Gazelle has reversed course and is once more accepting on-line trade-ins of iPhones and different gadgets on its web site, simply a few months after ending this system.
The corporate introduced that it might finish used system trade-ins again in December 2020. It formally exited the trade-in enterprise in February. Now, it seems that Gazelle has modified its thoughts.
On April 5, Gazelle once more started accepting new trade-in presents for iPhones, iPad fashions, Samsung gadgets, Google Pixels, and different gadgets on its web site. It confirmed the news to The Verge on Tuesday.
“Earlier this 12 months, we introduced that we’ll now not offer our trade-in choice on Gazelle. After cautious consideration, together with suggestions from prospects such as you, we have now determined to maintain Gazelle Commerce-In going,” the corporate wrote in an e mail to prospects. “At the moment, we’re pleased to say, ‘We’re again, child!'”
First based in 2006, Gazelle has turn into one of many main trade-in suppliers of smartphones and different gadgets. Nevertheless, its enterprise started declining as carriers shifted away from two-year contracts and producers like Apple initiated trade-in applications of their very own.
Regardless of relaunching its on-line trade-ins, Gazelle stated it might not be bringing again its rewards program — although it stated it might proceed to judge whether or not to revive it primarily based on “market circumstances.”