BlackBerry Forums Support Community               

Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 09-23-2009, 12:52 AM   #1 (permalink)
New Member
Join Date: Sep 2009
Model: none
Carrier: sprint
Posts: 1
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Newb looking to buy new or used or refurb or...?

Please Login to Remove!

Okay, I've been a member of forums like this for other subjects and they sometimes just tell the newb to do a search, but I am such a newb I'm having trouble...

I'm looking to buy a Blackberry, but my finances are not allowing me to enter into a new contract or get a brand new one for $500. So I need some advice on the alternative products...

First, I have to use Sprint...I know that sucks...but I'm on a friend's family plan, so the service itself is cheap....

Second, What is the better way to go? Used? Refurb? I'm not picky, used or refurb is fine.

Next, should I go the ebay route? Are there any dependable stores that do refurb or used phones? I would far prefer to just get one refurb or used from a dependable store versus ebay...

Which model should I get? I'm a power emailer...the reason I'm going for the Blackberry is that my stupid Rant sucks as far as email goes. I email all day...I would love to be able to do web surfing as documents for review, no need to edit on my phone...I don't need a great camera, but not having one I think would seem inconvenient...not sure I need to take videos with it, but isn't that sort of a recent Blackberry thing now?

I guess it's a Curve I probably need to get? Or would one of the older models do me proud?

Can I get the most recent version of Curve cheap in a refurb?

What else should I know about the alternative markets? What questions do I ask if I go the Ebay route? How can I avoid being screwed by an online retailer?

Thanks to anyone willing to help...
Old 09-23-2009, 07:21 AM   #2 (permalink)
BlackBerry Extraordinaire
Join Date: Dec 2006
Model: I747
OS: 4.1.1
Carrier: at&t
Posts: 2,340
Post Thanks: 43
Thanked 117 Times in 107 Posts

Buying a BlackBerry off eBay - BlackBerryFAQ
The Search tool and BlackBerryFAQ answer many questions.
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.