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GoodCellas Review: My Resale Company Experience

This review is dedicated to GoodCellas:

I was looking for a website where I could resell my iPhone that I no longer use. I’m happy to say that I stumbled across GoodCellas. Not only was the process easy and smooth, but I was able to get more money for my phone than other popular websites! While it’s hard to say goodbye to a device you’ve been attached to since you’ve had it, the money received from GoodCellas is well worth it. The money even arrived faster than I thought. Free shipping for my old phone + fast cash = happy customer!

“GoodCellas is the trusted source to save money on quality used phones, and get the best trade in value on your old device” – there’s so much truth in this. I feel lucky that I happened to come across this company, so I made up a little guideline for finding a trustworthy company for those that are looking. I’m sure you’ll end up on this one because it takes the cake for every point on my list.  Here’s a preview:


Online reviews exist for a reason. Use them! Plus, if a company’s reviews are good enough, they’ll be putting them to use too. If they’re easy to find, especially on the website, this may be a good first sign. Before going through the process yourself, check up on the experience of others. Some of the responses you’ll want to look for and note should be about:

  • If consumers feel as though the process was user-friendly
  • If consumers feel as though they received the appropriate trade-in offer
  • If consumers feel as though the used product they received is fair to what was advertised
  • If consumers have used this company more than once or if they will use it again
  • If consumers have had a good experience with the customer service

These points play a role in not only the company’s trust factor, but with their concern for consumer experience. Through this research, you may also get an idea of the growth of this company and how long it has been around for.


If you’re going to trust a company to give you fair prices and quality products, it’s important to make sure they’re experts in what they’re buying and selling. This information is not only beneficial for proving that they’re knowledgeable enough to be in the industry, it’s beneficial for helping consumers become knowledgeable as well. Presenting them with helpful information, in a way that’s understandable to people who may not be as familiar, is one of the best ways for a company to go about this. This expertise can be proven through various platforms, and should cover different kinds of tips, advice and industry-related news. Some of the places you can look for this expertise include:


  • Blog posts – on the website for customers and off the website for others to find them and learn from their expertise. Additional features and blog posts off-site allow this company to eventually be recognized as experts. A company should be sharing beneficial information about topics such as upgrading, wasting data, preserving resale value, protecting the battery, and more on its blog.
  • Social media posts – snippets of information, photos, videos, infographics, and more are other ways to share expertise. It’s important that trustworthy companies display this, as well as display it in different ways for different audience members.
  • Contacting the professionals – if they’re experts, they should be able to answer plenty of your questions. If you have any questions regarding specific mobile devices and how they work, don’t hesitate to go to them.

Simple Process

A trustworthy company shouldn’t make you jump through hoops to send in your device or receive your payment. They’ll want to give you what you came for. Some of the things to look for while on the company’s website are:

  • A user-friendly platform – buying and selling websites include various steps to ensure the proper trade-in value is calculated. It’s important that these steps are user-friendly. If you’re on a website that has it laid out for you with step-by-step guidance, it’s a good sign. There should be steps such as choosing the model, the condition, the capacity, and the carrier. All of these components are needed to determine a fair deal, and it’s a good indicator that the website has this.
  • Free shipping – since selling your old device requires you to send it in, you should make sure that the company offers free shipping. Don’t pay the extra money if you don’t have to. The best cell phone resale companies will provide you with a free box or paid shipping label.
  • Fast offers – while many resale companies have the right to alter price upon delivery, providing a fast offer after going through the process at least gives users an idea of what to expect. It’s a little shady if there’s no estimation of worth.
  • Fast payments in different forms – look for companies that offer fast payment in different form options. A company that cares about convenience is the way to go. Nobody wants to send in a device and not hear anything back for a while. This is a sure way to lose trust in an instant.

While I don’t have a video about GoodCellas, I have a helpful video on the topic of cell phones. Here are some life hacks for better reception:

The Finest HVAC Services

As I mentioned in my first post, I’m originally from New York. Therefore, I’ll be reviewing plenty of New York businesses. My first review is dedicated to The BP Group, an HVAC maintenance and mechanical company located in Glendale, where I helped manage an apartment building. BP Group’s commercial HVAC services are at the top of my list. With skilled technicians, innovative technology, exceptional customer care, and efficient emergency response, it’s no surprise that BP Group remains thriving to this day. I was excited to see that they have won a recent award for management innovation. This award, titled the E. Robert Kent award, was given to them to acknowledge their PIPES business tool. Congratulations to The BP Group!

One of the main aspects I want to shine a light on is the emergency AC repair. When we had an issue with the air conditioning in the building, we knew we had to get it fixed right away. Not only would it impact those occupying the building, it would impact the services offered within the building. We had a duty to those living and using the gym and food services within our building. The BP Group understood the urgency of the situation and came to the rescue. After identifying the issue, they found the proper solution and made us aware of all the details. This included price, timing and what actions needed to take place. For this, I was very appreciative. Situations like this clarify why you chose the company in the first place.

The BP Group has many other strong points. These strong points include the BP Green initiative, which focuses on finding sustainable solutions, their commitment to safety and their experience in the industry for over 35 years.

The best way to end this post is with The BP Group’s acceptance speech.

An Awards Company Deserving of Recognition

My next review is Recognition Source, and this time around, they’re getting the recognition! This trophy supplier provided my entire work team with crystal trophies. Every year, my office holds an awards ceremony, and I was beyond thrilled of the outcome. All deserving individuals, which is everyone on my team, received a custom crystal trophy.

crystal trophies
Cathedral Elite Crystal Award

For this specific review, I’m going to break down the benefits. Since many people order awards in bulk, you’ll want to be satisfied when they all arrive. Here’s what makes Recognition Source an ideal trophy supplier, as well as a look into this specific trophy choice.
Crystal: The high quality crystal expressed on the website is the same high quality I received. The trophies are packaged in a deluxe presentation box, keeping them as sparkling and clean as they arrived. Trophies, plaques and gifts are also available in glass and marble.
Size: This trophy is offered in 3 convenient sizes, perfect for differentiating those in higher positions or those who have served more time. The small, medium and large trophies share equal beauty. While there are many larger options to choose from, these sizes worked out best for this ceremony. They stood perfectly on the table for recipients and guests to view.
Price: One word, affordable! Being that I have a recognition budget to work with, affordability is a major factor. With plenty of affordable options that come in different sizes, shapes and colors, it’s easy to find the perfect fit for the perfect price.
Engraving: The impressive and FREE engraving is the cherry on top. Each trophy includes free engraving, set-up, proofs, and revisions, which adds to the price benefit as well. Choosing to add a custom message makes the gift perfectly personal. The engraving is neat and readable.

This is my favorite recognition choice yet! Check out why recognition is so important:

Rug & Home Review

I’m from New York, so I have plenty of New York business reviews coming your way, but today I am choosing to review Rug & Home. I recently made the move to North Carolina, and while preparing my new home, I was in search of a great rug store near me. Turns out, Rug & Home has two North Carolina locations, one in Asheville and the other in Kannapolis. Both locations are worth talking about, but I’m going to focus more on the rugs I purchased. Detailed rugs are my favorite decoration. Since my furniture, walls and home accessories are basically all solid colors, I like to spice things up with rugs. I also tend to walk around my house barefoot 99% of the time, so I guess you can say they are feet approved as well!

Rug #1: Serafina Mocha Rug

rug #1

This rug had my heart as soon as I saw it. I was immediately attracted to the vibrant colors and modern design, which stays true to the photo seen on their website. The texture and quality of this rug is impressive for the price. Right now, it lays in my family room, but I know it could adapt to almost any room. This rug is easily vacuumed, which is perfect for a cleaning nut like me. I’ve owned rugs in the past that are so flimsy that they lose to the vacuum’s suction. I don’t expect this rug to experience too much traffic, but I know it will hold up if it does.

Rug #2: Casablanca Brown/Orange Rug

rug #2

This rug is from the pet friendly area rugs collection. While the nest is empty here children wise, I have my dog. I knew I had to look for stain resistant rugs for this new home because the rugs in my old house were easily ruined. My dog is a dog, and let’s face it, they’re going to dig in the dirt and drag in mud every once in a while. Other than the color combination, the fact that it is pet friendly is something I love and need. Pet approved!

There you have it, Rug & Home’s rugs are aesthetically pleasing, affordable and easy to maintain. They live up to everything I think a rug should be. I plan on having these two rugs for a long time, but when it comes the time to get a new one, I know where I’ll be headed.

Check in soon to see my next review! Meanwhile, check out this video consisting of customer testimonials. These testimonials still hold true!