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Sprint Selling Certified Pre-Owned Phones

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Oct 11, 2010, 4:01 PM   by Philip Berne

Sprint today announced that it would start selling refurbished devices. The three other largest nationwide carriers, Verizon Wireless, AT&T and T-Mobile, already sell refurbished phones on their Web sites. Sprint is offering a discount to existing customers, who can buy the refurbished models at regular price without extending their contract agreement. To start, the BlackBerry Tour is available for $80, while the Samsung Reclaim and the Sanyo 2700 are available for $50 each. Sprint also has other refurbished deals available on its site.

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Oct 11, 2010, 4:41 PM

My 6th Palm Pre is already a refurb

Don't think I'll notice the difference if I were to buy a refurb phone. Sprint keeps sending me refurb replacements for my Pre and as long as you have TEP on your plan you are safe with whatever phone you get if it breaks. Hell my last 5 phones were all refurbs! All Pre's. Rolling Eyes
What's TEP?
After the 3rd phone, you are elegible to get another model. You just gotta ask.
Your phones not broken!!! The palm Pre is just a crappy phone. So suck it up and get something decent.
Most insurance claims are sent refurbs. This article is about Sprint actually selling refurbs to new customers/upgrades
Wow so many Pre's what could poss be wrong that you have had to have so many of them? That phone is reported to have the least probs in general of Sprint's smartphones. Mine is just about to arrive from Ebay its a refurbished one & I cant wait to get ...

Oct 11, 2010, 4:21 PM

Sanyo 2700?

I assume the prices listed are the prices with contract (even a BB Tour used is worth far more than $80), so is it actually correct that the Sanyo 2700 is $50? I personally don't think that phone is even worth $50 full retail.
no thats non contract price (outright), its free with contract
refurbished phones have their own retail price..u get them at a discount or for free(mostly free) if you are a new customer, and existing customer needs to buy them at the retail price, but without contract. this is because if you are eligible for the...
To clarify your outraged position on the BB Tour's worth, it's $80 to a current cust or w/out a contract, but it's 429.99 with contract for a new cust. So that is indeed the price.

Oct 13, 2010, 8:15 PM

Insight on the pre people why so many replacements maybey hes trying to get another phone

Wow so many Pre's what could poss be wrong that you have had to have so many of them? That phone is reported to have the least probs in general of Sprint's smartphones. Mine is just about to arrive from Ebay its a refurbished one & I cant wait to get it my freind has the Pixi and he said web os is the best and easiest os to use and iv'e read mostly positive things abt the Pre to bad it didn't catch on more as planned mostly because of Android.

Oct 11, 2010, 4:38 PM


Glad to hear this after a just payed the full 450 on an EVO, I assume this is for older low-end phones.
Yup, the nicest phone available as a refurb is the Blackberry Tour.

Oct 12, 2010, 9:00 AM


Glad that Sprint is doing this. All the other big boys do it already as stated in the other threads.
I have had cell-phones since '96 and when refurbs started, I took advantage of the discounts.
I can say I never had any real issues with Pre-Owned. Only once did I have one with a bad hinge on a flip-type.
It was readily replaced without any problem by the carrier.
People are spoiled nowadays and want everything for nothing and whine like stuck pigs when something is not perfect.
Customer Service Reps have to hear the moaning everyday from people not liking how the phone looks, feels, responds, the color, etc.,
You get what you pay for.....period Confused

Oct 12, 2010, 8:50 AM

we have been doing this for a few months now..

we were selling the Palm centro 690 refurb on the website for free with a commitment, or $80.

Oct 11, 2010, 5:22 PM

Willing to bet

90% of all HTC phones on Sprint's network are already pre-owned. Laughing
Working in a repair center the only HTCs that really ever gave us a lot of problems were the Touch and the first Pro.

All the rest are user abuse. Cracked screens, ports pulled out, or phones completely smashed.
Yea ur gonna have to be a little more clear with your sarcastic baseless comments...what's your point here?? I know it's not that HTC makes crap phones cuz they arguably make the best smartphones on the planet.

Oct 12, 2010, 3:51 AM

Sprint Fan

They even beat the big boys prices with refurbished phones. Verizon wants $149.99 for a Droid Incredible ($50 less than the 2 year contract AFTER rebate) and they still want a two year contract.

Oct 11, 2010, 4:47 PM

That's just--

--a great idea. 'Refurbished' just means 'someone bought it, didn't like the looks of it, and sent it back to Sprint'.

I use a refurbished LG flip--it looked brand new to me when I received it. Works great, too.
Sprints refurbs are almost always (I've seen a few cases contrary, but only about 5 in all my time) used mainboard, and all new parts. We get TONS of new parts for instore repair so I am sure that the warehouse gets even more.
flip mode

Oct 11, 2010, 6:33 PM


now i can go and get a Sprint TouchPoint 2100!!! wooooooo hoooooo! that phone was $175 with a 2 year contract when I got it at best buy Laughing
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