What you need to know
- Gazelle is shutting down its trade-in program.
- It is recommending that customers use ecoATM instead.
In a press release (opens in new tab), Gazelle, a popular destination to sell your used iPhone, has announced that it is closing down its trade-in program. According to the post, the company will no longer accept trade-ins as of February 1, 2021.
For those who have used Gazelle to sell their unwanted electronics, the company is recommending that consumers sell their phone or tablet at ecoATM, a company that allows you to trade in your phone or tablet for cash at a physical kiosk.
For those with trade-ins in progress, the company will still honor those. It will also continue to sell used devices on its website at a discount.
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Joe Wituschek is a Contributor at iMore. With over ten years in the technology industry, one of them being at Apple, Joe now covers the company for the website. In addition to covering breaking news, Joe also writes editorials and reviews for a range of products. He fell in love with Apple products when he got an iPod nano for Christmas almost twenty years ago. Despite being considered a "heavy" user, he has always preferred the consumer-focused products like the MacBook Air, iPad mini, and iPhone 13 mini. He will fight to the death to keep a mini iPhone in the lineup. In his free time, Joe enjoys video games, movies, photography, running, and basically everything outdoors.
One of their competitors Igotoffer filed for bankruptcy in early 2019 and still continued to accept trade in without notifying anyone on their website of the pending bankruptcy. They still owe me $350 for the iPhone I sent in October 2019. And I’m one of thousands. No one is talking about this and they still let the website operate and get phones they will never payback. Welcome to America
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