Gazelle (www.Gazelle.com) was established in 2006 as a company that will purchase your used electronics and then make sure that they are either reCommerced or appropriately recycled.
ReCommerced is a term created by Gazelle, which means that they will re-introduce your used electronics into the market place and resell them to buyers, which helps both consumers and the environment.
According to Gazelle, putting perfectly good, used electronics back onto the market helps consumers who are looking for a good deal, and also helps the environment as those consumers are not purchasing brand new electronics which will also eventually end up in landfills.
How Does It Work?
You go to Gazelle.com where you input the brand name and model of the electronic item you would like to sell. If Gazelle currently accepts that item, they will ask you a series of questions regarding the condition the item is in.
Once you have given Gazelle all the information they require, they will quote you a purchase price. If you accept that price, you simply print out a free shipping label and ship your items to Gazelle.
Gazelle also offers a variety of bonus codes you can use when selling them your items. Bonus codes must be added to the transaction before it is final, and each Gazelle bonus code has different uses and requirements, so pay close attention when applying it to your transaction.
Once the items arrive, they will be inspected to ensure they are in the condition you said they were. Once that has been verified, you can receive payment in a form of your choosing: check, PayPal, or Amazon gift card.
This whole process takes about 1 week.
What If They Don’t Accept My Item?
Currently, Gazelle does not accept television sets or printers, though this may change in the future.
If you have an item, like a laptop, that Gazelle does accept but they do not have your particular item on file, you can ask them for a Personalized Offer, where they will research the market value of the item and contact you with a price. This process does take longer than a week, however.
If Gazelle does not accept the item you are hoping to get rid of, they do offer information on their page about all local recycle facilities that will take your item and appropriately recycle it.