ecoATM has a kiosk system that can evaluate the quality of old unwanted electronics – like cell phones – and offer cash and safe recycling.
Using screen prompts and a plug in wire to analyze a device the kiosk can determine the value and offer cash or to give the money to charity. If cash is chosen the kiosk prints a slip that a partnering store can trade for cash. In any case the devise is then reconditioned or safely (for the environment – no e-waste) recycled.
The kiosk “ … patented, advanced machine vision, electronic diagnostics, and artificial intelligence to evaluate and buy-back used electronics directly from consumers for cash or store credit. …”
Watch this video to see how easy the process is for the user …
Currently (Sept 2011) there is a cluster of ecoATM locations on the west coast stretching from just north of Los Angeles to just south of San Diego and two others – one in Kansas City, Kansas and one in Redmond, Washington.
Via: ecoATM LINK