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[Q] Buying the glide from AT&T store without contract

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I bought mine on ebay (is quite cheaper than amazonwireless), altough shipping to Germany took a while the purchase was flawless.

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Do you mind telling us how much you paid without shipping then how much was shipping. Just to give others an idea on what they can get via eBay?
 
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Do you mind telling us how much you paid without shipping then how much was shipping. Just to give others an idea on what they can get via eBay?
The phone itself has cost $389,99 and international USPS Express shipping was $44,99. This was quite cheap compared to the $600 (+ shipping) on Amazonwireless back then.

Btw. If any German is interested in the taxes I had to pay: It was about 63€ (~19%)
 
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now days the glide cost 400 dollors via amazonwireless and the shiping in the staes is free.
i think i got lucky cos i have a friend that is gona visit is family in the states sooner then expected and he agreed that i will ship this to his family house, and he will bring it to me when he come back. so i can get away from shiping and taxes via customes.
 
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yeah ebay its the only place to buy a phone anymore, altho some pawnshops will cut good deals. seems 300 for a new or refurbished phone on ebay is the going rate & most folks dont mind shipping outa country.
 
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helpslip is there a problem buying from amazonwireless if i ship it in the US?
i can arrange a frined living there to get my package, dont know if he have AT&T service and actualy don't care only want the phone with no contract.
 
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i wouldnt think so altho i have zero 1st hand experience w/ amazonwireless, if its ran the same way as amazon your purchasing from an independent seller sometimes just a dood w/ a garage no different than ebay & ebay now has 30 day buyer protection so they refund price & shipping (& return shipping if needed) if something doesnt arrive or doesnt work etc... ive even been refunded after more than a year for an item that didnt arrive from australia (to usa) altho i keep in contact w/ seller through ebay so they could verify a problem.
damn i sound like a shill for ebay sorry.
 
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now i got confused. i saw that i can buy from amazon wireless an locked phonw with or without a contract and also from amazon.com itself that its seems sells from independet seller (like the market). whoshould i choose? at least i have some time to think about it cos my firned will be in the states in a month from now.
 
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I bought from Amazon Wireless, which is Amazon direct. They will sell you a locked phone without contract.

When I bought it, it used to be wrongly labled as "unlocked" I contacted them and they offered a full refund. Since I'm in the UAE I didn't want that, just an unlock code, to which they said they can't help me with that. So I ended up unlocking from AmericanUnlocker.

I prefer to buy direct, in this case it would be Amazon Wireless, that'll help with returns.
 
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thank incidentflux you made my choice clearer. i will buy it from amazon wireless direct. also the delivery is free and will take 2-3 days to my friend's door.

unfourtuntly it will take a while until i will get it, hope ics will be out by then and if not the inc3ption rom will be a great choise
 
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Glad to help. Yes shipping is free as well. But the smartphone will still be locked to AT&T by the way, which is an inconvenience.

I also ordered the SanDisk 64GB MicroSDXC

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