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Display EVO's Stolen from Sprint Stores!

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by seistoes, Jul 14, 2010.

  1. seistoes

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    The EVO is in such high demand and low supply that thieves are walking out with fully-functioning display models during business hours!

    Yesterday, I went to my local Sprint store to purchase accessories for my EVO when I noticed that the two display models were missing. The CSR told me that a guy had snipped the cables during peak hours when the store was very busy and walked out with both phones.

    That same day, I went to another Sprint store and one of the display units was missing as well. Again, the Rep said it was due to a recent theft. In both locations, the EVO was the only phone stolen.

    Apparently the thieves are still at large. I am surprised that Sprint isn't able to locate the phones using GPS or even their own "Family locater" technology.

    What also perplexes me is what the thieves plan to do with these phones once they steal them. The service will eventually be deactivated. And if they try and sell them, wont they be discovered as stolen when they attempt to reactivate? I guess by then, the thieves have taken the money and run.

    Anyway, the EVO is such a hot and scarce commodity, that people are resorting to desperate measures!

    Has anyone else seen this happening in their local stores or do I just live in a high crime area (Miami/Ft. Lauderdale)? :)
     

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    my sprint store here in miami, they put theres away and bring it out for a little while.
     
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    When lebron wants an evo, he gets an evo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    Haha funny stuff.:D
     
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    wait... why are both stories the same? Both about going into the store to buy accessories? Same person?
     
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    No two separate stories, one out of California and I'm in South Florida. I guess it's happening in lots of places.
     
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    How valuable is an Evo with no accessories or documention and a blacklisted ESN?
     
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    in the 200-280 dollar range...maybe more.

    you can flash the phone to use on other regional networks like cricket, pocket or metro PCS.
     
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    Actually bad ESN Evo's are selling on eBay for $350-500. As long as they aren't activated on Sprint, they will never resurface.

     
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    hence the reason why i said MAYBE more.

    i have seen a couple for for 220. also a couple of my buddies that have cricket paid 280....
     
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    Wow. . . A Cricket Evo. . . . . Pathetic, but not you Agent Jones, your friends. . . Geez.
     
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