Microsoft selling Nokia Lumia 520 on eBay for $29

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.


source: eBay via WMPoweruser

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Lumia 520
  • Display 4.0" 480 x 800 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus, Dual-core, 1000 MHz
  • Storage 8 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 1430 mAh(9.6h 3G talk time)

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29 Comments

1. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

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

4. hurrycanger

Posts: 1761; Member since: Dec 01, 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

6. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

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

2. Neo_Huang

Posts: 1067; Member since: Dec 06, 2013

How are they not losing money on this?

3. hurrycanger

Posts: 1761; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

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

7. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 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.

10. vincelongman

Posts: 5696; Member since: Feb 10, 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

8. Jason78

Posts: 281; Member since: Apr 10, 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.

11. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 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.

13. Phooey506

Posts: 85; Member since: Sep 24, 2014

Lolwut?

16. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 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.

27. Venkatramanan

Posts: 327; Member since: Aug 15, 2014

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

5. Zero97

Posts: 37; Member since: May 15, 2014

:( no shipping outside us...

14. alumoyo

Posts: 391; Member since: Aug 26, 2013

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

15. samystic

Posts: 242; Member since: Mar 25, 2012

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

17. samystic

Posts: 242; Member since: Mar 25, 2012

will wait for an offer on Microsoft Lumia 535 Dual SIM

9. Jason78

Posts: 281; Member since: Apr 10, 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.

12. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

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

19. darkoman4

Posts: 183; Member since: May 30, 2014

635 doesn't have a front facing camera.

28. Jason78

Posts: 281; Member since: Apr 10, 2013

The Lumia 520 doesn't either. Nokia does have their Lumia Selfie app allows you to take selfies with the rear camera.

18. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 2009

No lie...that's a steal. Of course, it is one of the last REAL Nokia's...

22. Liveitup

Posts: 1798; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

Whatever man. Nokia is Lumias.

20. 7thspaceman

Posts: 1597; Member since: Feb 14, 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..

21. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 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'.

23. Liveitup

Posts: 1798; Member since: Jan 07, 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.

24. IVIGuy

Posts: 1; Member since: Feb 15, 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.

25. mildorzalost

Posts: 143; Member since: Jun 03, 2014

Here in México still costs 135 bucks >_

26. Donbenie

Posts: 260; Member since: Aug 04, 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..

29. anasnazeer

Posts: 16; Member since: Jul 11, 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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