Gizmogul’s Story

Three brothers, a vision, and a basement.



Gizmogul was founded by three brothers from Boston: Cory, Barry & Stephen Schneider. They hate each other. No, I’m joking. They’re actually best friends. The Schneider brothers wanted to create a mobile buyback business that spoke to their generation. So they started the company in the basement of their childhood home and it has since grown rapidly, handling millions of devices each year.


A Philanthropic Attitude

Gizmogul has a philanthropic attitude; they pay people generously for their devices while making a positive impact on the community. Currently, for every transaction, Gizmogul donates $1 to help build schools and fund valuable afterschool programs both domestically and abroad. Their charitable partner BuildOn has built more than 600 schools worldwide.

Gizmogul works tirelessly to ensure your device ends up in good hands and is put to good use.

Electronics are often discarded or shipped overseas to hazardous dumpsites around the world where environmental regulations are much less strict. The components are then left to decay, eventually breaking down into our ecosystem. To get a window into this global epidemic, please check out this short we made: The Electronic Afterlife.

Gizmogul’s mission is to prevent all that. Whether they’re repurposing, refining, reusing, or reselling devices, Gizmogul works tirelessly to ensure your device end up in good hands and is put to good use.


What Gizmogul stands for.

It's simple really: love. We love electronics, we love our customers and we love helping people around the world. When we started this company in a tiny basement with ugly carpet, we set out to pay people the most for their electronics while aiming to make a global impact through philanthropy.

When you sell a device to us, you can rest assured that your experience will be nothing short of amazing. We have an awesome, down to earth team who will walk you through every step of the transaction and won't let up until they know you're happy. And you can reach them directly anytime with any questions or concerns.

That's why we're a FIVE STAR rated company on Trustpilot.

And the best part? You're doing something good. We donate $1 for each transaction to build schools around the world. It only costs $30k to build a school! Can you believe that? That's it! We're not like our competitors. We're making real, tangible change in the world. Change you can see.