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Evo on sale at Virgin for $239.99

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by metsfan99, Aug 7, 2012.

  1. metsfan99

    metsfan99 Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Virgin is selling the Evo on their site for site for $239.99. I believe the price is only through 8/13.
     



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  2. DragonSlayer95

    DragonSlayer95 Resident Air Bender

    Haven't looked but I'm really hoping its not the 3d because that's CRAZY expensive for how old the phone itself is even though its somewhat new for vm

    Sent From My HTC Evo 3D Using TapaTalk
     
  3. sunnyrt

    sunnyrt Lurker

    It's too bad that Target won't price match that. Oh well.
     
  4. Nucleartwig

    Nucleartwig Newbie

    It is.

    Would have been nice if they had this a month ago. Oh well. I like the phone. No regrets so far.
     
  5. mogelijk

    mogelijk Android Expert

    I don't think you are factoring in that there is no subsidy for this phone for signing a contract -- rather you are paying full price for the phone. For the specs of the Evo 3D/Evo V, the price is about right compared to other phones full (non-subsidized) price.

    As an example, while you can get the Samsung SIII for $199 with a contract from Sprint, the phone will cost you $600 if you have to buy it at a non-contract price. And if you think the Evo 3D is too much at $300, I'd hate to think of what you would make of the iPhone 4S at $650.
     
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  6. G19

    G19 Android Enthusiast

    Great price. I'm going to buy one for my brother tomorrow. Thanks for the info OP.
     
  7. narutoninjakid

    narutoninjakid Android Enthusiast

    why did they reduce the price ? are they trying to get rid of current stock ? what do you guys think. is there an ulterior motive for them reducing the price ?
     
  8. mogelijk

    mogelijk Android Expert

    They didn't technically reduce the price, they put it on sale. The price still shows $299, but that it is 20% off -- at least until you put it in the cart.

    There is no way for us currently to know the reason for the sale: it could be that the phone isn't selling as well as they wanted, it might be that the have too many phones in inventory because they received more than expected from Sprint, or it could be they want more cash on hand and felt selling more Evo V's was the fastest way to raise more cash.

    Personally, I wouldn't worry too much about the why. It is a solid phone at a great price; a price that likely won't be equaled again until Black Friday.
     
  9. hchen42

    hchen42 Well-Known Member

    I am not surprised by this. Back to School and Black Friday often have some of the big sales for phones. My wife and I were debating whether I should buy the phone back in June or wait for back to school. I just couldn't wait. Wife was laughing at me last night (I am a notorious cheapskate) said "SEE!, you could have saved $80!! $60 on the phone plus $20 on grand fathered plan.".

    !@#@!$!@%#!@!
     
  10. euphan1555

    euphan1555 Android Enthusiast

    nope its just a sale and not just for that phone.boost did the same thing a week or two back but it was all phones 25% off.

    like the previous poster mentioned its basically a back to school sale.this is also one of the best times for people to buy laptops especially since a lot of laptops are eligible for the windows 8 upgrade for 14.99.
     
  11. xkravenx

    xkravenx Member

    BASTARDS!!!. I bought the phone last week and received it yesterday.
    Now the phone is on sale. Would have saved me 60 bucks!! I called VM to see if I can get an adjustment, they said no.

    Ship it back (I pay shipping) and you can get the refund for the phone. Then buy it online again.
     
  12. Kamau

    Kamau Android Expert

    That's all well in good, but you're comparing a HTC to a Samsung. There's a reason Samsung is leading in sales, while HTC is posting a profit loss.
    Personally, I'd pay the $600 for a phone. I'd be getting what I paid for. But for all the issues associated with this phone and signal strength, I will not own another HTC product, especially since the issues were known to them beforehand and they put it out there anyway.
     
  13. metsfan99

    metsfan99 Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Did you buy it with a credit card? If so, some card issuers offer price protection,and will refund you the difference.
     
  14. kcls

    kcls Newbie

    Probably still not worth it because of all the reported problems. I think I'll just wait until the next nexus comes out and then buy the gnex for cheap.
     
  15. jonnyboy2

    jonnyboy2 Newbie

    Gotta be effin kidding me... I JUST bought this online yesterday.
     
  16. sounreal

    sounreal Android Enthusiast

    If you just got it.... return it dont they give you 30 days money :)

    BTW... is virginmobileusa.com as of today giving out Sprint or Virgin Mobile branded HTC EVO V 4G phones?

    And as of today what are all of the issues and does a custom rom fix any of the issues?
     
  17. xkravenx

    xkravenx Member

    Yes. But you have to pay shipping back ($13.00)
     
  18. DragonSlayer95

    DragonSlayer95 Resident Air Bender

    My fault I've never looked at vm before and assumed that was a contract price and was thinking holy **** that's expensive

    Sent From My HTC Evo 3D Using TapaTalk 2
     
  19. koopakid08

    koopakid08 Android Expert

    What problems? Most people don't have the texting problem and if you do you just need to flash the Sprint pri. Love this phone. Don't not buy this phone because of the texting issue.
     
  20. mogelijk

    mogelijk Android Expert

    That's fine that you'd pay $600 for the Samsung vs. the $300 for the HTC. From what I've found, all mobile phone makers have bad phones and most have some very good phones. Try looking at the Samsung Galaxy Nexus forums about the Verizon version of the Nexus -- their are more complaints about that Samsung phone than about the Evo V -- to the point that people are trading it for a Motorola phone.

    The Evo V is worth $300, even if it isn't worth it to you.
     
  21. mogelijk

    mogelijk Android Expert

    Not sure that it will be worth waiting. The phone is already cheap at $350 for the unlocked GSM version. And there is the chance, by the time the next Nexus is released, the phone will no longer be sold in the US (due to the Apple lawsuit). Even if it is still sold, I don't believe the price will fall that much, instead I think the new Nexus will just have a higher price tag.
     
  22. jehowe

    jehowe Newbie

    In today's world the Evo V/3d might be getting a little long in the tooth, but this phone's spec's still hold their own and it's a good value @ $300 (or $240 for now). Even more so with it rooted running a custom rom.
     
  23. lordj

    lordj Well-Known Member

    That's a hefty discount for a phone they just released a couple months ago. Sounds like it's not doing so good.
     
  24. G19

    G19 Android Enthusiast

    Or it's doing excellent and they want to keep/increase the momentum. Either way, great price
     
  25. mogelijk

    mogelijk Android Expert

    Yes. Not to mention, they may be looking to move people to 4G (Wimax) to help free up 3G bandwidth. Though the best guess is that it is a "Back to School" sale.
     
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