I had the pleasure of talking to Trisha Coder last Wednesday, Examiner.com news writer, and former news director at KHSL Action News. She loved the concept of Gadgetabulous.com and wrote an awesome article about us. Check out the article.
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On a trip in 2010 I had an idea to build a website – a place for people all over the country to go to get cash for their used electronics. It started with a name. It changed again, and then again, and probably again. I learned that the name would soon be the least challenging aspect to building a website because I didn’t really know a thing about how the internet worked. I picked up a few books from some friends, learned the basic concepts of web design and development, and after about 50 mockups, and countless hours of trial and error, I was finally content with the look you see today at Gadgetabulous.com.
I paid a local developer $400 to “tighten the screws,” and in September 2011, Gadgetabulous.com finally went live!
Throughout grade school, middle school and high school I struggled academically. I didn’t care about school and didn’t care about learning. Luckily I had parents who pushed me to go to college and I did just enough to get accepted. I graduated and I was proud of myself. But that came and went and I was stuck in the same position I was in all my life…unmotivated (and underpaid). I never thought I was smart enough to do something I would one day be proud of.
I don’t know what happened, but by age 27 I finally got sick of it and told myself I wanted to prove that I could do something I was proud of.
In 2011 I started my own company! I had achieved what I had set my mind to. And it feels so good! I wish for an amazing 2012 not just for Gadgetabulous, but for all my friends, family, and gadgeteers.
Thanks everyone for making 2011 a great year! -Josh
As the temperature has dropped, it appears that the bulk of garage sale season is over. Armed in two pairs of socks, two t-shirts, a sweatshirt and a thick jacket, I took my optimism and battled the bitter cold, and searched for the season’s few remaining gems.
After an hour of driving, I finally stumbled upon a young man dragging a box from his garage. Although he was still setting up, he didn’t mind me looking around. As I pulled a flap from a box open I saw an old brown case. Inside, a beautiful Olympus OM-1N 35mm SLR Film Camera. Beside it, two cylindrical cases with 28mm and 50mm lens. It was a great find!
I also found a pair of Electric Blaster Sunglasses. Although I didn’t buy a great deal of items, I think I found a great camera!
If you’re interested in purchasing any of these items, please visit our eBay store. If you have similar valuable gadgets or other electronics that you want to sell, visit us at gadgetabulous.com. Stay tuned next week for more garage sailing adventures!
Our History: Founder, Josh Brodleit began buying unwanted items from his friends in early 2008, reselling the majority of his inventory on eBay. He then began searching for good deals from local people through a variety of classified ads. Over the years he expanded his buying market to thrift stores and garage sales.
In 2010 he developed the idea of a website that would give people a simple way to cash in their used electronics so he got busy and claimed his first web domain. Knowing nothing about building a website, Josh gathered a mountain of web design and web development how-to books and a slew of video guides. After a year of learning and trial and error, he finally launched what is now known as gadgetabulous.com.
Gadguh-what!?: It’s pronounced “gaj-uh-tab-yuh-liss“…yes like a gadget and fabulous sandwich.
What do we do? We buy used electronics from people like you and businesses and resell them using a variety of different outlets. We also generate business buying items from thrift stores, classifieds, and garage sales!
We have four services
- Sell – get cash for your gadgets
- Consignment – earn 75 percent from the final sales price of your gadgets
- Donate – sell multiple items and your charity of choice earns 50 percent of all final sales prices
- Recycle – recycle your gadgets for free!
You’ll be cool telling your friends you have the new Apple iPhone 4S, but you’ll take your coolness to the next level if you actually know the differences between the iPhone 4 and the 4S!
The new Apple iPhone 4S looks and feels exactly the same as the iPhone 4, but according to Apple, it drives significantly faster. The most notable difference is the new dual-core A5 chip. I’m not going to get into nerdspeak, but basically, you’ll be getting longer talk time, and increased processing speed with the graphics and the overall functions.
The old iPhone 4 ditched the 5 megapixel camera and upgraded to an 8 megapixel and added face detection technology. Similarly, the video camera improved to take up to 1080p HD (1920 x 1080 pixel) video, complete with video image stabilization and noise reduction.
Lastly, in an effort to compete with the growing popularity of the Android’s voice recognition, Apple added Siri, a voice recognition technology that allows users to set reminders, send texts, dial phone numbers, and more.
There you have it! Among other small changes, you can now speak confidently about why you made the switch! If you’re looking to sell your old iPhone 4 to upgrade, visit us at gadgetabulous.com. We buy used gadgets, gizmos and electronics. Easy as pie!
The final edits! We are live baby!