Used iPhone trade-ins spike ahead of next model's release
posted by Nick T. / Sep 22, 2011, 6:30 AM
If you've ever tried finding a way to trade-in your old electronics for cash, smartphones included, Gazelle is probably one of the businesses whose web page you've landed on. The gadget buyer is willing to help you rid of the stuff you don't need anymore and is even ready to pay you in return.
Now, Gazelle is reporting that its businesses is experiencing a strange phenomenon. Reportedly, an unusually massive crowd of people is trying to get rid of their iPhones, presumably in anticipation of the next model to arrive. The company pointed out that the number of all iPhone trade-ins has almost doubled over the course of the past 2 weeks.
phone is not the kind of device that one can simply do without until a replacement comes along.While the spike in iPhone trade-ins would have been nothing out of the ordinary if the new iPhone model was already on the market, seeing people dumping their smartphones ahead of its release does not make much sense. After all, a
"Last year we were getting about 100 a day pre-announcement, and it spiked to about 2,000 per day post-announcement. So we haven't even hit it yet and we're almost at 2,500 this week," said Anthony Scarsella, Gazelle's "chief gadget officer" in a phone interview with CNET.
Apple is expected to unveil the iPhone 5 or iPhone 4S, depending on which rumors you prefer to believe, during an event scheduled for October 4. And while we can only guess how long it is going to take it to hit the shelves after that, there is little doubt that the hype surrounding the next iPhone iteration is, as usual, of massive proportions.
- Display 3.5" 640 x 960 pixels
- Camera 8 MP / 0.3 MP VGA front
- Processor Apple A5, Dual-core, 800 MHz
- Storage 64 GB
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Great, i'm dropping my iphone 4 to buy the Nexis Prime when it comes out !
posted on Sep 22, 2011, 7:08 AM 8
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you used to defend the iphone what happened?
posted on Sep 22, 2011, 7:31 AM 0
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i dont understand why would anyone trade an iphone for a droid, all droids are hold on to w a lot of excitment and anticipation but a week after they come out all the reviews express how much they crash, battery drains and weird sounds coming out the speakers, WTF? nothing against droids, just saying cuz a lot of people hate on iphone when they were the pioneers and the only ones who have actually been able to pull this s**t off. just dont hate on iphones, they r quality phones NOT quantity phones like droids
posted on Sep 22, 2011, 8:31 AM 0
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That's not me they put an O instead of 0. What is a nexus prime? Some kind of steak?
posted on Sep 22, 2011, 11:45 AM 5
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Article aside, why anyone uses that horrible website is beyond me. A fully functional Evo with a cracked camera cover only gets $5! That's a $30 fix on a phone that can be sold for well over $150. Complete ripoff/scam. People need to learn to use craigslist or eBay, or just trade into Target or Radioshack or Best Buy for some real trade-in value.
posted on Sep 22, 2011, 2:38 PM 2
Looks like the control chip inside their heads has gone off their islave pfrogramming has gone off forcing them to buy the 'new' phone with slightly better camera. Most funny off all is that a whole load of even dumber islave are about to spend a fortune and continually dropping calls buying the con that us iphone 4 of these other fools!!!!
posted on Sep 22, 2011, 6:25 PM 1
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