Red Motorola DROID Ultra rumored to cost $100 for Big Red employees starting today
We also pointed out that in the past, Big Red employees got to buy an exclusive red version of the latest DROID model as a token of appreciation. Is it possible that the racing stripe begins a whole new tradition? Uh, maybe not. It turns out that according to a source close to Verizon, the red version of the DROID Ultra that we showed you last week is actually the model intended for Verizon reps who will be asked to pay $100 for it. The deal begins today and besides the phone, inside the box you will find a SOL Republic Jax in-ear headphones, a Griffin Reveal case and an Ingress invite code.
You know what that means guys, time to peruse eBay to see which Verizon reps are going to play DROID arbitrage. It's a fun little game that goes like this. Work for Verizon. Buy the promotional DROID in red for $100 and sell it on eBay for a price that is about twenty times what you paid for it. Fun is had by all except for the game player who is left with a rapidly depreciating asset at the end of the game.
As far as the Limited Edition version is concerned, we will hopefully hear something about it at Motorola's media event later Tuesday.
1. Goldeneye (Posts: 376; Member since: 22 Jan 2011)
Yeah buy a phone for a ridiculous amount of money on ebay that you won't be able to activate unless you're a rep that is, smart!
2. Sniggly (Posts: 7291; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
I think for me it's pretty much down to the Maxx or the Moto X. Hell, maybe I'll get both.
3. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
I am wondering what Moto is going to do in the camera department? Camera seems to be where the competitors are focusing their energy this year. S800 + 2 Gb RAM + 5 inch 1080p seems to be the minimum entry point for flagship phones this year. But what sets vendor A apart from vendor B is the camera.
4. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4201; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
That's what Moto is going to do.
6. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 7043; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)
So only their employees gets BIG DISCOUNT while their consumers pay 200$? Something seriously wrong with Verizon
7. g2a5b0e (Posts: 3484; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)
Your comment makes zero sense. Most businesses have employee discounts. That's perfectly normal. Why would they give you, the consumer, one too?
8. ibap (Posts: 735; Member since: 09 Sep 2009)
Someone is going to pay 20*100=$2000 for this? Dumb and dumber.