The rumor-mill has been churning for weeks and it seems almost guaranteed that Apple will unveil the new iPhone on September 12th. That gives you a little over three weeks to find a buyer for your old iPhone before its value drops once Apple announces the new iPhone.
Problem is, if you sell your iPhone right now you’ll have to go a couple weeks without it, maybe pick up a crappy Android phone for cheap, and no one should have to suffer through that. This year there’s actually a way to sell your iPhone and keep it, because Gazelle is offering a pretty sweet deal you’ll want to check out.
Gazelle is a company that purchases used electronics. Usually when you sell them your old iPhone or iPad you only have 30days to send them the product once they’ve given you a quote on its value. To take the gamble out of early iPhone trade-ins, Gazelle announced today that consumers selling a used iPhone can get a price quote locked-in now, but don’t have to mail in their iPhone until October 1.
Right now Gazelle is offering $277 for an 16GB AT&T iPhone 4S in good condition. Gazelle’s chief gadget officer, Anthony Scarsella, says that offer may drop to $100 by the end of September. If you were considering using a site like Gazelle to supplement the cost of a new iPhone, then this is a deal you should probably jump on.