With the proliferation of iPhone trade-in programs at major retailers, including Apple itself, the number of marketplaces for buying these devices in bulk quantities is also growing rapidly. There are some great sources for this type of inventory out there, especially the marketplaces operated by B-Stock Solutions.
These sites each have a unique mix of inventory, lots sizes and conditions so buyers can usually find exactly what they are interested in. For example:
GameStop: Here you will find Apple devices in larger lots. Average lot sizes tend to be in the $30,000 range and sometimes go much higher, even up to $500,000. You will find inventory from all the major carriers in conditions from "A" all the way down to "D".
AllTech Wholesale: AllTech is a company that operates trade-in programs for other retailers, including: Microsoft, Walmart and Radio Shack. They tend to offer smaller lots that range from 10 units up to 100 units. While they offer a substantial quantity of Apple products, you will also find a nice mix of Samsung, Nokia, LG and other products. The condition range includes what you would expect coming from trade-in programs.
B-Stock Mobile: This marketplace is just getting started so volumes are still small. However, the lots look great. Once again, these are trade-in program phones from major retailers and carriers themselves. You will find a mix of brands, including: Apple, Samsung and RIM Blackberry. Typically, these will come in 'mixed condition'.
Waste Management: This is a brand new site offering cell phones and laptops. Everyone's first question on this one is: "So are they all picked from the trash?" Well, no. Besides garbage collection, Waste Management has substantial recycling programs. One of the services they offer is helping large companies doing refreshes of their entire fleet of laptops or phones. So a company with 50,000 employees may replace 5,000 laptops every year as they reach a certain age. Waste Mangement deals with the collection and disposal via recycling, refurbishing or straight resale. You will find all brands in mixed conditions, including: Apple, Dell, Lenovo, Toshiba and many others.
Early Upgrade auctions sells iPhones, Droids, tablets and other mobile devices in various conditions. They claim to carefully inspect and grade every device they sell. Their grading system is included on the site's about us page for your convenience. They also pack every order professionally wrapped in bubble wrap in neat boxes. If you have any questions, you can contact them by clicking the "Ask Us" button on the left side of every page of the site.