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Deal: Unlocked HTC One (M8) in Gunmetal Grey for $449, Plus Free Shipping

Been considering the HTC One (M8)? A daily deal running today out of eBay has a price on an unlocked version that is $200 below HTC’s $649 asking price. At $449 (with free shipping) for a “manufacturer refurbished” unit in gunmetal grey, you could be an HTC One (M8) owner.

This model comes with 32GB of storage and should work perfectly on AT&T’s network since it comes “in an AT&T retail box.” Either way, the unlocked version of the M8 does indeed work perfectly on AT&T’s network.

Still on the fence? Check out our HTC One (M8) review to see our thoughts on this year’s flagship from HTC.

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  • mcdonsco

    Nah…need a great camera on my phone…no thanks…waiting for this price on the g3, plus waiting to see what the x+1 (and/or x+1 maxx?) ends up being as well as the iPhone 6. I know, heresy here, but aside from the tiny screens and lack of simultaneous voice and data on Verizon I kind of like iphones and honestly, I’m sick of the typing issues on EVERY android phone I’ve ever had; which is a LOT.

  • sirmipsalot

    I don’t understand why this “unlocked” phone is in an AT&T retail box. I’m not an expert, but I wouldn’t expect this:


    to come in an AT&T retail box. This seems suspicious… as though this is not actually factory unlocked, but unlocked somehow after the fact. It may or may not be reliable, but that wouldn’t be the exact same thing as buying the unlocked variant directly from HTC.

    • Bane

      They are refurbished AT&T units that have been carrier unlocked. The writing is on the wall.

  • M3D1T8R

    Getting closer.. But by the time this gets to a price I’d be willing to pay for it, the M9 will be hat around the corner so I’ll just end up waiting for that.

    • Grayson

      Dude, M9 is still 8 months away. I wouldn’t recommend people wait for the M9 unless it’s within 3 months of release, so not until 2016. If you don’t want one fine, but $450 for a refurb is probably the best you’re going to get unless you strike it lucky on Craigslist.

  • xsirxx

    Damn, not a bad deal. Unfortunately yesterday I just bought 4 refurbed LG G2’s for 199$ each. Was going to wait for the Nexus 6 after we realized the One Plus One wasnt going to be released, but ended up saying screw it, the G2 does everything we wanted except water proof for 199$. Plus no contract.

    • Furnaceboy

      where the hell did you get that deal! 😛 ANSWER MEHHHHH

      • j

        I just purchased a NEW LG G2 off swappa for $260. Avg price for LG on swappa is $250. It’s hit the sweet spot in the past month, down $130 since Feb.

        • xsirxx

          Yea I credit that to the G3 being released. I love all these people who are paying monthly rents on their phones and turning them in every 6 months! It allows me to have a new phone with no contract!

          • j

            That definitely helps, but it seems the G2 was greatly undervalued in the second hand market from the start. It was basically available for high $400s right after release and down to $400 a couple months later.

          • xsirxx

            Yea I wonder why. The reviews were all really good on it. I havent used it yet obviously but I cant wait.. 3000mah battery? YES PLEASE!

          • j

            I think: It’s not a Galaxy or iPhone and doesn’t carry the marketing panache. And carriers were subsidizing it more ($99, $49, and somtimes even $0.01) allowing users to dump them cheaper.

            But, everything it working out pretty well in the plan to keep unlimited data by scooping up 1 year old devices on the cheap! Hell G2 is only 10 months old.

      • xsirxx

        Ebay… There is a guy with 12K reviews and a highly positive rating. I hate ebay but I couldnt pass the deal up.

        Just grabbed the link and wouldnt you know it, they raised the price but still only 224$… http://www.ebay.com/itm/LG-VS980-G2-Verizon-Wireless-4G-LTE-Android-32-GB-Black-Smartphone-/361002803899?pt=Cell_Phones&hash=item540d71a2bb

        I receive them this Friday and they are already shipped so hopfully they are in good condition.

        EDIT: 14K reviews… and its the G2 not G3.. still one hell of a deal if you ask me. and its the Verizon model which has the wireless charging but we will be using them on T-Mobile. All the bands are still on the phone but you need to put Cyanogenmod or another rom on it to take it over to T-Mobile… we just did the 100$ for 4 line deal they are running.

  • Qbancelli

    Not even $300 I would pay for this wet bar of soap.

    • patt

      Cool and you got Moto X which is even worse ?:p

      • Qbancelli

        Nexus 5

        • patt

          No thanks again lol

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      • Deez

        It’s pretty much the same description that Kellen gives about it…

        • Matthew DiGiacomo

          Where does Kellen say he “wouldn’t pay $300 for this wet bar of soap” ?

          • Deez

            Nowhere. He obviously never used those exact words, but I never said that he did. I said it’s a similar description of what Kellen says.

            I don’t know if you pay attention to what Kellen writes, but he’s said the HTC One is slippery many times over and I get the impression that he doesn’t care for it.

            This is pulled from a very recent article:

            “I can tell you one thing I know for sure about metal phones – they can be insanely slippery and frustrating to deal with. I spent more than enough time with HTC’s last two flagship phones, the One (M7) and One (M8), both of which were unusable at times because of their lack of grip. ”

            “In my opinion, metal isn’t exactly the greatest material available for building smartphones.”

            and my personal favorite:

            “Is this whole “metal is premium” thing overblown by Apple-leaning tech journos?”

          • xsirxx

            I actually agree here… I would much rather have a “plastic” phone. Never understood why everyone wants metal.. dont see any benefits.

            Now on the greasy part… they may be a skin condition he needs to have checked out.

          • Deez

            Yeah lulz I don’t think any of my phone have ever gotten greasy!

          • xsirxx

            Maybe he watches movies on it while eating chicken wings? Not sure. I know thats the only time my phone gets greasy.

            Grayson, There is no doubt it looks nice, but I think “plastic” phones look just as nice. I look as the sleekness of it along with the curves and edges. Plus I happen to still like an all black phone or simply a one color phone.

          • Grayson

            Benefit is, people, including me, gawk at it when they see it. It’s beautiful. But yeah, it is slick as heck. I bought a cork wrap to put on the back of mine to give it some extra grip (http://www.slickwraps.com/HTC-One-M8-Natural-Cork-p/sw-one8-nscork.htm). Doesn’t add bulk like a case and leaves the front and sides exposed so the phone still looks naked from the front. That site also has clear wraps that add extra grip, but leave the entire phone still looking naked, so you can still appreciate the metal look all over.