May 22, 2013

Gazelle Announces New Chief Talent Officer

Gazelle, the nation’s leading consumer electronics trade-in site, today announced Susan M. McCuaig has joined the company as the new chief talent officer. With extensive experience in human resources (HR) for companies of all sizes, McCuaig will be responsible for managing the growth of Gazelle’s employee base through an enhanced talent acquisition and development program. “As the number of mo...

Gazelle, the nation’s leading consumer electronics trade-in site, today announced Susan M. McCuaig has joined the company as the new chief talent officer. With extensive experience in human resources (HR) for companies of all sizes, McCuaig will be responsible for managing the growth of Gazelle’s employee base through an enhanced talent acquisition and development program.

“As the number of mobile devices entering the market each year continues to increase, there’s an immediate need and opportunity for a company like Gazelle to unlock the value of used devices. Because of this, it’s critical they hire the best talent possible to keep up with this pace while continuing to deliver the best possible customer experience,” said McCuaig, “I’m truly excited to be joining the Gazelle team and look forward to the great things to come.”

“Gazelle is a great place to work, and it’s my goal to make it even better over the coming years. Hiring Susan is just one step in this process,” said Israel Ganot, CEO, Gazelle. “Her senior HR experience has resulted in building world-class, global HR functions many times over. Joining our already strong and talented management team, she will play a key role in guiding Gazelle through an exciting period of growth and change. We’re thrilled to have Susan on board.”

McCuaig’s senior HR experience runs the gamut from small e-commerce start-ups to large international manufacturing companies, and includes pre-IPO organizations as well as established public companies. Before joining Gazelle, McCuaig led Human Resources for DAVIDsTEA, Inc. Prior to that she served as the vice president, Human Resources for CIRCOR International, Inc., a global manufacturer of highly engineered products for the industrial, aerospace and energy markets. Previously, she served as assistant vice president Human Resources for State Street Corporation, where she supported State Street's Wealth Managers Services and Securities Finance divisions. She has also served as the HR advisor to Radius Capital Partners, LLC, vice president of Human Resources for Color Kinetics Incorporated, and served as a partner in Website000 LLC, a business specializing in strategic and organizational development of start-up and emerging growth companies. McCuaig has an MBA from Suffolk University and sits on their management advisory board.

For more information about Gazelle, 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 accepted more than one 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.

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Kristin Allaben for Gazelle

617-945-1915

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April 18, 2013

Gazelle Donation Drive Offers Consumers a "Cash Free" Way to Support Boston Marathon Attack Victims

Gazelle, the leading consumer electronics website and a Boston-based company, today announced the start of a donation drive to give consumers another way to donate to the victims of the Boston Marathon attack. Who: Gazelle, with all proceeds to benefit The One Fund Boston, the victims' relief fund established by Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick and Boston Mayor Thomas Menino. What: Consum...

Gazelle, the leading consumer electronics website and a Boston-based company, today announced the start of a donation drive to give consumers another way to donate to the victims of the Boston Marathon attack.

Who: Gazelle, with all proceeds to benefit The One Fund Boston, the victims' relief fund established by Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick and Boston Mayor Thomas Menino.

What: Consumers can trade-in their used devices on Gazelle.com and donate the value of those devices to The One Fund. In addition to the value normally paid to consumers, Gazelle will donate 100% of profits from the resale of those devices to The One Fund. Eligible devices include any item that can normally be sold to Gazelle, including used iPhones, other high-end smartphones, iPads, iPods and Apple computers.

Where: Consumers can trade-in their used devices on www.gazelle.com/donate to donate.

When: Throughout the month of April 2013.

Why: As a Boston-based company, Gazelle wants to help those in our community impacted by the horrific events of this week. Gazelle's research suggests that roughly half of Americans have an unused smartphone sitting in their homes. This creates an opportunity for consumers to generate a meaningful impact without having to spend cash by donating electronics through Gazelle.

For more information, visit www.gazelle.com/donate

About Gazelle Gazelle (www.gazelle.com) is the nation's leading high-end 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 accepted more than one 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.

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April 01, 2013

Gazelle for Good Supports Plant a Billion Trees Campaign

Gazelle, the nation's leading consumer electronics trade-in site, today announced it has teamed up with The Nature Conservancy in support of Earth Month 2013. Gazelle will contribute $1 from every trade received throughout the month of April to The Nature Conservancy's "Plant a Billion Trees" campaign, with a minimum contribution of $25,000. "The Nature Conservancy is committed to protecting t...

Gazelle, the nation's leading consumer electronics trade-in site, today announced it has teamed up with The Nature Conservancy in support of Earth Month 2013. Gazelle will contribute $1 from every trade received throughout the month of April to The Nature Conservancy's "Plant a Billion Trees" campaign, with a minimum contribution of $25,000.

"The Nature Conservancy is committed to protecting the lands and waters on which all life depends. Brazil's Atlantic Forest is facing unprecedented challenges due to urban expansion, agriculture, ranching and illegal logging," said João Campari, director for the Atlantic Forest and Central Savannas program of The Nature Conservancy. "The funds raised with Gazelle will help advance our restoration work in critical headwaters of the Atlantic Forest, helping to secure clean water for a growing population."

One of the challenges associated with a growing population is the growing number of old and unwanted consumer electronics. In a survey conducted by Gazelle, more than 50 percent of respondents reported putting unwanted gadgets aside, usually in a drawer or closet, instead of selling or recycling them. According to the EPA, there are more than 10 billion pounds of consumer electronics in storage in U.S. homes*, equating to approximately 87 pounds per household.

"Reuse is core to Gazelle's business and has an even greater impact than recycling on perpetuating a sustainable lifestyle," said Israel Ganot, CEO, Gazelle. "The number of unwanted mobile devices is expected to outnumber the global population by the end of this year. By educating consumers about the opportunity to extend the lifecycle of their unwanted devices, we can not only protect the environment, but also help people around the world gain access to cutting-edge technology. Add in the opportunity to earn cash and there really isn't a good reason for people to hold on to their old electronics."

Every trade-in during April will help support the restoration of Brazil's Atlantic Forest to protect fresh water and clean air, pollinate crops and provide food and shelter for millions of people, plants and animals. Through "Plant a Billion Trees," The Nature Conservancy is working to reforest 2.5 million acres and connect more than 12 million acres in new forest corridors. More information is available at www.nature.org/plantabillion.

The work with The Nature Conservancy is the latest activity from Gazelle for Good, a Gazelle program to promote global sustainable technology consumption and give back to the community.

For more information on Gazelle, visitwww.gazelle.com.

*Source: 2009 EPA Statistics on the Management of Used and End-of-Life Electronics

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 accepted more than one 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.

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February 27, 2013

Gazelle Identifies Top Ten Klutziest Cities in America

Hey there America, we’ve been watching you. Gazelle, the nation's leading trade-in site for high-end consumer electronics, has been keeping tabs on the condition of your traded-in phones, to see which cities in America are the klutziest. We calculated the percentage of phones sent in that were cracked, dented or water-damaged to compile our list. Congratulations to our friends from the South, h...

Hey there America, we’ve been watching you. Gazelle, the nation's leading trade-in site for high-end consumer electronics, has been keeping tabs on the condition of your traded-in phones, to see which cities in America are the klutziest. We calculated the percentage of phones sent in that were cracked, dented or water-damaged to compile our list. Congratulations to our friends from the South, home to six of 10 cities to make our list. Led by Tallahassee, Fla., the South sent us the largest percent of broken or damaged phones. New York was the only state to represent two cities on the list, Bronx and Staten Island. And to our friends out West, you either baby your phones, or you just haven’t been living enough. Your region was the least likely to send us a phone in bad condition.

Let’s take a look at who made our Top 10 Klutziest Cities list, based on the percentage of broken or damaged iPhones Gazelle received:

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Rank

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City

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Percentage of Phones Traded in That Are Broken

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1

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Tallahassee, Fla.

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21.29%

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2

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New Orleans, La.

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21.12%

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3

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Bakersfield, Calif.

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20.63%

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4

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Bronx, N.Y.

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19.88%

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5

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Virginia Beach, Va.

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19.23%

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6

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Oklahoma City, Okla.

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18.9%

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7

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Memphis, Tenn.

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18.68%

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8

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Baton Rouge, La.

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18.44%

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9

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Staten Island, N.Y.

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18.16%

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10

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Boston, Mass.

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18.13%

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“They may be klutzy but they are also smart since these are the people who are trading in their broken iPhones for cash,” said Sarah Welch, Gazelle’s chief marketing officer. “Many people are not aware that there is significant value in their unwanted electronics, even broken smart phones. These savvy consumers know they can fetch over $100 for a broken iPhone to help pay for a replacement.”

Since keeping a phone intact is a universal problem, we’re also announcing our “Broken Phone Stories” contest. By uploading a photo or submitting a story about how they broke their phone, consumers will have a chance to win a brand new phone of their choosing.

The contest starts today, February 27, 2013, and runs until April 10, 2013. Each week of the contest, one new winner will be chosen and receive a brand new phone from Gazelle. Winners will be announced on April 15, 2013. For more details on Gazelle’s “Broken Phone Stories” contest, please visit: Gazelle’s Facebook Page. You can also view the complete list of rules and eligibility requirement here, in order to qualify.

About Gazelle

Gazelle (www.gazelle.com) is the nation's leading high-end 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 accepted more than one 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 and Apple are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. Gazelle is not affiliated with Apple.

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December 11, 2012

Nearly 50 Percent of Americans Sitting on Hidden Money

Families may not have to look very far to find extra cash for the holiday shopping season. A recent survey conducted by Gazelle, the nation’s leading high-end consumer electronics trade-in site, showed nearly 50 percent of respondents are sitting on extra cash from their unwanted consumer electronics and don’t even know it. The survey, completed through Google with more than 1,500 respondents,...

Families may not have to look very far to find extra cash for the holiday shopping season. A recent survey conducted by Gazelle, the nation’s leading high-end consumer electronics trade-in site, showed nearly 50 percent of respondents are sitting on extra cash from their unwanted consumer electronics and don’t even know it.

The survey, completed through Google with more than 1,500 respondents, illustrated that more than one-quarter (27 percent) of American households have a relatively new (less than three years old) laptop or desktop computer they are no longer using, and nearly 20 percent of respondents have an unwanted iPhone or Android device.

In the last year, Gazelle paid out an average of nearly $400 for a used Apple ® desktop or laptop computer. Additional popular items Gazelle paid for over the course of the last year, along with the average value, include:

·iPads - $235

·iPhones - $134

·Android phones - $81

·BlackBerry phones - $64

“Everyone feels the crunch of the holiday season yet many consumers don’t realize they could easily have cash in their pockets by selling their unwanted consumer electronics,” said Sarah Welch, chief marketing officer, Gazelle. “What surprised us most from the survey is the sheer number of people that are sitting on relatively new consumer electronics they no longer use.”

Some additional data points from the survey illustrate that consumers are becoming more tech savvy than ever, wanting the latest and greatest as soon as it’s available. As a result, unwanted consumer electronics that are less than three years old are becoming increasingly more frequent in the early adopter age groups:

·More than 12 percent of respondents ages 18-24 report having an unwanted iPhone less than three years old.

·More than 15 percent of respondents ages 25-34 report having an unwanted iPhone less than three years old.

·More than 15 percent of respondents ages 35-44 report having an unwanted Android phone less than three years old.

About Gazelle
Gazelle (www.gazelle.com) is the nation's leading high-end 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 accepted more than one 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 is a trademark of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. Gazelle is not affiliated with Apple.

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