Longtime reformer Gazelle announced today that it is shutting down its popular trade-in program. The program allows people to trade on their old iPhones, iPads and Macs for cash.
Gazelle announced in an email to customers today that the trade-in program will begin on February 1, 2021. Customers must stay until January 31 to receive a quote and complete a trade, Gazelle said.
As of February 1, 2021, we are no longer offering our trade-in option in Gazelle. If you have a trade-in process right now, your trade-in will continue as planned. You can log in to your account here to see the status of your current trade-ins.
You will still be able to buy high quality used electronics from our online store for a fraction of the price. We’re driven to help you save on great value on the smart devices we use!
Instead of a trade-in program, Gazelle will focus on its eco-ATM kiosks that provide “instant cash for used smartphones and tablets.” To date, the company says these kiosks have collected more than 25 million devices, but the obvious caveat here is that they typically pay far less than the entire business in programs.
While Gazelle does not elaborate on why it is closing its trade-off business, the space has become more competitive over the past few years. Significantly, Apple has made it easier than ever to trade on older iPhones, iPads, Macs, and Apple Watches for instant credit for new device purchases.
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