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By monkor, Senior Member on 25th April 2012, 08:11 PM
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I feel bad about opening up another thread and I apologize if this is the wrong board for this already, but you guys are without a doubt the most knowledgeable people on phones I've ever read/talked to so I need your advice...

My starting point: Samsung Exhibit 4G (mint condition)
My goal: MT4GS (found a seller willing to give me one for $230)

I'm about to pull the trigger on a phone swap for a MT4G. I also have to throw in $25. Is that a good deal? I feel like it is because then I can sell that MT4G for like $200 then just pay for the rest.
 
 
25th April 2012, 08:31 PM |#2  
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I was just looking in ebay and i saw a mytouch 4g slide for 170

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26th April 2012, 12:13 AM |#3  
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Every time I try to get one on Ebay, I feel like I'm getting bamboozled! I've bid on so many auctions in the past few days, to no success. I almost won one for 175, then the seller cancelled the entire thing.
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Every time I try to get one on Ebay, I feel like I'm getting bamboozled! I've bid on so many auctions in the past few days, to no success. I almost won one for 175, then the seller cancelled the entire thing.

Tht sucks

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4g slide in good condition on craigslist is in the 275-300 range.

Scratch and dent beat up phones get 100-200 generally.

I've been trying to find a good silver one for a while now, and if I wanted something abused I could get one in a snap. Finding one that's actually been taken care of and will last me a while instead of crapping out immediately takes more $
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4g slide in good condition on craigslist is in the 275-300 range.

Scratch and dent beat up phones get 100-200 generally.

I've been trying to find a good silver one for a while now, and if I wanted something abused I could get one in a snap. Finding one that's actually been taken care of and will last me a while instead of crapping out immediately takes more $

Exactly. I'm picking one up for $150 tomorrow, hopefully in good enough condition. The guy is a military man so he says he takes care of his stuff, but we'll see. I'm a stickler for cosmetic issues, as I firmly believe it points to other potential hardware faults on the phone. If you drop it a lot, chances are it's not going to function up to snuff. I'm careful to the point where someone might consider it OCD, but whatever because I can sell my phones back as mint condition later on.
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I also watch these on eBay. You really don't see many used ones that are cosmetically in great shape. That silver bezel, especially, seems to attract a lot of nicks.

FWIW, YMMV, .... :)
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I also watch these on eBay. You really don't see many used ones that are cosmetically in great shape. That silver bezel, especially, seems to attract a lot of nicks.

FWIW, YMMV, .... :)

That silver bezel, and the phone in and of itself, seems to dent easier than playdough! Not the screen, mind you, but everything else. I actually found a really, really good deal on a mint condition LG G2x ($170). What would you say about getting that? I mean it doesn't have the keyboard, but it has a pretty large screen that may work. Not to mention an 8MP camera, 1Ghz dual-core processor. The downsides are less ppi and less ram, and obviously the keyboard. I don't know if I'd be taking a step back or not...
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That silver bezel, and the phone in and of itself, seems to dent easier than playdough! Not the screen, mind you, but everything else. I actually found a really, really good deal on a mint condition LG G2x ($170). What would you say about getting that? I mean it doesn't have the keyboard, but it has a pretty large screen that may work. Not to mention an 8MP camera, 1Ghz dual-core processor. The downsides are less ppi and less ram, and obviously the keyboard. I don't know if I'd be taking a step back or not...

Not too mention that it seems everyone who owns one hates it... something to think about.
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Every time I try to get one on Ebay, I feel like I'm getting bamboozled! I've bid on so many auctions in the past few days, to no success. I almost won one for 175, then the seller cancelled the entire thing.

Lol, I know what ya mean around november when I was trying to get my phone I won a brand new in box mt4gs for 275. Then AFTER I won and paid he canceled without my concent and I had my money in paypal limbo for 2 weeks. And he had the nerve to repost the item for 350.

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Someone stood me up for a mt4gs today, I found a 200 dollar sensation bnib from a cop who got a work phone, picked it up today. I surprisingly like it during the experimental phase...may not when need it for actual work

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