The Moto X may be almost a year old, but you could argue that it is still one of the best smartphone values on the market, and that’s with its current full retail price of around $399. When you consider today’s deal on eBay, that lists an unlocked AT&T model for $275, you are in full “steal” territory, approaching the exit for “impulse buy” territory.
The deal, which is available in limited quantities, includes a brand new (not refurbished or any of that jazz), in-the-original-box Moto X (XT1058) in white with 16GB of storage. We are talking $275 for a brand new phone that we called the best smartphone of 2013. The listing claims that this is the XT1058, which is the AT&T model. If you buy it, you should have great service on LTE with AT&T service.
Free shipping is included as well.
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In the mood for a smartphone deal? We have two today, both of which seem like steals.
The first is for an unlocked Samsung Galaxy S4. Sure, the phone is more than a year old, but at $350 without a contract, you are talking Moto X territory. Many would argue that the Galaxy S4 is still one hell of a phone, even with the Galaxy S5 now available. In fact, I would argue that the phone feels much better in hand. It also has a beautiful Full HD Super AMOLED display and one of the best cameras ever put into a mobile device.
This is the unlocked international variant, so it should work just fine on AT&T’s HSPA here in the US; LTE compatibility may be a toss-up. You can buy it in white, black, purple, or blue – the device is brand new.
If you want something even cheaper, take a look at the LG G2 Mini. At $249, you are looking at a device with a 4.7-inch display (qHD), quad-core Snapdragon 400 processor, and 8MP camera. This phone is not a flagship, but if you need a smartphone on the cheap, until you can grab a flagship, this wouldn’t be a bad option. Most phones these days run $200 on-contract, so $249 has got to be tempting.
eBay Links: Galaxy S4 Unlocked ($349) | LG G2 Mini ($249)
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.
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 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…)
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.
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…)
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.