Gazelle offering “price lock” for consumers looking to trade in old iPhones


If you are someone that is looking to trade in your iPhone before the next one comes out, then you may want to take advantage of Gazelle’s just announced “price lock” offer. What this allows consumers to do is lock in today’s price for trading in your iPhone, but not actually have to send it in until October 15th. This way you have time to see the new phone, switch over all your data when you get the new device, and become comfortable with it before actually parting ways with your old device. The chart above shows what prices look like after the next generation of iPhone is announced, with “0” representing announcement day. As you can see, it would help to lock in your price sooner than later. The full press release can be found here:

Gazelle Announces Extended Price Lock Guarantee

Lock in Today’s Price for Your iPhone Now, Send It in When the New Device Is in Hand 

BOSTON, MA–(Marketwired – Aug 26, 2013) –  As the launch date for a new iPhone gets closer, the value of old iPhones tends to depreciate rather quickly. To help consumers get the best value, Gazelle, the nation’s leading consumer electronics trade-in site, today announced the extension of its industry-leading 30-day price lock guarantee to up to 50 days for orders placed before September 10, 2013. With this extended price lock, consumers can get today’s price for their old or unwanted iPhone, and hold onto their device until after the new iPhone is in hand. Consumers who lock in an offer between today and September 10 will have until October 15 to send their old iPhones to Gazelle.“Our price lock promotion allows savvy consumers to maximize the value of their old iPhone and lets them wait until after the new iPhone is here to send in their old one,” said Sarah Welch, chief marketing officer, Gazelle. “In many cases we pay enough to cover the full cost of upgrading to a new phone. We’ve been doing this quietly for years to help our customers get great value despite the potential challenges of getting their hands on a new iPhone in the early days of a launch, and we’re delighted to extend the price lock program even further this year.”

To participate in the extended price lock offer, consumers simply go to, select “iPhone,” tell us what model and carrier they have, and the condition of their phone. We’ll quote a price and send shipping materials for free. Consumers simply need to send us their old iPhone by October 15 and we’ll send them the cash.

Consumers are also encouraged to pre-order their new iPhone from Apple or their carrier to be sure they are eligible to take advantage of this offer, since it can be hard to get your hands on the new iPhone in the early days of a launch. Consumers are under no obligation to send in their phone, so if predictions of the new iPhone launch date turn out to be wrong, there’s no risk to the consumer to get an offer.

For more information on Gazelle’s extended price lock guarantee, visit

About Gazelle
Gazelle ( is the nation’s leading consumer electronics trade-in site, providing an easy, fast and safe way for consumers to get cash for their unwanted devices. Gazelle takes the risk and effort out of selling electronic gadgets online with benefits such as free shipping and packaging and comprehensive identity and data removal. To date, Gazelle has paid out more than $100 million and accepted more than 1.5 million trade-ins, helping consumers upgrade to the latest technology and earn quick cash. Based in Boston, Gazelle is privately owned and is backed by premier venture capital firms Venrock Associates, RockPort Capital Partners, Physic Ventures and Craton Equity Partners.

Gazelle is a trademark of Gazelle, Inc., registered in the U.S. iPhone is a trademark of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. Gazelle is not affiliated with Apple.

I’ve personally used Gazelle in the past and can say that it is a fantastic service. It was easy, quick, and simple to do. Like I said though, the sooner the better for this price lock offer, so if I were you, I would head on over to the site right now: Gazelle.

What do you think? Are you going to lock in a price? Can’t wait for the next iPhone? Let us know in the comments, or tweet me @TiP_Kyle.


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