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I have never bought a refurbished cell phone before. I am looking at the ATT Sumsung Galaxy S 2 Skyrocket for $19,99. Do you think this would be a wise deal?

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This is just my two cents...

Personally, I would never buy a refurbished cell phone of any kind. As former Blackberry admin at my work, our office had nothing but problems with refurbished Blackberries. We even had one explode sort of (poped loudly and died) while an employee was using it.

Also I have bad things about refurbished Androids too.

My feeling is that most of the refurbished phones are ones that were returned for some reason, and that they still have problems.

My opinion is to stay away from refurbished phones and just save up for a new one.
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I picked up the one you are considering, as did my wife. They arrived in like new condition and work perfectly. Plus you have a 30 day return with AT&T, 90 day warranty and the option of buying the insurance, although the deductible on smartphones is a bit much to justify the insurance.
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How long have you had the skyrockets? If you don't mind saying how much did you pay for yours? Did you get yours on line?
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We've had them for a month now, purchased online through AT&T for $20 each, two day delivery. I had always had reservations about buying refurbished myself, but for $20 I don't see it as much of a risk and figured if they are going to malfunction in any way, they'll probably do it within the first 3 months.
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We've had them for a month now, purchased online through AT&T for $20 each, two day delivery. I had always had reservations about buying refurbished myself, but for $20 I don't see it as much of a risk and figured if they are going to malfunction in any way, they'll probably do it within the first 3 months.
I've done the same (two @ $20 each) and agree with your logic. A 90% discount for what is arguably the best AT&T has to offer? Too tantalizing to ignore.
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I have been considering the refurb as well. I using a refurb iPhone 4 that I've had for the past two years. The refurb iPhone has worked flawlessly. Don't see why the refurb Sky Rocket should be any different.
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I have had no regrets whatsoever. Froze bloatware using Titanium, performed the usual customization, and that's it. I'll probably stick with the phone as is and not "update" to ICS. Fast, stable, and...did I say fast? I'm not wanting for anything vs. the Captivate that required major surgery.
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Just my 2 cents-

I've purchased refurbished phones in the past as well as other electronics and have rarely had an issue. Refurbished items do come with warranty so you can always exchange/return if buy from a reputable company.
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I used to sell AT&T cell phones, and Spint as well.

98% of refurbs come about this way, a customer buys a phone. In a few days, for whatever reason (usually cannot afford the bill or want a different phone) return the phone. It is checked out by techs, diagnostics run on it. Repackaged and resold, but cannot be sold as new. So sold as a refurb unit. Much cheaper.
They still have the 1 year manufacturer's warranty from date of purchase.

Except for my first cell phone I have had nothing but refurbs. The one I had problems with was the brand new phone. 2 weeks, charger port goes out. Get a refurb unit, fine for 4 years. My last phone before upgrading to the skyrocket was a Palm Treo 750, had it almost 5 years, refurb. It still works great!

I'd say, save the cash and get a refurb if you can!
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My refurb lasted 2 years.. still works if I use a good battery.
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I just got a new Skyrocket refurb from AT&T and I really like it so far. I am trying to decide whether to return it and get a new Skyrocket with a 1yr warranty or just get insurance on the refurb.
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If it'll go bad, it's likely to do so within the 90 day refurb warranty period. I wouldn't futz with insurance, either. Life life on the edge!

I just noticed that refurbs are $9.99. I paid twice as much and thought I got a real deal. You can't beat a Skyrocket refurb at the current price.
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I purchased phone insurance on my Captivate (thus the moniker) on release day. Its since been upgraded to a GSII (non-Skyrocket). My wife got the Captivate. Broke the Captivate last week, not close enough to upgrade time... so I lost my GSII. Decided to cash in the insurance policy, even though the $125 deductible is ridiculous. Guess what? They don't have the Captivate anymore.

$125 later I have a refurb Skyrocket. Liked it so much, let my wife keep the GSII. Works perfectly and flawless condition.

EDIT: Oh yeah, came with a 1 year warranty.
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I purchased phone insurance on my Captivate (thus the moniker) on release day. Its since been upgraded to a GSII (non-Skyrocket). My wife got the Captivate. Broke the Captivate last week, not close enough to upgrade time... so I lost my GSII. Decided to cash in the insurance policy, even though the $125 deductible is ridiculous. Guess what? They don't have the Captivate anymore.

$125 later I have a refurb Skyrocket. Liked it so much, let my wife keep the GSII. Works perfectly and flawless condition.

EDIT: Oh yeah, came with a 1 year warranty.
Well I ended up purchasing a 2yr insurance plan from Ensquared for my Skyrocket. It seems to be a better deal than the one offered by AT&T.
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