Remember when a brand-new $630 Galaxy Note 9 and refurbished units available for as little as $530 essentially seemed like irresistible deals
? That... wasn't actually very long ago, but believe it or not, the same top-rated eBay sellers are already charging significantly less money for the same super-premium phone
in the same condition.
Specifically, you can get a new, unused, unopened, and undamaged Samsung Galaxy Note 9
with an Exynos 9810 processor under the hood in exchange for a reasonable $499.99 from Never MSRP, a seller with 99.3 percent positive feedback, while the 99.2 percent positively rated Bidallies currently charges an almost shockingly low $449.99 for a refurbished device powered by a Snapdragon 845 chipset in "good" cosmetic condition.
In case you're wondering (and you probably should), Samsung is still selling the unlocked Galaxy Note 9 starting at an arguably excessive $899.99 directly, while Best Buy has the handset "on sale" for $800 and up. Of course, you can save quite a bit of dough with monthly installment plans
on the right carrier, but these two new eBay deals come with absolutely no strings attached.
Unfortunately, the "B+" seller refurbished devices priced at 450 bucks a pop in black, purple, and blue color options can only be activated on Verizon, at least right off the bat. Meanwhile, the brand-new units sold by Never MSRP at $50 extra are GSM unlocked, fully supporting US networks like AT&T and T-Mobile despite technically being designed for "international" use. You can choose between ocean blue and midnight black paint jobs, and although you're naturally eligible for free nationwide shipping and free 30 day returns, no warranty is included whatsoever.
At $500, that's undoubtedly a small sacrifice to make when you're looking at an S Pen-wielding powerhouse
with a big, beautiful 6.4-inch AMOLED display in tow, as well as 6GB RAM, 128GB internal storage space, versatile dual 12MP rear-facing cameras, a massive 4,000 mAh battery, and a reliable rear-mounted fingerprint scanner.