If you’re planning on upgrading to the latest iPhone this fall, you might want to check out Gazelle for an offer for your old phone. The company says customers can now lock in a trade-in offer through October 15th, ensuring they will receive that amount after the anticipated September 10th announcement of the new iPhone(s).
Gazelle announced its new trade-in pricing guarantee on Monday, just a few weeks before Apple is expected to introduce its next-generation iPhones. As is usually the case, it’s expected that the trade-in values of current iPhone models will drop once Apple announces its latest models, but customers can avoid any further price drops once the Sept. 10 event passes.
Prices vary according to model, condition, and yes, which carrier your iPhone works on. Gazelle accept trade-ins of all iPhone models save the first-generation device that was released in 2007. The company accepts models compatible with all the major wireless networks. (AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, and T-Mobile.)
Expect trade-in value to vary widely, with a “flawless” 16GB iPhone 5 for the AT&T network having a value of $330, while a 16GB iPhone 5 for the Sprint network in identical condition will bring in much less.
All you need to do is fill out the forms at Gazelle’s website, and the company will send you the shipping materials for free. They even pay the postage. You must then ship your old iPhone to Gazelle by the October 15th deadline in order to receive the guaranteed offer amount.
You might also want to lock-in an offer from Gazelle, then see what Apple might offer you if their in-store iPhone trade-in program comes to fruition.