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    Default Water damaged my Note 3... Should I get a Nexus 5?

    So, I got pushed in a pool with my Note 3 and fixed it for a moment but now my screen is just black. It would be $200 to fix the LCD screen but I'm a bit wary of using a water damaged phone in the long-run.

    Someone on Craigslist is going to sell me his Nexus 5 for $250 which is a great deal. Should I hop on this deal? Or pay the $200 to fix my Note 3 screen and use that instead?
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    Default Re: Water damaged my Note 3... Should I get a Nexus 5?

    In the end it's up to you, if you would like you could purchase the Nexus 5 and then possibly sell the Note 3 on ebay or somewhere similar as broken, for parts. Someone out there will probably buy the broken phone for about half the cost of your repair, making the Nexus ~$150. Just my 2 cents but as I said, in the end it's your call. Also be sure you can test the nexus 5 and make sure it works properly before buying, even if the test is right in front of the seller. Good luck!
    College student that spends far too much money on phones.
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    Default Re: Water damaged my Note 3... Should I get a Nexus 5?

    I would personally get anything, just as long as it isn't water damaged. The Nexus you speak of is a great choice. Just make sure its not water damaged too.
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    Default Re: Water damaged my Note 3... Should I get a Nexus 5?

    As other said, the decision is yours. Just keep in mind that the Nexus 5 is very different from the Note 3. It is much smaller, has no pen input, has a non-removable battery, has less storage options because there is no SD card, 1/3 less memory, a very different type of display (LCD vs. OLED), and a considerably smaller battery.

    But in the real world, it should feel faster (and *is* a faster CPU), has a great display, is far less "gimmicky" (runs plain Android), is much less expensive, is lighter and more compact, has built-in wireless charging, will get more and faster updates, and works very well.
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    Default Re: Water damaged my Note 3... Should I get a Nexus 5?

    I would get the Nexus.

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    Default Re: Water damaged my Note 3... Should I get a Nexus 5?

    I wouldn't trust a water logged phone. I'd go for the Nexus - better phone overall IMO but Craigslist is iffy. Before you hand him the money, make him sign the warranty to you.

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    Default Re: Water damaged my Note 3... Should I get a Nexus 5?

    Got a Nexus 5 for $250 with the box and a case. He met me at a T-Mobile store and I got it all activated and set up.

    Pretty good deal considering it retails at $349!
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    Default Re: Water damaged my Note 3... Should I get a Nexus 5?

    Go for the Nexus 5. Definitely.
    Make sure it's a guy.
    Arrange to meet at a store, T-Mobile specifically.
    Make sure it's in a box.
    Pay exactly $250.00.
    Detour away from swimming pools on the way home.

    I just want to say, we're all counting you. We know you can do it. Good luck.

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    Default Re: Water damaged my Note 3... Should I get a Nexus 5?

    That is a heck of a deal.. I had looked on craigslist to get my wife one and most people in my area want retail price or a little more for their Nexus 5's.... Even used they are still asking $349 or $399 and just use the "Minus tax and shipping" so you save a little but not a great deal...

    Good luck with the phone.. I love mine... Great device.....
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    Default Re: Water damaged my Note 3... Should I get a Nexus 5?

    Quote Originally Posted by Robbie317 View Post
    That is a heck of a deal.. I had looked on craigslist to get my wife one and most people in my area want retail price or a little more for their Nexus 5's.... Even used they are still asking $349 or $399 and just use the "Minus tax and shipping" so you save a little but not a great deal...

    Good luck with the phone.. I love mine... Great device.....
    Yeah I can't believe how good a deal it was. The guy was very nice and said he even rooted it. Sounded like he sold cell phones for a living (he was extremely knowledgeable and we started talking about this forum and XDA haha)

    $250 for mint condition Nexus 5 with a case and original box is a STEAL. Sure makes me feel better about my water damaged Note 3... of which someone has offered me $225 for. I may jump on that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nguyenning View Post
    Yeah I can't believe how good a deal it was. The guy was very nice and said he even rooted it. Sounded like he sold cell phones for a living (he was extremely knowledgeable and we started talking about this forum and XDA haha)

    $250 for mint condition Nexus 5 with a case and original box is a STEAL. Sure makes me feel better about my water damaged Note 3... of which someone has offered me $225 for. I may jump on that.
    I would jump on that in a heartbeat! Allowing you a new(to you) and working phone for just $25 seems like a no brainer to me. Glad it seems like things have worked out and your situation is not so bad anymore.

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    Default Re: Water damaged my Note 3... Should I get a Nexus 5?

    Quote Originally Posted by Nguyenning View Post
    Yeah I can't believe how good a deal it was.[...]$250 for mint condition Nexus 5 with a case and original box is a STEAL.
    Might be a steal, but could be a stole?
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    Default Re: Water damaged my Note 3... Should I get a Nexus 5?

    Quote Originally Posted by crxssi View Post
    Might be a steal, but could be a stole?
    Ha yeah I thought so at first. He gave me the IMEI and told me he'd meet me at a T-Mobile store of my choice where the store rep made sure everything was clear. Turns out he just really needed the cash and was listing it at $280-$300 but kept getting offers at $250 or lower and was ready to just sell to the first serious buyer

    Lucky me
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    Default Re: Water damaged my Note 3... Should I get a Nexus 5?

    Quote Originally Posted by Nguyenning View Post
    Ha yeah I thought so at first. He gave me the IMEI and told me he'd meet me at a T-Mobile store of my choice where the store rep made sure everything was clear. Turns out he just really needed the cash and was listing it at $280-$300 but kept getting offers at $250 or lower and was ready to just sell to the first serious buyer
    Yeah, it is amazing how ghetto most people seem to be on Craigslist.... offering stupid prices, wanting to "trade" when you say "sell", wanting to pay with a personal check when you clearly say "cash only", wanting you to deliver something to them when you say "buyer responsible for transport". It can be quite draining. Congrats on the great (and legit) purchase!
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    Quote Originally Posted by crxssi View Post
    Yeah, it is amazing how ghetto most people seem to be on Craigslist.... offering stupid prices, wanting to "trade" when you say "sell", wanting to pay with a personal check when you clearly say "cash only", wanting you to deliver something to them when you say "buyer responsible for transport". It can be quite draining. Congrats on the great (and legit) purchase!
    I don't do Craigslist anymore. Not because I have had bad experiences. I actually have had good experiences, but the potential of things being problematic makes it not worth it. Also, I don't like the haggling. That's not something that happens on eBay, although eBay has its issues too. I have started selling my phones on Swappa and that has been the best option for me.


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    Default Re: Water damaged my Note 3... Should I get a Nexus 5?

    I freakin love Craigslist haha

    Haggled over e-mail and phone and get the deal finalized BEFORE you meet in person. And when you meet in person, ALWAYS pick a public place. If it's cell phones, obviously always do the carrier. If they're reluctant to meet you at the carrier, you know something's up. For other things, I'd say Starbucks. Somewhere you can go inside and there are always people around both outside and inside. NEVER have them come to your place or you to theirs (unless it's big furniture, then bring a friend or 2). Also, NEVER approach their car or have them approach you in your car. Always go to the public spot, sit down and have them meet you there.

    I've gotten some tremendous deals on Craigslist. I can see why some are skeptical or scared of using it though. I love it!
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