are you all receiving new phones? both of my phones came but 1 with some scratches around the charging port and the other with a slightly dirty inside label (under the battery). The boxes look strange with green round stickers on them (1 on each marked "OK"). Seemed used/refurbished to me.
mine came in same condition, unsealed box, with some stickers, although cable and charger were in sealed up plastic. the cardboard box almost looked like it was a copy or reprint. phone was in great condition on the outside, but after a while i saw that it had pretty noticeable screen burn-in.. on any white or light screen i could see a big bright circle near the center of the screen, as well as what look like horizontal bars below it. i couldn't unsee it after a while, so i've sent it back for an exchange. i kind of knew full well that we wouldn't be getting sealed up boxes straight from the factory when ordering "new" phones on ebay for $100, but for the price i paid, i was pretty happy with the phone otherwise. i'm sure they're all used to some degree.. i think someone on here said they were told that they might be display phones or something (which could explain the burn-in). you have to also expect they'd have to open each and turn them on so they could unlock them (i highly doubt you can buy new and sealed carrier-branded phones unlocked). come to think of it, mine had already been upgraded to ICS already, which is a manual upgrade... that kind of ticks me off now thinking about it..
fyi, anyone wanting to stay unlocked don't revert the software to gingerbread. it'll ask you to put in the sim unlock code again, which isn't provided. the seller did seem willing to help me out here (and i did revert mostly just to test this, in addition to making sure the phone was completely wiped clean and back in stock form).
I missed the 100.00 price point and wanted to buy 3 so I've been holding off and checking back periodically on the ebay page to see when it will drop again. Usually it says "Limited Quantity available" but yesterday there was a time when it said 9,500 or so available. Oops. They've got a LOT of them still so it WILL drop again, probably sooner rather than later after they get the first big batch of orders shipped out.
Send the seller a message. I doubt they'd say no to selling three for $300 if they really have 9,000 left.
Hmmm, I have had a few issues with mine rebooting on its own for no reason. I have also noticed that it slows down quite a bit when I multitask a music app with a GPS app. Anybody else having issues like this?
It is almost as if it is only utilizing one core rather than both.
Received mine today, similar observations as others. No way this is a brand new phone!
The box was not sealed, looks flimsy and there is a small deep scratch around the charging port and a bit bigger light scratch towards the bottom on back cover and the frame!
What are you guys doing about it? Any luck taking this up with the seller?
Seller seems pretty concerned about keeping their 5-star rating and willing to work with you to make sure it stays that way. They respond to emails with such forced niceness that it's almost annoying to read (and I'm pretty sure it's mostly scripted too). I'm sure they'd refund you if you return it and pay the return shipping.. unless you can get them to pay it. I sent mine out for an exchange because of the burn-in on the screen. I didn't try to get them to send me a prepaid label or anything, but if I experience the same on the next one I get, I definitely will be then.
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