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Unlock Extra Cash With Gone Promo & Referral Codes

Ready to make even more cash from the items you sell with Gone? Now you can redeem Promo Codes within the app! We’ll offer promo codes on special occasions, so keep an eye out for them in your email!

In the meantime, you can make even more cash when you invite friends to use Gone by sharing your unique Referral Code. For each friend you invite with your code, you’ll receive $10 credit to put towards your next box once they’ve sent off their first Gone box. The more friends that you share your code with, the more credit you’ll receive! 

To Invite Friends:

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What’s The Inspection Process?

When Gone users send us their Gone boxes, it passes through an inspection process where our team examines the condition and quality levels of the devices. Once a box passes inspection, Gone continues with the selling process to find a buyer and close a sale. So once your friend’s first box reaches Gone’s inspection process, you’ll receive $10 credit!

 

Load Your Codes To Get Them Redeemed! ?

So you have your referral code or a new promo code. Now what?

Tap Settings ? Click Promotions ? Enter A Code

Add in your latest code, and if you’ve loaded any previous codes, you’ll also find them listed here, so you’ll never misplace them!

Before confirming your next Gone box’s shipment, you will be presented with a list of your redeemable codes. Choose one to redeem and add its value to your Gone box. All promo codes can be redeemed together. The same goes for all referral codes. ?   

And don’t worry, if you redeemed a code and the code expires before your items are sold, it will still be valid and credited once your sale goes through. ? 

 

We hope you enjoy the extra cash and clutter-free lifestyle thanks to The Gone App.  

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Best Apps to Organize & Simplify Your Life in 2016

Chances are if you have a smartphone, you use it a lot. A recent study by Dailymail and DigitalTrends discovered that the average person picks up their phone 85 times a day. Furthermore, the average American uses their phone for 4.7 hours a day.

If you’re one of these people, you can use some of this time spent on your phone to organize and simplify your day-to-day tasks and increase your productivity. To help you out, we’ve put together the following guide to some of this year’s best apps to organize and simplify your life.

NOTE-TAKING

Evernote – 4.6 stars

Evernote

Whether you need to jot down a quick reminder or keep track of entire documents, Evernote is a great option. Evernote allows you to access your notes from any device which is perfect for the classroom, the office, or anywhere else. The “search” feature also helps you look for anything you need to find again, and the “folders” feature helps you organize all of your documents. Just beware, the app’s document formatting isn’t quite up to par with Microsoft Word.

Evernote also offers a digital assistant that helps you transform business cards into digital contacts; organize your receipts, bills, and other payments; and even helps you plan and book your trips.
Evernote is available on both iOS and Android.

Wunderlist4.5 stars

Wunderlist

Wunderlist offers you the easiest, most effective to-do lists we’ve come across to date. The app lets you organize your lists into categories, folders, and even “star” your important notes within each list. This app can also be accessed online so that you can find your lists from anywhere! Just keep in mind that it is quite easy to check an item accidently with a tap.

Also, available for Android, you can easily access to your to-do lists from your cell phone’s home screen.

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Your Android widget can also automatically sync every 30 minutes if you have “Widget Synchronisation” enabled in settings. Otherwise, it will be updated when you open the Wunderlist app.
Wunderlist is available on both iOS and Android.

CALENDARS/REMINDERS

Accomplish – 4.3 stars

Accomplish

It’s hard to leave an app named “Accomplish” out of an organization list, though it’s also hard to place it into one category. The Accomplish team took the best of a to-do list and combined it with a calendar. You can schedule all of your to-do’s and your day-to-day schedule in the same place. You can even set alarms for tasks.

Accomplish isn’t meant as a replacement for your calendar. This app was designed to help with short-term time management, helping you make a to-do list and drag items into a daily schedule, which breaks down your day into hours, allowing you to see what’s possible and where you have free time. If you don’t finish everything on your daily schedule, Accomplish will move the task back into the To-Do list at the end of the day.  

Accomplish is only available for Android at the moment.

Cozi – 4.5 stars

Cozi

“The Family Planner,” Cozi is perfect if you’re trying to manage multiple schedules. Cozi is an Appy Award winner for the Best Family App. Share a color-coded calendar to see one or all of your family members’ schedules. Share grocery lists, upcoming events, important documents, etc, in real time, so everyone in your group stays up-to-date. This app makes communication between friends and family incredibly easy.

Reminder alarms and both a mobile and desktop version help drives home the point that every family can find a use for Cozi.

Cozi is available for both iOS and Android.

24me – 3.9 stars

24me

Like Accomplish, 24me is hard to pin to one category because it utilizes all of your To-Do lists, calendars, and more. 24me sends you reminders to make sure you remember what you need to do. You can even sync it with social media apps to never forget to send birthday wishes again.

24me is very helpful, but it can also be overwhelming to have everything in one place. Also, you may receive too many reminders about things you don’t need to worry about so you’ll have to find a comfortable medium in this app.

24me is available for iOS and Android.

GENERAL PRODUCTIVITY

Key Ring – 4.1 stars

Key-Ring

Tired of carrying around heavy keys? Keep losing cards and missing out on rewards? Key Ring keeps all of this information readily available for you, right in the same app! You no longer have to write down long codes to repeat at the register. Instead, use Key Ring to scan your rewards codes right from the screen.

There are no downsides to this simple-to-use storage app.  Organize your wallet with Key Ring.

Key Ring is available on iOS and Android.

IF by IFFTTT – 4.2 stars

IFTT

Probably the most advanced app on this list is IF, made by If This Then That, IFTTT for short. There are no boundaries on what this app can do.

IF allows you to link all of your favorite apps in one place so that you can get things done faster. You start by setting up equations, or “recipes” as the company calls them. These can be anything from, “When I arrive home, turn on my WiFi”, or “If I leave work, open Google Maps.”

IF can even be combined with smart electronics allowing you to control lights, or make coffee, wirelessly. It takes a little time to set it up at first, but once you have your recipes ready to go, you can sit back and let this app be productive for you!  

We found it can be hard to customize the app just as we need, but after more time with the app, you’ll figure out which functions you can make automatic to make your life easier. (There are also some basic recipes that come with the app).

IF is available for iOS and Android.

Google App Series

Google apps

We couldn’t decide which was best, so we chose them all. Many Android phones come with a Google app package built in, but with so many different functions available within these apps, there is a good likelihood that you haven’t taken full advantage of them yet. These interface-crossing apps are already setup to sync with your Google account, so you can use them anywhere and combine them for ultimate productivity.

Chrome: A great browser option, with all sorts of configurations and preferences to make your web surfing just that much better. It allows your computer history to show on your phone and vice versa, allowing you to work on the go, or at the office.

Drive: Access any document you have saved from anywhere. It’s great when you need to collaborate on projects. You can also share and send documents.

Docs: Similar to Drive, Docs allows you to edit documents. Combining these two apps gives anyone the ability to start a group project from anywhere. You can even work offline, and your work will save when you have Internet again (as long as you turn “Offline Access” on before you lose Internet).

Now: A great way to integrate the voice option on your phone. Say “Ok Google…” and those two magic words will help you find the answer to your request by using Google’s search engine. Say buzzwords like weather, sports, traffic, etc., to stay up-to-date on all of the latest news.

Keep: Another great way to keep all of your notes in one place. Keep gives you the option to take notes in list, page, picture, or audio form, and like everything Google, you can access them anywhere.  You can also make folders, color code them, and archive them when you’re done so they’re saved in the best format for you. Combine Keep with Now, and you can save a note the second you need it, without unlocking your phone.
Taking full advantage of these Google apps will turn you into a true master of organization.  

The Gone App4+ stars

Gone

The Gone App helps you organize your home and work space while cutting down your time spent in the online technology selling game. Organize your work area by selling that old computer monitor that’s been sitting in the corner by snapping a photo of it and sending it to Gone either through the app or via an SMS text message. Gone then evaluates the best market price for the product and messages you an offer, saving you all those hours you’d spend creating an online eBay selling profile, vetting buyers, and researching prices.

Upon accepting the offer, Gone can arrange for a pickup through Concierge Service if you live in the following cities: Manhattan, Austin, Seattle, or the San Francisco Bay Area. If you reside outside these cities, Gone can mail you pre-paid shipping labels and package materials for you to load up your item/s and drop them off at your nearest local UPS location.

Gone helps you make a profit and organize your space, all at the same time, with little effort required on your part!

The app is currently only downloadable on iOS devices, but other smartphone users can utilize Gone’s services through SMS by sending a text to 415-980-4663.

Have any other recommendations for organizational apps that simplify your life? Share them with us in the comments!

 

 

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5 Easy Ways to Go Green This Earth Day

This year for Earth Day, we’re looking at a few different ways that you can cut back. We’re not just talking about saving energy. Here are some ideas that will not only help to preserve the planet but also put a little money back in your pocket.

 

1. Stop The Running Water

You’d be surprised how much water is wasted daily on regular tasks. Even something as small as a leaky faucet can lose up to 20 gallons of water every day! So if you want to see a difference in your bill each month, fix the leaky faucet. Turn off the water while brushing your teeth and scrubbing the dishes. You could even take it a step further, and turn off the water while soaping up and shampooing your hair in the shower.

In just those few minutes, you’ve already stopped gallons of water from going right down the drain. And there’s a good chance the water will still be warmed up by the time you turn it back on.

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2. Recycling Also Includes Water

There are plenty of ways to reuse water from around the house. When you have unfinished bottles of water, or glasses of water don’t pour them down the drain. Instead, pour them all into a bucket. Once the bucket is filled, take it outside to water your plants or garden. If there are chemicals in the water, pour it down the toilet for one free flush.

 

3. Rain, Don’t Go Away

Now that you’ve stopped wasting water inside the house, it’s time to move on to the outside. There’s no need to sit around waiting for the next big thunderstorm to flood your lawn. Instead of letting all that water go to waste right on the ground, put containers under the gutters of your home to collect runoff.

If you put a screen or simple filter over the gutter pipe, you could also use the water for washing your car or your dog. This can make a huge difference for people living in areas with plenty of rain. Seattle, things just got a little brighter in your city!

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4. Go Green at Work

Taking steps to make the world a better place happens outside of the home, too. Have you considered talking to your managers and coworkers about making some changes around the workplace? Try proposing a weeklong campaign for Earth Day. It could involve recycling challenges, electric savings plans, or even proposing to have eco-friendly faucets and light fixtures installed. Hey, they don’t have to be tree-huggers to get behind the idea of saving some money!

5. Don’t Toss Those Old Electronics

Most of us know electronic waste can be extremely harmful to the environment. However, very few solutions exist to dispose of these unwanted electronic devices. Fortunately, getting rid of your old electronics is much easier than you think – thanks to the Gone app. If you have old electronics that still work, you can make some serious cash by selling them to us. Gone makes selling and saving these items from the landfills super easy. You can receive packing materials and helpful instructions for sending your items off safely and quickly by using Gone Lite or GoneSMS.

Alternatively, if you live in Austin, Seattle, San Francisco or New York, you can go green by sending your items off with a Gone Concierge. We’ll come straight to your doorstep and take care of the entire process for you.

 

 

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Buy and sell used electronics

The Gone Marketplace is Here & Gone Concierge Goes Lives in the Big Apple!

Spread the news – The Gone Marketplace is now available to Gone users nationwide!

You can now BUY from Gone’s inventory of quality used electronics through our Marketplace! All items listed are quality-certified to ensure you’re getting top notch tech at great prices. As online shoppers, we’re wary when it comes to buying secondhand electronics online and it can be risky for its unknowns. Given that, we’ve launched the Gone Marketplace so you know exactly what you are buying, and more importantly, any flaws in the item.

shop quality inspected used electronics

Our team of Gone specialists inspects each item so that you can be absolutely sure of the item you’re purchasing. Gone’s Marketplace is an easily browsable web store of thoroughly described, quality assured used electronics sold at fractions of the retail price. So no more worrying about buying secondhand electronics from untrustworthy online sources we’ve got you covered!

sell your stuff in manhattan, on demand selling

But that’s not all! We’re also expanding our concierge item pick up service to another city! Gone Concierge is now available throughout the concrete jungle of Manhattan! This service provides every Manhattan user with a Gone assistant to simplify the selling process. An assistant will come to your location to pick up and package each item you have for sale. Then, we’ll alleviate all of the stresses of selling in the city and handle the entire selling process for you – from the item pickup, packaging, contacting buyers, negotiating, and shipping of items.

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Living in Manhattan is expensive enough, now Manhattanites have access to the easiest way to sell their unwanted electronics for fast cash without leaving home.

We’re leading the way for easy secondhand selling, and now buying, of electronics. We plan to continue expanding our concierge service city-by-city throughout 2016 and we hope you check out our new Marketplace for the greatest deals in pre-owned electronics and devices. For more information on Gone, download the app, visit www.thegoneapp.com, or follow us on Facebook & Twitter.

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20 Milestones in the History of the On-Demand Economy [Infographic]

The on-demand economy is defined as the economic activity created by digital marketplaces that fulfills consumer demands via immediate access to and convenient provisioning of goods and services.

This trend is redefining commerce around the world and showing no signs of slowing down. According to a recent report, on-demand companies have received over $4.8 billion in capital investment, with $2.2 billion invested in the last 12 months alone (theondemandeconomy.org). The on-demand transportation industry has received over $2.1 billion in financing and on-demand food delivery services are revolutionizing the $683 US restaurant industry. We are rapidly expanding our on-demand concierge selling service Gone across the United States.

So when did the on-demand revolution begin and what’s next? This infographic outlines some of the leading on-demand services which have bloomed over the years to make our day to day lives simpler and more efficient.

History of the on demand economy

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Follow Gone on Facebook and Twitter for the latest in on-demand economy news and trends. We are also happy to discuss best practices and mentor anyone looking to scale their on demand startup. We’d love to hear from you! Email us: team@thegoneapp.comdownload Gone on the App Store today!

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SEA

Hey West Coast! We’re Bringing Pickup Service to Bay Area & Seattle

Great news for everyone on the west coast – Gone has just launched its concierge service in Seattle and all throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.

What Does This Mean?

With Gone’s awesome concierge service, selling your unwanted electronics is simple! All you need to do is upload a photo of your item to the app or send it to (415) 980-4663, and we’ll handle the entire selling process for you. We’ll pick up the item at your location, package it, contact buyers, negotiate the deal, and ship the item for you. All you have to do is get paid!

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Gone at a Glance: 2015 Year-End Roundup

THE EASIEST WAY TO SELL.

Gone is part of a vision that extends beyond on-demand selling and our upcoming electronics marketplace. It is the first step towards creating a seamless way to extend the lifetime value of goods and giving consumers more cash in their pockets.


Our frictionless execution of pickups, shipping, payment processing, and ability to unlock the ultimate price/value relationship for our users has accelerated Gone as a leader in the on demand selling space. Here are the highlights from a successful 2015 and a sneak peek at what’s next for Gone! (more…)

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5 Reasons Why the Holiday Season is the Best Time to Declutter Your Home

The holiday season is the perfect time to declutter and get organized. With gift-giving in full swing, it’s a good time to implement “out with the old and in with the new”. The Gone app is the perfect solution to get rid of the items you no longer use and decluttering can help keep your home tidy for the holiday get-togethers and keep some of the holiday-induced stress at bay. Here are a few other reasons why the holiday season is the best time to declutter your home and some tips on how to do so.

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