Just bought a never-opened LG 8300 on eBay.
Next, I went with the Motorolla W755 and loathed that one, too. Lag whenever you pressed buttons, and right out of the box its battery life was worse than my old 8300's at two years. Got roped into buying the extended battery for the Verizon gouging price of $59.99 (panicked with a pregnant wife at the time). Then a month later ... accidentally ran over it with my car.
Not due for a NE2 til sometime late 2010, so I had my wife's ol...
You should of got yourself the Motorola Barrage or the new Rock both OUTSTANDING phones!
You might as well have been speaking Mandarin to me right there, because I don't care one whit about consumerist, branded cache. I have a six-month-old son and a busy schedule and want a phone that works. This was the most functional and durable phone I ever owned. Period.
And if you read my post, you'd realize I'm not up for NE2 til late next year, and certainly am not stupid enough to pay the (artificial) full price for one of these things.
So a $49.99 fix from eBay until I do get an upgrade to a newer phone I like seemed perfect.
Most Telcos don't mark the retail prices up that much from what they get from the manufacturer. If any part of the price is "artificial", then it's primarily coming from the manufacturer.
The Barrage, maybe. But I'll worry about this when my NE2 comes up again.
not dogging on the phone... one of the best Verizon phones ever made IMO... I also have a Like new Moto 815 in a box...also a great phone... I was to lazy to ebay them now they are worth so little I will just keep them for friends and family for backups