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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by kyuubifreak, Sep 12, 2010.

  1. kyuubifreak

    kyuubifreak Member
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    I am getting the X next week but I dont have a upgrade so how much will it cost me? will i have to pay full price for the X?:thinking::thinking:
     

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  2. XtremeAaron

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    From Verizon full retail is $569.99.
     
  3. kyuubifreak

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    it is worth it to pay full price for the phone?
     
  4. lakai113

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    i wouldnt pay full price for anyphone.. way way way way over priced
     
  5. Hrethgir

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    That's your call to make, not ours.
     
  6. jdk33

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    That is how I bought mine, it's nice not being locked into a contract. Plus if something better comes out in 3 months I can get it and sell my Droid X.


    If you want to look at it from a logical standpoint, the material costs in the Droid X alone are around $200. The rest is dumped into assembly and recouping R&D costs.
     
  7. WTF

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    I too am waiting for my DX to arrive. I'd talk to Verizon and see what kind of deal they might make to keep my business if I were in your situation. Tell them you would be happy to extend your contract with them rather than switch to a different carrier...

    Just a thought, but let us know how you make out.:cool:
     
  8. darkstaff

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    I just got my DX, purchased off contract. (I used my upgrade about 4 months ago to get the original Droid, so had no upgrade available. And, before anyone asks, I upgraded to the X for the bigger screen, mainly.)

    All said, my total bill (tax, any shipping, etc...) was $604.00

    That is how much it will cost you.

    Plus there is a wait for delivery, which varies wildly.
     
  9. lakai113

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    no phone is worth that much.. NO PHONE
     
  10. Hrethgir

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    ...to you. I have a friend who has bought her last 2 phones unlocked from Europe (Nokias, an N900 and an N85 before that I think), and she paid $600 each for them, plus the shipping overseas. She had no problem with it, considers the phones worth it. I personally wouldn't spend that much on a phone (the $200 point is about right to me), but just because we don't think a phone is worth $600 doesn't mean somebody else won't think it is.
     
  11. WTF

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    OUCH! I agree that is way too much :eek:. I paid only a quarter of that to re-up my 2-year agreement. I can't believe they didn't give you some kind of pricebreak to keep you a happy Verizon customer! Either that or just wait until you are halfway through your two-year with the original Droid and then add a year to your contract for the 1-year price ($299) for an X.

    Although by that time there will probably be better phones available anyway...
     
  12. kyuubifreak

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    OUCH! that is lil bit way too much! i may wait until my contact is almost up, or i can ask them to extend my contact...
     
  13. Steven58

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    Your call. Some technophiles love their cells so much that the investment is worth it to them. Here's an idea:

    Buy the phone. Use it for however long you want and sell it on ebay and put the sale price to the new one? Just a thought.
     
  14. android.convert

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    I switched only 7 months into my contract and they gave me the 2 year pricing deal.

    Don't pay full price, that is crazy.
     
  15. kyuubifreak

    kyuubifreak Member
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    i agree! i found a great price for the X on Wirefly
     
  16. TheXFactor

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    I paid full price for my Incredible. I bought the X under a 1 year contract. I sold the Incredible. My net out of pocket was $300. That's about $70 more than a 1 year contract for the X.

    Buying a phone full retail isn't as bad as most of you make it out to be.
     

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