Originally Posted by GBWH
True, Its just that I got the pearl less than 2 weeks ago and I really dont want to get a refurb unit.
It was actually 16 days and the tech said I would be able to go to the store and replace it if it was 14 days or less
Are you sure your phone is a refurb? When mine arrived it was in between some foam, in a plastic bag. The cover was loose, in its own plastic bag.
Initially, I thought it looked like a refurb because of the way it was packed, but on inspection with a jeweler's loupe I did not see indications of wear in places where it might show up, the SIMS and microsd chip slot. Also, there was not a mark on it.
One thing, mine had the plastic protective covering on the display, that is, the one that is typically on new devices. Although many companies have repackaging machines that apply plastic, etc. to refurb items, perhaps this is a way to tell new Pearls from refurbs? Did yours have it?
Also, like I said in my thread, my phone did not have a mark or smudge on it. I think most refurbs will have something to indicate its a return or has been used.
Anyway, I think the phone is too new for people to start getting refurb Pearls. Maybe some will start going out as warranty replacements, but not that many.