Selling Your Stuff? Gazelle Your Stuff Instead!Selling Your Stuff? Gazelle Your Stuff Instead!
Got some old gadgets and gizmos you're not using anymore? I'm sure everyone in the IT channel has a few. Maybe you've considered putting them up for sale on eBay or Craigslist, but you haven't found the time or wanted to put in the effort. Thanks to Gazelle, you don't have to. The company will buy your stuff from you. I recently sold my first-generation iPad to the company to get some cash for the iPad 2. Read on for details about my experience and how much I ended up getting …
March 18, 2011
Got some old gadgets and gizmos you’re not using anymore? I’m sure everyone in the IT channel has a few. Maybe you’ve considered putting them up for sale on eBay or Craigslist, but you haven’t found the time or wanted to put in the effort. Thanks to Gazelle, you don’t have to. The company will buy your stuff from you. I recently sold my first-generation iPad to the company to get some cash for the iPad 2. Read on for details about my experience and how much I ended up getting …
Get in while the getting is good. Gazelle prices your items according to market demand. Lucky for me, I sold my iPad before the iPad 2 affected the market price. A cool $393.75 was offered to me for a 16GB Wi-Fi iPad, which originally sold for $499. Not a bad return.
How did Gazelle arrive at that number? The site asks you a few questions regarding the condition, quality and list of accessories for the item you’re selling. If your device is in pristine condition, and you still have the box with accessories, Gazelle will offer you top dollar. Be sure to answer honestly, and don’t worry if you feel like you’ve underestimated the value of your device. Once the device is shipped to Gazelle (for free, since Gazelle sends you a box and a postage-paid shipping label) the company will examine it, and if it determines that it’s actually in better quality than you thought it was, you’ll get more money. If Gazelle.com (sadly) determines that it’s quite what you said it was, you’ll get less.
But no worries. If you’re unhappy with the adjusted amount of cash, you can get your device back, no problem. If you’re happy with the amount offered, you’ll get a check, or, Gazelle will send you the cash via PayPal.
My experience with Gazelle has been nothing but friendly, despite the company not being reachable via phone. Its employees are incredibly responsive to questions asked via Twitter, and the company also has a live chat for quick and easy support.
The only negative? It’s not instant. If you’re looking for money quick, you may fare better with Craigslist. But if you’re willing to wait roughly 10 business days, you’ll have your cash in your bank account, guaranteed.
Lastly, not all devices will warrant cash. If the device isn’t worth anything anymore, or it’s too beat up, Gazelle will responsibly recycle your device for you. If you don’t want the cash, and are feeling generous, Gazelle will also donate the price of your device to a donation of your choice.
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