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DESPERATE ROAD TRIP for EVO 4G!!

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by LakerFan, May 22, 2010.

  1. LakerFan

    LakerFan Lurker
    Thread Starter

    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 Android Enthusiast

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

    mikevember Member

    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.
     
  4. 80s_kid

    80s_kid Well-Known Member

    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 Newbie

    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

    Talk about dedication. Congrats.
     
  7. LakerFan

    LakerFan Lurker
    Thread Starter

    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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  8. wjrandon

    wjrandon Newbie

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

    LakerFan Lurker
    Thread Starter

    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 Lurker
    Thread Starter

    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 Android Enthusiast

    Not everyone is eligible for an upgrade.
     
  12. GeneralPatton

    GeneralPatton Well-Known Member

    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 Android Expert

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

    Agent Jones Android Enthusiast

    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

    TheBiles Android Enthusiast

    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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