Just in time for the launch of Apple's iPhone 4, Gazelle, consumer electronics reCommerce service, is launching a mobile site to let customers trade in their used iPhone right from their phone: iphone.gazelle.com.
The mobile website's intuitive interface allows customers to find out how much their iPhone is worth in less than one minute.
From there, customers ship their phone to Gazelle (packaging and shipping is free) and then get paid. Although Gazelle expects prices to drop throughout the week, today customers can get more than $250 for used phones, allowing many iPhone owners to upgrade for free.
Gazelle has already seen a record number of iPhone trades and expects that tens of thousands of Apple users will trade in 2Gs, 3Gs, and 3GSs to help offset the cost of upgrading to iPhone 4.
A new iPhone launch means big business for the reCommerce industry. Last year, thousands of consumers' gazelled iPhones ahead of the 3GS launch in order to get cash for an upgrade. This year, with so many 2G owners ready to take the leap to newer technology, Gazelle expects trade-in fever to have an even more noticeable impact on the market. Gazelle ensures all data is properly removed from every gadget that is traded, and 100 percent of the items that are sent to Gazelle are responsibly reused or recycled.