1. jamex's Avatar
    I don't know why but you can easily get a brand new epic for about $300.00 on eBay. My friend was able to get one just recently.
    09-12-2010 08:33 AM
  2. Aero's Avatar
    I don't know why but you can easily get a brand new epic for about $300.00 on eBay. My friend was able to get one just recently.
    Nope. Look at completed listing, new, no contract. they are $400 to $450 with shipping.
    your friend was pulling your leg since there is not one ebay sold for less than $364 with shipping. going price is $400 and more on ebay which makes perfect sense.

    I see one unsold listing for $300, but that is from a seller with zero selling ratings and zero transactions, meaning a scam or something in the fine print

    Always check the actual "completed transactions" from reputable sellers to get an idea of actual eBay price. And always check shipping charged on those closed listing. eg there is one outlier for $336 but that guy charges $28 shipping and had one to sell.
    09-12-2010 09:37 AM
  3. jamex's Avatar
    You sure about that? Even with an overnight shipping fee of 26.00 and a bid of $330 that works out to be a lot less than $500 for a brand new phone. In the coming weeks i am sure they will be selling for even less. It kind of shows that the phone isn't exactly in high demand.

    BRAND NEW IN BOX SAMSUNG EPIC 4G (SPRINT) - eBay (item 320589049913 end time Sep-12-10 08:16:00 PDT)

    BRAND NEW IN BOX SAMSUNG EPIC 4G (SPRINT) - eBay (item 320589010690 end time Sep-12-10 06:27:06 PDT)
    09-12-2010 09:42 AM
  4. ywenz's Avatar
    Does it really matter if the phone is in as high demnd as you thought it was?

    Sent from my SPH-D700 using Tapatalk
    09-12-2010 09:50 AM
  5. jamex's Avatar
    Does it really matter if the phone is in as high demnd as you thought it was?

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    If am simply spreading the word. If you want the phone and do not have an upgrade for about $50.00 - $100 more you can get it without a contract. The fact that it is not in high demand like the Evo allows it to sell for cheaper.
    09-12-2010 09:52 AM
  6. miamithrice's Avatar
    I would never do this, personally. What if the unit sold is defective?
    09-12-2010 03:27 PM
  7. chenDawg's Avatar
    I would never do this, personally. What if the unit sold is defective?
    This is the only thing I would be worried about.

    Also, does anyone know if you can still get Sprint's insurance when buying a phone like this through Ebay?
    09-12-2010 03:45 PM
  8. jamex's Avatar
    I would never do this, personally. What if the unit sold is defective?
    It is still covered by the 1 year warranty and it is brand new. You can also add the insurance.
    09-12-2010 05:48 PM
  9. dragonol2's Avatar
    I used to always get my phones off of eBay (always Sprint since it's all I've ever had)... it's really quite seamless, although you do have to be eBay "savvy" enough to only deal with those who are established sellers with great feedback ratings... and you have to be careful to only buy "brand new" phones, and I used to always make sure that the auction was selling a phone with a "clean" ESN that was never used... my last few phones I've gotten from B&M stores (BB and Sprint) but eBay is an option; you just have to know what to look for and what to watch out for...
    09-12-2010 10:20 PM
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