Boxed HTC One (2014) unit hits eBay, is quickly sold for $499.99

As we guessed earlier today, we are back with yet another HTC One (M8)-related leak before the day is even out. This time around, some sneaky person has apparently, somehow, managed to get his hands on a Verizon-branded, fully-boxed HTC M8 and has already managed to sell it on eBay after a short bidding exchange that saw the price shoot up from the initial asking price of $199 all the way up to $499.99...
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83. limporgyuk

Posts: 357; Member since: Nov 06, 2013

The HTC One looks, feels and performs like a $649 phone. The S4 performs like a premium phone (with some lag) but looks and feels like a $300 phone. Trust me I have had both. It doesn't matter that the iphone only has 1gb of RAM, its how useable the end experience is.

85. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Lol like I said, feel free getting ripped off by HTC and Apple. It's none of my business. Sure it matters. If I am going to use custom roms and mod it, the specs count. The gpe edition of the GS4 flat out outperforms the gpe edition of the HTC. Anyways, regardless of how well something performs? Do you really want to get ripped off? Do you have no principles? HTC and Apple found a foolproof way to sucker you. Use the lightest skin possible with minimal multitasking abilities, and in the case of Apple, no multitasking abilities to hide the fact that they are charging you a fortune for mid range parts. I dunno about you, but I don't care if the product performs well for everyday tasks. They still shouldn't charge me the same price it would to purchase a product that can perform difficult tasks. Anyone can use stock Android if they wanted to and it would outperform the HTC One every time. Saying it's okay to use crap specs if the experience is usable is like saying it's okay for an ipad to cost the same as a windows 8 tablet. That is simply not true because windows 8 has much better internals and is pricier. Just because the ipad might be able to scroll through an app screen just as smooth it doesn't make it okay to price it the same as a windows 8 tablet. I don't know what kind of mess up world you live in where usability is the only thing that matters. But to myself and others, I don't want to get ripped off period. Regardless of how convincing the con man's act is.

26. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

I want this phone now.

32. The13thKing

Posts: 849; Member since: Feb 26, 2014

backed up with DDR2 ram

27. mmmanuuu

Posts: 403; Member since: Nov 05, 2013

How many people here searched for the new one in ebay after reading this?

29. 7Superman9

Posts: 86; Member since: Sep 17, 2013

If this was a private buyer, then hopefully they will leak/confirm the battery size and the pixel count for the back camera.

30. helalovic

Posts: 7; Member since: Apr 25, 2013

WUT? DDR2 RAM? I'm sold anyways I love the design.

31. silencer271

Posts: 254; Member since: Apr 05, 2013

So it sold for cheaper then what it would have been at retail without contract lol

33. pradeepreddy

Posts: 65; Member since: Apr 01, 2013

WOW, my comment(it seems soon,someone will start selling this phone on ebay/craigslist before it's introduction :) ) yesterday on article "Is this guy holding the All New HTC One M8?" came to reality!!!!

39. LiyanaBG

Posts: 381; Member since: Nov 07, 2013

i remember your comment from yesterday. you are a genius

51. rns122112 unregistered

cause @pradeepreddy is the one that sold it on ebay. why man? when you could have just came to me. we went to high school together. we go way back bro. lol (Disclaimer:me and @pradeepreddy never went to high school together AND/OR do not know each other. i was just messing with him as a joke) but btw good call on yesterdays artical

40. Epicness1o1

Posts: 303; Member since: May 30, 2013

Did I woke up drunk or something cuz I just read that htc sold a mobile before anouncment

41. Odiin

Posts: 373; Member since: Apr 23, 2013

Not sure All New HTC ONE will get Best Smartphone award for this year, but it will definitly get the award for 'Mother of Leaked Phone' title.

43. NoFanboy

Posts: 300; Member since: Nov 18, 2013


44. MrWilli5

Posts: 77; Member since: Feb 13, 2011

waiting for march 25th!

50. alrightihatepickingusernames

Posts: 474; Member since: Dec 29, 2013

I'm starting to really feel bad for HTC now, I'm finding it hard to believe that all of this is marketing.


Posts: 650; Member since: Nov 20, 2011

this is not marketing for sure

76. techaman unregistered

It's great sell it to self have everyone talking about it still not saying anything about battery and camera it's great we all want it

53. mike2959

Posts: 694; Member since: Oct 08, 2011

Every single rumor has been incorrect! Even the damn name guys! Everybody saying the most leaked phone ever. The processor has been wrong, the camera wrong, the type of memory wrong, the color wrong, and now it's down to the wrong name.

56. NoFanboy

Posts: 300; Member since: Nov 18, 2013

The processor has been right.. Gsm called this a few days ago I think. We don't know the camera specs yet. 2gb was always thrown around. Colors have been right to according to evleaks

57. Leonis

Posts: 338; Member since: Jan 08, 2014

I can't believe the megapixel count is still not out there with all this leaks hahahaha wtf! It must be only 4mp then if they don't tell us

64. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2262; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

this just spoiled the announcment on the 25th,and the hell this dude get the damn phone anyway? so now we know that the phone is already in verizon warehouse:(

65. zachattack

Posts: 621; Member since: Jul 31, 2013

Phone arena, you have people that just sit on eBay all day just searching the HTC one all day? I call shenanigans lame article is lame

72. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

Looks like there have been almost NONE improvements. Even worse than the S5.

74. johnehms09

Posts: 50; Member since: Jan 17, 2014

expect for a much better review soon..LOL

81. GMS85

Posts: 216; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

A question to be asked: the DDR2 instead of DD3, is it really going to cause ANY issues though?

86. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Yes, it means that HTC gets away with giving you a 2600 mah battery and slow ram for the same price as it would cost to buy a phone with a 3200 mah batter and fast ram. I wouldn't want to be scammed like that.

87. GMS85

Posts: 216; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

Hmmmmm, I'll wait for a proper review then! I mean from A to Z.

89. 7Superman9

Posts: 86; Member since: Sep 17, 2013

No it won't. Go test live models of phones with DDR2 and DDR3, you will not be able to tell the difference! Taters is just a troll!!!

90. GMS85

Posts: 216; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

Regardless, I will go for it and I'll do my own review. Point blank!
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