Can't afford the Note 10? Check out this hot eBay deal on a Galaxy Note 9 refurb (with warranty)
With the Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10+ up for pre-order and scheduled to start shipping as early as next week, Android power users on a tighter budget might be wondering if perhaps this is actually the ideal time to purchase last year's Note 9. Unfortunately, Samsung is still charging a whopping $1,000 for an unlocked variant of the 6.4-incher with razor-thin screen bezels through the company's official website, while major third-party retailers like Best Buy can only offer savings of up to $400 with monthly installment plans and new lines of service on specific networks at the time of this writing.
But as always, the best way to get the price point of a popular smartphone as low as possible is shop from a top-rated eBay seller. Cellfeee certainly fits that description, with a remarkable 98.7 percent positive feedback score based on more than 10,000 customer ratings from the last 12 months alone. And if you hurry, you can score a 128GB GSM unlocked Samsung Galaxy Note 9 in an eye-catching Ocean Blue color at a measly $409.99.
Naturally, you're looking at refurbished units here, which could present "signs of wear like scratches, scuffs, and minor nicks on the screen or body." It's also worth pointing out that these substantially marked-down devices will not be shipped in their original retail boxes, instead coming packaged in "aftermarket" boxes with "aftermarket" accessories.
All that being said, it's hard to argue with the value proposition of a "fully functional" Galaxy Note 9 fetching a little over four Benjamins with a 90-day seller warranty included. After all, we're talking about a Snapdragon 845 powerhouse that also comes with 6GB RAM, a sizable 4,000mAh battery, a beautiful Super AMOLED display with no notch or hole punch, a versatile dual 12MP rear camera system, and of course, a creativity-encouraging and productivity-enhancing S Pen.