a bag or purse, but doesn’t sacrifice image quality.
  4. A nice watch is a great Valentine’s Day, but why do that when you can upgrade your loved one to the Pebble Smartwatch. The watch receives notifications from iPhone or Android devices and comes in a variety of stylish colors.
  5. With many different 7-inch tablets on the market, the Nexus 7 Tablet offers the most bang-for-your-buck. With specifications like a 1080p, 323ppi display, a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro processor, and 2GB of RAM, as well as access to the Google Play store, your sweetie will love the ease of use of this device.
  6. Serenade your sweetheart using background music from the Bose SoundLink Mini speaker system. This device offers giant sound in a tiny package, and to make it perfect for your special someone, check out the different colored soft covers available.
  7. For the gamer in your life, the Logitech Wireless Performance Mouse MX comes with the best sensor technology currently on the market. This gaming mouse features wireless connectivity, rechargeable power system, and fully customizable buttons.
After you have delighted your loved one with these great gifts ideas, do something good for the environment—and your wallet—sell your gadgets on NextWorth.com. Through our certified partners, we ensure devices are reused or responsibly recycled.