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Gazelle: Samsung trade-ins toward Apple iPhone 5s and Apple iPhone 5c up 210% over launch weekend

0. phoneArena 26 Sep 2013, 15:26 posted on

If you've never heard of Gazelle, you probably still have your OG Motorola DROID as your daily driver, or you don't watch too much television; Gazelle is a company that will pay you cash for your old smartphone. Usually once a year, when the next iteration of the Apple iPhone is announced, Gazelle spends the big bucks to advertise on television...

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posted on 26 Sep 2013, 16:51 2

21. promise7 (Posts: 884; Member since: 03 Jul 2013)


we should get rid of door locks too because ppl can get into that.

posted on 26 Sep 2013, 16:57 3

23. Ninetysix (Posts: 2469; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)


You should wear gloves 24/7 if you're this paranoid. Make sure you don't touch anything!!!

posted on 26 Sep 2013, 18:06 5

35. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


He is not paranoid but giving wise advise that animals won't, and never understand!
Pathetic "Cults"™

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posted on 26 Sep 2013, 18:17

38. HASHTAG (unregistered)


Except I don't think the average person would have to worry about the security of their fingerprint being stored on a device.

posted on 27 Sep 2013, 13:19

49. slgilley (Posts: 1; Member since: 27 Sep 2013)


Of course, this is mostly wrong. Your fingerprint is not stored on your phone. A non-reversible mathematical representation of your fingerprint is stored there, but your fingerprint can not be created from that representation. Neither is ever sent to Apple or stored on their servers. So this is all misinformation. Whether or not the fingerprint scanner makes your phone more secure is a different argument and one I decline to get into.

posted on 26 Sep 2013, 16:39 8

20. alouden (unregistered)


The author of this "article" seems to be trying to connect two items that may or may not be connected. He notes the spike in Samsung phones being traded in. He also notes that Gazelle asked 3000 customers who are switching to the iPhone why they switched. Two separate things. Maybe those trading in Samsungs are buying other Samsungs. Maybe they are buying iPhones. Maybe the LG G2. As for the 3000, the article fails to state what they are coming to the iPhone from. A Samsung? HTC? Older iPhone? Blackberry? It is flawed reasoning and sloppy journalism.

posted on 26 Sep 2013, 16:55 3

22. JMartin22 (Posts: 1993; Member since: 30 Apr 2013)


I found that nearly all tech journalists do not do their diligence when reporting on "hot topic" issues such as this. After all, they're not really professional media journalists. Only some of them actually have degrees and went through an educational institution to be deemed qualified in this field.

posted on 26 Sep 2013, 17:09 4

26. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Troll bait article. He's been doing this lately and it's really getting out of hand.

posted on 26 Sep 2013, 19:12

39. bigstrudel (Posts: 518; Member since: 20 Aug 2012)


Use some common sense. The vast majority of those people did trade in their Samsung for an iPhone. Why? The timing makes sense.

You're technically correct but that's all your point is: a technicality.

posted on 26 Sep 2013, 19:49 3

43. alouden (unregistered)


"Common sense" versus intelligent analysis....hmm. What a choice. My "common sense" tells me not to accept what they are implying without analysis. I am not saying that NO ONE is turning in Samsung phones for iPhones. I am sure some of that is going on. Any reasonable person would realise that. I am just saying the data as presented is highly misleading and intended to start another pointless Apple versus Samsung/android war on this website.

posted on 26 Sep 2013, 16:58 2

24. Slammer (Posts: 1515; Member since: 03 Jun 2010)


I'm not going to hold much stock in this news. I know roughly 320 people that I talk to on a regular basis. While many may upgrade from their current iPhone to the new ones, only one person has mentioned upgrading to the new iPhone 5s from another platform and it's not even a galaxy series device. With law of averages in place, 210% seems mighty high in this claim from Gazelle(which happens to be pro Apple).

John B.

posted on 26 Sep 2013, 17:08 2

25. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Can't forget John V. and Alan.

posted on 26 Sep 2013, 17:19 1

27. JMartin22 (Posts: 1993; Member since: 30 Apr 2013)


I guess you're going to be pro-Anything that is in demand among 1st world buyers and generates you a lot of money. That's the way Apple devices are, for better or worse.

posted on 26 Sep 2013, 19:13

40. bigstrudel (Posts: 518; Member since: 20 Aug 2012)


9 million people disagree.

posted on 26 Sep 2013, 19:15

42. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


That includes you!

posted on 26 Sep 2013, 20:44 2

45. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


O wait, hold on! You mean 9 million animals disagree!

ROTFLMFAO

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posted on 27 Sep 2013, 05:12

48. Pancholo (Posts: 380; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)


Oh, man. When you use your bad English (sometimes; you're getting better) and insults it makes my day every day!

I love you, TROLL.

posted on 26 Sep 2013, 17:36 1

28. HASHTAG (unregistered)


I don't find this statement by Gazelle to be accurate, as so many flaws can be made into it. Not saying that their statement is wrong, just unlikely.

posted on 26 Sep 2013, 18:16 5

37. sunnyfpy (Posts: 96; Member since: 12 May 2013)


Dumb deal,trade-in super cheap and buy over priced iphone5s, dumber,dumbest.....rip off.

posted on 27 Sep 2013, 16:03 1

50. rallyguy (Posts: 620; Member since: 13 Mar 2012)


Gees does this really matter. We all get tired of the bickering back and forth about Apple vs Android. And yes it can be done in good fun, often it's an outright personal attack. This article just fans the fire of hatred that consumes people on here.
So a lot of people traded in their non Apple phone for most likely an Apple phone. So what?

What does this have to do with anything?
"Gazelle spends the big bucks to advertise on television."

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