1. badkitties's Avatar
    Does Gazelle accept trade-in of Note 5 that hasn't been paid off yet? (under carrier's payment plan)
    12-15-2015 01:34 AM
  2. doctordwaynewilliams's Avatar
    I don't know for certain, but I believe you can't.

    Note in my house!!!
    12-23-2015 04:18 AM
  3. wolverinex's Avatar
    If you are on easy pay and cancel the line,you have to pay off the balance.If you are on the lease plan the phone is carrier property until its paid off.

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    12-23-2015 06:52 AM
  4. Almeuit's Avatar
    I would say no since you technically do not own the phone so therefore you cannot sell what you do not own.
    12-23-2015 10:05 AM
  5. mush10's Avatar
    Don't trade in. Sell it. The Gazelle price is like $285. You should at least be able to come away with between $400-$450 I would think.
    562dope562 likes this.
    12-25-2015 11:14 AM
  6. badkitties's Avatar
    Contacted Gazelle and they replied after two days. Apparently they don't care
    if the phone is still under the carrier's payment play.

    Quote from their reply "it is your sole responsibility to continue making
    installment payments on the smartphone that you have traded in to us....,
    just as if you traded in a smartphone that you acquired under 2-year
    contract plans with the carriers...."


    I guess that makes sense. Payment plans are kind of like contract pricing
    in that the carrier will blacklist the phone if you stop paying your monthly bills.
    12-25-2015 01:32 PM
  7. KelseyRo4's Avatar
    Contacted Gazelle and they replied after two days. Apparently they don't care
    if the phone is still under the carrier's payment play.

    Quote from their reply "it is your sole responsibility to continue making
    installment payments on the smartphone that you have traded in to us....,
    just as if you traded in a smartphone that you acquired under 2-year
    contract plans with the carriers...."


    I guess that makes sense. Payment plans are kind of like contract pricing
    in that the carrier will blacklist the phone if you stop paying your monthly bills.
    But how can someone else activate a phone that hasn't been paid off?

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    12-25-2015 01:37 PM
  8. badkitties's Avatar
    But how can someone else activate a phone that hasn't been paid off?

    Posted via the Android Central App
    shouldn't it just work by popping in your SIM card?

    I frequently let my friends use my smartphones(Note 5, LG G4, Galaxy S6 edge) and all they do is put their SIM cards inside. All of my existing phones are on payment plans and that never prevented my friends from using their SIM cards in them.

    Of course, I'm pretty sure the phones will stop working as soon as I stop making payments on the payment plans. (just as if I stopped making payments on phones that were bought with contract pricing)

    by the way, what I just said above is precisely why I never buy used phones off Swappa or Gazelle. Speaking from personal experience... bought a Note 3 that was basically 99% brand new from a "reputable" Swappa seller... the phone worked fine for 6 months... then it suddenly stopped working after 6 months. The carrier told me that the phone was blacklisted because the account holder(the seller) stopped making payments. Since it was over 6 months, Swappa was absolutely no help and of course the seller was nowhere to be found. Fortunately, American Express stepped in and I somehow go my money back.
    12-25-2015 01:45 PM

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