Gazelle, the service that allows you to trade-in your old tech and receive cash in return, is running a promotion from today through September 9 where they promise to beat carrier and Apple trade-in prices. This offer covers the iPhone 5s, iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, and you'll be covered by the standard 30-day offer lock, just in case you'll need some more time to think about a possible upgrade to the new iPhone 6s.
Should you happen to locate a better deal at either Apple or your local carrier, Gazelle will beat that price during this promotional period. All colors and capacities of the aforementioned iPhone smartphones are included, but fear not if you have older units or other handsets as the company will also offer competitive pricing on anything you have available for trade-in.
Gazelle will offer up to $450 for trading in an old iPhone 6 Plus in flawless condition. The model, capacity and whether or not the unit is unlocked will also affect the amount you'd be set to receive. It's certainly worth analyzing your available options to see exactly which solution is best for you. Be sure to check out the Gazelle website and see how much you'd receive.
GAZELLE GUARANTEES BEST PRICE FOR iPHONE TRADES
Will Beat Major Wireless Carriers and Apple with Special Promotional Pricing
BOSTON, Mass., Sept. 2, 2015 – Gazelle, Inc., the nation's leader in buying and reselling pre-owned consumer electronics, today announced a limited time promotion guaranteeing the best price on trade-ins of certain iPhone models from today through September 9th. The special promotion guarantees that Gazelle's cash offer for the iPhone 5S, 6 and 6 Plus will beat the trade-in credit offered by a customer's wireless carrier (AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile or Sprint) or Apple.
"Gazelle has always offered cash and great customer service but we're now also guaranteeing consumers the best price," said Sarah Welch, Gazelle's Chief Marketing Officer. "Consumers are frustrated by confusing carrier offers that often require a lengthy commitment or other terms and conditions. Unlike the carriers, Gazelle prides itself on offering a simple customer experience with no strings attached. Gazelle's industry-leading online experience also let customers sell their phones from home in just minutes, avoiding the long lines consumers are likely to run into at carrier stores following an iPhone launch."
Gazelle's Best Price Guarantee ensures that consumers will receive the best value through its trade-in service – paid out in cash not credit. If customers find a better offer from either their carrier or at Apple through September 9, 2015, Gazelle will beat the offer. The promotion covers all colors and capacities of the iPhone 5S, iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. As always, Gazelle will offer competitive pricing on older models, as well. Terms of the promotion can be found here.
Gazelle recently commissioned a survey of more than 500 smartphone owners across the U.S. and found that many consumers are confused and angry at their wireless carrier and looking for alternatives. The survey showed that 42% are angry about losing carrier subsidies on the purchase of new iPhones, which now cost $650 or more, whether paid upfront or in monthly installments. Maximizing the value from trade-in is a great way to offset the high cost of upgrading.
Consumers should do their homework when looking at trade-in offers. The best offers from carriers may include conditions like new account activation or delayed bill credits, leaving many consumers with far less value for their phone than the trade-in value promoted in ads. Also, promotional pricing is often not offered to customers in carrier upgrade programs like AT&T Next, T-Mobile Jump and Verizon Edge. Carrier upgrade programs often require consumers to return their old phone without paying the consumer for the phone. Trading in with a third party like Gazelle could prove to be more financially lucrative and Gazelle's cash offer lets consumers choose how and when to spend the value from their old phone.