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Arris CM8200 Docsis 3.1 Cable Modem $86.49

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Note: For usually a bit less, check Amazon first as it is always coming in and out of inventory, that I am not going to update the links everytime (will be used however)

Otherwise eBay
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https://www.ebay.com/itm/ARRIS-M-...SwhcNaa2tW



These look to be very similar if not the same as the Arris SB8200 which costs quite a bit more. From what I can gather one is the model they provide to internet providers, the other to the consumer. Hopefully someone with more expertise than I can chime in

Please note this is a modem only, you will still need to get a router for wireless internet.

Also verify with your provider that they will take this before purchasing. Not Accepted By Comcast as CM8200A* (according to seller, however Death2all110 and JoonN said it worked for them however). Just tell Comcast it is the SB8200

Three of us so far have activated on Cox network

CM8200 Data Sheet (this model):
http://www.arris.com/globalassets...-sheet.pdf

SB8200 Data Sheet (for comparison):
https://arris.my.salesforce.com/s...U2JhcDmeTo


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As this is the ISP/rental version of the SB8200, it runs the risk of being blacklisted. Good luck arguing your way out of blacklisting with Comcast/Xfinity customer service.
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As this is the ISP/rental version of the SB8200, it runs the risk of being blacklisted. Good luck arguing your way out of blacklisting with Comcast/Xfinity customer service.
What's blacklisting ?
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As this is the ISP/rental version of the SB8200, it runs the risk of being blacklisted. Good luck arguing your way out of blacklisting with Comcast/Xfinity customer service.
even if the condition is listed as new? I know how used cell phones run this risk with IMEI's
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when i saw my twc bill they were charging me $8/mo to rent their modem, i immediately searched online and thru brickseek, i saw the exact same modem for $16 clearance. of course they were nowhere to be found in the store so i ordered online and did a return/re-buy (another thread) and it took twc (spectrum) about 30 minutes to turn it on and for me walk their modem back to the store.

everyone should do this with their modems.
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even if the condition is listed as new? I know how used cell phones run this risk with IMEI's
The seller has sold 110 of these in open box condition which makes me wonder about where they came from. Also Comcast auto-tags and auto-blocks devices with certain model numbers.
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The seller has sold 110 of these in open box condition which makes me wonder about where they came from. Also Comcast auto-tags and auto-blocks devices with certain model numbers.
lucky for us, ebay provides a reputable legitimate outlet for vendors who acquire merchandise thru non-traditional means to get their product straight to customers at good prices.

let's say a small cable company goes out of business and they have 500 modems in the backroom. they can send these to the philippines or somewhere in south america for pennies on the dollar or they can sell them @ $20 to a reseller or wholesaler or refurbishment outfit who will not only make sure they are fit for service but also put them to good use right here in america.
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lucky for us, ebay provides a reputable legitimate outlet for vendors who acquire merchandise thru non-traditional means to get their product straight to customers at good prices.

let's say a small cable company goes out of business and they have 500 modems in the backroom. they can send these to the philippines or somewhere in south america for pennies on the dollar or they can sell them @ $20 to a reseller or wholesaler or refurbishment outfit who will not only make sure they are fit for service but also put them to good use right here in america.
That may be exactly the case here but unless you're the eBay vendor and can vouch for the integrity of these modems, I'm just pointing out some possible risk.
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That may be exactly the case here but unless you're the eBay vendor and can vouch for the integrity of these modems, I'm just pointing out some possible risk.
of course i cannot vouch for the integrity of these modems but i have a pretty good idea based on the feedback and the vendor's rating, location, store policy, and other inventory. just based on the small knowledge about the product makes me think this vendor is familiar with it's proper use and has tried to help the customer with a heads-up. still, ebay and paypal policy make this almost a no-risk situation and based on personal experience, owning your own modem as opposed to leasing it make it worth the risk.

i know you said you "wonder where these modems came from" but to be honest, i don't think anyone should concern themselves where they came from based on the open box and the quantity. it simply doesn't matter if they "fell off a truck" and now they show up on ebay. so i'm not sure about the prices or compatibility so i can't say if this is a good deal or not but i would take a look at the vendor to assess the risk, not the username for the o.p. Wink
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of course i cannot vouch for the integrity of these modems but i have a pretty good idea based on the feedback and the vendor's rating, location, store policy, and other inventory. just based on the small knowledge about the product makes me think this vendor is familiar with it's proper use and has tried to help the customer with a heads-up. still, ebay and paypal policy make this almost a no-risk situation and based on personal experience, owning your own modem as opposed to leasing it make it worth the risk.

i know you said you "wonder where these modems came from" but to be honest, i don't think anyone should concern themselves where they came from based on the open box and the quantity. it simply doesn't matter if they "fell off a truck" and now they show up on ebay. so i'm not sure about the prices or compatibility so i can't say if this is a good deal or not but i would take a look at the vendor to assess the risk, not the username for the o.p. Wink
Haha that's for sure. Price is very tempting.
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take a look at the vendor to assess the risk, not the username for the o.p. https://static.slickdealscdn.com/ima...ilies/wink.gif
Hahaha I love throwing people off with the username. I do try to post good deals. Four of them hit FP last week.

I was going by the vendor's rating when I put this up as well (although two months ago was even cheaper at $70).
Hard to ignore that he's sold a bunch and maintained positive feedback, so I can only assume these are working. Harder still when SB8200 hit front page at $150 just two days ago
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This is tempting since my 6183 is taking a dump on me, but it sounds like comcast won't allow this.
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Has anyone called/contacted Comcast to see if this device will be allowed?
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Comcast Online Chat:

If I own a ARRIS 3.1 DOCSIS modem... MODEL: CM8200, P/N: CM8200A... would that modem be allowed/acceptable on your network?
Me 3:08:53 PM

You are now chatting with Gurjant
Hi ----- , thank you for contacting Xfinity Chat Support. My name is Gurjant.
Gurjant 3:09:12 PM

No need to worry I will help you with this.
Gurjant 3:09:23 PM

Can you provide your first and last name and the complete address with the Zip code?
Gurjant 3:09:44 PM

I'm just looking for information regarding the modem as I am not a customer yet...
Me 3:10:13 PM

Okay.
Gurjant 3:10:24 PM

is there a reason you need my address to confirm whether you would allow the modem on your network?
Me 3:10:36 PM

As I have checked this modem is ARRIS 3.1 DOCSIS modem... MODEL: CM8200, P/N: CM8200A is compatible with the Comcast network.
Gurjant 3:10:57 PM

You can use this internet modem to access the internet on your account.
Gurjant 3:11:23 PM

Okay - and there will be no issues using it? I've heard rumors (internet is a bad source) but that some modems can get you black listed.
Me: 3:11:33 PM

and wanted to make sure I avoid any of those issues
Me 3:11:47 PM

No, need to worry you can use this internet modem.
Gurjant 3:12:01 PM

thank you!
Jason 3:12:05 PM

I will assure you that you will not get any issue.
Gurjant 3:12:08 PM
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Interesting, but literally says "Not Accepted By Comcast as CM8200A" in the description.

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This is tempting since my 6183 is taking a dump on me, but it sounds like comcast won't allow this.
Try putting a fan on it.
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