Selling as flawless on gazelle?

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  1. Stamas88 macrumors member

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    Not sure if this goes here but has anyone sold a phone as flawless with those minor scratches on your phone screen that like you have to look for with the screen off
     
  2. AJsAWiz, Oct 2, 2015
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    Here's the phone I just sold to Gazelle after I got my iPhone 6s Plus.
    I described the condition as flawless.

    Good news! Everything checked out.
    We've tested your Apple iPhone 5S 64GB (AT&T)and everything checked out. The condition was just as you described.
    Due to the recent iPhone release, we're experiencing higher than usual volumes. Please allow 5-7 days for your payment to be sent. We'll send you a confirmation email once your payment is on its way.
    Thanks,
    The Gazelle Team
    Box Total: $192.50

    Now, if I were in the same position as you. I'd just send it in. Either they will agree and pay you the full price or not and adjust the price. You'll never know unless you try.
     
  3. Lobwedgephil macrumors 68030

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    I'm guessing that micro scratches won't be flawless, but not positive.
     
  4. Stamas88 thread starter macrumors member

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    Now I'm guessing if they decide hey the hairline scratches that you can only see with the screen off in reflection of light is normal they wouldn't upgrade me from good to flawless

    I'm more concerned on losing the price as I had the 10% bonus, difference is $44 dollars
     
  5. Arad147 macrumors member

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    I would recommend using Swappa. Takes a little bit more time to post,etc. But you can get a whole lot more. I was offered $336 for my phone via Gazelle but ended up selling it on Swappa for around $475. Netted just over $100 after adjusting for shipping and PayPal fees. Especially worth it if you have a year of Apple Care remaining. Monetize that!
     
  6. ajm222 macrumors 6502a

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    I know in the past when I've sent a pretty busted phone in to them they've actually sent me an email saying the condition was better than described (and I described it as good) and they actually gave me MORE than they initially quoted me. They seem to be very fair with the pricing and loose with the condition, FWIW.
     
  7. Travisimo macrumors 6502a

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    I use Gazelle all the time and they have never downgraded my condition, though I do keep my phones pristine. Definitely send it in as flawless because there's a good chance it'll be accepted. If not, you can have it returned to you and cancel the trade. They do those promotions frequently.

    Then again, the recommendation to use Swappa is a good one as you'll likely get considerably more out of your phone. Then again, it's more work too, including creating your listing, taking photos of the device, waiting for a buyer, and confirming everything goes well with the transaction. But Swappa is great and is worth the extra work if you're willing to do it. If you just want a quick and easy trade, Gazelle can't be beat though!
     
  8. Sigp232 macrumors member

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    Icracked offers more than gazelle. Just sold my 6+ 128 unlocked in great condition for 445. Gazelle only offered 365
     
  9. Stamas88, Oct 3, 2015
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    Stamas88 thread starter macrumors member

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    How fast do they pay and how?

    Edit - they are offering less for "other" I clicked other because it's unlocked

    They are offering 10 bucks more for att

    I was thinking that or even Xda but I'm down to 12 days to get my phone to gazelle, not sure if that's the day someone has to have it in hand and turned on for inspection or that's the day where it must be scanned by a mailman and in the process of shipping to them, also the weather here in Nyc is horrible because of the storm and that may make it take longer
     
  10. Stamas88 thread starter macrumors member

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    I was thinking that or even Xda but I'm down to 12 days to get my phone to gazelle, not sure if that's the day someone has to have it in hand and turned on for inspection or that's the day where it must be scanned by a mailman and in the process of shipping to them, also the weather here in Nyc is horrible because of the storm and that may make it take longer
    I would send in as flawless but I'm concerned they would give me the same quote I'm at now if they downgrad it to good or whatever word they use

    Right now I am offered

    385 for unlocked in good condition and
    429 for unlocked in flawless condition so it's a $44 difference
     
  11. Bako-MacAddict macrumors 68000

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    I sold my beat iPhone5s 16 GB 5/10 condition for $220 yesterday.
     
  12. Stamas88 thread starter macrumors member

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    What condition did you send in as ? Is it on gazelle? Is the money in your Paypal account already?
     
  13. Jman13 macrumors 68000

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    Thanks for the iCracked suggestion. My wife's 5S has a cracked screen (just a single crack across the bottom of the screen), and Gazelle was only offering $60. Most other services won't take it at all with the cracked screen, and repairing the screen doesn't make sense as the increased cost would be eaten up by the display replacement. iCracked, though, offered $125, so I went that way and will let my Gazelle box just sit here.
     
  14. Bako-MacAddict macrumors 68000

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    Sorry I didn't specified where I sold it lol. I sold it through Craigslist. Condition wasn't that great. 5/10
     
  15. dsquared81 macrumors 6502

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    They increased the offer from 387 to 392 for my iPhone 6 16gb saying the condition was better than described. I'm happy
     
  16. Stamas88 thread starter macrumors member

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    All that for just a 6 16gb

    Who???
     
  17. dsquared81 macrumors 6502

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    Gazelle. I locked it the quote in early September and they extended my offer into early October. Really good experience for me. But yeah a 16gb 6 for Verizon. even with a few scratches on the bottom.
     
  18. Stamas88 thread starter macrumors member

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    Nice!
     
  19. lordofthereef macrumors G4

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    You can get that Apple care value back from Apple FYI.
     
  20. Arad147 macrumors member

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    No way. Really? How??
     
  21. lordofthereef macrumors G4

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    You just need to let Apple know and give them a serial. You get the unused portion (so they take rhenium value of AC divide it by 24, figure out how many months you had left, and viola). I'm not 100% certain if this is given back in form of Apple gift card or what. Its been too long lol.
     
  22. johnparjr macrumors 6502a

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    I send my phones into Gazelle as flawless every year for the last 4 years and never had an issue but I do keep my phones in perfect condition so they are flawless. And yes you can get your unused portion of Applecare refunded this year my refund was $45 just call Applecare and ask to talk to a plan administartor
     
  23. dolphin2421 macrumors member

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    Thank you for this tip! I just contacted them and they are refunding the balance of the AC+ on my 6. Nice!
     

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