Deal DetailsLast Edited by BostonGirl June 22, 2015 at 05:16 AM
Per rover2005, COUPONS15OFF100 to take off $15. Getting worthy even from Choxi(YUCK).
Only if you are ordering the first time from Choxi.com. "Unfortunately, this promotion can only be used the first time you order"
---> I just used another e-mail and created another account. No problem ordering...$85 total after checking out.
I can tell you why it's this way. There's refurbished, direct from the manufacturer like Sony and Apple. That will come indistingushable from new. Then there's "refurbished", as in ebay or CL or Choxi(YUCK). That's used.
For the long story read on.
These phones are warranty returns that get bought by a company and shipped to China, Shenzhen specially. Then in small stalls the size of cubicles, a tech will fix it. Then it gets sold to a vendor working in another small stall. These stalls are something everyone should see at some point. It's basically a mound of phones. There can be 100 phones of each type pre-sorted into packs of 10, then stacked into big columns. This is where your phone came from. Buyers come in and literally pick through all of them to find the best ones. They spend maybe 5 seconds checking each phone. Then they buy 50 or so at a time and ship them back to the US and sell them through ebay or Choxi(YUCK). The margins on these aren't really that high. A "refurbished" M7 for example goes for $100 in a Shenzhen stall. They sell for what, $150 or so on ebay. Factor in buying the charger, boxing it, shipping and ebay fees and the seller might eek out about $20/phone.
So what you get is luck of the draw. If it's the first pass the buyer makes in Shenzhen, it'll be pretty much like new. If it's the 4th or 5th pass they make, it'll be pretty rough.
UMTS HSPA+ (Bands 1, 3, 5, 8 or bands 1, 2, 4, 5, 8)*
GSM GPRS/EDGE 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
LTE (Bands 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20)*