Used smartphone buyer and reseller Gazelle has announced that it will terminate its trade-in program which allows users to exchange their old iPhones, iPads, Macs, and other devices in exchange for cash.
The company sent an email to customers informing them of the move. The company says it will no longer offer its trade-in option from February 1, 2021. Customers have until January 31 to get a quote and complete a trade-in.
Beginning February 1st, 2021, we will no longer be offering our trade-in option on Gazelle. If you have a trade-in that is in process right now, your trade-in will continue as planned. You can also still log in to your account to view the status of your current trade-ins.
You will still be able to buy high quality used electronics for a fraction of the price from our online store. We’re excited to continue to help you save with awesome prices on used smart devices!
Gazelle intends to shift its focus to its in-store ecoATM kiosks, which pay consumers instant cash for their devices, albeit at a lower price than customers would receive through traditional trade-in programs.
The ecoATMs are located in over 4,000 locations across the United States. The company says the kiosks have collected more than 25 million devices, which equates to over 6 million pounds of e-waste.