BlackBerry Forums Support Community               

Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 06-15-2009, 09:53 PM   #1 (permalink)
Knows Where the Search Button Is
Join Date: Nov 2007
Model: 8130
Carrier: Alltel
Posts: 23
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default I recently purchased a "new" curve on ebay...any place to get actual new phones?

Please Login to Remove!

Long story short. I bought a new phone on ebay. It turned out to not be new, and the seller sent me a replacement that he promised would be new. The replacement died within hours. I got a refund from this ordeal.

I am looking for a brand new alltel curve. Is there anywhere online I can get one of these?
Old 06-16-2009, 02:10 AM   #2 (permalink)
BBF Spam Killer Moderator
daphne's Avatar
Join Date: May 2007
Location: on a sunny beach
Model: Paspt
Carrier: VZW but not for long
Posts: 9,172
Post Thanks: 122
Thanked 149 Times in 118 Posts

You should be able to buy one from the Alltel website.

Alltel Wireless
Report spam text messages to 7726
#BlackBerry by choice
Old 06-16-2009, 11:27 AM   #3 (permalink)
CrackBerry Addict
pshift's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Right behind you!!!!!
Model: ...
OS: Android
PIN: N/A. Went To Android!
Carrier: Busy Signal :)
Posts: 590
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts

Alltel (or your phone company of choice). Anywhere else, there are no guarantees that it's not refurbished or that any warranties will be honored. Sometimes saving a few bucks is not worth it.
Old 06-16-2009, 04:32 PM   #4 (permalink)
Latino Hasta La Muerte
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Denville, NJ.
Model: Class
OS: 10.3.1
PIN: 3324918D
Carrier: Verizon
Posts: 9,055
Post Thanks: 52
Thanked 311 Times in 296 Posts

You can post a "Want To Buy" in the Buy/Sell/Trade forum here, or search for one listed for sale. The forums at CrackBerry are also a good resource. Look for a seller with feedback and a decent post count to help* insure against fraud.

*nothing guarantees complete safety, but a forum member with a history on that forum is most likely not a scammer. The guys with one or two posts only should be approached with caution however.
Old 06-16-2009, 07:02 PM   #5 (permalink)
Stuck In The '70's Mod
ndub33's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: The 'burbs east of Seattle.
Model: 9810
Carrier: T-Mobile
Posts: 7,599
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts

Here is a link to some good tips for buying devices online:

Buying a BlackBerry off eBay - BlackBerryFAQ
1st Step in Troubleshooting: Do you have a BlackBerry Data Plan?
2nd Step in Troubleshooting: Pull the Battery.
Closed Thread

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Copyright 2004-2014
The names RIM and BlackBerry are registered Trademarks of BlackBerry Inc.