Deal: 16GB Nexus 7 (2013) for $139 on eBay

If you want an Android tablet, finding a good deal on one is not difficult. In fact, I don’t know why anyone would pay full price for an Android slate at this point. Whether it’s something from Samsung or the latest Nexus tablet from Google, someone is bound to have a discount worth considering. Take today’s deal on eBay for example, where you can grab a refurbished 16GB variant of the Nexus 7 (2013) for $139.99. The device originally retailed for $229 in a “brand new” state, but thanks to the manufacturer having to tinker with it, you can save $90.

The Nexus 7 (2013) may be almost a year old, but it is still widely considered to be one of the best available.

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Deal: Unlocked Sony Xperia Z2 for $672 Through eBay

Since the Sony Xperia Z2 is not coming to the US any time soon, those of you who want to purchase this year’s flagship from Sony are going to have to either import it or buy an unlocked model from a reseller. Neither is an affordable option. Importing from the UK could run you upward of $900, while most of the unlocked resellers in the US have the price of the Xperia Z2 set no lower than $750. That’s a lot of cash for a smartphone.

But, if you really, really want the Xperia Z2, then you may want to rush over to eBay today for the best price I have seen to date. Through a daily deal, you can pick up the device for $672.98, which includes free expedited shipping. That’s almost $100 less than most resellers. That may even be cheaper than what Sony will sell it for on its own website later this summer(more…)

eBay Tells Users to Change Their Passwords Following Cyber Attack

eBay has suffered a “cyber attack.” Through a brief note originally posted to PayPal’s press site this morning, password changes are being recommended, thanks to the attack which “compromised an eBay database containing encrypted eBay passwords and other non-financial information.” eBay took a while to confirm the news, but has now confirmed the attack and that its users should change passwords immediately.  (more…)

Deal: Nexus 7 (2012) 32GB for $99 From eBay

It might be two years old at this point, but eBay is running a flash sale on the original Nexus 7 (2012) with 32GB of storage for $99. The device is manufacturer refurbished, but as we have mentioned countless times, many believe that refurbishing a product gets rid of issues and actually makes a product better in some situations.

The device runs a Tegra 3 processor, has 1GB of RAM, and a 7-inch display. It also runs the newest version of Android, which is Kit Kat 4.4.2.

If you need a super cheap tablet that also carries the Nexus brand and stock Android, this isn’t a bad deal. The deal also includes free shipping.

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Deal: Unlocked HTC One (M8) From eBay for $649 ($50 Off)

Ever since HTC raised the price on the unlocked model of their 2014 flagship One (M8), we have been on the hunt for a deal that would drop it below its steep $699 asking price. That deal has come today, through an eBay daily deal.

For $649, you can pick up a brand new unlocked HTC One (M8) that should work on AT&T LTE just fine, but may not see the best connectivity at all times on T-Mobile. That’s not the steepest discount around, especially when you consider the full retail on Verizon’s model is only $599, but it’s the best price around. (more…)

Samsung Gear 2 Discounted to $269 Through eBay

Since Samsung has already taken full control over the smartphone market, they decided for 2014 that it was time to make the wearables market theirs as well. So even though they released the original Galaxy Gear at the end of 2013, they introduced three new Gear devices alongside the Galaxy S5. One of those is the Gear 2, a device that just so happens to be 10% off through eBay this week.

For $269.99, with free economy shipping, you can pick-up Samsung’s latest smartwatch that originally retailed for $299. The Gear 2 has a camera, AMOLED display, tracks fitness activities, is capable of placing phone calls, and comes in a variety of colors, three of which are included in this deal (silver, gold, or orange).

Keep in mind that this device only works with Samsung devices like the Galaxy S5, Note 3, Galaxy S4, etc.

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Deal: Unlocked AT&T HTC One (M7) Available for $399

Last year’s HTC One (M7) is still regarded as one of the most well-built and designed phones of all time. Its mostly-metal body, high-end specs, and interesting take on a camera made for one of the better Android phones of 2013, even if HTC failed to bring its steep sales decline to a halt with it. It is the phone that led the way to this year’s HTC One (M8), yet many would probably argue that the phone is just as good, if not better in some areas, than its new brother.

If a year-old phone isn’t something that would turn you off from a good deal, feel free to take a look at an eBay deal currently running for the HTC One (M7). Available in limited quantities, an unlocked AT&T model is available today for $399, and that is without a contract. That price is not down to OnePlus One levels, but it’s still a pretty solid value, especially since the phone runs on AT&T’s LTE.

The phone is brand new, includes 32GB of storage, and comes in Glacial Silver.

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Deal: Original Galaxy Gear Available on eBay for $99 Plus Free Shipping

Because of the moderate success of the original Samsung Galaxy Gear, followed by the quick introduction of 2nd-gen Gear 2 devices, Samsung and its retail partners are doing whatever they can to offload old Gear stock. The deals on the Galaxy Gear have come quick and often, like today’s flash sale from Best Buy through eBay.

The official Best Buy account through eBay has “manufacturer refurbished” Galaxy Gear smartwatches in three colors (grey, black, and rose gold) on sale today for $99. Keep in mind that this product originally retailed for $299, so we are now at third-of-the-price status. That’s how badly they want to move these out of their warehouses. $99 for a smartwatch that has a decent design, but not much in terms of functionality. But hey, if you wanted to test out a smartwatch, and own a Galaxy device from Samsung, $99 is tempting.  (more…)