“In the last two weeks, capped off by Wednesday morning’s report that the announcement of the new device may come on Oct. 4, there’s been a rather sudden uptick in people looking to sell their old iPhones,” Erica Ogg reports for GigaOM.
“Gadget trade-in site Gazelle.com said Wednesday morning that as iPhone 5 rumors have flown fast and furious that number has risen 85 percent,” Ogg reports. “On Tuesday Gazelle saw its highest iPhone trade-in volume since last year, when the iPhone 4 was still new and many were upgrading.”
Ogg reports, “‘It’s really unprecedented behavior,’ Gazelle’s chief gadget officer Anthony Scarsella said. ‘Usually gadget owners, especially with phones, they wait [to sell back] until the new one is announced.'”
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[Thanks to MacDailyNews Readers “Fred Mertz” and “Dan K.”for the heads up.]