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Ebay "link" auctions, whats this about?

Journeyman

Ebay "link" auctions, whats this about?

I have been searching for a new phone for a couple months now, and have decided on the HTC Touch Pro 2 and have been searching for the best deal.  Without switching carriers, the best deal has come through Ebay, however the auction is for a link that gives you the ability to purchase the phone for $49 if you are eligible for the upgrade or new line of service.  Whats up with this?  It beats all deals by nearly 50%.

Thanks

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Journeyman

Re: Ebay "link" auctions, whats this about?

I thought for sure someone would have info on this, its one of the hottest phones on the market right now....weird.

Journeyman

Re: Ebay "link" auctions, whats this about?

IMHO it's 90% chance fraud. Like you said, that's a hot deal. What are the catches? I haven't heard anything either way but I think it would be difficult to auction a phone and then attach the upgrade details to it.

Journeyman

Re: Ebay "link" auctions, whats this about?

I was curious, I suppose I email the link to you if you wanted to see it.  With paypal and ebay you are protected for your purchases which is the only reason I was considering it.  Shoot me an email and I will give you the link to the ebay, or you can simply search for it, very easy to find.  Let me know what you think. Any being a Sprint customer as long as we have been I would think they would give us the best deal no matter what. Thanks for the reply

Message was edited by: Waterchikn

Journeyman

Re: Ebay "link" auctions, whats this about?

Unfortunately, I can't view ebay links here at work. So I won't be able to assit you too much with that. You may be able to send me a message but I can't promise when I'd get to look into it. Outside of work I'm married with a kid lol. Enough said.

Journeyman

Re: Ebay "link" auctions, whats this about?

I completely understand.  I am married with kids too, time is precious.

Journeyman

Re: Ebay "link" auctions, whats this about?

Waterchikn wrote:

I have been searching for a new phone for a couple months now, and have decided on the HTC Touch Pro 2 and have been searching for the best deal.  Without switching carriers, the best deal has come through Ebay, however the auction is for a link that gives you the ability to purchase the phone for $49 if you are eligible for the upgrade or new line of service.  Whats up with this?  It beats all deals by nearly 50%.

Is this the guy who is selling an ebook showing how you can get the phone for that price? I suspect it's through an employee discount plan. Check out this discussion thread regarding potential pitfalls with that approach:

HTC Touch Pro 2 $49 (poss $24) HERO, PIXI & MOMENT for $29 shipped *NO SERO* after new line activation w/ 25-27% corporate discounts - SlickDeals.net Forums

http://slickdeals.net/forums/showthread.php?t=1742804

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