Gazelle Review: Trust or Not?

Should you sell to Gazelle? Find out if Gazelle is a good place to sell your iPhone, Android, Mac or other device in our review.

Gazelle overview

What they buy
  • iPhones
  • iPads
  • MacBooks
  • Mac computers
  • iPods
  • Apple TVs
  • Samsung phones
  • Android phones
  • Tablets
How Gazelle works
  1. Answer a few questions about your device and its condition
  2. Gazelle will give you an instant offer
  3. Accept the offer, print a free mailing label and ship your device (if you’re selling a small electronic worth more than $30, Gazelle will send you a free box for shipping)
  4. Gazelle pays via your choice of check, PayPal or Amazon electronic gift card
Packages are insured when you use the shipping label provided by Gazelle, and payments are processed within 3 to 5 business days of receiving your device. After processing, checks arrive within 5 to 10 days and PayPal/Amazon gift card payments arrive within 2 business days. You can optionally sign up for the Gazelle Reward Loyalty Program. The program awards one point for every dollar your item is worth, and points can be redeemed on future transactions according to a sliding scale that starts at $5 for 250 points.

Gazelle reviews

Better Business Bureau The BBB gives Gazelle an A- rating. The company is part of EcoATM, which operates kiosks nationwide.

Reseller Ratings Gazelle earns a 7.81 out of 10 rating on Reseller Ratings (13,328 reviews). More than 80 percent are five-star reviews, and the company responds to negative reviews by asking for the opportunity to make things right and an invitation to contact its support team.

Lifewire Sam Costello writes: “Gazelle is one of the leaders in the used iPhone buying and selling market, and it’s not hard to see why. Its site is simple to use, the process fairly smooth and fast, and the prices fair.”

Business Insider Remi Rosmarin writes: “Gazelle is a great way to get these unused devices off your hands and make some extra money.”

Mashable Jake Krol writes: “The most well-known tech trade-in site is Gazelle. It’s one of the better places to trade in iPads.”

The verdict

We’ve certified Gazelle as a Trust Verified Store based on recent positive reviews from independent sources, fast one-day response times and quick payment options. Like all Flipsy Trust Verified Stores, that means you can trust Gazelle to offer a good selling experience, fair payouts and quick cash payments for your devices.

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