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Old March 6th, 2011, 05:31 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi guys.

As the title says, I'm thinking of selling the Nexus S.
it's pretty much as new, with the box, unopened earphones...

I'm in the UK and would send via special delivery and tracking code would be given.

I've been on this forum for a long time and can be absolutely trusted.

Please PM me with sensible offers. Would be happy to talk on the phone to a serious buyer.

Thought I'd give someone on here the chance before I looked at eBay.

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Old March 6th, 2011, 10:33 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Sad to see you're giving it up. But yeah, try to avoid eBay if you can. It'd probably sell for close to $600 USD there, but then eBay dings you like $55 in fees, and PayPal (which is pretty much all anyone will use through eBay) takes another $15 or so. Add in the shipping costs that eBay never gets right and you end up with like $500 for a $600 item.

When I was selling my extra NS, I tried the posting in the forum classifieds, but no luck. Outside of eBay, PayPal is probably the best/safest way to do it, for both parties.
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Old March 6th, 2011, 10:38 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Cheers man. I haven't got a problem with eBay here in the UK just thought I'd offer up to any NS browsers first.

Haven't decided what I want yet either, so not too desperate unless anyone wants it.
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My main gripe with eBay is the way they handle scammers. I was selling a laptop a while back when someone tried to scam me and I found out just how crooked eBay is.

When someone scams a seller on eBay, it can go one of two ways:

1: The scammer succeeds and the buyer loses his item and never gets paid. eBay also then pockets his ~$5 listing fee as well as ~$50 final value fee, so not only is the guy out the cost of his item, but he actually owes eBay money. Personally, I think if he falls for that, it's his own damn fault.

2: The scammer fails and never pays for the item. The buyer files a non-payment ticket and either gives up or relists his item. Either way, eBay pockets his ~$5 listing fee.

In neither of those scenarios does eBay ban the scammer. Why? Because scammers make eBay a TON of money. The person who tried to scam me, I found, was also trying to scam 5 (yes FIVE!) other people at the same time as me. I contacted those buyers and warned them, and I know that none fell victim. I also know that at least 3 of them reported the scammer, as did I. A month later (when I was finally able to relist my item since eBay makes you wait after filing a non-payment ticket), I checked to see if the scammer had been banned. They hadn't, and not only that, the scammer had gone on to try and scam 23 other people.

When you think about it, this is happening thousands of times a day, each time amounting to $5-$50 or so for eBay. Even by conservative estimates, eBay is pulling in well over a million dollars a year solely thanks to the scammers.
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i thought of selling mines also but then i look at the comparisons and it still toward the top in performance when it comes to dual core processors. I will wait a bit longer and see if something comes out that is far superior not just a tad
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I just want reliable GPS. I'm thinking about the HTC Incredible S or Atrix...
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Not to hijack your thread, but out of interest what about the GPS are you finding lacking? I use a few GPS apps and they're usually quite accurate.
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Maps Navigation accuracy is poor. It also freezes for a few seconds regularly. A shame, because the rest of the phone is perfect since 2.3.3.
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Are you willing to ship international?
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Are you willing to ship international?
Yes, as long as the following are provided:

The country being shipped to is supported by insured and fully tracked mail to the destination (Royal Mail International).

The agreed fee is paid for up front by PayPal as a gift.

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Yes, as long as the following are provided:

The country being shipped to is supported by insured and fully tracked mail to the destination (Royal Mail International).

The agreed fee is paid for up front by PayPal as a gift.

If agreed, please PM with an offer.
Surely you would be better just adding PayPal fees onto of the price you are after.
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Maps Navigation accuracy is poor. It also freezes for a few seconds regularly. A shame, because the rest of the phone is perfect since 2.3.3.
Strange how one handset can differ so much from another.

I used Navigation for the first time today and it was perfect....better than my dedicated in car NAVMAN unit that i usually use.
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Surely you would be better just adding PayPal fees onto of the price you are after.
OK, or this...
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Maps Navigation accuracy is poor. It also freezes for a few seconds regularly
odd. maps nav runs just perfect on mine
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odd. maps nav runs just perfect on mine
Do you run it in a cradle? Because it works fine on mine until the phone is slotted into the cradle...
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Whoa! Found 3 of my fav ex N1ers in one thread!

@Martin, I didn't think the NS has a GPS issue (like the SGS)

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When I was selling my extra NS, I tried the posting in the forum classifieds, but no luck. Outside of eBay, PayPal is probably the best/safest way to do it, for both parties.
What the! Did you buy another NS to sell it, lol?

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You're already thinking of moving on?
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It might just be mine. I don't know because no one has commented about using it in a cradle on charge yet...

As I say it works OK outside of the cradle, even in the middle of the car. Very strange.
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What the! Did you buy another NS to sell it, lol?
I don't know if you recall one of my older threads from back when I was first buying it, but Best Buy screwed up my online order, saying it was back ordered even though it was supposed to be guaranteed by Christmas. I was buying it on contract, since a separate line on my account was already under contract for another year and a half.

I called customer support several times and finally one told me that a (sort of) nearby store had some in stock and they could cancel my online order once I successfully buy one in store. Instead of getting screwed, I decided to make a long drive over to a Best Buy store that had some in stock and buy it there.

I bought it at the store and was all excited and giggly like a schoolgirl, and the dude at the store told me they would cancel the online order for me.

A few weeks later, I got an email from Best Buy saying that my online order has shipped and was charged to my credit card. I figured I could either return it and get my ~$270 back, or sell it for ~$600.
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^--but you're on a contract no? lol If you're staying with AT&T for a year or two....the extra money made ain't bad
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^--but you're on a contract no? lol If you're staying with AT&T for a year or two....the extra money made ain't bad
I'm on T-Mobile, not AT&T. I know T-Mobile is a bit cheaper off contract, but since another line on my account was already on contract (thanks to a relative getting a new dumbphone - grrr!), I would have been on contract either way. Buying the NS on contract just meant I'd be on contract a couple months longer.

Both the online purchase (that was supposed to be cancelled) and the in store purchase were contracting the same line. For whatever reason, the online purchase still went through, even though I had already put that line on contract once I bought the phone in the store. Basically, Best Buy sold me two Nexus S' at the contract price ($199 + tax) but only had me sign one contract.

It came out to like $540 for the two phones, and after selling one for about $600 minus some eBay and PayPal fees, it basically came out to a free phone. I'm certainly not complaining.
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I'm on T-Mobile, not AT&T.
*facepalm* I should have known that

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It came out to like $540 for the two phones, and after selling one for about $600 minus some eBay and PayPal fees, it basically came out to a free phone. I'm certainly not complaining.
Oh you damn flippin lucky bastard!!! I am bloody jealous! I wish I had your luck!
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Yay, the old gang again.

Roze, are you still going to get an AT&T NS?
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yeah, I do miss you guys. Now where is merf to join the party, lol.

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*points to name* ATRIX!!! lol. I couldn't decide between the Atrix or NS...so my decision criteria is whatever comes to Canada first. Atrix in a couple of days! WOOOHOOO!!!! Partay!!! And then I can finally throw the a cursed blackberry against the wall (ie. give it back to my sis). Excited to be using an Android again!
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yeah, I do miss you guys. Now where is merf to join the party, lol.



*points to name* ATRIX!!! lol. I couldn't decide between the Atrix or NS...so my decision criteria is whatever comes to Canada first. Atrix in a couple of days! WOOOHOOO!!!! Partay!!! And then I can finally throw the a cursed blackberry against the wall (ie. give it back to my sis). Excited to be using an Android again!
I imagine the Atrix should have some pretty strong modding community behind it. It'll likely have a vanilla (or at least fully working Cyanogen) ROM in no time. Without MotoBlur screwing things up, I think the Atrix will be quite the worthy device.
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Oh yeah, didn't see the Atrix coming soon. I think I may get one in a month or two if it's possible to obtain without the Orange carrier crap and SIM free here in the UK.
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I imagine the Atrix should have some pretty strong modding community behind it. It'll likely have a vanilla (or at least fully working Cyanogen) ROM in no time. Without MotoBlur screwing things up, I think the Atrix will be quite the worthy device.
Yes, I believe it would get a strong Modding community. I'm hoping that since the Bootloader is signed and not encrypted, the devs at XDA will crack the code. I know what the Atrix will get me to do that the Nexus One wasn't able to. I'm going to root the Atrix. I think I'm a vanilla baby...I can't stand OEM UIs :@

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Oh yeah, didn't see the Atrix coming soon. I think I may get one in a month or two if it's possible to obtain without the Orange carrier crap and SIM free here in the UK.
When is the UK Atrix released?

I hope the Next Nexus will be a marriage between the Nexus S and Atrix. I'd be in Android Heaven!!!
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Its released at the end of March I believe on Orange. Hopefully can get it SIM free from CPW or Best Buy...
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