January 09, 2014

Gazelle Announces Expanded Partnership with Recipero

Gazelle, the leading consumer electronic trade-in site, today announced an expanded partnership with Recipero by entering into the CheckMEND Charter. The Charter was designed as a means of establishing an industry-led set of best practices to prevent trade activities of stolen consumer electronics. In addition to protecting consumers and helping to avoid confusion and frustration, Charter parti...

Gazelle, the leading consumer electronic trade-in site, today announced an expanded partnership with Recipero by entering into the CheckMEND Charter. The Charter was designed as a means of establishing an industry-led set of best practices to prevent trade activities of stolen consumer electronics. In addition to protecting consumers and helping to avoid confusion and frustration, Charter participants pledge to actively help law enforcement agencies combat theft and fraud related to consumer electronics.

“When we first entered into a partnership with Recipero to leverage the CheckMEND tool, our goal was quite simple: to prevent thieves from benefiting from stolen consumer electronics,” said Israel Ganot, CEO, Gazelle. “The new CheckMEND Charter takes this a step further, not only ensuring that Gazelle will never pay a consumer for a device that has been reported as lost or stolen, but to also ensure law enforcement agencies can more effectively combat consumer electronic device theft. We take security very seriously at Gazelle; we were the first consumer electronics trade-in site to deploy CheckMEND and our activity with the Charter further emphasizes our dedication to our customers and consumers at large. We look forward to ways Charter members can work together to continue to keep consumers safe.”

CheckMEND is a cutting-edge analytics tool used to more accurately detect potentially lost and stolen consumer electronics. The database is the most complete listing of devices available, comprised of data from major wireless carriers and law enforcement entities across the country and globally.

A full list of all requirements for Charter members is available online at http://www.checkmend.com/us/charter.

For more information on Gazelle and its participation in the CheckMEND Charter, visit the Gazelle website.

About Gazelle

Gazelle (www.gazelle.com) 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.

About Recipero

Recipero (www.recipero.com) is trusted by thousands of clients and data providers to securely aggregate, analyze and interrogate data. Forming part of millions decision making processes and transactions every month, Recipero’s device-led data and analytics solutions are provided online, in real-time, and are used globally by law enforcement, wireless carriers, insurers, recyclers, retailers and consumers.

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

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Kristin Allaben for Gazelle

617-945-1915

gazelle@launchsquad.com

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September 24, 2013

Gazelle Appoints SVP Corporate Strategy and Business Development

Gazelle Appoints SVP Corporate Strategy and Business Development BOSTON, Mass. – September 24, 2013 -- Gazelle, Inc., the nation’s leading consumer electronics trade-in site, today announced the appointment of Roger Neal as senior vice president of corporate strategy and business development. In this newly created position, Neal will report to CEO Israel Ganot and will be responsible for the ...

Gazelle Appoints SVP Corporate Strategy and Business Development

BOSTON, Mass. – September 24, 2013 -- Gazelle, Inc., the nation’s leading consumer electronics trade-in site, today announced the appointment of Roger Neal as senior vice president of corporate strategy and business development. In this newly created position, Neal will report to CEO Israel Ganot and will be responsible for the development of corporate strategy and for the identification and development of strategic partnerships throughout the reCommerce eco-system. Neal will also be responsible for expanding the company’s global wholesale distribution network.

“Roger rounds out our executive team perfectly with his depth of international experience with strategic partnerships at leading consumer Internet brands,” said Israel Ganot, CEO and co-founder of Gazelle. “He joins us at an important time as we’re escalating our growth and pondering market expansion.”

Neal joins Gazelle from NYC Media Lab, an economic development organization that connects universities' technology and data researchers with innovative companies, where Neal worked with companies such as AT&T, Verizon, Time Warner Cable, Hearst, ESPN and HBO. Prior to NYC Media Lab, Roger was the senior vice president & general manager, digital for BusinessWeek, director of strategic partnerships for eBay, and a partner at a private equity backed firm specializing in acquisitions of Internet companies. Roger began his corporate career at America Online and helped launch AOL Japan.

Neal earned an M.B.A. in Marketing and Finance from Columbia University and a B.A. in Economics from the University of California at Los Angeles. He was born and raised in Silicon Valley.

About Gazelle

Gazelle (www.gazelle.com) 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.

Contact:

Kristin Allaben for Gazelle

617-945-1915

gazelle@launchsquad.com

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September 16, 2013

Gazelle Extends iPhone Price Lock Guarantee Again, Launches $1 Million Sweepstakes

Boston, Mass. – September 16, 2013 – Gazelle, the nation’s leading consumer electronics trade-in site, today announced its second price lock extension. With this new price lock option consumers can lock in today’s price for their old iPhone, giving them until October 31, to send their unwanted iPhone to Gazelle. Following the recent iPhone announcement, the value of old iPhones is expected to c...

Boston, Mass. – September 16, 2013 – Gazelle, the nation’s leading consumer electronics trade-in site, today announced its second price lock extension. With this new price lock option consumers can lock in today’s price for their old iPhone, giving them until October 31, to send their unwanted iPhone to Gazelle. Following the recent iPhone announcement, the value of old iPhones is expected to continue to depreciate relatively quickly over the next month.

“Since Apple doesn’t appear to be offering pre-orders for the new iPhone 5S, we wanted to give our customers peace of mind that they can still get today’s value while having plenty of time to get their new iPhone before letting go of their old model,” said Sarah Welch, chief marketing officer, Gazelle. “Our price lock guarantee is one of many reasons consumers have made Gazelle their trade-in site of choice. We’re committed to making the process of getting great value for used phones easy and hassle-free – plus, you won’t have to wait in line at a store.”

To participate in the extended price lock offer, consumers can go to Gazelle.com by September 30, 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 31 and we’ll send them the cash. More information is available at www.gazelle.com.

Consumers should order their new iPhone from Apple or their carrier as soon as possible once the phone is available, beginning on September 20, 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.

Gazelle also recently launched the Become a Gazellionaire™ Sweepstakes where everyone wins by getting cash for their used electronics and one lucky person will win $1 million. The sweepstakes runs through December 31, 2013, and the winner will be announced on or around February 20, 2014. Consumers can register to enter the sweepstakes in a variety of ways:

  • Sell a device to Gazelle.com. In order to qualify for this entry option, consumers must complete their transaction with Gazelle.
  • Enter through the Gazelle Facebook page.
  • Additional entries can be earned by sharing with friends, either through Gazelle’s referral program or the Facebook page.

Full details on the Become a Gazellionaire Sweepstakes, including official rules, are available here.

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. The Become a Gazellionaire Sweepstakes starts on 9/9/13 at 12 a.m. (midnight) ET and ends on 12/31/13 at 11:59:59 PM ET. Visit www.Gazelle.com/sweeps for Official Rules and complete details on how to register, entry instructions, including how to enter without a transaction, odds of winning, etc. Open only to legal residents of the 50 U.S./D.C., 18 years or older. Void in Puerto Rico and where prohibited or restricted by law. Sponsor: Gazelle, Inc.

About Gazelle

Gazelle (www.gazelle.com) 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. Apple and iPhone are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. Gazelle is not affiliated with Apple.

Contact:

Kristin Allaben for Gazelle

617-945-1915

gazelle@launchsquad.com

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September 09, 2013

Who Wants to Become a Gazellionaire?

Boston, Mass -- September 9, 2013 -- What would you do with $1 million? Pay off your student loans? Buy a new house? Take a sabbatical and travel the world? It’s a question that nearly every consumer has thought about at some point in their lives – now is the chance to make it happen. Today, Gazelle, the nation’s leading consumer electronics trade-in site, is launching its Become a Gazellionair...

Boston, Mass -- September 9, 2013 -- What would you do with $1 million? Pay off your student loans? Buy a new house? Take a sabbatical and travel the world? It’s a question that nearly every consumer has thought about at some point in their lives – now is the chance to make it happen. Today, Gazelle, the nation’s leading consumer electronics trade-in site, is launching its Become a Gazellionaire™ Sweepstakes where everyone wins and one lucky person will win

$1 million.
“At Gazelle we’ve built a model where everyone wins; whether it’s someone getting cash for their used mobile device, opening access to used devices for people who can’t afford new ones, or helping the planet by encouraging reuse,” said Sarah Welch, chief marketing officer, Gazelle. “We’re so serious about rewarding sustainable consumption that we’ve decided to make one lucky winner a millionaire to draw attention to this great opportunity. We encourage people to trade-in a device to Gazelle and spread the word for more chances to win our $1 million prize.”

Who: Any consumer who wishes to enter – everyone wins with Gazelle!

What: Become a Gazellionaire Sweepstakes.

When: Beginning Monday, September 9, ending Tuesday, December 31, 2013. The winner will be announced on or around February 20, 2014.

Where: Transact online at Gazelle.com or spread the word for your chance to win.

How: Consumers can register to enter the sweepstakes in a variety of ways:

  • Sell a device to Gazelle.com. In order to qualify for this entry option, consumers must complete their transaction with Gazelle.
  • Enter through the Gazelle Facebook page.
  • Additional entries can be earned by sharing with friends, either through Gazelle’s referral program or the Facebook page.

Full details on the Become a Gazellionaire Sweepstakes, including official rules, are available here.

Additionally, as the launch of a new iPhone gets closer, the value of old iPhones often depreciates at a rapid pace. To ensure consumers who are planning to upgrade to a new iPhone can get the most value out of their old device, Gazelle is offering an extended price lock option through tomorrow, September 10. Consumers who lock in their iPhone quote by 11:59 p.m. ET tomorrow will have until October 15 to send it in, giving them the opportunity to have the new device in hand first.

For more information on trading in your unwanted devices, visit www.gazelle.com.

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. The Become a Gazellionaire Sweepstakes starts on 9/9/13 at 12 a.m. (midnight) ET and ends on 12/31/13 at 11:59:59 PM ET. Visit www.Gazelle.com/sweeps for Official Rules and complete details on how to register, entry instructions, including how to enter without a transaction, odds of winning, etc. Open only to legal residents of the 50 U.S./D.C., 18 years or older. Void in Puerto Rico and where prohibited or restricted by law. Sponsor: Gazelle, Inc.

About Gazelle

Gazelle (www.gazelle.com) 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.

Contact:

Kristin Allaben for Gazelle

617-945-1915

gazelle@launchsquad.com

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August 26, 2013

Gazelle Announces Extended Price Lock Guarantee

Boston, Mass. -- August 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. Wit...

Boston, Mass. -- August 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 Gazelle.com, 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 www.gazelle.com.

About Gazelle

Gazelle (www.gazelle.com) 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.

Contact:

Kristin Allaben for Gazelle

617-945-1915

gazelle@launchsquad.com

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