According to their website, “iReTron is the easiest, fastest and greenest reCommerce service to help you trade in your used electronics.” Claiming to buy used iPhones, Androids, iPads, Kidles, and even calculators; iReTron is yet another online source for consumers to sell their unwanted used devices. Like many other sites, iReTron requests it’s users to send their devices to them with prepaid shipping, where it is carefully inspected by their staff who appraise the device’s value. iReTron even offers to wipe any data stored on the device for the user, making the entire process quick and easy.
iReTron has been featured on the hit show “Shark Tank” where the website’s business model was examined based upon it’s sustainability and legitimacy by the hosts. However, other than it’s time on “Shark Tank”, there is not much in terms of reviews or testaments as to the site’s legitimacy. However, there are a few sources that provide information as to the site’s legitimacy. ScamAdvisor.com, a company that rates websites based on how safe they are to use, gives iReTron a 100% (or high) trust rating, and that it is safe to use. However, contrary to this rating, Scamaider.com gives iReTron only a 53 for their reputation score, stating that negative feedback for the site has been reported in the past.
iReTron’s lack of consumer reviews and feedback is troubling to say the least. While many other websites have done the same thing that iReTron has without problems, most of them have a plethora of reviews and feedback attesting to whether or not they are safe to use. While it is not out of the realm of possibility that iReTron is a perfectly legitimate company, it’s lack of any type of consumer review, good or bad, is concerning. Because of this, it is hard to recommend use of the site when there are so many other viable alternatives.