1. anthony2558's Avatar
    http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53...49%26alt%3Dweb

    A little skeptical on the story of this phone. It's drawing bids tho.
    10-25-2015 05:53 PM
  2. tacosrdelicioso's Avatar
    That's some story....I don't buy it
    nickacs likes this.
    10-25-2015 05:56 PM
  3. Kaido's Avatar
    It looks gold in one of the pictures and graphite in the other. Which is it?

    An aluminum box, a case not found on the Google store, and the seller doesn't offer a return...

    2sketchy4me
    10-25-2015 06:02 PM
  4. anthony2558's Avatar
    Gold, or just poor lighting?
    Premium1 likes this.
    10-25-2015 06:07 PM
  5. Alex_NJ's Avatar
    I have a very sensitive bull**** detector...

    But actually I believe this is genuine.

    These photos would be so difficult to find elsewhere. And also, the 6P is such a niche phone it isn't something people would scam.

    People are more likely to put up a 128GB iPhone 6s Plus as a non-genuine ad.
    10-25-2015 06:11 PM
  6. anthony2558's Avatar
    I would be worried that the phone is reported lost or stolen, and you'd never be able to activate it. More of a collectors item, but still would want it to be fully functional.
    10-25-2015 06:59 PM
  7. RHChan84's Avatar
    Seems sketchy. I would just wait the few weeks for mine.
    10-25-2015 07:09 PM
  8. andreo's Avatar
    Personally I wouldn't pay over retail. Especially with shipping dates so close. But that's just me.
    For everyone else I'd just recommend an escrow service and have a video recorder running when you take it out there box. So if there's some shady goings on you can get your cash back.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    Premium1 likes this.
    10-25-2015 09:34 PM
  9. RHChan84's Avatar
    I don't understand why people pay XXX amount over retail becsuse they didn't want to wait a few weeks. Like the iPhone, ive seen them sold at $500 over retail which boggles my mind that someone couldn't wait a few weeks for a brand new one unopened. It's only a phone and its not like its a big jump in performance these days anymore. The only one I did understand (but was still stupid) was the IPhone 6+ since it was going to a bigger screen and people have been waiting. But still not worth it.
    Premium1 likes this.
    10-25-2015 09:52 PM
  10. anon(9638631)'s Avatar
    Seems sketchy. I would just wait the few weeks for mine.
    Yes, seems sketchy for sure. Question RHChan84, why would you ruin a perfectly good B's logo with that red monstrosity on top of it?
    10-26-2015 01:13 PM
  11. N4Newbie's Avatar
    Personally I wouldn't pay over retail. Especially with shipping dates so close. But that's just me.
    For everyone else I'd just recommend an escrow service and have a video recorder running when you take it out there box. So if there's some shady goings on you can get your cash back.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    If the phone is what it purports to be, then there is no retail price that you can assign to it. It is not a standard color and not in standard packaging - in fact, very much upgraded packaging. Think of this more as a collector's item with a price point that could easily be 2 to 3 times the retail value of the standard unit.
    anthony2558 likes this.
    10-26-2015 02:00 PM
  12. vzwuser76's Avatar
    While I'm not speaking to the validity of this phone, you can't equate this to a normal Nexus 6p. This is apparently a special edition of the device, probably only available to attendees of the event mentioned in the letter shown in the pictures. A person just looking for a Nexus 6p for daily use isn't the target buyer of this ad, it's someone who wants a rare or exclusive version of it. Limited and special editions will always command more money that those from the standard run.

    But like I said, I'm not speaking to the validity of the seller's claims, or even that it isn't stolen like some here have said. However, it's not unprecedented either. I've seen special editions of devices given out at events that later on find their way to eBay or swappa. The seller can recoup the costs of going to the event. Same as when you see the special Employee Edition Droids being sold. Those editions aren't available to regular consumers, so if you want one, they're going to cost you more than the ones that are available to everyone.
    10-26-2015 03:18 PM
  13. Premium1's Avatar
    Yeah I am going to call B.S. on that story.
    10-26-2015 04:24 PM
  14. Premium1's Avatar
    Gold, or just poor lighting?
    I was thinking the same thing.
    10-26-2015 04:31 PM
  15. anthony2558's Avatar
    I asked if she could guarantee the phone could be activated, and would not be reported lost or stolen. This is the reply I got.

    "Yes, it was a gift and no it wasn't stolen. Google does a lot of nice things for their employees and one of those things is that every year, they go to Phoenix/Scottsdale and have a 3 day conference. The guests are spread out over 4 resorts and have meetings/dinners/fun day trips and are given many gifts. Google has about 1,000 rooms over these four resorts. I work at one of them and the guest checking out said he didn't want it. I was lucky enough to be the housekeeper nearby at the time. I told my manager and she they said I could keep it. I took the pictures and explained the story the best I could so the buyer would know I was telling the truth. I can't do anything about my lack of feedback. I just don't really use ebay much. All I can say is that if I did something wrong to the buyer, I assume ebay and paypal would give you your money back and then track me down and prosecute me or something. I care too much about my job to steal a phone from one of the guests. I go into rooms that have money, jewelry, and many other personal items. I don't steal. Besides my word, I can't do anything else to reassure you.

    Thank you"
    Kaido likes this.
    10-26-2015 04:35 PM
  16. mwventura's Avatar
    White and gold, or blue and black?
    flychinook likes this.
    10-26-2015 04:52 PM
  17. wrich2005's Avatar
    Looks cool to me. I'd keep it

    Posted via the Android Central App
    10-27-2015 07:25 AM
  18. Mitch Vankempen's Avatar
    I actually work at the same hotel and it is true. Google was there and they sent those to all the rooms. Some of the people were already gone when they took it to the room though. So the people that delivered them just kept them. Definitely not what they were suppose to do and I highly doubt this person was just "given" it.
    11-15-2015 12:09 AM
  19. RHChan84's Avatar
    Yes, seems sketchy for sure. Question RHChan84, why would you ruin a perfectly good B's logo with that red monstrosity on top of it?
    Because I like the Sox too. So its a bit of both teams.

    Nexus 6P
    11-15-2015 12:44 PM
  20. anon(8662820)'s Avatar
    If the seller had more feedback I'd be a little less skeptical, but I did look at the feedback of the seller and the person who bought it left positive rating for the hone so I guess it was legit.
    11-15-2015 02:41 PM
  21. Ed Briggs's Avatar
    http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53...49%26alt%3Dweb

    A little skeptical on the story of this phone. It's drawing bids tho.
    What's so rare about it that someone would pay over $1,000? I swear, people can sell anything on ebay and get ridiculous $$$$. Even if it was rare, I still don't see the attraction, since cell phone values go down quickly after launch. SMH!!!!!!!!!!

    Hey, I have a brand new condition HTC G1 (first android phone) can I get $1,000 too? You would think the first android phone would be worth more. jk

    It's amazing what people will pay just to have bragging rights.
    11-15-2015 03:13 PM
  22. anthony2558's Avatar
    What's so rare about it that someone would pay over $1,000? I swear, people can sell anything on ebay and get ridiculous $$$$. Even if it was rare, I still don't see the attraction, since cell phone values go down quickly after launch. SMH!!!!!!!!!!

    Hey, I have a brand new condition HTC G1 (first android phone) can I get $1,000 too? You would think the first android phone would be worth more. jk

    It's amazing what people will pay just to have bragging rights.
    Or maybe their just an Android or Google enthusiast, who likes to collect these types of rare items, for his on personal collection.
    anon(8662820) likes this.
    11-15-2015 03:30 PM
  23. Ed Briggs's Avatar
    Or maybe their just an Android or Google enthusiast, who likes to collect these types of rare items, for his on personal collection.
    Must be nice to burn money for vanity's sake......
    11-15-2015 06:16 PM
  24. JaySeeDoubleYou's Avatar
    I'd say if there's any question, it's best to pass and live to buy another day.
    11-15-2015 07:12 PM

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