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My Replacement Evo is a Refurb....

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Steeler, Aug 10, 2010.

  1. Steeler

    Steeler Well-Known Member
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    Does it really matter? They re-used my SD card & battery, & it does look new,

    but I'm not really a fan of anything "refurbished"....:thinking:
     

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  2. flyjbaker

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    If it works well and corrected the problem AND looks new....who cares!
     
  3. backdown

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    If it works well who cares?
     
  4. Tre Lawrence

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    Personally, I wouldn't care. It used to bother me, but I also found out that sometimes, refurb units work better than new-run devices. The refurbs are tested and such, and wrinkles are removed -- at least in theory.

    I say it doesn't matter if it works right. :)
     
  5. gmanvbva

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    Hard to tell at this point. Sometimes refurbs can be better/as good as a new device...
    And sometimes they can be headaches.

    I had many issues with refurb'd Palm Pre's but I have not experienced anything like that with other refurbished phoones.
     
  6. hook3m

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    What hardware version did you get as a referb? I wouldn't care about getting a referb unless it was an older hardware version then the one replaced.

    You can check by going to Settings, About Phone, Hardware Version.
     
  7. FunDroid

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    ##786# scroll down to reconditioned status If it says <not available> its new and not a refurb. By law if its a refurb it must be branded as one along with the date the refurb took place.
     
  8. Steeler

    Steeler Well-Known Member
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    My hardware version is 003. It says reconditioned on 7/27/10. Not a big deal I guess, as long as it works..... My speakerphone was bad on my original, that's why they got me this one.
     
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  9. higgins14

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    thanks guys, i just got my repalcement phone today... i figured it was a re-furb, but it is not. not that it really makes a difference. i just hope it works well, without screen separation and a quirky speakerphone.
     
  10. sagedil

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    Thank you. I too have speaker issues and wondered if Sprint could fix or I would need a replacement.

    And as for me, have never cared if phone is a refurbished.
     
  11. calvinrw

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    Received my replacement on 10 Aug. Hardware version 003 and not a refurb.
     
  12. FrostyD

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    Without any serious flaws or scratches, refurbished is perfectly fine.
     
  13. Putty

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  14. Traceamount

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    Ive been buying refurb stuff online for 10 years or more now, I "personally" have never had a problem with anything refurbished. Granted Ive been buying from most the same companies and pay attention to some places that have "refurb grades" for quality.
     
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  15. Super Noob

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    Did you get it replaced with the Sprint or Best Buy insurance? I ask because I had heard Best Buy's black tie insurance would replace the phone with a new one (not refurbed) if they can't fix it.
     
  16. KAuss

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    Thanks for the info didn't know we can check for refurb status.
     
  17. Steeler

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    I didn't have any insurance. They replaced under factory warranty.
     
  18. manny84

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    I'm still waiting for my replacement. Ausrion said that it would take 7-10 days to receive my replacement because of high demand. I wonder if it will be a refurb or new.
     
  19. tech1greek

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    I went through 4 refurb Palm Pre's until they just switched me to an HTC Hero.

    I am very skeptical about refurb phones, but it may vary by the model.
     
  20. jamesdean

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    Interesting information, wonder what the reset password is.
     
  21. BenChase7

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    there is nothing wrong with a referb
     
  22. sitlet

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    Except for the fact that somebody returned the phone for some reason, and phone manufacturers rarely actually "fix" the problem. They usually just re-flash the software, and clean up the outside to make it look new.
     
  23. KAuss

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    There is a difference between buying refurb at refurb pricing and paying full price for refurb items. There is very little risk in buying "factory refurb" but I wouldn't buy 3rd party refurb. There is a lot of reasons why an item can be named refurbed and some of them are pure win. However one should never have to pay full price for them.
     
  24. cbanks

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    My current phone, an HTC Touch Diamond, is a refurb. It was good as new when I got it. No regrets.
     
  25. emoore911

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    My own opinion on a refurbished phone is pretty simple. I had numerous issues with my BB Tour when I bought it. I was not eligible for any upgrade so I paid full price, two and a half months later the phone died. I had insurance and Sprint was willing to replace it with a refurb, I called numerous times because I didn't want a refurb and my argument to Sprint was less than three months ago I wasn't offered the refurbished price, I had to pay full price for a NEW phone. The phone died because of a technical issue, no fault of my own. After three calls, Sprint relented and sent me a brand new phone, and reset my upgrade so I was eligible for an upgrade when the EVO was released.
    So...if you don't want a refurb, call and explain your issue. Sprint WILL work with you. :D
     
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