Disclosure: This is a sponsored post for Gazelle. All opinions are 100% my own.
Anyone that really knows me well, knows that the first thing I do with all big purchases is research if it’s available used or refurbished. I check EVERYWHERE. So you can imagine how excited I was to have Gazelle contact me about a review. I honestly missed the fact that they had started selling used devices in 2014!
Gazelle sells Certified Pre-Owned devices. That means their devices are gently used, receive a 30-point quality inspection, and include their Easy 30-day Returns. That makes for truly great deals you can trust.
Placing an order is simple. Visit buy.gazelle.com and select the device you’re looking for and, if applicable, your carrier. I went with an iPad. Select color and condition and then add to cart. You have the choice of paying via PayPal or going through Gazelle’s checkout. You’ll be prompted to sign in or create a new account and then you’ll proceed with checking out. As easy as that.
I received my iPad within 2 business days and the “good” condition I mentioned above is a huge understatement. This iPad is in amazing condition. I know I’m not picky when it comes to scratches and dings but I don’t see anything besides a slightly worn Apple logo on the back.
My device came in a very sturdy box with egg crate foam on the top and bottom and the iPad wrapped in bubble wrap, all nice and secure. I also received the charger, which isn’t often the case when buying used. But with Gazelle, it is!
Why Buy Used?
Even without kids, I would consider used before new just to save money. I do it with everything, not just electronics. But now with two very techie little boys, I need to be able to find devices for less money whether it’s a new present for them or I’m replacing a broken gadget.
And for my husband, the notorious phone smasher, knowing there’s a site I can get a quick and reasonable replacement for him could definitely be a good alternative to paying monthly insurance to our mobile carrier. Something to consider for all the adult “butter fingers” out there!
Gazelle and their Certified Pre-Owned devices are now at the top of my list when I’m looking for new-to-us gadgets for myself, my husband, and my sons. And they should be at the top of your list too!
Disclosure: This is a sponsored post for Gazelle. All opinions are 100% my own.0