But going on eBay remains the best way to maximize your savings with absolutely no strings attached. We’re talking no device payment plans, no bill credits, and no obligatory upfront activation. On the not so bright side of things, a warranty can be pretty rare.
The “catch”, of course, is that you’re not technically looking at brand-new, unused units here. But the two phones on special offer today are purportedly in an “excellent condition” that “can be rated 9.5 out of 10”, with “minor blemishes” to be expected “due to handling and unlocking.”
In other words, these are “new other” or “open box” items that aren’t technically pre-owned, having merely been used for showcasing and unlocking purposes. You can get them shipped for free nationwide in time for Christmas, then activate them on your GSM network of choice, be it AT&T, T-Mobile, or a smaller prepaid wireless service provider.