UK Gazelle like Trade-In?

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  1. StuMcBill macrumors 6502

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    Are there any trade-in places in the UK like Gazelle, where you can lock in a price for 30 days?

    I'm thinking about trading in / selling my iPhone 6s and getting a 7 (or whatever it is) plus when the new one comes out.

    I just wondered if there was a place you could lock in the price so I can keep my options open?

    Cheers
    Stewart
     
  2. Mr.C macrumors 601

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    Not that I know of. Envirophone is probably the closest as they give two weeks initially and typically extend the validity of the quote they give you by another week. I've used them the last two years running when upgrading my iPhone. The only downside although it's not something that bothers me is that they can take up to a week to send you the money. I got the quote from them the day before Apple's press conference to give me the most amount of time before I have to send my phone off to them.
     
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  4. MrJM macrumors 6502

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    Mazuma will give you 14 days, then normally another 7 after that. I've used them for years! I've had a few discrepancies with Envirophone in the past reducing the values of phones. Mazuma have paid the full price every time.
     
  5. StuMcBill thread starter macrumors 6502

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  6. Mr.C macrumors 601

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    My experience with Envirophone the last two years has been the opposite with positive experiences.
     
  7. StuMcBill thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Out of curiosity, would a device with jailbreakable 9.3.3 fetch a higher price on the open market - eBay for example?
     
  8. StuMcBill thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Sorry for the thread resurrection, but if I lock in my price with Envirophone or Mazuma, and then change my mind and decide I am not going for the iP7 - can I just not send my phone, and the sale will be cancelled?
     
  9. Newjackboy macrumors 6502

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    yes of course. don't worry they won't come knocking on your door demanding you sell them your phone
     
  10. Cutiekitty92 macrumors 65816

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    Sold mine via Music Magpie and kept price if its sent within 28 days which is perfect they offered the most money as well
     
  11. cambookpro macrumors 603

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    Just had a look - they offer £328 for my 6+, a fair bit more than anyone else. Seems very tempting, I did say I wouldn't upgrade but this has given me food for thought.
     
  12. Cutiekitty92 macrumors 65816

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    Really?! Wow I'm getting £430 for my 6s
     
  13. StuMcBill thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Had a look on the Music Magpie website, looks like there is only a 14 day cancellation period?
     
  14. The Game 161 macrumors G5

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    Interesting

    Might have to do mine the day before the keynote then. That way if I pre order I can sell my phone when I get the new one
     
  15. Cutiekitty92 macrumors 65816

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    Thats exactly what I'm doing, I have to send mine before the 25th
     
  16. The Game 161 macrumors G5

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    Where does it say how long you have to send it in by? Couldn't find it on their site.
     
  17. Cutiekitty92 macrumors 65816

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    I emailed to ask but I can confirm it is 28 days from your order date
     
  18. The Game 161 macrumors G5

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    That's for that, plenty of time then. Think will send my iPhone in when I get the 7 plus. Do they send you reminders do you know letting you know how long you have left to send it?
     
  19. inboxer macrumors regular

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    Mazuma Mobile and many other sites in the UK. They are similar to Gazelle, BuyBackWorld, etc
     
  20. Cutiekitty92 macrumors 65816

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    I had one the other day just saying the faster I send in the faster you get paid which of course i know, yeah same waiting till I get my hands on new phone too before sending
     
  21. StuMcBill thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I emailed Music Magpie just to check, they told me that the order is valid for 14 days, and you can cancel anytime from order onwards.
     
  22. Cutiekitty92 macrumors 65816

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    "Hi Rebecca, If you are selling media items you have up to 3 months. If you are selling a electronic item the offer is only valid for up to 28 days. Hope this helps - B"
     
  23. JD2015 macrumors 6502

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    Got offered £410 for iPhone 6s Plus 64gb O2 on music magpie. Will use this to buy the iPhone 7s plus 128 go if it is worth upgrading. Otherwise stick with my trusty 6s plus.
     
  24. Cutiekitty92 macrumors 65816

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    Yeah I'm using my £430 to get the 7 plus pro (if thats what it'll be called) 256gb (or 258 whichever it was) ahah
     

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