September 24, 2015

Gazelle Pre-Order Promotion Offers Consumers Like New iPhones at Substantial Savings

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwired - September 24, 2015) - Gazelle, Inc., the nation's leader in buying and reselling pre-owned consumer electronics, today announced a limited time promotion allowing consumers to pre-order a Gazelle Certified pre-owned iPhone and save up to $180 on an iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus versus buying new. The special promotion is available from September 24 through September 30 w...

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwired - September 24, 2015) - Gazelle, Inc., the nation's leader in buying and reselling pre-owned consumer electronics, today announced a limited time promotion allowing consumers to pre-order a Gazelle Certified pre-owned iPhone and save up to $180 on an iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus versus buying new. The special promotion is available from September 24 through September 30 while supplies last. Phones will be delivered within two to three weeks or sooner.

"With the end of carrier subsidies and mixed reviews of the latest iPhone release, consumers are exploring options," said Sarah Welch, chief marketing officer for Gazelle. "Gazelle always offers consumers substantial savings but this promotion provides even greater savings -- up to $180 versus buying new -- for customers who pre-order a certified pre-owned iPhone 6 or 6 Plus. A little bit of patience can add up to big savings."

Visit buy.gazelle.com to pre-order your iPhone 6 or 6 Plus today.

Gazelle recently commissioned a survey of more than 500 smart device owners across the U.S. and found that many consumers are confused and angry at their wireless carrier and looking for alternatives. The survey showed that 42% are angry about losing carrier subsidies on the purchase of new iPhones, which now cost $650 or more, even when broken up into smaller monthly installments. Gazelle survey results also indicate that less than 10% of smart device owners are interested in Apple's new iPhone Upgrade Program and 80% are not planning to buy the new iPhone 6s.

Why Buy From Gazelle?

  • Gazelle is a trusted brand selling high-quality pre-owned devices at prices well below new
  • Certified - Gazelle certification includes a rigorous 30-point inspection to ensure the devices are fully functional in value, good or like new condition
  • Variety - Offers a wide range of iPhones from the 4S up to the 6 Plus, Samsung Galaxies and a variety of iPad models
  • Experience - Gazelle has bought and sold more than 2 million electronic devices, and the vast majority of its more than one million customers rated their experience as "excellent"
  • Safe - Gazelle Certified lends a level of assurance that online marketplaces or less well-known direct sellers simply cannot offer
  • "No-strings-attached" - No contract extensions, no hidden fees, no requirement to stay with or switch to a new carrier -- just straightforward pricing based on the value of the device
  • Guaranteed - 30-day money back guarantee takes the worry out of buying used
  • Affordable - The price most consumers are used to paying for new devices is often hidden by a lengthy series of monthly payments. The actual cost of new smartphone is $650 to $800. A Gazelle Certified pre-owned iPhone 5S costs about 40% less than a new iPhone 5S from Apple
    • About Gazelle

      Gazelle is the nation's leading consumer electronics reCommerce site, providing an easy, fast and safe way for consumers to buy certified pre-owned devices or get cash for their used electronics. Gazelle reduces the risk and effort of buying and selling pre-owned electronic gadgets online with benefits such as comprehensive data removal and a reputation for very strong customer service, recognized by an A+ Better Business Bureau rating and a 9.5/10 Reseller Ratings review average. To date, Gazelle has paid out more than $200 million and bought and resold more than 2 million devices, helping consumers upgrade to the latest technology. Based in Boston, Gazelle is privately owned and is backed by premier venture capital firms Venrock Associates, RockPort Capital Partners and Physic Ventures.

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September 02, 2015

Gazelle Guarantees Best Price for iPhone Trade-Ins

BOSTON, MA—(Marketwired – September 02, 2015) – Gazelle, Inc., the nation’s leader in buying and reselling pre-owned consumer electronics, today announced a limited time promotion guaranteeing the best price on trade-ins of certain iPhone models from today through September 9th. The special promotion guarantees that Gazelle’s cash offer for the iPhone 5S, 6 and 6 Plus will beat the trade-in cre...

BOSTON, MA—(Marketwired – September 02, 2015) – Gazelle, Inc., the nation’s leader in buying and reselling pre-owned consumer electronics, today announced a limited time promotion guaranteeing the best price on trade-ins of certain iPhone models from today through September 9th. The special promotion guarantees that Gazelle’s cash offer for the iPhone 5S, 6 and 6 Plus will beat the trade-in credit offered by a customer’s wireless carrier (AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile or Sprint) or Apple.

“Gazelle has always offered cash and great customer service but we’re now also guaranteeing consumers the best price,” said Sarah Welch, Gazelle’s Chief Marketing Officer. “Consumers are frustrated by confusing carrier offers that often require a lengthy commitment or other terms and conditions. Unlike the carriers, Gazelle prides itself on offering a simple customer experience with no strings attached. Gazelle’s industry-leading online experience also lets customers sell their phones from home in just minutes, avoiding the long lines consumers are likely to run into at carrier stores following an iPhone launch.”

Gazelle’s Best Price Guarantee ensures that consumers will receive the best value through its trade-in service — paid out in cash, not credit. If customers find a better offer from either their carrier or at Apple through September 9, 2015, Gazelle will beat the offer. The promotion covers all colors and capacities of the iPhone 5S, iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. As always, Gazelle will offer competitive pricing on older models, as well. Terms of the promotion can be found here.

Gazelle recently commissioned a survey of more than 500 smartphone owners across the U.S. and found that many consumers are confused and angry at their wireless carrier and looking for alternatives. The survey showed that 42% are angry about losing carrier subsidies on the purchase of new iPhones, which now cost $650 or more, whether paid upfront or in monthly installments. Maximizing the value from trade-in is a great way to offset the high cost of upgrading.

Consumers should do their homework when looking at trade-in offers. The best offers from carriers may include conditions like new account activation or delayed bill credits, leaving many consumers with far less value for their phone than the trade-in value promoted in ads. Also, promotional pricing is often not offered to customers in carrier upgrade programs like AT&T Next, T-Mobile Jump and Verizon Edge. Carrier upgrade programs often require consumers to return their old phone without paying the consumer for the phone. Trading in with a third party like Gazelle could prove to be more financially lucrative and Gazelle’s cash offer lets consumers choose how and when to spend the value from their old phone.

About Gazelle

Gazelle is the nation’s leading consumer electronics reCommerce site, providing an easy, fast and safe way for consumers to buy certified pre-owned devices or get cash for their used electronics. Gazelle reduces the risk and effort of buying and selling pre-owned electronic gadgets online with benefits such as comprehensive data removal and a reputation for very strong customer service, recognized by an A+ Better Business Bureau rating and a 9.5/10 Reseller Ratings review average. To date, Gazelle has paid out more than $200 million and bought and resold more than 2 million devices, helping consumers upgrade to the latest technology. Based in Boston, Gazelle is privately owned and is backed by premier venture capital firms Venrock Associates, RockPort Capital Partners and Physic Ventures.

Contact:

Brian Kramerbkramer@gazelle.com
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June 15, 2015

Gazelle Launches Fundraising Platform to Make It Easy for Schools and Nonprofit Organizations to Raise Money Through Electronics Recycling

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwired - June 15, 2015) - Gazelle, Inc., the nation's leader in buying and reselling pre-owned consumer electronics, today launched Gazelle Storefronts to help schools, parent-teacher associations (PTAs) and other nonprofit organizations raise money through Gazelle's electronics device trade-in program. The fundraising platform allows organizations to set up a customized store...

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwired - June 15, 2015) - Gazelle, Inc., the nation's leader in buying and reselling pre-owned consumer electronics, today launched Gazelle Storefronts to help schools, parent-teacher associations (PTAs) and other nonprofit organizations raise money through Gazelle's electronics device trade-in program. The fundraising platform allows organizations to set up a customized storefront where they can earn a 15 percent commission for their cause on every trade-in of a smartphone, tablet, MacBook or other qualifying device. To create a customized storefront and start fundraising, visit Gazelle Storefronts.

To kick-off the fundraising program, Gazelle has partnered with Cell Phones For Soldiers, the official Storefront launch partner. The Cell Phones For Soldiers Storefront will help provide cost-free communications services to active-duty military members and veterans so every member of the military can make unforgettable calls and connections with their families.

"We are thrilled to partner with Cell Phones For Soldiers, a truly impactful organization with a particularly relevant tie to our focus on giving new life to mobile technology," said Sarah Welch, chief marketing officer at Gazelle. "Recycling and reuse is at the heart of our company, and Gazelle Storefronts now allows us to give back even more by turning our signature trade-in program into a fundraising platform for Cell Phones For Soldiers and other organizations across the country."

Interested organizations can get started in three easy steps:

1. Register to become a Gazelle Storefronts partner

2. Personalize your page with a pre-designed, co-branded layout

3. Promote through your interested networks

Gazelle Storefronts is part of Gazelle for Good, Gazelle, Inc.'s corporate responsibility program. Gazelle for Good aims to give back to the community through donations and volunteerism.

For more information on Gazelle Storefronts, please visit Gazelle Storefronts.

About Gazelle

Gazelle is the nation's leading consumer electronics reCommerce site, providing an easy, fast and safe way for consumers to buy certified pre-owned devices or get cash for their used electronics. Gazelle reduces the risk and effort of buying and selling pre-owned electronic gadgets online with benefits such as comprehensive data removal and a reputation for very strong customer service, recognized by an A+ Better Business Bureau rating and a 9.5/10 Reseller Ratings review average. To date, Gazelle has paid out more than $200 million and bought and resold more than 2 million devices, helping consumers upgrade to the latest technology. Based in Boston, Gazelle is privately owned and is backed by premier venture capital firms Venrock Associates, RockPort Capital Partners and Physic Ventures.

About Cell Phones For Soldiers

Cell Phones For Soldiers is a national nonprofit dedicated to providing cost-free communication services to active-duty military members and veterans. Founded in 2004 by Robbie and Brittany Bergquist, then 12 and 13 years old, Cell Phones For Soldiers has provided more than 213 million "Minutes That Matter" to servicemen and women. Since 2012, "Helping Heroes Home" has provided emergency funds for more than 2,700 veterans to alleviate communication challenges as well as physical, emotional and assimilation hardships. For more information, visit www.cellphonesforsoldiers.com, Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and Pinterest pages.

Gazelle is a trademark of Gazelle, Inc., registered in the U.S.

Contact:

Kevin Walther

(617) 830-7292

kwalther@gazelle.com

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November 18, 2014

Gazelle Pays Out $200 Million for Consumers' Old Devices

BOSTON, Mass. -- November 18, 2014 -- Gazelle, Inc., the pioneer in reCommerce and leading consumer electronics trade-in site, today announced it has paid $200 million to consumers for used devices. This milestone is a resounding signal of growing mass consumer awareness that old devices are worth cash -- even if the gadgets are used, unwanted, or even broken.   In 2008, Gazelle pioneered the r...

BOSTON, Mass. -- November 18, 2014 -- Gazelle, Inc., the pioneer in reCommerce and leading consumer electronics trade-in site, today announced it has paid $200 million to consumers for used devices. This milestone is a resounding signal of growing mass consumer awareness that old devices are worth cash -- even if the gadgets are used, unwanted, or even broken.

 

In 2008, Gazelle pioneered the reCommerce market, giving people the option to trade old gadgets for cash. To date, Gazelle has accepted more than two million devices, from a Motorola RAZR to an iPhone 6 Plus, from more than one million customers. Through its global market, Gazelle brings innovative consumer technology to people who would otherwise be unable to afford state-of-the-art technology.

 

Gazelle strives to offer the best consumer experience possible and recently unveiled reCommerce’s next step. Buy.gazelle.com is a new service allowing people to buy Gazelle Certified pre-owned smartphones and tablets for less than they would pay for new devices. The Gazelle certification includes a rigorous 30-point inspection to ensure devices are fully functional. Unlike the hassles of purchasing tablets and smartphones, like navigating contract restrictions or making a major investment for a new device, Gazelle Certified pre-owned is a flexible, “no-strings-attached” solution.

 

“Paying $200 million for used mobile devices is a big win for American consumers, but it’s also an amazing achievement for the entire Gazelle team,” said Gazelle CEO, Chris Sullivan. “Gazelle built its business on establishing trust with our customers and this milestone is a testament to that. Now, we’re taking the next step by expanding our services and giving people a reliable, flexible option to buy affordable devices. We’re excited to see how our business continues to grow and expand as more and more consumers join in the reCommerce movement.”

 

For more information on how you can trade-in your used devices, or purchase a certified pre-owned device, visit www.gazelle.com.

 

About Gazelle

Gazelle (www.gazelle.com) is the nation's leading consumer electronics reCommerce site, providing an easy, fast and safe way for consumers to get cash for their used electronics or buy Certified pre-owned devices. Gazelle reduces the risk and effort of buying and selling pre-owned electronic gadgets online with benefits such as comprehensive data removal and a reputation for very strong customer service, recognized by an A+ Better Business Bureau rating and a 9.5/10 Reseller Ratings review average. To date, Gazelle has paid out more than $200 million and bought and resold more than 2 million devices, helping consumers upgrade to the latest technology. Based in Boston, Gazelle is privately owned and is backed by premier venture capital firms Venrock Associates, RockPort Capital Partners and Physic Ventures.

 

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Gazelle is a trademark of Gazelle, Inc., registered in the U.S. iPhone 6 Plus and iPad are trademarks of Apple Inc., and Motorola RAZR is a trademark of Motorola, Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. Gazelle is not affiliated with Apple or Motorola.

Contact:

Jenelle Tortorella for Gazelle

617.945.1915

gazelle  [at]  launchsquad  [dot]  com

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October 30, 2014

Gazelle® Introduces Smarter Way to Buy Smart Devices; Launches Site to Sell Gazelle Certified Pre-Owned Phones and Tablets

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwired - Oct 30, 2014) - Gazelle, the leading trade-in site for consumer electronics and the pioneer of reCommerce, today announced it launched a new service that allows consumers to purchase Gazelle Certified pre-owned devices from a trusted brand at prices well below what consumers are asked to pay for new. The Gazelle certification includes a rigorous 30-point inspection to...

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwired - Oct 30, 2014) - Gazelle, the leading trade-in site for consumer electronics and the pioneer of reCommerce, today announced it launched a new service that allows consumers to purchase Gazelle Certified pre-owned devices from a trusted brand at prices well below what consumers are asked to pay for new. The Gazelle certification includes a rigorous 30-point inspection to ensure the devices are fully functional.

Gazelle's new offering is a "no-strings-attached" solution to what has become a common problem. In a world where breaking a screen, losing a phone, or dropping one in a puddle are all-too-frequent occurrences, there is demand for a flexible, hassle-free way to navigate contract restrictions, without making a major investment in a new phone or going several days without one. Gazelle also offers a great alternative for consumers seeking to avoid the high cost of new high-end smartphones, which typically cost $650 or more when bought without an expensive contract extension or payment plan.

Gazelle now sells a range of iPhones from the 4 up to the 5s and a range of iPad models. All of the items are rated as "Certified Like New" or "Certified Good," which ensures the phones are fully functional, restored to factory settings, and available for major carriers. Gazelle conducts its thorough inspection in-house, at its state-of-the-art processing facility in Louisville, Kentucky. Gazelle Certified devices come with a 30-day money back guarantee, so if someone is not satisfied with their purchase, the company will offer a full refund or exchange, no questions asked. Samsung Galaxy phones will be added in the coming weeks.

"In 2008, Gazelle introduced the idea of reCommerce to the market, helping consumers generate value from their used and even broken electronics through trade-in," said Sarah Welch, EVP Consumer for Gazelle. "We're now extending the trusted Gazelle brand to a new market: helping consumers who want all the benefits of a smart device without the high price tag of buying new. Whether consumers need a dependable, affordable phone quickly because they break or lose their phone and aren't eligible for a discounted upgrade, or they just want to avoid the high underlying costs of buying new, we think buying used is a really smart way to own a smartphone."

Gazelle's new offering is driven by three key principles:

  • Trust. Most consumers are worried about performance when purchasing pre-owned electronics; Gazelle Certified lends a level of assurance an online marketplace or less well-known direct seller simply does not have. Gazelle has already bought and sold more than 2 million electronic devices, with 9 out of 10 customers rating their experience with Gazelle as "excellent."
  • Freedom. There are no strings attached when consumers purchase a device from Gazelle. No contract extensions, no hidden fees, no requirement to stay with or switch to a new carrier -- just straightforward pricing based on the value of the device.
  • Affordability. The price most consumers are used to paying for devices is a subsidized price or one that is hidden by a lengthy series of monthly payments. The actual cost of the phone is much more than that, often coming in around $650 to $800. Gazelle is now offering consumers the option to get the smart device they want at a very competitive price by purchasing used. Gazelle offers a wide range of devices and price points to meet each consumer's needs.

Visit buy.gazelle.com to get started.

About GazelleGazelle (www.gazelle.com) is the nation's leading consumer electronics reCommerce site, providing an easy, fast and safe way for consumers to get cash for their used electronics or buy Certified pre-owned devices. Gazelle reduces the risk and effort of buying and selling pre-owned electronic gadgets online with benefits such as comprehensive data removal and a reputation for very strong customer service, recognized by an A+ Better Business Bureaurating and a 9.5/10 Reseller Ratings review average. To date, Gazelle has paid out more than $200 million and bought and resold more than 2 million devices, helping consumers upgrade to the latest technology. Based in Boston, Gazelle is privately owned and is backed by premier venture capital firms Venrock Associates, RockPort Capital Partners and Physic Ventures.

Gazelle is a trademark of Gazelle, Inc., registered in the U.S. iPhone and iPad are trademarks of Apple Inc., and Galaxy is a trademark of Samsung, Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. Gazelle is not affiliated with Apple or Samsung.

                                                        

CONTACT INFORMATION Contact:Jenelle Tortorella for Gazelle617.945.1915gazelle [at] launchsquad [dot] com
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