Denver Entrepreneur Wants Your Broken Gadgets

Denver Entrepreneur Wants Your Broken Gadgets


Written by Libby Smith, CBS4 special projects producer
May 15, 2008 6:43 pm US/Mountain

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Brett Mosley, buymytronics.com CEO

DENVER (CBS4) ―
Like most people, Scott Konke loves his iPod, and like most teenagers, he may be a little hard on it.

"It
worked for a long time. I don’t know what happened — maybe I dropped
it too many times. It just kind of shut down," Konke told CBS4.

He’s referring to an older classic iPod. When it quit working, he wasn’t sure what to do with it.

"We
took it to the Apple Store and it was kind of expensive to replace it,
so it just kind of sat around the house for a while," Konke added.

That’s when he found buymytronics.com, a year-old Web site that offers money for used or broken electronics.

"It usually is more money to repair an electronic device than it is to actually buy a new one," said Brett Mosley, company CEO.

Mosley
got the idea for buymytronics.com after his iPod stopped working. He
wanted to provide an easy convenient way to recycle small electronics.
So he taught himself how to repair the gadgets and he resells them as
used.

"We’re kind of filling a niche in the market. People
need to get money for their broken gadgets and we’re the spot to do it
at," Mosley added.

Mosley breaks down some of the gadgets for
parts. Others he fixes and sells, and the bits and pieces he can’t use
he sends to an environmentally ethical recycler.

He’s planning on expanding the business to include old laptop computers, GPS devices and digital photography equipment.

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