The "How much should I pay for a used N1" thread


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  1. calemon

    calemon Member This Topic's Starter

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    Hi gang, I've been a lurker with an occasional comment, but nothing major.

    I've had my N1 since a month after it came out, and like most of you have decided it's one of the best phones I've ever owned. I love Android and have been very pleased with the OS. So much so I want a backup/second phone for potentially nefarious purposes.

    I know there have been a bunch of people abandoning the phone because Google is no longer selling it directly, however it's mixed whether retail outlets will pick it up.

    Regardless I have an opportunity to purchase one for $350 USD off of CL that is supposed to be in great shape with box and all the accessories and was wondering... What exactly IS a good price to pay for the phone used?

    I of course bought it for the full price, and know even some people bought it for the deal t-mo had offered, but regardless I am trying to make sure what I pay a fair price for the unit.
     

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  2. tardman91

    tardman91 Well-Known Member

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    I would jump on one for $350. I've been scanning eBay for a couple of days. I picked up a practically new one today for $460. A lot of good condition ones are going for just about $500 or more! The last couple of days I couldn't fathom some idiot paying over $500 when you could have purchased it new right from Google for only $529. I would imagine the used prices will go up a little now because of limited availability.
     
  3. defiantbeast

    defiantbeast Well-Known Member

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    Jump on that before the seller changes their mind
     
  4. cigar3tte

    cigar3tte Well-Known Member

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    $350 is very good. Got mine for $413 shipped on eBay. Only downside to mine is it's engraved, but it's not someone's name (Simmetry Wireless) so I'm OK with it.
     
  5. Roze

    Roze Hiding behind a mystery VIP Member

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    With Google stop selling the Nexus One (unless you're a developer), I have a feeling that the price of used/new N1 on ebay will go up. So if you really want a N1, $350 is a pretty good deal.
     
  6. Erukian

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    Okay, now I have to ask. I'm looking at buying one and I found a few good deals locally. The only thing is I can get a samsung vibrant for the same cost.

    If someone can tell me what are the pro's of a N1 over a vibrant, that'd be really helpful in making this decision.
     
  7. tardman91

    tardman91 Well-Known Member

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    The N1 runs plain old Android. No skins and junk to big it down. You'll also be able to get the latest updates straight from Google (and likely before any other Android phones do) without having to root your phone. You don't have to wait for the carriers to release them.
     
  8. Roze

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    Have you searched the Forum? Quick search in 1 second and I got 2 helpful threads. If you have further questions, post in one of those thereads: http://androidforums.com/nexus-one/107511-should-i-leave-my-n1-galaxy-s.html
    http://androidforums.com/nexus-one/128152-any-n1-owners-tried-vibrant.html
     
  9. Talderon

    Talderon Well-Known Member

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    I mod/repair XBox 360's and Wii's as a hobby. Make a little extra cash here and there.

    Sometimes, I take trades in place of cash, if it is worth it. You would not believe what people offer sometimes.

    I did get someone that offered me to trade a Nexus One for repair of 2 360's, modding those 2 + and additional one and repairing their Wii.

    Total Cost if he would have paid cash: $400

    Total Cost for him because he was given the N1 at a Google Dev Conf a long time ago: $0

    Total cost to me for the materials for repairs: $8

    Condition of the phone, never been opened. It even had an unactivated 30 day T-Mobile SIM in the box.

    I think it was worth the trade. :D
     
  10. defiantbeast

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    Some people dont know what they have or cant appreciate it. I got my first nexus thru craigslist about a month after initial release. The Guy sold it to me cheap and it was only a week old so he could go buy an Iphone. The next nexus came from a co worker that wanted to buy a Evo on sprint. He sold me his nexus and his wife for 200$ a piece. In all three cases i made out like a bandit. Some times you get lucky.
     
  11. Roze

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    Man! I have never seen the N1 sell THAT cheap on the Toronto Craiglist :mad:
     
  12. defiantbeast

    defiantbeast Well-Known Member

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    Well i got super lucky. The guy on craigslist had only posted it for maybe 5minutes before i called and he agreed to sell, that was around 10am buy the time we meet that night he had 75 calls but he had already agreed with me. The other case was a coworker who just didnt want to pay out of pocket to switch to sprint, i made the transition easy for him. Thats why i told the OP to jump on that deal they rarely come twice
     
  13. Roze

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    You forgot to include the hours you spent for the repair/modding those game consoles ;)

    But that seems like a pretty fair trade :D Though I think he felt he got a better deal ;) Always the best kind of trade when both parties leave feeling like winners :D

    lol, now what do you do with all the N1s you have?!?! I can only think that you're a developer, as developers would want that many N1s. :p

    I'm very jealous of your great luck with buying used N1s!!! I don't know anyone that even owns an N1. Though I did meet someone that actually knew I was holding a Nexus One last week :) I think he was very surprise at how geeky I was though when I did my N1 sales pitch XD
     
  14. tardman91

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    Now that's a deal! Was she good looking? :D
     
  15. Talderon

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    About 1 hour 30 minutes invested in time. I have gotten pretty quick with my repairs. :D
     
  16. defiantbeast

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    Oops meant to say his wifes nexus. No I'm not a developer yet, I'm looking into it. I actually gave one one to my girlfriend to replace her craptacular behold 2 and the other one went to my cousin. The 3 of us walk around showing it off to all our friends with Iphones. And now that there not available to the general public, makes it all the sweeter
     
  17. Zlanu

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    Hey guys, I'm planning to get a used and unlocked Nexus one to use on my postpaid family plan with no data and I intend to use it for a year and then move it with me to Malaysia to my new job.

    Is there a way I can get it insured? (in the US)

    Secondly, would it be better worth it to get a brand new Xperia X10 instead? I'm quite partial to SE. I know, blasphemy in these waters...but yeah.
     
  18. defiantbeast

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    My .02 the SE isnt worth it particularly since you can get a nexus. The SE didnt do to well with the reviews and cant do multitouch even if it is upgraded past android 1.6. There are a few options to insure it. Asurion in the states or square trade. Just realize that asurion has no more nexus ones so if you do file a claim they will most likely send you a samsung galaxy s as a replacement, i believe square trade will give you the value of the phone in cash
     
  19. solidkevin

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    I have an Iphone 4 which Im gonna sell to maybe get an N!, first of all why SO MUCH for a ATT 3G N1 on eBay!?? WTF! $800...Maybe cause Google stopped production of the N1?

    That brings me to my next question, will the N1 continue to recive updates like it was? Will it get 3.0 and above? I'd hate to get a new phone and it stops being updated....
     
  20. clutchy

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    check craigslist... they were like 400-500 used... and you can usually get a dock with it :)

    yes, they will continue to get updates. Google is still offering to developers so if you want you can sign up for $25 to be a developer and buy the N1 that way.

    GL :)
     

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