How to Get the Most Money for Your iPhone Trade-In

Apple will be announcing new iPhones next week. In today’s CNN Money section, CNN offered sound advice on getting a good deal when you trade in your older iPhone for a newer model. Their first recommendation was Gazelle, a well-known company that pays cash and recycles iPhones, iPads and other devices.

For the next 7 days, Gazelle is offering a Best Price Guarantee promotion. Here’s how it works:

Today (9/2) through September 9th, you’ll be able to trade-in your iPhone 5s 6, or 6 Plus for cash (not store credit) with a Best Price Guarantee. What this means is, during the promotion window, Gazelle will offer you $1 more than the trade-in price that your carrier or Apple might offer.

This Best Price Guarantee will be offered on iPhones 5S, 6, and 6 Plus that are in “good” condition rather than “perfect” condition, allowing you to get the best price possible for your phone without it having to be in “perfect” condition.

Here are a few other things to take note of:

  • Offers will be locked in for 30 days after the online offer is accepted.
  • The best price guarantee will only be offered on iPhones 5S, 6, and 6 Plus.
  • You will able to submit a claim if you find a better price than Gazelle is offering.
  • If a better price is advertised from Apple or a major carrier after the promotional period has ended, Gazelle will not attempt to beat it, nor will they honor adjustments to price after the promotional window.

Visit for the full terms and conditions or begin by finding what your trade is worth.

This post contains affiliate links. I’ll make a few dollars if you make a trade after clicking on my links. Thanks for your support!

About Andy Brovey

Dr. Andy Brovey, The Portable Prof, teaches about digital tools through his work, websites and social media. In 2007, Apple Inc. recognized his work and named him an Apple Distinguished Educator. He started this iPad Academy website shortly after the first iPad went on sale. On his Freelance Teaching site you'll find the resources you need to teach like a smart entrepreneur.