Last week, a jury found that a number of Samsung devices infringed on Apple's patents, including the Galaxy S II. Is it just a coincidence, then, that consumer electronics resale site Gazelle has seen a huge bump in trade-ins of Galaxy S phones and other Samsung devices?
Gazelle's Anthony Scarsella told me today that the Web site has seen a 50 percent increase in Samsung trades in the days since the verdict was handed down.
"The Galaxy S II has been the most popular model," Scarsella added. … Read more
Planning to upgrade your iPhone to whatever model Apple announces next month? Amazon wants to make it worth your while.
As of today, the company is offering some of the highest trade-in values I've seen on used iPhones. The only catch? Your payout comes in the form of an Amazon gift card, not actual cash.
Amazon is accepting used, fully functional iPhones from AT&T, Sprint, and Verizon. As with most trade-in services, you must specify whether your model is in acceptable, good, or like-new condition. That dictates the amount you'll get in return.
For example, my … Read more
Any objection to Monday's top tech headlines is overruled:
The Apple vs. Samsung trial is almost at a close. The jury is expected to begin deliberations Tuesday. The two tech giants spent three weeks battling over patents and accusations of copying.
OnLive is facing some rough days ahead. The cloud-based gaming service sold its assets to an investor Friday and laid off employees, but said it will rehire many back as the newly restructured company (which will still be called OnLive). The company says subscribers shouldn't see any problems or interruptions in service during this restructuring.
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For those planning on upgrading to the next iPhone model in September, Gazelle is taking the gamble out of early trade-ins with an extension of its price-lock guarantee.
Consumers who plan on selling a used iPhone to Gazelle can get a price quote locked-in now, but don't have to mail in their iPhone until October 1. It's widely rumored that the next iPhone model will go on sale September 21. If rumors are true, this would give sellers enough time to hold onto their current iPhone before replacing it with a newer model.
The extension only applies to … Read more
Wednesday's Update pays top dollar to bring you the top stories:
Analysts are predicting that as many as 10 million iPhones could be sold if Apple launches it in September. That's because many reports are pointing to a Sept. 21 release date for the next model. So if you're planning on selling your old phone for cash, you should plan ahead to make the most money. Trade-in sites like eBay Instant Sale, NextWorth and Gazelle are already seeing an increase of visitors looking to sell an iPhone 4S or iPhone 4.
You can get more money for … Read more
Multiple reports that Apple will hold a special event to unveil its next iPhone have resulted in a noticeable boost in people trading in their old devices, eBay said today.
According to the online sales site, submissions to its trade-in program increased 70 percent in the past three days, when compared with the same period the week before.
The company says that during that span "nearly" 100,000 smartphones were offered up for trade-in by people using the company's Instant Sale program. Among the Apple phones that people offered to trade-in, eBay says the 16GB model of … Read more
We're dropping down from space, getting touchy with Windows 8 and leaping over a new iPhone carrier:
The iPhone has taken a leap into the prepaid, no-contract world. Beginning in late June, the prepaid carrier Leap Wireless will sell Apple's iPhone under the Cricket service. This makes it the first carrier to sell the iPhone without a contract. But don't expect the iPhone to come cheap. The 16 GB iPhone 4s will be priced at $500 dollars.
So that leaves T-Mobile in the corner, just tapping its foot waiting for its turn to dance with Apple. With … Read more
Amazon today added used CDs to its trade-in program, which means that those old copies of Boyz II Men's "Cooleyhighharmony" or that first CD by the Strokes are finally almost as good as cash.
Don't have enough funds to get Mom something for Mother's Day? Better dig up your old Four Non Blondes and Spin Doctors collection if you know what's good for you. (Younger readers, please substitute Pink and Panic at the Disco for the artists in the previous sentence.)… Read more