Gazelle's Top 10 Klutziest Cities Dominated by College Towns
BOSTON, MA--(Marketwired - Feb 14, 2014) - Have you ever suffered the horrible sinking feeling in your stomach when your phone flies out of your hand and splashes into the toilet or smashes to pieces on the ground? You're not alone. Today, Gazelle, the leading consumer electronics trade-in site, announced its annual Klutziest Places in America list. The list is compiled based on the percentage of broken devices Gazelle received from various regions throughout the country. This year's Klutziest City is College Station, Texas.
"When you look at the data, it's not terribly surprising that the majority of places in the top 10 Klutziest Cities list are college towns," said Anthony Scarsella, chief gadget officer at Gazelle. "Also, since most broken phones we receive are water damaged, it's interesting to note that half of our top 10 cities are on the coast."
Here's a look at this year's Klutziest Cities compared to last year's.
|2013 Klutziest Cities||2012 Klutziest Cities|
|City||% Broken||City||% Broken|
|1||College Station, TX||37%||1||Tallahassee, FL||21%|
|2||Tempe, AZ||32%||2||New Orleans, LA||21%|
|3||Wilmington, NC||32%||3||Bakersfield, CA||21%|
|4||Shreveport, LA||31%||4||Bronx, NY||20%|
|5||Charleston, SC||31%||5||Virginia Beach, VA||19%|
|6||Gainesville, FL||30%||6||Oklahoma City, OK||19%|
|7||Pensacola, FL||30%||7||Memphis, TN||19%|
|8||Fayetteville, NC||30%||8||Baton Rouge, LA||18%|
|9||New Orleans, LA||29%||9||Staten Island, NY||18%|
|10||Lubbock, TX||29%||10||Boston, MA||18%|
Notable findings on Gazelle's Klutziest Cities include:
"Gazelle is dedicated to extending the lifecycle of devices while giving consumers cash for those unwanted items, even if they're broken. This is particularly helpful for college students, who are often cash-strapped and could use the extra $100 or more," added Scarsella.
Gazelle also announced the launch of its annual broken contest, inviting people to share their broken stories, for the chance to win $500. To enter the contest, and to read the rules and guidelines, visit http://ngx.me/aHwfk0.
Have a broken device at home? Check to see what your broken device can get you at www.gazelle.com.
Gazelle (www.gazelle.com) is the nation's leading consumer electronics trade-in site, providing an easy, fast and safe way for consumers to get cash for their unwanted devices. Gazelle takes the risk and effort out of selling electronic gadgets online with benefits such as free shipping and packaging and comprehensive identity and data removal. To date, Gazelle has paid out more than $150 million and accepted more than 1.5 million trade-ins, helping consumers upgrade to the latest technology and earn quick cash. Based in Boston, Gazelle is privately owned and is backed by premier venture capital firms Venrock Associates, RockPort Capital Partners, Physic Ventures and Craton Equity Partners.
Kristin Allaben for Gazelle