Just after Christmas I wrote a post about recycling old gadgets and a new service that I had found from NewEgg.com which was in conjunction with a company called Gazelle.com.
In that post I showed you how you list your old gadgets with Gazelle.com and get an estimate of what they believe the old items are worth.
Well this post is a follow up to let you know how things have turned out.
Here is how the timeline has worked:
- 26 Dec 2010 – Submitted phone list to Gazelle.com and received estimated value.
- 28 Dec 2010 – Gazelle mailed shipping box.
- 03 Jan 2011 – Received Priority Mail shipping box, free shipping label and Priority mail tape.
- 04 Jan 2011 – Dropped box at Post Office.
This was the point I have been at before with gadget recycling and that experience did not go well as described in my initial post on this. I was hoping this would be different.
On 10 January 2011, less than a week after I mailed the phones to Gazelle, I received an email from them which indicated they had received the box and the phones were going to be checked out.
Less than 24 hours later I received an email update that two of the three phones had checked out and were accepted for the price they quoted me on my initial submission. The only item they disagreed with me on was the overall condition of one of the phones. Instead of a Good status they gave it a Fair but it did not change the offered amount for the phone. The next day, which was yesterday, I received the final notification that my third phone had been accepted as well.
Here is what the results screens look like with a change on their assessment and one that matches:
At this point all of my phones are processed and I am just awaiting the NewEgg.com Gift Certificate for the entire amount that will arrive by email in a few days.
The process was easy, did not cost me anything, took just over two weeks to complete, the old gadgets are not sitting in my drawer any more and plus I am getting some geek money in return to buy some more gadgets.
I call that a serious GEEK WIN!