Best way/place to buy a used EVO.

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  1. MusicAddict

    MusicAddict Well-Known Member

    I was thinking of buying a EVO to use over Wi-Fi only. One I could let the kids beat up or use as a general remote. Maybe strip way down and learn more about Android.

    Should I avoid Ebay? Anything I should avoid?

  2. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!! Moderator

    it depends with ebay or any places really. the one thing is you do not want to be stuck with he a phone that has a bad esn. if the esn is bad that means that the phone is either lost or stolen or the previous owner has not paid his bill.

    just some tips for you to know:
    eBay Guides - BAD ESN Carrier wont activate the phone - What 2 Do

    eBay Guides - Buying A Cell Phone On eBay, BAD ESN
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  3. sha4000

    sha4000 Well-Known Member

    I just bought my Evo and 1 for my daughter on craigslist for $100 and $130 respectively. I responded to the ads and we exchanged numbers and met up. I specifically asked if the esn were good and even called sprint up on the spot and activated them on the spot.
  4. Kelmar

    Kelmar Done by choice VIP Member

    Note to self... put Evo up in Classified section. ;)

    Seriously though, ask for pictures... LOTS of pictures. Verify every little piece is included and is unbroken. Check the ESN and make sure it's clean.
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  5. nicktheqwik

    nicktheqwik Member

    The best place I have seen is Craigslist. It has a huge selection in my area as well as good prices and varying conditions. Check it out.
  6. maskedviperus

    maskedviperus Well-Known Member

  7. ndh777

    ndh777 Well-Known Member

    I'm finding out that Craigslist and other places to get used phones aren't so bad...the only real big problems are:
    -meeting strangers
    -possibly getting a stolen/broken/etc. phone that has a bad ESN.

    Ways to avoid these two are to meet at a public spot like the Sprint store. Once there, you can ask Sprint employees if the phone has a bad ESN or not.

    Phones sold used are typically cheaper and when seen with Sprint's pretty good insurance can get a sorta brand new phone if anything happens for real cheap.

    I bought my Samsung Moment on Craigslist for $150 when it was still $400 brand new from Sprint and when I broke it, they replaced it for $100. Do the math and I still paid less than MSRP. Refurbished phones are kinda wack sometimes though :(
  8. chicano

    chicano Well-Known Member

    I have bought most of my smartphones on Craigslist.

    You said to use for wifi only, and for kids use. So I guess you care less if the ESN is bad...

    I prefer Craigslist over ebay...
    Use alot of common sense from meeting up, inspection of phone to getting a good deal. I usually meet in public places like Starbucks. I ask most of my questions prior to meeting, first through email and then phone calls. I never accept to meet at a location they suggest...we both agree on a neutral place. I never meet if they change location at the last minute- even more so if I am in route. If you can bring along a friend do so. Don't carry your wallet, put it in the trunk. Put the money inside an envelope instead. Good luck.
  9. Tiako

    Tiako Well-Known Member

    I take my gun with me when I do craigslist
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  10. jj14x

    jj14x Guides Guide

    But if you buy a phone with a bad ESN, isn't that potentially buying a lost/stolen phone? I wonder what the legal implications are for this
  11. wiltok

    wiltok Member

    If this is against forum rules - please delete.

    I am selling an EVO - great condition - legal ESN - with a ton of accessories. Let me know if anyone is interested.
  12. ndh777

    ndh777 Well-Known Member

    There is a section to put your classifieds.

    Simply go to the Forum section with all of the different available forums for Phandroid and you will see somewhere towards the top about Classifieds for non-Android devices and Android devices. If you post there, you will receive much more exposure than here and you won't have to worry about having your post removed by a mod.
  13. aliciaa1

    aliciaa1 Well-Known Member

    The sprint store I went to they had refurbished EVO's. But you can also buy them on and ebay..
    I'm not sure which is best to buy from..but I would try looking at amazon and ebay first :)
  14. Keyz4G

    Keyz4G Member

    got mines from Craiglist, $50, clean esn, box with everything that came with it, if i would of know it was EOL, i would bought th 3d for 100$
  15. ndh777

    ndh777 Well-Known Member

    Where in the world are you getting an Evo 4G for $50 and can get an Evo 3D for $100?!?!?! I'll travel anywhere for such a great price especially with a clean ESN!!!
  16. nomunk

    nomunk Well-Known Member

    I am interested please send me a PM, my EVO charging port came lose so I cant even charge my phone anymore, I have been searching for a used one since my upgrade with Sprint isnt until next year in Summer 2012, went to the Sprint store and they told me it will cost $500 since I didnt have insurance, ARRRRGH!!!!

    anyone got any tips for me on getting a good used EVO ( incase I cant get the one from wiltok for some reason )
  17. Keyz4G

    Keyz4G Member

    craiglist should be your best friend, some people need money fast and cash on the spot, the highest i seen was for 150......
  18. ndh777

    ndh777 Well-Known Member

    I've been looking ever since the 3D's launch and I got one guy to agree to trade with me putting down $150. Most of the prices I've seen for clean ESNs were $350+ for the 3D and $150+ for the 4G. That is amazing.
  19. BHalbrooks

    BHalbrooks Well-Known Member

    What could I get out of my pristine conditioned Evo 4g? It's not rooted.

    Thanks in advance!
  20. KrazeeCracker

    KrazeeCracker Well-Known Member

    A cheap evo lol. I've tryed eBay but idk how good of an idea that is seeing how I want to flash to metro?
  21. 9to5cynic

    9to5cynic Well-Known Member

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  22. mteezey

    mteezey Well-Known Member

    I paid a hundred bucks for my evo that I flashed to metro. Phone is perfect the girl I got it from had a case and screen protector on it from the day she bought it. I've seen them as low as 70 on cl. Bought that one for my girl and it was the white one that people usually try to sell for more.
  23. andyacecandy

    andyacecandy Well-Known Member

    It had a few scratches from normal wear but I really didn't think I'd get $200 for it. I listed it for $150 and got so many offers and eventually just sold for $200.

    Anyone else selling/sold theirs? Now I'm wondering if I sold it for too cheap?
  24. AndroidSPCS

    AndroidSPCS Well-Known Member

    You did well. Considering HTC Evo 3Ds are selling for around $220 - $250.
  25. katie123

    katie123 Active Member

    Thats pretty good! I bought mine on ebay for only 130 :p
    I've seen TONS of evo's go around 200-350

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