DESPERATE ROAD TRIP for EVO 4G!!


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  1. LakerFan

    LakerFan Member This Topic's Starter

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    First off, wanted to point out the obvious and state that this is my first post on AndroidForums. I've been an iPhone OS enthusiast (can I say that here?) for far too long.

    When I heard the EVO was handed out to Google I/O Attendees I HAD to take action. I live in Los Angeles, conference was in San Francisco.

    I despise Paypal so I wasn't about to put my $450 in their hands.

    What to do, what to do? ROAD TRIP!!!

    As of yesterday morning (5/21), I am the new owner of an HTC EVO 4G.

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  2. TheBiles

    TheBiles Well-Known Member

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    High five, bro! My I/O EVO is on its way to me right now!
     
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  3. mikevember

    mikevember Well-Known Member

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    Ive got bids in on a couple on ebay, I wont spend more than $500 for the device, I dont mind not having it earlier than launch. I do hope I win one of the few that I am actively bidding on.
     
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    80s_kid Well-Known Member

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    congrats and welcome. i have to say you got it for a damn good price. i myself will have to wait until the 4th.. *sigh* unless i find one for $450 or less lol.
     
  5. mangosinslo

    mangosinslo Well-Known Member

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    gotta love having parents who live in the bay. they just picked up a evo for me. i'll have it in my hands by the end of the day :D
     
  6. jadoe05

    jadoe05 Well-Known Member

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    Talk about dedication. Congrats.
     
  7. LakerFan

    LakerFan Member This Topic's Starter

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    Thanks man!! You'll LOVE IT (like you ever doubted it haha).

    Just a little FYI for those of you that are like myself and abandoning your SERO plan for this phone. If you get a Google I/O device, it comes with a contract-free plan until June 20th. I'm using this up until the end so I don't have to fork out the extra $40~ or so to upgrade to a SE plan a month early.
     
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    wjrandon Well-Known Member

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    Spending all that cash, sheesh... it'll all seem kinda silly after the 4th of June.
     
  9. LakerFan

    LakerFan Member This Topic's Starter

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    First off, loving the picture lol. Second, guy was asking $500 but reasoned with me to $450 because I was making this road trip haha. Also, saw you were from Maryland. I was born and raised in Frederick County.
     
  10. LakerFan

    LakerFan Member This Topic's Starter

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    I thought the same thing until I worked things out in my head.

    I have an upgrade due already, so I'll still get a second EVO with my upgrade, then sell it for $400-$450. My profit essentially wipes out any extra I spent on this EVO.

    I just couldn't wait!! haha
     
  11. TheBiles

    TheBiles Well-Known Member

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    Not everyone is eligible for an upgrade.
     
  12. GeneralPatton

    GeneralPatton Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, and that's what it boils down to.

    If I wasn't eligible for the $199 upgrade, I for sure wouldn't be ditching out $450 for a phone. $200 has always been the cap on how much I will pay for a phone.

    Those not eligible, what's another $50 for getting it a few weeks early, and basically having a month of service free!
     
  13. Bek

    Bek Well-Known Member

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    For me, paying $500 equals out due to 10% sales tax too!
     
  14. Agent Jones

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    i acutally got it cheaper than it would have cost me to buy it in stores.

    paid 470. and at RS it would have been 500 plus 8.25% sales tax. plus this way we get to try hotspot for free for 30 days and dont have to pay the $10 bucks extra yet. so thats a savings of 40 bucks already!
     
  15. TheBiles

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    Well even though I paid $500 for mine, my Hero will most likely fetch at least $200 on eBay with its Otterbox case and Boxwave screen protector, so it really balances out in the long run.
     

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