The iPhone 5 public release was yesterday, and that means millions of older model iPhones are being sold or trashed. One specific site benefiting from the situation is Kijiji, Canada’s go-to website when it comes to local classified advertisements. Hot off the heels of the iPhone announcement, they launched an iPhone 5 landing page, in-which resulted in a 90-percent traffic increase.
Along with the traffic increase came over 250,000 iPhone sales within a week’s time. When the iPhone 5 was first announced, Kijiji had sold 19,500 iPhones in 2012, that number has since increased to over 290,000.
Canada NewsWire breaks up the sales:
Torontonians have more than doubled (112 per cent) the number of searches for iPhones on the site, but not to be outdone by Quebeckers (114 per cent); and Winnipeggers (110 per cent) round out the top three.
Just because a new model is released doesn’t mean the senior device doesn’t have a sales market anymore. People who can’t afford the latest and greatest products are the usual suspects to buy older models at a discount.
You can check out the Kijiji landing page here. There you will find information on the iPhone 5 launch, along with pricing for the iPhone 4/4S. I found the ‘live photo stream’ section relatively interesting to observe.
Oh, and if you would like to sell your iPhone, Kijiji will donate $1 to Evergreen for all devices sold over the next 60 days. That’s not half bad; some extra cash, a donation, and one happy customer.