Southern Mom Loves: Time to Upgrade or Replace Your Phone? #BuySmarter {+ a $10 Bonus!}

Time to Upgrade or Replace Your Phone? #BuySmarter {+ a $10 Bonus!}

Friday, September 11, 2015

This is a sponsored post. All opinions are my own.

Let's face it: Smartphones are expensive. That brand-new iPhone can cost more than some people's rent! Gadgets make our lives so much easier, but what happens when we drop our phone one too many times or hang onto it so long it's now considered an antique? We learn how to buy smarter.

What comes to mind when you think of buying a pre-owned device? That it will be old or outdated? Not true at all! You can get some of the newest models, inspected and certified, for up to 40% off! If you have your old phone to trade in (even if it's broken) you can save even more. Also, keep reading to get an additional $10 off!

I have had some of my klutziest moments with phones. Once on a vacation I dropped my bag in the ocean. I tried every tip in the book to dry my phone off and get it working again, but salt water corrosion is not something it will come back from. 

On returning home, I went to my carrier and tried to do an upgrade, but surprise! It hadn't been long enough, so I had to buy a new phone outright. Not a week later, I was getting out of my car and my new phone slipped right into the giant cup of iced coffee I had sitting in my console. I think I had a small stroke at that point.

After having to buy another new phone, I learned an expensive lesson: Don't buy from your carrier!!! I can't emphasize this enough! Not only do they mark up their prices, but you don't have to! I didn't know that at the time; I assumed that if I was with a certain carrier that I had to buy my phones from them. Nope. That's a thing of the past.

Not only can you save by buying elsewhere, you can save even more by buying a pre-owned device. Gazelle carries smartphones and tablets all the way up to the newest models for a big break in the price. 

You can choose your model based factors like age, condition (from dinged to mint), and by the amount of memory included, so if your budget is tight, you can choose an older model, or upgrade to more memory on your iPhone to get rid of those annoying storage errors. You can get an iPhone 6 starting at $469 or an iPad Mini 3 starting at $289 (price varies.)

One of the best parts is that you can also sell them your old phone, even if it's broken, to save even more on your upgrade! Anybody have a drawer of older or cracked phones? Don't let them just sit there; Sell them for cash!

Gazelle is the only used gadget provider to offer a rigorous 30+-point inspection on all devices and back every transaction with a 30-day money back guarantee. Buying a used device from Gazelle is easier than buying from a wireless carrier – no contracts and no strings attached.

I've also got a fabulous offer for my fans: Get an additional $10 off of your purchase now through this link! Not ready to take the plunge? Sign up for their newsletter and still get that $10 to use within 2 weeks!***

***PLEASE NOTE: The $10 will automatically be applied to your cart when you visit Gazelle from my blog, but to get the $10 to use later, you can only subscribe to the newsletter through a pop-up that appears the first time you visit the website. 1) wait on the page until the pop-up appears, and 2) enter your email address without closing out of the box. 

Have you been thinking of upgrading, or replacing a broken device? What was your klutziest moment? I love to hear your comments!

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