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Old 03-07-2006, 12:51 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey all,

I was peeking around eBay when I found a great deal. I currently have a 7230, and while it's the best phone I've ever had, its old and beat up. I found a:

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Rogers Wireless Locked (perfect for me)
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Full warranty from Rogers/RIM

$150 Canadian including shipping from the west coast. Should be here by Thursday. I thought this was a fantastic deal? Any comments?

Also, what are the main benefits of the 7290 when directly compared to my current 7230? I was going to look at the 8700's, but they do too much, and it's just not worth the cost for me.

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Old 03-07-2006, 02:18 PM   #2 (permalink)
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that's an awesome deal...how did you find it? the 7290 is a nice device...
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Grab it before it's gone. I used the 7290 and it was a work horse. Durable too!
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Got it! Thanks for the advice. How did I find it? Well, I was looking around on eBay, just peeking for a decent deal. I came across this auction - it was a multiple item listing (seller claimed to have 5 identical). However, after the sale I got an email from the seller telling me that they made a mistake in the listing, and that they only had 2. Luckily, I replied quick enough to tell them I want one. So, he shipped 'er out today with insurance and tracking. I covered all of my bases - I didn't want to loose this one! Other's with the same specs were going between $225 and 300 USD.
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Great find, I love my 7290. Solid device and a good investment.
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Other's with the same specs were going between $225 and 300 USD.
that's why i asked how they heck you found one that was so cheap and brand new...
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Ah.

Well, there was a shipping delay. Sat in the post office for a few days. Should be here tomorrow! The seller has been fantastic, the Canadian postal service is a different story!
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