San Francisco-based Startup Whistle Gives Users a “Second Bite from the Apple” on Used Electronics

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San Francisco-based Startup Whistle Gives Users a “Second Bite from the Apple” on Used Electronics

September 07
15:08 2020
San Francisco-based Startup Whistle Gives Users a "Second Bite from the Apple" on Used Electronics
Company aims to tackle financial and environmental hardships by giving users an easy way to recycle old electronics into cash

SEPTEMBER 7, 2020 – During trying economic times in the COVID era, it’s surprising that over 60% of Americans have never successfully sold any of their retired mobile devices – and most households have at least 2 collecting dust in drawers and closets. On the other hand, these statistics are unsurprising given the well-known pains, such as haggling, scams, and no-shows, that come with selling anything online. That’s why, according to Whistle CEO Mike Barile, “there’s never been a more important time to empower people to reclaim the value of their used electronics.”

The San Francisco-based startup led by Barile and his team of former Google, Amazon, and Uber engineers announced this week that in addition to accepting Apple products, such as iPhones, iPads, and MacBooks, Whistle will now accept all major gaming consoles as well. The team will be leveraging their knowledge and expertise in marketplaces and technology in order to make selling any used device as easy as snapping a photo of it in the near future.

“But the problem in need of solving,” Barile says, “extends beyond people needing more money in their pockets – although that is certainly a big part of it.” There is also a devastating environmental impact on the increased production of “e-waste” (electronic waste), which is considered the fastest-growing category of waste in the world according to the World Economic Forum. By selling used electronics instead of committing them to landfills, everyone can play a small role in supporting the health of the environment and economy.

Through a website and iOS application, Whistle will offer competitive buyback prices on a wide range of electronic devices and a unique selling experience at no cost to the user. As the engineering team continues to build on their proprietary technology solutions for detecting fraud and managing logistics and payments, the future of selling is only a few clicks away.

Whistle expertly carves out the need for the average American to clean out their stash of electronics and put extra money in their pocket. More information can be found at

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