Deal: Unlocked Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is nearly 25% off on eBay


If you live in the United States, there are plenty of choices if you want to purchase Samsung's latest flagship, the Galaxy Note 8. Many carriers and retailers offered great Note 8 deals in the last couple of month, but only if you signed a long-term contract.

The smartphone sells for $950-$960 outright, basically, a small fortune. However, in case you don't want to pay that much for the Galaxy Note 8, your best bet to find a good deal is eBay. There are some downsides though, such as the fact that most unlocked smartphones sold on there won't work on CDMA networks and some don't come with a warranty.

Nevertheless, a good deal is a good deal, so if you really want the Galaxy Note 8, you can now buy one for just $725, thus you'll be saving at least $225. Unfortunately, the eBay seller only has the black version of the phone available, as the other four (blue, gold, gray, and pink) are now out of stock.

It's worth noting that this is the unlocked dual-SIM version of the Galaxy Note 8, which is not compatible with CDMA carriers such as Sprint and Verizon. But you should have no issues using it on AT&T and T-Mobile.

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Galaxy Note 8
  • Display 6.3" 1440 x 2960 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, Octa-core, 2350 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3300 mAh(22h talk time)

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11 Comments

1. redmd

Posts: 1926; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

It's a steal.

2. darkkjedii

Posts: 30971; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Can't beat that deal, on the best phone out.

3. Cat97

Posts: 1864; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

Sorry, I don't need an expensive remote control sticking out of my pocket.

5. makatijules

Posts: 835; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

I swear PA knowledge of smartphones is always staggeringly wrong. According to this website, Verizon, and ATT both use the 950U. So do TMO and Sprint. https://www.techwals.com/samsung-galaxy-note-8-sm-n950-model-number-differences/, shows that all 4 major US carriers are using the same model, and that the Sprint and Verizon models and T MO model just have th3 extra bands needed to work on their networks. But yet people here try to claim that someone else doesn't have technical knowledge. The fact is when UNLOCKED they will work on other carriers just like the iPhone. This was not true before the Galaxy either S5 or S6 model. But quick Google will surely provide an answer. Maybe PA writers should learn no to use Google a bit more. Or is being so Apple bias make you guys detest anything Google own?! I have taken Samsung phones kick and drop SIMs from all major carriers and they have worked since I believe the S5 and sury since the S6 because the S6 were all Exynos and it was. Single US model fht contained the band support for them. They only won't work on those carriers alter active brands like Virgin, METROPCS AND Cricket and Boost as examples.

6. makatijules

Posts: 835; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

Not sure if a price cut matters. I have 2 Note 8s on eBay foe $650 and they are in 9.9/10 condition and they haven't moved. Watching many other sellers and many arent moving just yet. I sold an iPhone X in less than 90mins of posting on eBay.

7. makatijules

Posts: 835; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

ALL to add PA, if you grab any 950U model and go into the settings, and under connections choose Mobile Networks, ATT phones are set for Global by default so that it picks up any GSM. However of you tap it, you will see you get the choice of LTE/CDMA, and LTE/HSPA as well. But Maherk and his sidekick the DarkMuscle, try to claim I don't have tech knowledge. I know mode than both deadbeats combined and what I don't know, I know how to research and find put. Unlike the people here.

8. Tipus

Posts: 851; Member since: Sep 30, 2016

That was some typing, you did there bro :))) , still trying to prove your truth :)))

11. makatijules

Posts: 835; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

Prove MY truth?! How is it my truth? The truth doesn't have an owner. I posted a link that shows all 4 US carriers use the same 950U. "U" as in "USA". They simply have the extra bands needs to support the alternative bands for the none GSM carriers. When the iPhone was exclusive to ATT, those iPhones never contained CDMA hardware because those carriers never had an iPhone, and it offered no benefit to unlock them, because they also would not work on TMO, unless you jailbroke them and provided the needed bands. That has changed as Samsung no longer makes a model for just VZW, Sprint and TMO. They are all supported in the US model. THis has been true since the S6. But I think the S5 also support all 4 major US carriers from the same device. However, if you buy the unlocked International model, they may not cover all the bands to CDMA, so they may not work on VZW/Sprint CDMA network, but will work on 2G/3G.

10. darkkjedii

Posts: 30971; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Learn to type properly, and without so many typos TechieXP.

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