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Remote work and online learning needs lead to boom in electronic device trade-ins

September 16
22:32 2020

Oakville, ON – September 16, 2020 – Reduce, reuse and recycle. It’s a phrase we’ve all taken to heart, but in the age of COVID-19, it’s a philosophy many are finding hard to stick to. With restaurants and retail stores turning to single use items and extra packaging, swap meets being cancelled, and Canadians rightly concerned about letting strangers from Kijiji or online marketplaces into their homes, it is harder than ever to try to ensure environmentally friendly practices. One company is doing all that it can to keep electronics from the landfill, while keeping Canadians safe. is a Canadian electronics trade-in website which allows Canadians to give their electronic devices a new lease on life. Whether the electronic item is functional and in like-new condition or unsightly and cracked, will provide an instant quote online, allowing Canadians to maintain self-isolation while still getting things done. If the quote is accepted, the seller will receive a free shipping box and pre-paid shipping label in the mail. The client packs up their electronic device and drops it off at the nearest post office. Once received, the device is tested, and the condition is confirmed. The client then receives payment electronically within three days. Devices that don’t pass the test are shipped back to the client for free. To offset the carbon footprint of the shipping, will also plant a tree with for every trade-in. has a goal of planting 500 trees per month.

“Canadians are concerned about using second-hand marketplaces right now,” explains Ubada Hafez, founder of “We are all working so hard to keep our homes clean and our family’s safe. The idea of bringing a stranger into your home, having to handle cash, having them touching the device and perhaps deciding not to buy the item isn’t appealing to anyone. On top of those very real concerns, there is the issue of having to deal with the process of selling. Many of us are working from home, we have increased childcare responsibilities, waiting in lines and getting errands done seems to take twice as long as it did before COVID-19. No one has time to reply to dozens of messages and phone calls trying to get a deal done.”

Whether it is because Canadians are spending more time at home and are using that time to simplify what they are keeping and what they want to get rid of, or because the job losses resulting from COVID-19 have meant the many are having a tough time making ends meet, has seen increased interest in their trade-in business in the past few months.

“Many of our clients have told us that they are trading in their devices as a result of the effects of the pandemic. Recently, clients have let us know that they are trading-in because they need newer hardware and software for them to work from home or in order for their children to attend school online. Rather than let their old devices sit on a shelf at home and collect dust, they’re trading their electronics in and using the money they get to upgrade. Not only is it great for our business, but we love that we are helping to divert electronics from the landfill, we’ve been able to plant more and more trees and we’re also helping fellow Canadians during this tough time. It’s very satisfying.”

For more information about or to get a quote for your electronic trade-in, please visit

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