Have a used gadget or iPhone? Need some extra cash to buy some new iPhone 5 accessories? Gazelle.com is a great alternative to selling your iPhone through eBay or Craigslist. The process is extremely easy — just pick your device and accept an offer!
Read on to find out about my experience.
After confirming that I would be purchasing the iPhone 5, on August 22, I went to Gazelle.com to claim my trade-in offer. At the time, a flawless iPhone 4 16gb was valued at $180. I immediately jumped on that offer, went through the check-out, and waited
patiently for the iPhone 5 to be released. In a few days, I received the shipping box and order receipt in the mail. Gazelle pays all shipping fees, so the consumer doesn’t have to worry. Simply package your iPhone or gadget up, and bring it to your local post office! Gazelle was very generous with the date to postmark it by. Normally, you have 30 days after you lock in your offer to ship your phone. However, starting on August 20th, Gazelle promised to take all offers until October 1st, and then even extended the date to October 10th. If I were to lock in an offer now in the same condition, I would have only received $101.
I sent my phone away to Gazelle on September 24th, and I got confirmation that Gazelle received it on September 27th. On that same day, they opened the box and checked out my item, accepting the $180 value and sending it to my PayPal. In my opinion, the best part about Gazelle is that you don’t have to include any accessories unless they explicitly say you do, so I kept my iPhone power brick. This saves me $20 that I would’ve otherwise had to pay if I bought a power brick from Apple. I can now take that extra $20 and buy a lightning to USB cable.
In case you are were wondering, Gazelle takes your iPhone and sells it on their eBay account. Now, I know that I could’ve done the same thing and sold my phone and probably make double the profit, but I didn’t want to go through Craigslist or eBay. This is essentially because I didn’t want to worry about people complaining the phone isn’t perfect on eBay, or getting attacked if I sold it through Craigslist. I live in New York City, and I am still a teenager, so I wasn’t taking any risks. When I originally bought my iPhone in early 2011, I got a special deal for $50 off. In total, my iPhone 4 was a $180 initial investment. I was more than happy with Gazelle’s offer, although I did have some worries. I didn’t want to be scammed or gypped, so I was constantly checking other people’s reviews and when my iPhone 5 came, I thoroughly cleaned my iPhone 4 and took off the screen and back protectors to make sure it was flawless so my full offer was accepted.
Overall, after my experience with Gazelle.com, I highly recommend this service for anyone looking to sell their iPhone without the hassle. If you are interested in trading your iPhone in, head on over to Gazelle.com and select the device you wish to trade in. In my findings, I recommend selling used cell phones to Gazelle, as the MacBook prices are a little low in my opinion. This is due to the nature of subsidized phones, so while you practically made your initial investment back, you used an upgrade to reduce the original cost.