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Microsoft selling Nokia Lumia 520 on eBay for $29
The most popular Windows Phone in history, the Nokia Lumia 520, is about to become even more popular. The entry-level handset is now available on eBay from Microsoft for only $29. That is a 70% discount from the list price. So far, over 8000 units have been sold. The phone runs on Windows Phone 8.1 and Microsoft's Joe Belfiore has said that the software giant is looking for a way to allow at least some of Windows 10's features to run on lower-end Lumia models

The Nokia Lumia 520 comes with a 4-inch screen offering a resolution of 480 x 800. A dual-core 1GHz Snapdragon S4 Plus CPU powers the handset while the Adreno 305 GPU handles the graphics. 512MB of RAM is inside along with 8GB of native storage. Those requiring additional memory can use the 64GB capacity microSD slot. A 5MP camera is on back and a 1430mAh battery keeps the lights on. The model connects to AT&T's GoPhone pre-paid service.

We're not sure how many units Microsoft has left to sell, but if you are looking to get your kid that smartphone you promised him/her, you are going to be hard-pressed to find one at this price. You can head over to eBay to purchase the Lumia 520 by clicking on the sourcelink.

Buy the Nokia Lumia 520 for just $29 on eBay

Buy the Nokia Lumia 520 for just $29 on eBay


source: eBay via WMPoweruser

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posted on 14 Feb 2015, 21:42 4

1. joey_sfb (Posts: 6453; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


Wow! Maybe for those keen on trying out WP 8.1 or 10.

posted on 14 Feb 2015, 22:07 3

4. hurrycanger (Posts: 1615; Member since: 01 Dec 2013)


Yeah definitely. It is so cheap to try another OS now. I paid $130 for the Lumia 521 to try WP8 in summer of 2013. XD

posted on 14 Feb 2015, 22:18 1

6. joey_sfb (Posts: 6453; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


I waiting for phone made for the full windows phone 10 experience.

posted on 14 Feb 2015, 22:03 2

2. Neo_Huang (Posts: 1067; Member since: 06 Dec 2013)


How are they not losing money on this?

posted on 14 Feb 2015, 22:05 3

3. hurrycanger (Posts: 1615; Member since: 01 Dec 2013)


I think they are, but I also think it's necessary.

posted on 14 Feb 2015, 22:27 3

7. joey_sfb (Posts: 6453; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


They sre clearing out remaining stock. Not making any new phone to sell at this price.

Was tempted but i remember i just upgraded my Note 3 from preview lollipop to their actual build. Need sometime to play with it.

Will keep my money for a better Windows 10 phone.

posted on 14 Feb 2015, 22:31 2

8. Jason78 (Posts: 278; Member since: 10 Apr 2013)


The Nokia Luima 520 first wen to on sale way back in February 2013. Microsoft is having a sale to clear out old stock.

posted on 14 Feb 2015, 23:16 2

10. vincelongman (Posts: 4951; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)


Smartphones have huge markups
The 520 retails for $99
But Amazon often have the 520 on sale for $50 or $40, which I'd assume still gives Amazon some profit
E.g.http://www.amazon.com/Nokia-Lumia-520-GoPhone-AT/dp/B00E45043A

So I'm guessing MS are probably sell it cost or losing ~$5-10 each

posted on 14 Feb 2015, 23:36

11. -box- (Posts: 3991; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


Most phones aren't really that expensive to make, and typically cost less to make overall when more are made. The biggest impacts to price are the chipset and screen. This uses an older but still solid chipset, and a smaller, lower-resolution - but still clear, I have one and it compares well against my 1020 and 925, and far exceeds my Nokia 701 and C7 for resolution - so overall cost to manufacture is probably in the $7-15 range. A galaxy S5 is probably $12-18, a Note probably about $20. An iphonie6 probably around $15, depending how many soda cans they can recycle to make the bodies, and a 6+ maybe $18, or slightly more because of the camera. Shipping probably costs $1-2 per handset (the whole package weighs less than a pound, usually), depending if it's coming from China versus, say, Finland for some of Nokia's factories, or the US for the Moto X, and of course the intended destination, though worldwide prices are comparable so shipping really doesn't seem to have an effect. Apple still makes about an 80-90% profit on everything they sell, all on the backs of indentured servants and near-slaves in horrid - albeit improving, allegedly - conditions.

That all said, there's still money taken from the purchase price that goes to the sellers and the manufacturers, which pays for further R&D, company salaries and bonuses, software development, product launch events, royalties, lawyer fees for trademarking and patents, local taxes when and where applicable, real estate coats, hardware upgrades for employees and cloud storage farms, etc., etc.

posted on 15 Feb 2015, 00:21 1

13. Phooey506 (Posts: 85; Member since: 24 Sep 2014)


Lolwut?

posted on 15 Feb 2015, 00:48

16. ihavenoname (Posts: 1693; Member since: 18 Aug 2013)


iPhone 6 costs ~$200 to make, so pretty far from your $15, as for Galaxy S5 it's $50 more (even more off from $12), while in Note 4 I guess it goes to nearly $300.

posted on 15 Feb 2015, 18:11

27. Venkatramanan (Posts: 317; Member since: 15 Aug 2014)


$200, $150 or $300 may includes all the expenses (Labor cost, marketing etc.) Only Manufacturing Cost may be very less.

posted on 14 Feb 2015, 22:09

5. Zero97 (Posts: 37; Member since: 15 May 2014)


:( no shipping outside us...

posted on 15 Feb 2015, 00:28

14. alumoyo (Posts: 368; Member since: 26 Aug 2013)


:) www.usabox.com my friend...

posted on 15 Feb 2015, 00:37

15. samystic (Posts: 231; Member since: 25 Mar 2012)


options for shipping are many... but shipping outside US, means unlocking... which is not 100% successful everytime

posted on 15 Feb 2015, 00:49

17. samystic (Posts: 231; Member since: 25 Mar 2012)


will wait for an offer on Microsoft Lumia 535 Dual SIM

posted on 14 Feb 2015, 23:00 3

9. Jason78 (Posts: 278; Member since: 10 Apr 2013)


Amazon has the Nokia Lumia 635 for $50. Bigger screen, faster processor, front camera, longer battery life, LTE, WP 8.1. The 635 is worth the extra $20.

posted on 14 Feb 2015, 23:37

12. -box- (Posts: 3991; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


They both have 8.1, but the 635 does have access to 10 Technical Preview right now.

posted on 15 Feb 2015, 01:00 1

19. darkoman4 (Posts: 175; Member since: 30 May 2014)


635 doesn't have a front facing camera.

posted on 15 Feb 2015, 19:20

28. Jason78 (Posts: 278; Member since: 10 Apr 2013)


The Lumia 520 doesn't either.

Nokia does have their Lumia Selfie app allows you to take selfies with the rear camera.

posted on 15 Feb 2015, 00:51 2

18. corporateJP (Posts: 2453; Member since: 28 Nov 2009)


No lie...that's a steal.

Of course, it is one of the last REAL Nokia's...

posted on 15 Feb 2015, 07:20 1

22. Liveitup (Posts: 1798; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)


Whatever man. Nokia is Lumias.

posted on 15 Feb 2015, 02:53

20. 7thspaceman (Posts: 1579; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)


Folks I believe Nokia of Finland can begin making a smart phone in 2016. Microsoft knowing this must have all it's Nokia Lumia smart phones discontinued or rebranded as it's new "Microsoft Lumia" smart phones. It is interesting to note that Nokia will have to pay Microsoft Royalty fees if Nokia sells Android smart phones but Microsoft Allows OEM's to use the Windows 8 / 8.1 and the coming Windows 10 mobile OS for free if it's run on smart phones or tablets that are less than 9 inches. Nokia's new sell out tablet running Windows 10 would be a out and out hot selling tablet. The question is will Nokia make a Windows 10 tablet. Most people Think Nokia will not make any Windows smart phones. why Not? Most OEM's make at least 1 Windows smart phone Nokia could do the same after all they have Windows smart phones Fans ready to buy them..

posted on 15 Feb 2015, 06:41

21. elitewolverine (Posts: 5192; Member since: 28 Oct 2013)


If they make a cell phone, it will be none of the factories that produced the old phones. It will be made by a 3rd party like foxconn etc. Not necessarily bad, but far from what Nokia of Finland 'was'.

posted on 15 Feb 2015, 07:22 1

23. Liveitup (Posts: 1798; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)


Not only that but its different individuals who will make those Nokias whereas Lumias will continue to be made by real Nokia employees who now work for MS.

posted on 15 Feb 2015, 10:17

24. IVIGuy (Posts: 1; Member since: 15 Feb 2015)


Twenty nine bucks is an excellent deal if all you need is a phone that can make calls and send texts!

I have a Lumia 1520 collecting dust while MS struggles to get their act together in the apps department. It is hands down one of the best built phones I've ever owned. If I could install Android I'd still be carrying it.

posted on 15 Feb 2015, 11:08

25. mildorzalost (Posts: 143; Member since: 03 Jun 2014)


Here in México still costs 135 bucks >_<

posted on 15 Feb 2015, 12:26 1

26. Donbenie (Posts: 208; Member since: 04 Aug 2013)


Whether Nokia phones are made by the original factories or by 3rd parties,I had like to believe this is moot as certain quality control measures will be put in place by Nokia..

posted on 16 Feb 2015, 06:19

29. anasnazeer (Posts: 16; Member since: 11 Jul 2014)


Why US only why???!!!
I could have bought 10 of these x.x *for family members, one for each*
Why u no make it for Pakistan or Saudi Arabia?? Me no happy >:(

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