Gazelle is a quick and easy way to sell used electronics you have lying around the house. Gazelle works exclusively with in-demand consumer electronics. That said, you’ll still be able to sell things that you purchased years ago.
Unlike other ways of selling your stuff online, with Gazelle you aren’t selling to another buyer. Instead, you’re selling to Gazelle directly.
How the Process Works
You start by identifying the item you want to sell, including the exact model. For example, if you’re selling an iPhone, you’ll need to identify which iPhone model you’re selling and how much space is in the iPhone.
Then you’ll need to pick one of three item conditions. This is used to price your item.
Once you’ve picked the conditions, Gazelle will instantly tell you how much they’ll pay for your item. If the price is acceptable to you, you’ll be either sent a labelled box that you can use to ship Gazelle your item, or you can manually print out a free shipping label and send it to them free of charge.
Once they receive and verify the item’s condition, you’ll be paid. Simple and easy!
What Can You Sell on Gazelle?
At the time of this writing, you can sell most Apple products. You can sell iPods, iPhones, iPads and Apple Laptops with ease.
You can also sell HTC phones, Blackberry phones, Motorola phones, Samsung phones, LG phones and Nokia phones.
Unfortunately, unlike other platforms like eBay or Craigslist, if your electronics fall outside of the categories that Gazelle is looking for, you’re out of luck.
Benefits & Drawbacks of Working With Gazelle
One huge upside of working with Gazelle is not having to deal with fraud. Whenever you deal with people on Craigslist or eBay, you always have to keep the possibility of fraud in mind. You’re dealing with people you don’t know, who have unknown intentions.
Gazelle is different. You know you’re dealing with a major internet company. They have a strong reputation for being honest dealers. You know that you’re not going to get cheated.
The downside to working with Gazelle is that they too have to make a profit. As a result, what you’ll get for your electronics is going to be a bit lower than if you sold it yourself.
For example, at the time of this writing a used iPhone 4 16GB in moderately good condition goes for about $250 on Craigslist. On Gazelle however, you’re looking at only $175.
Gazelle provides protection and it also provides speed. You don’t have to spend time looking for a buyer and you don’t have to think about the transaction all that much. They handle everything. As a result however, you’ll have to be prepared to take a slight loss on your item.
If all this sounds good to you, then here’s how to sell your item on Gazelle.
Step 1: Select Your Product
Select the product you want to sell from the drop-down list.
Step 2: Select the Model
Select the specific model of the product you’re looking to sell.
Step 3: Select the Condition
Select your item’s condition along the top. You can choose from either “Broken,” “Good,” or “Flawless.” Most items will fall under the “Good” category.
Step 4: Price Quote & Payment Method
You’ll be presented with a price quote for your item. This price is non-negotiable. It’s a take it or leave it price.
If you’re happy with the price, select how you’d like to be paid.
Step 5: Email Address
Enter your email address. This is so Gazelle can send you more details and instructions throughout the process.
Step 6: Enter Payment Details
Enter the details needed to process your payment. For example, if you’re getting paid by PayPal, enter your PayPal email address.
Step 7: Shipping Details
Gazelle needs your shipping details so they can print your shipping labels.
Step 8: Shipping Method
Choose how you want to ship them your item. Most items will qualify for a prepaid label and shipping box. If you qualify, Gazelle will simply ship you a box that you can place your item in.
If that option doesn’t work for you, you can also choose to print out a pre-paid for FedEx or USPS sticker.
Step 9: Complete Your Order
You’ll be taken to the order confirmation page. This is where you can review all the information you’ve provided so far. If everything looks good, click “Complete” and you’re all done!
Step 10: Final Details
Gazelle will send the final details of the transaction to your email. If you have shipping labels that need to be printed, those will be sent to you as well. Instructions for how to finish the transaction and get paid will be sent to your email.
Tips for Using Gazelle
- If you have questions about what condition you should pick, don’t hesitate to contact Gazelle.
- Before selling on Gazelle, it makes sense to check eBay and Craigslist to see what your item could sell for. This will help you make an educated decision on where you should sell your item.
- Remember to take out your SIM card before shipping any item.
That’s how to use Gazelle to sell extra electronics you have lying around the house! Gazelle provides one of the fastest and most secure ways of getting rid of extra consumer electronic goods.