If you still have old cellphones in your drawers, now is the time to part with them. On the occasion of the European Sustainable Development Week (which takes place exceptionally this year from September 18 to October 8), WeFix offers to take them back from you in exchange for vouchers. “The idea is to make the French aware that their devices, which have toxic components, are recyclable and to encourage them to this ecological gesture by rewarding them”, explains Edouard Menantaud, CEO and co-founder of this brand. specialized in the repair of smartphones and which has belonged to the Fnac Darty group for two years.
From September 20 to 26 in its 109 points of sale, for each mobile phone or smartphone brought back (within the limit of three), even broken and unusable, WeFix will give you a gift card in the amount of 10 euros valid on all store items. “They can be used both for the purchase of a device and for a simple accessory. The idea is obviously also to make all of our offers known to consumers, ”he continues.
Apple, Samsung and Huawei smartphones …
Because WeFix is also counting on this one-off operation to highlight its “Buy-Back” service, launched last February but halted in its tracks by the health crisis. Since the beginning of the year, the brand has indeed offered owners of certain models of the Apple, Samsung and Huawei brands to buy back their devices at market price according to the rating of the smartphone (by paying them either with vouchers). purchase or by bank transfer).
These devices, which must be functional and not oxidized, will then be reconditioned and put back on sale. “The service works well but not as much as we would have liked”, concedes Edouard Menantaud while the brand now takes over around 1000 phones per month on average.
Moreover, if in the week of September 20, you drop off a smartphone of these models that is repairable, when you thought you would have it recycled, the brand will offer to buy it back from you. The first prize being the iPhone 6S at 60 euros.