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Verizon Employee Tries to Sell His Limited Edition RAZR MAXX on eBay Before He Even Has It, Bidding Starts at $750

Update:  Some crazy person actually paid $2250 for this. The auction is closed.

It is no longer a secret that Verizon is going to offer employees their very own special edition DROID RAZR or RAZR MAXX. Word leaked out last week that VZW workers would have the opportunity to purchase a red-backed and individually engraved version of the device at discounted prices. In not surprising fashion, one of those workers is using it to his advantage to make a couple of bucks via eBay.

His listing claims that the device will be in his hands around March 2 or 3 and has opened up the bidding at $750. Yep, that’s $100 more than you can buy the device for straight up off contract in traditional grey and black. Interested?

Via:  eBay

Cheers Kevin!

  • this is not so bad, looks like Samsung’s marvel.

  • Skennedy412

    Is it me, or does it look like the seller on ebay made a new account and bidded on his own phone 2 times so he wont look like a fool? What a queef.

  • Technoviking

    PLUS if you actually look at the front of the device, you can clearly see where the Verizon logo was photochopped to be moved to the left.

    DL = Fail.

  • Technoviking

    -_- You’re making yourself look beyond stupid:

    1) That is not a Maxx in the picture
    2) The ‘bidder’ bid against himself from 750 up to 2200
    3) The ‘bidder’ created an account just for that auction

    This was a fake sale, and you fell for it instantly with zero discernible research.

  • woodraskam

    They’d never be able to track him….Especially with it’s personalized # for each phone.

  • KleenDroid

    I am all for taking money from stupid people! And I think its hilarious that someone would pay more than normal price for a made up serial number on back… I love it! All you have to do is tell someone something is special and they lose all ability to think. This is a great opportunity for the employees to grab some cash from the morons.

  • Guest

    I person who won the auction has a zero bid history.  I bet it is someone who created a new account just to screw with this seller and has no intention of paying for this phone.

  • bakdroid

    I bet it was someone trolling him.  He clicked buy it now but probably won’t actually pay for it.  If he does he is a bigger moron then the people who actually bought the Razr on contract.

  • Cody Fultz

    Hahaha It says some idiot paid the BIN price of $2,250.00, what a joke… 

  • it sold for $2250! lol

  • socalrailroader

    P.T. Barnum was right, there is a sucker born every minute 😀

  • Butters619

    I thought ebay has rules against selling items you don’t have yet after the PS3 release?

  • tbaybe

    2250 for a phone??? thats insane 

  • I’m sure he made a fake name and bid himself to get it off there.  He probably got freaked out thinking the bosses would do something to him for selling his employee device.

    • Harbo99

      It will be really funny when Ebay comes after him for their cut of the sale.  What is it that they charge?  10%?  He will have to pay another $225 after he pays for the actual phone.

  • What is MORE strange than the person selling it. Is the bidder bidded 1K then, came right back and bidded 2.5K?  ”
    Member Id: h***p( 0 )
    US $2,250.00
    Feb-21-12 07:48:41 PST

    Member Id: h***p( 0 )
    US $1,000.00
    Feb-21-12 07:42:14 PST

    Starting Price  
    US $750.00
    Feb-19-12 21:44:23 PST

  • Phil Austin

    and the buyer has zero feedback….  haha.

  • MrEnglish

    Wow. When you think you’ve seen all the stupid stuff…this happens. Hey, I’m selling my custom galaxy nexus for fiveK bidding starts now.

  • Chenryd

    Sold??? For the buy it now price something seems fishy here!

    •  Yeah for $2,250,000 !!?? I don’t care if it’s a phone that was issued to President Obama. 2.5K for a phone!? Unless it’s solid gold. It’s NOT worth 2.5K!

  • Droidzilla

    The auction now says it was sold for $2250. Don’t think I believe that.

  • PuzzleShot

    Why is black and red and more Verizon logos worth at least $150 more? Not like it’s particularly pretty.

  • The Phoenix

    He sold it already…
    Sold For:US $2,250.00

  • The listing has ended.  Surely no one bought it.  I’m guessing the seller saw this and pulled it from ebay?

  • MKader17

    Just talked to my friend at VZW. They won’t be available until April and you can only activate them on an employee line. So you would end up with a $750-$2250 wifi only device.

    •  Yep. I just called VZW customer service. The rep echoed what you said. But also said it had to be on an employee account for a MINIMUM of 6 MONTHS! So yes this person just bought a WiFi only device. You know, not sure if it legally can even be sold.

  • sylent101

    750? For a different color? Better spray paint that bii

  • roomate’s sister got paid $16607 past week. she is making cash on the laptop and moved in a $311900 condo. All she did was get lucky and make use of the advice exposed on top of this comment!

  • FusionSaint

    This is why no one ever wants to do real special promotions anymore… 

  • Guest

    $750 starting price and the reserve is not met?  $2,250.00 buy it now price?

    This guy is a crook.

    Anyone who buys this guy’s phone is a fool.

  • Yes, DL please take down the link to the auction, or at least, please make it clear in your post that the seller is a scammer.


  • enigmaco

    I could buy a car with that much money no thank you. Sounds like a scammer

  • YOU would have to pay ME to take a RAZR, limited edition or not.

    • Overly picky much?

      • LiterofCola


    • pappy53

      And what do you have that would be better? NOTHING! There is no better phone on the market.

      • KevinC

        lol wrong

      • CJ

        Lol the Nexus demolishes it in every aspect except gorilla glass. Id take an iPhone before I took that ugly POS.

  • Jdstell

    Thanks for that. I needed a good laugh this morning.

  • Supadaddyme

    I work for verizon and I have not been offered this deal yet so I’m guessing that either is lieing or misinformed. I want this phone and when given the opportunity I will buy it.

  • ddevito

    I still think that is one bad-add looking phone. 

    But I wouldn’t spend a cent over what the others cost.

  • EC8CH

    Rip Off…

    Now can some Samsung or VZW start selling some 3pin landscape docks for the G-Nex on eBay…. that I’d be interested in.

  • br_hermon

    Honestly, after looking at this guy’s ebay feedback… This story just needs to be taken down from DL.

  • LiterofCola


  • buy it now for a cool $2250 oh yeah!

  • Towelie420

    Its got a locked boot loader with blur. Nothing to see here, move along folks.

    •  Oh dude that was the best comment yet hahaha

  • ConfusedByThis

    Umm, I am a corporate employee, and I have never heard of an employee version. Plus we don’t ever get equipment discounts. We pay normal two year contract rate (all corporate employees do).

    • yanx206

      You are wrong.  IF you are a WIRELESS employee, you are eligible for the special edition RAZR MAXX for $199.  You could actually get the original RAZR MAXX for $269.99. However, it isn’t being released until April 1st, so this guy is just setting up a SCAM.

  • Jim McClain

    well it is the best phone out there, but not worth that much

  • Talk about VeriGreedy…God that phone looks like crap…Branded out the wazooo…

  • Nickveronesi

    Special Edition Menstruating Maxx

  • Nickveronesi

    I would defff buy this ohhh man but damnn the shipping is redic thats where he gets you. No f’ing  way! No wonder the freakin bad reviews sheeesh 

  • Alex

    i really gotta get a job at a verizon store…

  • Jslafarr

    just lookit how ugly this phone is. ugly.

  • jdrch

    He probably already has a #GalaxyNexus.

  • New_Guy

    Someone’s getting fired in the morning…

    • Brad Alberts

      Exactly what I was going to say. Verizon would fire an employee if they caught them leaking information about a limited edition paperclip let alone this (hopefully I don’t get fired for that comment).  Also, from what I understand not only will this be locked down and only available for purchase by Verizon employees but unless I am greatly misunderstood it will ONLY be able to be used on employee accounts as well.  That is the whole point of the limited edition for employees.  They want the employees to have a unique device and not have them sell all of them to consumers.
      And…unless something changed since yesterday it will most definitely not be available on March 1st.

  • Fakeaccount

    verizon employees shouldnt get the device till like april.  its the iphone 4s that they can pick up march 1st.

    • Jslafarr

      do you work for verizon. how would you reallllly know that. is my guess. maybe you do. but i dont think you do…or do you..

      • MKader17

        I just asked my friend at VZW and he confirmed it.

    • Ferradinho

      I can also confirm this.  It definitely won’t be available in March.  Also, from what I understand not only will this be locked
      down for purchase by Verizon employees only but (unless I am
      greatly misunderstood) it will also ONLY be able to be used/activated on employee accounts as
      well.  I believe the IMEI will be locked to employee accounts.  That is the whole point of the limited edition for employees.
       They want the employees to have a unique device and not have them sell
      all of them to consumers.

  • Jslafarr

    actually … f*ck that

  • Jslafarr

    its his phone. he can do what he wants. now – a special edition droid razr… or a special edition GNEX – winning.

    • Unifyingcry380

      You can get fired for selling your equipment. I would know I work for them.

      • Jslafarr

        if its rightfully yours – as in you bought it – or “own” it – as in you DO NOT have to give it back to verizon – no. you wouldt get fired

  • Bewara2009

    $2,250.00. WTF, is that person on CRACK or something….

  • trouble

    Droid life practically works for Verizon. Their media dept leaks certain things on purpose to DL

    • Does that mean I can buy this phone? lol Doubt it 🙁

    • New_Guy

      Notice the name, “Droid Life.” Can we put the emphasis on the word “Droid”? Now ask yourself, “What is the only carrier that sells phones with the ‘Droid’ moniker?”


      • bjn714

        Have you been to the sister-site, 
        http://an.droid-life.com/?  Not just for droids.

        • New_Guy

          That’s probably why that page is called……wait for it….”Android Life”…

          /crickets chirping

      • AlexKCMO

         Because this site only posts about the “Droid” brand.

        • New_Guy

          Precisely =)…

          Unless its the Blackberry Playback of course.

          • AlexKCMO

            Or Transformer Prime…
            or Future devices
            or Ubuntu
            or the Galaxy line (Galaxy Nexus is not a Droid)

            It’s Kellex’s blog focused on Droid and VZW with some bonuses thrown in. 


          • New_Guy


            And it’s ALL good =).

  • sgv

    this guy must be a nut.to be selling it for that much.lol

  • sgv


  • Bewara2009

    So I was looking at is feedback and wow so many bad feedbacks. One said  “This is a complete scam. Don’t from this “company” never.” Suck on that you SCAMMER!

    • Liderc

      Agreed.  Seems like this guy scammed some people back in 09′

      • Bewara2009

        BUY IT NOW 
        $2,250.00. This seller is on Crack…

        • Loki

          0 bidders as of 3:20 am cst. out of 17 sales 4 negatives and 3 neutrals feed-backs. I don’t think it’s worth that much, especially when he probably paid 50-200 for it.
           Watch Verizon freeze all sales of this device to their employee’s.

          • dr154

            depending on the employee level, we don’t buy the phones, they are given to us for free. 

    • duke69111

      All six of his feedback comments as a seller were negative.  That’s positive.  🙂  

  • Russ

    I hope he gets caught and loses his job.

    • Pflicker83

      Dick why so he be as misrable as u.

    • What he’s doing probably isn’t against the rules. 

      Why would Verizon care as long as they’re getting the money lol

      • Guest

        It might be against our code of conduct though.  Breaking the code of conduct can get you fired REAL fast.

  • But all his reviews as a seller has been negative! I wouldn’t trust it.  

  • I bet this one has an unlocked bootloader XD

  • Such a f’ing ripoff. Also, you’re not helping by supporting this bastard.

    • EC8CH

      I think it’s more like mocking him

  • ernie1one


  • bjn714

    $15 for shipping?  What a rip-off.

  • jtwildman1

    How many Verizon employees’ are there? Lol
    Pretty sure smartphones won’t be a collectors item.R2D2, need I say more?

  • raddacle

    How does Droid Life even know of these things? Are they f5ing the search results on eBay for this?

    • Liderc

      Notice the Tip us tab at the top, that’s to send in news tips.  People send in everything droid related.

      • raddacle

        Okay… what the hell are Droid Life readers doing? Lol Sorry, this just seems a little ridiculous to me.

        • Liderc

          Probably someone looking for a good price on a razr on ebay, noticed the red and black back and sent a tip to DL.

        • feztheforeigner

          There’s a lot of us…

        • martyjones

          Damn, why is the android community so diligent & efficient?

  • John

    Hell No. He should pay me $100 to even consider buying it from him.

  • KatsumeBlisk

    The $750 sounded ridiculous until I read about the contract-free version being $100 cheaper. I think it’s a reasonable price right now. There’s no way I’d buy one though.

    • Chris

      That’s the starting bid.  Buy Now price is $2,250?!?!

      • xAAx

        Little does he know that the phone doesn’t come out for employees till April 1st. 🙂

        • Unifyingcry380

          Little do you know that its actually March 1st.

          • Jslafarr

            little do you know nobody gives a SH*T. its a droid…razr..not even developer edition – or whatever edition  – whatever. march 1st. go buy it. jokes on U!

          • xAAx

            I’m cool thanks tho..

          • Skogsbergh

            The employee version comes out in April. No specific date has been listed. Not sure where everyone is getting April 1st. It says all of this on our employee homepage. iPhone 4S will be available to employees starting March 1st, the only date given.

          • Austin Martin66

            Yes this is true people assume its April because we are able to get 4S, let clowns be clowns