Of course, you shouldn't spend that much on a 1-year-old phone under any circumstances, especially when you can get the same product in "good" cosmetic condition for a full 600 bucks less. Bidallies, a veteran eBay member with a near-flawless 99.6 percent positive feedback average based on more than 25,000 customer ratings from the last 12 months alone, vouches for the full working order of the refurbished Galaxy Note 9 units currently priced at $394.95 a pop.
There are a few important things you need to take into consideration before pulling the trigger, starting with the lack of any kind of a warranty. The "professionally tested and inspected" devices available at a massive discount compared to brand-new units may also present "minor scrapes or scratches" due to handling, and perhaps most importantly, you have to keep in mind these are Verizon-specific phones on sale here that won't work on GSM networks like AT&T and T-Mobile or the CDMA tech-using Sprint. Finally, the $394.95 Note 9 can be purchased in a love-it-or-hate-it Lavender Purple color only at the time of this writing.
All these inconveniences considered, it's hard to argue with the quality/price ratio of a sub-$400 Snapdragon 845 powerhouse sporting a beautiful 6.4-inch Super AMOLED display with razor-thin bezels, a very capable dual 12MP rear-facing camera setup, a large 4,000mAh battery, and a generous 128GB storage/6GB memory combination.