Big Money On The Almost Latest And Best Cell Phones.
Recently here at BizNet we
needed to replace one of our phones. We
had a very rugged and durable Motorola i335 on Boost Mobile’s Iden service.
But we needed to change and get off
the Iden side of things. The
coverage for us was just not working. Long
story short we decided to give Boost Mobile’s CDMA side a try.
It runs on the Sprint network.
But this meant we needed to
buy a new phone. One that would
work on Boost’s CDMA side. Well
we did some research and found out we could get some Sprint phones to work on
the Boost side of things.
Well we really did not want
to spend bucks on a phone and then find out we were not happy with the CDMA
side, so we went looking for a cheep used phone on the internet.
It took some doing, and we
did a lot of low bids on EBay, but we ended up with a nice used Palm Centro
phone for about $20.00. This is
about a 3 year old phone. But we
get voice, a touch screen, keypad, camera, video camera, the internet, music,
video (TV and Movies), and lots more. In
fact my nieces have it right now and are “YouTubing”.
Not bad for $20.00. Now the
phone is not perfect, it has a scratch here and there, etc.
But it works fine and most
folks would never know it was used.
And if I drop it and break
it, I’m out less then what “insurance” on the phone would cost me.
The best way to get a good
deal is to simply place a really low bid on all the listings you find that meet
your needs. Find a maximum and
stick to it. You can get real
lucky. It also depends on what
phone you are looking for, but you will be very surprised with what you can
And if you are handy at
fixing things (check out the “how to” videos on YouTube), you can do even
better. Find a phone with a broken
screen, look to see how much a “new” screen is, and watch the “How To”
video to see if you can do the work yourself.
Most broken phones go for as little as $10.00. A lot of replacement screens are as low as $20.00 for the
So, take some time.
Look at some used phones online, and think about making your next new
phone a used phone.
After all, how long was
your last new phone “new” before you dropped it?
Not sure what phone you
want? Not sure what phones will
work with your service? Then check
out Howard Forums at http://www.howardforums.com
Need some more food for
thought on going used, and not “new”… Well for your business how many cell
phones have your employee’s totaled out?
For your family, how often does a family member kill a phone?
Another reason to get a
used phone is to simply have it as a back up.
So if you kill your main phone, you have a back up ready to go!
Or do you sometimes go
places that are hazardous to you phone? Then
leave the good one at home and take that old used one.
Oh, you don’t need to
worry about wreaking a phone as you have insurance on it? I’ll bet in most cases if you check the deductible or
co-pay on a phone claim, and then check the price of a used one, you will find
the used one cost less then the deductible!
Go head and check out some
used phone prices on EBay. There
are actually companies on EBay that sell a lot of phones. One of them alltechwholesale lists a lot of phones, working
and not working for parts. I have
not dealt with them, but they have my curiosity, so maybe BizNet will do a more
in-depth story on them. But in the
meantime check out their listings on EBay.
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