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Old 11-19-2007, 07:25 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey Guys, I keep hashing out in my head if I want to keep my Curve or return it within 13 days. I love it but in the end I'll have shelled out $290 after $50 rebate and """TMO customer upgrade discounts"""" for it.

My only issue boils down to price. I feel like a crazy iPhone user or something (Don't kill me). So I've got a question for any existing TMO or other subscribers or anyone that purchased a Curve without a contract that thinks they got a good price. How much did you pay? Where did you get your deal?


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Old 11-19-2007, 07:29 PM   #2 (permalink)
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$290 sounds like a decent deal to me. We just paid that for another user's upgrade today on a one-year contract.
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Old 11-19-2007, 07:35 PM   #3 (permalink)
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After holding out for a "too good to be true" deal that turned out to be just that...I knuckled under and got my 8310 for $199 after a $100 rebate by doing an upgrade with AT&T...and had to sign up for another 2-year hitch.

No biggie though, since I am not planning to jump ship from AT&T anyway...and I am stoked to be back to BlackBerry.
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Personally, I've decided that 2 year contracts aren't worth it (if a 1 year is available.)

With TMobile you only save an additional $50 between the 1 year and the 2 year (Upgrade: 8320 1yr=$299; 8320 2yr=$249-after rebates) Devices are coming out at, at least, the rate of about 1 a year for most carriers. So, in a year you'll want the next device. The next device will cost you $500 instead of another $299. It's worth the $50 now to save $200 in a year.
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Yea, I went through a few places trying to dodge the 2y contract. Couldn't in the end and the rep would not give me the TMO discounts without the 2ys. I buckled but then when the price of the phone slowly crept up from $249 to like $290 after fees and misc charges I started sensing a pain in my rectum... Now I'm thinking I'm gonna return this thing and keep waiting for a better deal.

I've heard of some people pressuring sales reps into giving up the phone for final total of under $200 but have had no luck myself.

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Personally, I've decided that 2 year contracts aren't worth it (if a 1 year is available.)

With TMobile you only save an additional $50 between the 1 year and the 2 year (Upgrade: 8320 1yr=$299; 8320 2yr=$249-after rebates) Devices are coming out at, at least, the rate of about 1 a year for most carriers. So, in a year you'll want the next device. The next device will cost you $500 instead of another $299. It's worth the $50 now to save $200 in a year.
I have never let a contract get in my way of having the phone I want. I just have to wait a month or so after the release to let all the hype die down...then buy it on the Buy, Sell or Trade section here or on Howardforums. I have found that I can usually save $200-300 doing it that way from normal retail...so it turns out to be almost the same as an upgrade price.

I just got antsy this time to get back to a BlackBerry...so I sold a couple of other, cheaper phones I had to buy this 8310. It all works out...
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I paid $75 for my 8320 the week it came out (after a $50 rebate). One year contract. Signed up for the Amazon deal but had to go into a store to confirm my identity for some reason in order to have credit approved. I went reluctantly but ended up scoring an ever better deal and walked away with my shiny new silver (and first) crackberry. Rebate check just arrived this morning...stoked

Now if I only I were able to use it in my apartment without my apple extreme base station cutting off my calls...

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I paid $75 for my 8320 the week it came out (after a $50 rebate). One year contract. Signed up for the Amazon deal
I take it this was a new activation?
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Personally, I've decided that 2 year contracts aren't worth it (if a 1 year is available.)

With TMobile you only save an additional $50 between the 1 year and the 2 year (Upgrade: 8320 1yr=$299; 8320 2yr=$249-after rebates) Devices are coming out at, at least, the rate of about 1 a year for most carriers. So, in a year you'll want the next device. The next device will cost you $500 instead of another $299. It's worth the $50 now to save $200 in a year.
This is exactly how I feel. I used to do 2 year contracts to save the extras couple dollars. But I have never kept a phone 2 years and especially a blackberry. I always want the newest one, so I dont get into 2 year contracts anymore.

And to the OP, its definitely worth it. Trust me, when I bought my first I had the same buyers remorse that you feel now. It wears off and you will actually appreciate that you didnt take it back. These are the best things ever.
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By the way, im on my 4th and getting the 8310 sometime in the next couple weeks. So the buyers remorse definitely wore off.
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The Curve is available for $29 as refurb model through AT&T.
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The Curve is available for $29 as refurb model through AT&T.
THAT is the best deal on an 8300 Curve!!
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Old 11-20-2007, 08:25 AM   #15 (permalink)
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Costco just added the Curve to their specials online.

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Costco Exclusive BlackBerry® Curve 8310 Package

Introducing the Costco Exclusive Samsung BlackBerry® Curve 8310 Package. The BlackBerry Curve 8310 is the smallest, lightest BlackBerry ever. It features BlackBerry email, enhanced media player, Stereo Bluetooth®, and a 2 MP camera with 5x zoom.

This package includes:

- BlackBerry® Curve 8310 - Titanium
- Bluetooth headset - Motorola H700
- Car Charger - Rim BlackBerry
- Black Leather Pouch - Rim Curve
- Rate plan of your choice
- Messaging plan of you choice
- Package exclusive for Costco members. Includes waived activation!

With discounts and rebates ... online price is $149.99.

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Newegg.com has the 8310 with a new 2yr contract through AT&T for $25.

And Amazon.com has the same phone with contract for Free!!! Amazon also has Tmobile deals with the 8320, but not sure what they are..

Mine should be here today!
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Yea, I went through a few places trying to dodge the 2y contract. Couldn't in the end and the rep would not give me the TMO discounts without the 2ys. I buckled but then when the price of the phone slowly crept up from $249 to like $290 after fees and misc charges I started sensing a pain in my rectum... Now I'm thinking I'm gonna return this thing and keep waiting for a better deal.
I wouldn't. I have been with TM for a while and bought the Curve using my husband's upgrade (because I am not eligible for any upgrade discounts until March because I buy so many phones )

Anyway, we had to do a 2 year contract and we STILL paid $350.00 plus taxes but got a $50 rebate back. So about $340 after all's said and done...you still got a better deal. The Curve is so worth it.
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I had to pay full retail for my curve-$449 plus tax/shipping. it wasn't worth it to me since I had gotten my 8800 for free. I'll be checking out the buy/sell/trade forums for my next phone.
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I paid $75 at Amazon and got two rebates that total $125. When I receive the rebates I will have paid -$50. 2 year contract was required.
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I'm on a month to month with ATT but just voice and my BB plan is with Tmo. I could get the 8310 for $99, sign a 2 yr and get it unlocked and use it on Tmo since I like the 8310 more. But I just hate locking myself into contracts. So I bought the ATT locked 8310 on Ebay for $360 (unlocked goes for over $500). As soon as I got it, called ATT, got it unlocked and plugged in my Tmo sim and viola. Sold my unlocked 8800 for $325. So all told and done, I spent $35 total without having to sign a 2yr.
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