You probably shouldn't buy last year's Galaxy Note 9
if you can afford the newer Note 10, Note 10+, S10, or S10+, as the differences in raw power and camera versatility are fairly substantial, but while Samsung continues to charge a preposterous $900 and up for its S Pen-wielding beast released more than a year ago, a trustworthy eBay seller is ready to make you an unrefusable offer.
At the time of this writing, a factory unlocked Note 9 compatible with both GSM and CDMA networks in Lavender Purple, Midnight Black, and Ocean Blue hues is available for as little as $364.99. That's a mind-blowing discount of 535 bucks, although it's obviously not entirely fair to compare the list price of a brand-new unit sold directly by Samsung alongside a standard 1-year warranty with a refurbished device not covered by any sort of warranty.
On the bright side, these ultra-affordable refurbs on sale here in a "limited quantity" should be fully functional, as determined by Cellfeee's "industry leading" inspection. Cellfeee, by the way, is a top-rated eBay seller with thousands of positive customer ratings under its belt from the last 12 months alone. Visually, of course, the $365 Note 9s will not exactly be identical to their unused, unopened, and undamaged counterparts, presenting the usual signs of wear like "scratches, scuffs, and minor nicks on the screen or body."
Speaking of the screen and body, you might want to keep in mind the 2018-released Galaxy Note 9
still looks pretty hot, with its premium metal-and-glass build, as well as a 6.4-inch Super AMOLED "Infinity" display sporting razor-thin bezels rather than a notch or hole punch.
Under the hood, this bad boy hides a state-of-the-art Snapdragon 845 processor in the SM-N960U variant on sale at 365 bucks, along with a generous 6 gigs of memory, 128 gigs of internal storage space (not to mention a microSD card slot), and a hefty 4,000mAh battery. That's what we call a killer value for money proposition.