Originally Posted by clsA
Expensive ? my was $199 - 90 (free media link) - 100 (Tradeup program) = $9. Seems like a pretty good deal to me
O and my phone doesn't have any gaps or problems so far (knock on wood).
While it was nice to get the media link unless you sold it for 90 bucks you still paid for it. Also the price you are talking about it being subsidized so you are still paying more than that. The device is actually $575, so if you break it and don't have insurance that is what it will cost plus tax for another one.
I honestly don't care if I am spending $30 or $1000 I want my purchases to be as close to perfect as I want them to be. I can live with certain imperfections others cant.
Heck even if I got the phone free on contract I would want it to look perfect.
Still while like you said you got the device pretty cheap it still is an expensive purchase especially since you are locked in for the next two years now.