Gazelle - They offered $200, I sent a perfect iPhone and then got an email that the back was cracked

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I got an offer of $200 for my iPhone 5. I accepted the offer and sent them a perfect phone. Today they emailed me that upon inspection the back of the phone was cracked and dropped the offer to $70! WHAT?!!

I sent a perfect phone. I had to go online chat and send these same pix along with the serial number. They say they will get back in two business days. This company is a total ripoff and I feel scammed. How do they get away with this????

Think twice. Take it to best buy or any other competition.

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Nov 30, 2016 #1247894 Inkster, Michigan, United States

In my situation, an evaluator was checking 2 phones at the same time and mixed up the condition. They're only supposed to check one device at a time. Did you put enough cushioning in the box when you shipped it to them? Cracks could happen, though scratches wouldn't of. That indicates there was very likely a mix-up. Ask that they prioritize your re-evaluation. Dan Brummert (Senior Manager) was willing to look at my device personally and found it was flawless just as I had stated. I got the full value for my phone. THOUGH WATCH, Gazelle's payment system has errors and you might get the lower value ($70) at first. Then you'll have to contact them again to make it right. That happened to me and other people (I read on reviews). Even as far back as October.

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Nov 30, 2016 #1247892 Inkster, Michigan, United States

This happened to me a few days ago (with my Samsung Galaxy Edge S6). My problem got resolved because I contacted these two people: Senior Manager of Electronics Processing, Dan Brummert (DBrummert@__________) ... Though Jake Dennehy from Gazelle Customer Care was helpful also (JDennehy@__________). It's too bad we have to bother higher ups to get results. Fill in the blanks with 'gazelle' dot com :)

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Oct 30, 2016 #1233820

Tell them the deals off & to send your phone back to you

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Jun 22, 2015 #998357 New York, New York, United States

Someone needs to take legal action against Metro PCS to put a stop to the financial abuses against customers .

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Dec 11, 2014 #914417 Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Not surprised! Go with android next time! Apple is a scam - feel sorry for all the people brainwashed (as I once was).

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Dec 16, 2014 #916991

This is a review about Gazelle, not Apple or the iPhone. Are you f0cking r3tarded?

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May 15, 2015 #984760

no, but you are!

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stupid me

Sep 27, 2014 #876028

They just emailed me and told me the phone I sent them was a 'lost' or 'stolen' phone! I bought it on ebay. But Verizon activated it! Wouldn't they have known?

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