If a phone is almost two years old, but can be had for an insanely cheap price, is it worth considering? Maybe as a device to tinker with? Maybe as a phone for a teenager? Maybe you broke your current phone and need something to hold you over until the Galaxy S6 drops? Or maybe you just like hoarding smartphones. Whatever the reason, we have two to look at today – Moto X (2013) Developer Edition at $199, and the LG G2 at $189.
Both phones come unlocked and should work just fine on AT&T with 4G LTE. Each is brand new, comes in original packaging, and were two of the best smartphones of their time when initially released in 2013. Still today, they should perform just fine for an average user.
Each phone also comes with free shipping. Think about it.
eBay Links: Moto X Developer Edition ($199) | LG G2 ($189)
Whoa, talk about a semi-insane steal. An ebay daily deal just popped up for the Verizon Moto X (2nd gen) 16GB in bamboo at just $259. That would be the without-a-contract price. Oh, it ships for free too.
The device is “manufacturer refurbished,” so it’s not brand new. However, many would argue that when you give a manufacturer a chance to refurbish their own product, that they often times then have a chance to work out any kinks that you may find in a brand new one. Either way, $259 for the phone that took the crown for 2014 Android phone of the year? That’s almost impulse buy territory, right there.
You should read our Moto X (2nd gen) review if you haven’t already.
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Target (via eBay) is hosting a deal that can land you a brand new Samsung Galaxy S5 (unlocked) for just $429. Since the device is unlocked, it should work just fine at either AT&T or T-Mobile. They appear to be selling through them quite quickly, so only the blue and gold versions are still available.
Talk about a solid deal to spend today’s paycheck on.
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Verizon heads, the Galaxy Note 3 (in “manufacturer refurbished” condition) can be had through eBay today for $289.99 without a contract. For a phone that originally retailed for $699 off-contract and $299 on-contract, that’s a heck of a deal. Sure, it’s not brand new and the device is over a year old, but a sub-$300 price on a phone this good is always worth a look.
Like the One (M7) deal earlier through Best Buy, this is a great option for someone in search of their first smartphone or as a temporary replacement while you wait for something that really grabs your attention.
The deal includes free shipping.
Update: Deal over.
ASUS’ Padfone line is a concept that I wish saw more success or acceptance in the US. A high-end phone that docks into a tablet shell to make an on-demand tablet? What’s not to like? Unfortunately, late or non-arrivals of the Padfone line have left it all but a lost cause here in the States, even if it did have promise.
With that said, the Padfone X, which is the latest high-end version built specifically for AT&T, can be had today from eBay for $199, which includes the tablet dock. The original product retailed around $549, so calling this a steal is a bit of an understatement. (more…)
Power packs. After spending another week at CES, I once again am so thankful for having them with me. There are times that you just can’t get to an outlet to get some juice in your back-up phone that’s about to die before 8PM. Some times, you need some help that doesn’t involve a socket in a wall.
If you have yet to buy yourself a power pack or battery pack of any kind, now would be a great time to consider it. Through an eBay daily deal, you can grab one of Motorola’s Power Pack 3000 (which means it has a 3,000mAh capacity) for just $8.99. Regularly, these packs run $49.99. I don’t think I need to do the math there for you to realize the substantial discount.
And if one of them isn’t enough, you can opt for a 2-pack of the Power Pack 3000 for just $14.99. So instead of paying $100 (plus shipping) from Motorola, you can have two of their high capacity battery packs for $15, with free shipping.
UPDATE: Amazon has the same deal going, but with Prime shipping for Prime members. Amazon Link.
eBay Links: Motorola Power Pack 3000 ($8.99) | 2-Pack Motorola Power Pack 3000 ($14.99) (more…)
Now that Google has stopped selling (and listing) the Nexus 7 (2013) through Google Play, we are seeing the device show up far less frequently in deal sections across the web. For a time, you could find a deal on Google’s last 7-incher on the daily at sites like eBay, but those times are no longer upon us. So, when we saw the device show up today in a listing as “manufacturer refurbished” and with 32GB of storage, we wanted to share.
This may be one of the last sales for the Nexus 7. At this point, after the dozens of fire sales on them, I can’t imagine there are many left. If you need one final X-mas present or need a solid tablet for yourself, you may want to hop on this.
Need another phone deal to take you into Thanksgiving? How about Verizon’s Moto X (1st gen) Developer Edition in brand new condition for just $219? This is the phone that we called the best Android phone of 2013, plus it has the “developer edition” tag attached, which gives you an unlocked bootloader and a custom colorway.
Again, the device is brand new, has 32GB of storage, runs a “pure” version of Android, should see Android 5.0 “Lollipop” before long, and works on Verizon’s network. If you need a phone to tinker with, a cheap replacement while you get something newer, or just like last year’s Moto X, this isn’t a bad deal to jump on.
This deal also includes free shipping.