Samsung Galaxy S10 gets a cool $100 discount on eBay, but watch out for the fine print

Samsung Galaxy S10 gets a cool $100 discount on eBay, but watch out for the fine print
If you don't have $2,000 to spend on one of those fancy foldable devices that may not work so great in real life anyway, the Galaxy S10 looks like the best "conventional" high-end phone to buy right now. Or rather pre-order, as the actual release date of Samsung's refreshed S-series flagship family is still more than a week away.

Then again, top-rated eBay seller Never MSRP claims to have the 6.1-inch version "in stock" already, which feels dubious, to say the least. Deliveries are estimated between February 28 and March 7 at the time of this writing, with the ETA likely to be extended if you decide to actually order the factory unlocked dual SIM Samsung Galaxy S10 on eBay. But the truly interesting thing about the listing is the handset's price.

At $799.99, the "international" units sold by Never MSRP are a whole Benjamin cheaper than devices officially available from Samsung and authorized retailers like Best Buy. The super-early discount certainly comes as a surprise, but just like with the Galaxy S10+ "on sale" yesterday, you need to take a bunch of restrictions and "catches" into consideration. First and foremost, purchasing a phone on eBay almost always means giving up on a standard manufacturer warranty, and this deal is no exception.

Second, as this is a GSM-only handset, you can't activate it on a CDMA network like Verizon or Sprint. Finally, while Samsung and Best Buy aren't offering savings yet on the Galaxy S10 list price, they do throw in free Galaxy Buds with pre-orders, which eBay sellers can't hook you up with.

Still, at the end of the day, if you're not interested in gifts, warranties, and CDMA connectivity, an $800 Galaxy S10 is by no means a bad deal. While it doesn't have 5G support or a secondary front-facing camera, that triple rear imaging setup with dual OIS, stunning Quad HD+ Infinity-O display, 3,400 mAh battery, 8GB RAM, 128GB internal storage space, and in-screen ultrasonic fingerprint sensor make the 6.1-incher pretty much impossible to resist. It's the kind of fatal attraction they used to make movies about.


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3 Comments

1. Cat97

Posts: 1933; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

Is it the Exynos or Snapdragon version ?

2. askarak

Posts: 23; Member since: Aug 25, 2015

Probably Exynos, as, AFAIK, only US, China and Japan still use CDMA. And, coincidentally, SGS10 SD855 versions are for these countries only

3. middlehead

Posts: 458; Member since: May 12, 2014

International versions also have a gimped Samsung Pay, that doesn't give the same deals and rewards the US version gets. I know that's gone downhill itself in recent years, but it's still better than the version the rest of the world has.

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