Like Being Robbed at Gunpoit

June 14, 2010

So I am here checking out new and inventive ways to turn the overpriced stuff I have and don’t necessarily use into some fast cash.

I investigated nearby pawn shops to offload a watch or two, but I never followed through on that because well… just because. At any rate, I had really been finding it difficult to part with my possessions since I spent so much time and effort (and money) acquiring each of those items and I hold them all so dear. Not QUITE materialistic, let’s call it sentimental. Given the difficulty, I decided to hold off hawking my belongings since I had nothing I was willing to part with.

Fast forward to me sitting down watching clips from the Isle of Wight Festival and seeing an ad with an overly made up blonde girl standing up in front of a ticket station using her cell phone, then attempting to use her phone to pay for the ticket. Here booms the announcer’s voice informing all of us wondering what’s going on that only Envirofone.com gives you money to recycle your old cell phone. Being ever so curious I decided to check it out, since I had another phone with me that I really don’t use and I’d simply transfer the contacts to my SIM card and readily part with it for the right amount of cheddar.

Imagine my surprise when I found the sister phone to my model which I paid roughly £123.00 for, they had the GALL to value it at £9.02 (the 2 pence really was the slap in the face)! Well I said to myself, this does not even include wear and tear or anything, just the flat fee! It was like being robbed at gunpoint! I was tempted to fall to my knees, toss my possessions on the floor and plead for my life! Then I decided to be cheeky and see what they would give me for the BlackBerry Curve 8520- £52.05 I’m like “Now they’re really having a laugh!”

I refuse to even hyperlink them in this post because they’re criminals! There are several other sites that purchase the same second hand phones for sometimes £30 more than Envirofone does and up! Think about that, just hit the internet and do a proper search. Don’t let their hefty advertising budget fool you, each new customer pays for an old ad.

Rubbish!


Announcing the Death of Cell Phone Number 11

April 29, 2009

This is to notify friends, readers, family and all other persons of interest as to the death of Mobile “Gossip Girl Phone” Superlative, on Monday, 27th April, 2009. The 11th in the line of cellular devices which have served me over the years, GGP (HTC Wizard Cingular 8125) will be greatly missed by all whose lives it touched with its full QWERTY keyboard and Touch Screen interface.

Left to mourn is a charger, USB Cable, Installation CD, unsecured WiFi connections throughout Barbados and a contact list which I can no longer retrieve.

Please be advised accordingly.

Yours Respectfully,
Superlative1.

htc-wizard


iPhone vs. Voyager

November 13, 2007

Now I don’t know who besides me is slightly obsessed with cellular technology and cell phones in general, however it appears as though the reason for Apple releasing the officially unlocked iPhone and getting them onto the market earlier than anticipated may NOT be due to them being the most wonderful people EVER!

It comes due to the fact that whenever technology is created that goes a step further than previous devices did, it takes a while, but that technology is replicated, usually in a year’s time. It would appear though that the wonderful people at LG have learned a trick or two in a relatively short space of time and are bringing out their new fangled phone which DOES look like something out of Star Trek and rightfully, they’re calling it Voyager. Click here to get a look at the phone which is not yet available in Zone 1. Something tells me it’ll come out somewhere around the time when iPhones are up for grabs. This could be the phone that did for Verizon what the iPhone did for AT&T.

Hmmm… maybe I should change the type of phone I want for my birthday


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