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 ...

 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.

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Kristin Allaben for Gazelle

617-945-1915

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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.

 

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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. Wi...

 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.

 

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Kristin Allaben for Gazelle 

617-945-1915

 

gazelle@launchsquad.com

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June 17, 2013

Gov. Beshear Announces Gazelle to Establish Operations in Louisville; Creates 438 Jobs

Governor Steve Beshear today joined local and company officials to announce Gazelle Inc., the nation’s leading consumer electronics trade-in site, plans to establish a 37,500-square-foot processing center on Global Drive in Louisville’s Jefferson Riverport area. The company plans to create 438 new jobs and invest $22.3 million in the Commonwealth over the next several years.   “Gazelle saw a co...

Governor Steve Beshear today joined local and company officials to announce Gazelle Inc., the nation’s leading consumer electronics trade-in site, plans to establish a 37,500-square-foot processing center on Global Drive in Louisville’s Jefferson Riverport area. The company plans to create 438 new jobs and invest $22.3 million in the Commonwealth over the next several years.

 

“Gazelle saw a consumer need a few years ago and has worked to fill that void, and that is what a great business is all about,” said Gov. Beshear. “The company has paid out more than $100 million for used consumer electronic devices and is growing more than 100 percent year over year. That shows the type of growth and success that will drive their 438 jobs and $22.3 million investment, and we couldn’t be happier they’ve decided to invest here in Louisville.”

 

Gazelle opened its doors in 2007, and began pioneering a new idea called “reCommerce” that led to the consumer electronics trade-­in site, Gazelle.com. The company offers consumers an opportunity to earn cash for laptops, tablets, smartphones and other electronic devices, and has accepted nearly 1.5 million items people no longer needed.

 

“We are proud to be opening this state-of-the-art facility in Louisville and appreciate everything Gov. Beshear, Mayor Fischer, the Kentucky Economic Development Finance Authority and Greater Louisville Inc. have done to help us get to this point,” said Israel Ganot, co-founder and CEO of Gazelle. “We chose Louisville for this facility because of the great workforce, because it’s a major shipping hub and because of all the state did to make it economically attractive for us. We’re looking forward to extending our rapid growth trajectory and sharing our success with this fine community.”

 

To encourage the investment and job creation in Louisville, the Kentucky Economic Development Finance Authority preliminarily approved the company for tax incentives up to $3 million through the Kentucky Business Investment program. The performance-based incentive allows a company to keep a portion of its investment over the term of the agreement through corporate income tax credits and wage assessments by meeting job and investment targets. 

 

“Gazelle’s decision to locate in Louisville is great news for our city, region and the Commonwealth of Kentucky,” said Sen. Perry B. Clark, of Louisville. “This investment and the jobs that will follow will provide a huge boost to our economy. Along with affording us new opportunities, Gazelle’s decision to establish the processing center in Louisville’s Jefferson Riverport area reflects highly on our workforce. I believe I speak for a great many in our community in welcoming Gazelle. Our city looks forward to a longtime corporate partnership with Gazelle, and wishes the company much success. I also want to applaud Gov. Beshear for taking the lead to support this industry, their employees and their families.”

 

“The market that Gazelle serves promises to grow substantially in the years ahead as the pace of technology speeds up, so this is great news for Louisville and the more than 430 families who will benefit from this sizeable investment,” said Rep. Joni Jenkins, of Shively. “I want to thank Gazelle for taking this step, and I appreciate the hard work that Gov. Beshear, the Cabinet for Economic Development and our local economic officials did to help make this possible.”

 

“It is always thrilling for me to announce to fellow Louisvillians that we are once again bringing new jobs to our wonderful city,” said Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer. “It all begins with jobs. Our goal as a city is to create and maintain a vibrant and thriving economy, and with the help of innovative companies like Gazelle, we are capable of doing just that! Gazelle is a fast-growing and innovative company, a perfect fit for Louisville!”

“Gazelle is a perfect example of the kind of confidence that businesses have in our community," said GLI President & CEO Craig Richard. “These new and high impact jobs, along with such a significant investment in our increasingly desirable logistics and distribution sector, are welcome boosts to our local and regional economy.”

Information on Kentucky’s economic development efforts and programs is available at www.ThinkKentucky.com. Fans of the Cabinet for Economic Development can also join the discussion on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/ThinkKentucky or follow on Twitter at www.Twitter.com/ThinkKentucky. Watch the Cabinet’s “This is My Kentucky” video at www.YouTube.com/ThinkKentucky.

A detailed community profile for Louisville (Jefferson County) can be viewed at

http://www.thinkkentucky.com/community.aspx?county=Jefferson.

 

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June 06, 2013

Gazelle Pays Out $100 Million to Consumers for Used Devices

 Gazelle, the nation’s leading consumer electronics trade-in site, today announced a major milestone. The company has paid out $100 million for used devices a testament of its continued success in unlocking the value of used devices and fueling the reCommerce market in the United States.   Since Gazelle’s launch in 2008, the company has seen an exponential increase in the number of devices that...

 Gazelle, the nation’s leading consumer electronics trade-in site, today announced a major milestone. The company has paid out $100 million for used devices a testament of its continued success in unlocking the value of used devices and fueling the reCommerce market in the United States. 

 Since Gazelle’s launch in 2008, the company has seen an exponential increase in the number of devices that have been traded in year over year. From its diverse catalog of accepted devices, the iPhone 3G ranks the all-time most popular device traded in on the site, with iPhone 4 in second place. Over the past three years the company has been growing revenue at an average of  about 100 percent  per year, and hit its one-millionth device milestone back in September 2012. 

The company received its first device, a Motorola RAZR, in 2007 and the device to put Gazelle over the $100 million mark was coincidentally a Motorola Droid RAZR MAXX. 

“Hitting the $100 million mark is an impressive achievement for us, and a testament to the hard work and dedication from everyone at this company,” said Israel Ganot, CEO, Gazelle. “We’re focused on providing the best possible experience for our customers to trade-in their used devices, and milestones like this validate our success at providing a service that’s valuable for consumers in a market that will continue to flourish.” 

“I’ve been a loyal Gazelle user for more than three years. Gazelle is super easy, fast and straightforward, plus, I know I’m getting the best price for my old gadgets -- I even got money back for my broken iPhone,” said Gazelle customer Amanda Long from Pompano Beach, Fla. “I love having the option to choose the way I want to be paid for my device, and the promise of complete data removal from my old electronics offers real peace of mind. Because of the above-average service I’ve consistently experienced with Gazelle, I’ve referred my friends and family to use the site, as well.” Long has transacted with Gazelle eight times and has traded in 17 items since April 2010.

Gazelle provides an easy, fast and safe way for consumers to trade-in used devices for cash, which can be used to subsidize their next device purchase. The company currently focuses on high-end consumer electronics, including smartphones, tablets, iPods and laptop and desktop computers.

For more information on how you can trade-in your used device, 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, 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.

 

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Contact:

Chantal Reisman for Gazelle

617-945-1915

gazelle@launchsquad.com

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