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is google sending out returned phones too people that buy a new one?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by 2003vstrom, Apr 13, 2010.

  1. 2003vstrom

    2003vstrom Well-Known Member
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    I`m getting a little worried now because I was thinking about getting a NEW Nexus one, but from what I have been hearing, over on the support forum for the nexus one that they are sending out used phones to people, has anyone had a issue with getting a REFURB. instead of a new one? I wouldn`t be happy if I Paid for a new phone a recieved used refurbed phone:(
     

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  2. Roze

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    Link? Source? I really doubt that a company as big as Goggle/HTC would do that. That would be very unethical business practice (product misrepresentation) and would make them liable to significant numbers of lawsuits. If you buy a new N1, you will get a new one. If you return your N1 due to some issues, you may/may not get a refurbish phone.

    Actually when I got my N1 and took the items out of the box, I thought that I got a 'refurb' since the SD card was inside the phone and the battery was partly charged. But after reading around some of the forums, I concluded that this was what they did to all new phones sent out, lol. Hopefully that's the case XD

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  3. MartinS

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    I ordered mine first day and can confirm that is the case.
     
  4. 2003vstrom

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    ook great thanks guys :D
     
  5. Roze

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    I actually love the fact that the battery is partially charged, that means I was able to play with my phone out of the box, instead of having to wait for the phone to be charged a bit, lol.
     
  6. 1080p

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    I dunno about you guys... but every cell phone I have purchased for the past 5 years has come with at least 50% battery charge on it when I first power it on.
     
  7. QrafTee

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    They'd probably send a refurb for a swap, but not a new purchase--bad move.
     
  8. daffyduck

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    This is a rubbish post - you have no evidence & to be honest, if Google did this it would be completely unethical & they would get prosecuted by the authorities in the States......

    Normal practice is to supply refurbished phones if you send your phone back during warranty period.
     
  9. kaotix

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    Exactly how could you tell if it was a refurb? Even a refurb doesn't look like a 2nd user handset lol. I would honestly not worry at all about receiving a refurb from Google.

    Like daffyduck said, it's agaisnt the law for a company to sell graded goods as a brand new item. Its mis-description for a start and I'm sure there's various other legalities surrounding it. On a side note, Google give these handsets away to developers for free so it's not like they don't have any stock to sell lol.
     
  10. crabman

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    Yeah, havent bought a phone without the battery partially charged for some time. As to the original post, not a chance in hell. It is true that some people who have sent the phone in for repair (they go to htc) have received refurbs in exchange rather than a new phone.
     
  11. DellyBelly

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    Where have you "heard" this from? Seems like a pointless thread without that information.

    Edit: Even if you said it was your sisters brothers cat; at least you have some references.
     
  12. 2003vstrom

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    It was in my first post, It was over on the nexus support forum, but I guess I mis-read it, it`s actually poeple are getting refurbed phones for the exchange of the new ones they buy that have problems, please any mods delete the thread
     
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    I can't verify the OP's comments. However, my first N-1 did arrive with a crack which propagated from one corner of the USB port and a small associated paint/plastic chip. I did, initially, think that I received a restocked unit. My inclination, though, is to believe that it was simply due to a poor QC procedure at HTC/Google.
     

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  14. Roze

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    Oh man!!! That's REALLY poor QC. You really had bad luck, I mean what's the probability that you'd get a defective phone XD
     
  15. jdog

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    I have written a lot of post on the support forums and if you buy a phone for the first time it is new but if you get a swap it is a refurb. Of course even though you have 14 days to return the phone if you do a swap because its defective you still get a refurb even if you have only had the phone for 24 hours. Here is a link to a forum that shows proof of what I am saying but good luck reading through 2000+ comments to find it. I am on my second refurb because of touchscreen and data connection problems and this one works to bad it took 3 months.
     
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