Gazelle offering $400 trade in for 64GB 4S. Take it?

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  1. jbachandouris macrumors 68040

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    White AT&T 64GB. Recently replaced by Apple, so mint. Not unlocked. Should I go for it?
     
  2. mattopotamus macrumors G5

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    you would get more going to craigslist, but if you want hassle free sure. It is the most cash you will get from a website unless you want amazon money.
     
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    If I were eligible for a subsidized upgrade right now, yes, I would take the Gazelle deal! Sell for $400 and buy the 5 for $200; sounds like a deal to me.
     
  4. KPOM macrumors G5

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    Sounds pretty good. I have a deal to sell my 32GB privately for $350, so $400 from a service like Gazelle is probably about as good as it will get.
     
  5. HeyGreggie macrumors 65816

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    If you try to sell ANYTHING that doesnt say Apple iPhone 5 after 4pm today.. you're in a losing battle. Take the $400. Because tomorrow that price WILL drop.


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  6. mattopotamus macrumors G5

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    not to $400 though
     
  7. al0513 macrumors 6502

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    Be forewarned - I have friends that have sold their phones back to Gazelle. They sent in their phones thinking they would get the top value - in your case $400. A few days later, they were notified that their phones are in OKAY condition and is offered an amount significantly lower than the top number.

    Here are some reviews/complaints

    http://gazelle.pissedconsumer.com/

    Just wanted to warn you. I've been looking at prices because my GF is going to sell her iPhone. GameStop prices aren't bad. You can bring in the phone today and get the top dollar.

    AT&T :

    16GB - $365 Credit $292 Cash
    32GB - $375 Credit $300 Cash
    64GB - $400 Credit $320 Cash

    http://www.gamestop.com/gs/landing/itrade/
     
  8. jbachandouris thread starter macrumors 68040

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    I have a line eligible for a full upgrade and my wife doesn't want an iPhone. Crazy right?
     
  9. mattopotamus macrumors G5

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    can you always request it back if that happens?
     
  10. jbachandouris thread starter macrumors 68040

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    The last time I sold them a phone, they tried to low ball me so I threatened to post every blog I knew about how crooked they were being. An apology and the corrected quote were in their next email to me.

    Since I only sent them a recently replaced/refurbished iPhone, I knew they had to correct it.
     
  11. al0513 macrumors 6502

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    Seems like they do that to a lot of people. Because most people's mentality is .. well okay, It's already out of my hands now. so I guess i'll take the $XXX

    The $320 cash isn't bad at GameStop. I'm going to take my GFs white 64GB 4S up there later today :) I hope it doesnt change after the release
     
  12. Doombringer macrumors regular

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    Never tried Gazelle. I guess there are a few complaints?

    I traded in other handsets a few years back via an eBay program. It was not auctioning, it was an electronics repurposing company -- like Gazelle -- that they partnered with. It went smoothly, and I received the appraised value of all of my devices. I wonder if eBay is still running this program...
     
  13. mikelegacy macrumors 65816

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    Yes, you can. But there have been other people that have said they haven't received their phone back, and that it was a different one than originally sent. One in far worse condition.
     
  14. BFizzzle macrumors 68020

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    craigslist it! i sold my 16gb ATT flawless condition for $350 yesterday LOL
     
  15. jbachandouris thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Last time I tried Craigslist in my area, all I got wee people who wanted me to give it away. No one offered me much at all. And that was a flawless 3GS.
     
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  18. jbachandouris thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Skip Gazelle? That's all you got? Thanks for nothing.
     
  19. HeyGreggie macrumors 65816

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    Basically. I got 410 for my 64gb 4s and im satisfied. Folks want 550,600. If you haven't gotten a bid now... you're about to e short. Cause at 1pm...watch
     
  20. mikelegacy macrumors 65816

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    So you hold out. The key is to OVERPRICE it on Craigslist. You want it for $400? Price it at $450-$500.

    If it's a mint/near mint phone, those prices aren't unreasonable. That's originally a $749 phone.

    Just gotta know how to work the system man.
     
  21. jbachandouris thread starter macrumors 68040

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  22. al0513 macrumors 6502

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    Really?? I posted above!



    Be forewarned - I have friends that have sold their phones back to Gazelle. They sent in their phones thinking they would get the top value - in your case $400. A few days later, they were notified that their phones are in OKAY condition and is offered an amount significantly lower than the top number.

    Here are some reviews/complaints

    http://gazelle.pissedconsumer.com/

    Just wanted to warn you. I've been looking at prices because my GF is going to sell her iPhone. GameStop prices aren't bad. You can bring in the phone today and get the top dollar.

    AT&T :

    16GB - $365 Credit $292 Cash
    32GB - $375 Credit $300 Cash
    64GB - $400 Credit $320 Cash

    http://www.gamestop.com/gs/landing/itrade/
     
  23. whoknows87 macrumors 6502a

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    not with this iPhone 5, I doubt you will lost that much value, 400 isnt a bad offer from Gazelle
     
  24. phillyred79 macrumors regular

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    So here's my situation: I have a Black 64gb AT&T iPhone 4S that has a small crack on the front. I have the Best Buy Black Tie protection which gives me free replacements. I used it once before and the phone I got back was refurbished, but it was "flawless" as far cosmetics are concerned and worked perfectly. So I'm thinking about doing the same thing again and using the money towards an iPhone 5. As of 5:30ish pm right now they are still offering $400..... Input?? Thanks!
     
  25. jbachandouris thread starter macrumors 68040

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    You have 30 days to ship it, so go for it. You can always change your mind.
     

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