Deal DetailsLast Edited by wuzzy July 22, 2015 at 05:45 AM
Code : 48OFFDEAL
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WILL TO TRY CRAIGSLIST? NOTE THESE STEPS....
Okay everyone, I wanted to share with you another SD way to get this phone in the $350 range.
Right now there's tons of these phones floating around craigslist. LG has been giving all t-mobile front line employees a huge discount if they buy them through their employee affiliated corporate website for $250 plus tax. They are dumping them all over swappa and craigslist.
Option A: If you know someone that works for t-mobile and depending on how well you know them they might be willing to buy it for you if you could make it worth their while if you throw some extra cash their way. You might be lucky and walk away with one for around $300.
Option B: Look at the tmo G4 ads on your local craigslist site. Here in Phoenix there were easily 3-5 sealed ones ready to sell over the last week two weeks or so. Get in touch with them and let em know know that the phone can be had for $432 with the coupon code and not forgetting the extra LG promotional add ons that qualify with it. Counter them with an offer and inquire if their phone has been paid in full and if they can provide a receipt. This is when they tell you that they bought it straight from LG for a corporate discount as a t-mo employee. Let them know you're aware of that promotion and you're ready to buy right way as long as they show you a proof of purchase.
In my experience over the last week and a half or so that I've been seriously looking at buying this phone- I've had serious counter offers in the $340 - $380 range. All sealed phones. I'm vary wary of Craigslist although my limited experience buying a few things has been positive so far. I finally bought the sealed brown leather back version today for $350 once I found the right seller who was willing to go through the strictest requirements I had to verify proof of purchase and that the phone has been paid in full before I completed the transaction.
1) I made the seller agree to bring the LG online receipt confirming that the phone was paid in full. I made sure the full name on the receipt matches the full name on the ID and verified the picture on the ID matches the person in front of me.
2) Next we walked into the neutral t-mobile store we agreed to meet at and had a sales person there verify that the phone's IMEI is clean and that there were no blocks on it. I got there a bit early and talked to a sales rep I picked out and gave him a heads up of what I wanted to do and he said he would take care of me and he did. I mentioned a neutral store earlier because I didn't want any of his colleagues doing this important check at his own store instead of someone completely unbiased.
3) This one is critical. Next make sure that you have the store rep look at the seller's account and see if he has a G4 registered in his name. This request has to verbally come from the seller as there are account privacy rules involved. The store clerk carefully checked his ID with a black light and verified his identity before beginning to do that. Mine didn't so that made it easy. If he had one I would have made sure that whatever G4 he had on his account wasn't on EIP or had insurance. This is for your piece of mind that you won't encounter any problems further down along the road as we've all heard people's horror stories where their phones were remotely turned off due to non payments turning them into paper weights. If he had another G4 registered on his account and even it was paid off I would have had him sign a notarized bill of sale as a backup.
I hope this helps a few of you out there and don't mind a bit of creative leg work to get the SD outcome. There's enough t-mo reps looking to make a bit of extra cash out there and enough of us who don't want to pay retail so it's a win win for all of us.
Oh by the way, my seller paid $271 after taxes so he cleared $80 for 20 minutes of work so not too shabby. We've talked of more future collaborations with new releases so this might turn into a long term investment.....Smilie
'Hope this helps!