Buying cellphones online

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  1. babygodzilla

    babygodzilla I love rice

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    Where would you recommend buying a cellphone online? Ive never done that before so I'm a little unsure about which site is safe, fast, and reliable with reasonable prices and shipping/handling prices that dont fuck you up the ass.

    thanks for any help!
     
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    just get one from your local store.... it would be better cause of the warranty issues... IMO
     
  3. babygodzilla

    babygodzilla I love rice

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    the one i have isnt available in a local store. its the Samsung X820. plus, im in China, "warranty" hardly exists. and refrain from telling me to go buy a phone in china cause its cheaper, cause its not as cheap here as you'd think. in fact a lot of times its cheaper in american online stores (as is the case with the X820), and chinese stores are generally unreliable.
     
  4. babygodzilla

    babygodzilla I love rice

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    anyone else? come on... there must be ONE person here who has bought a cellphone online before...
     
  5. bigman7903

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    i'm looking to buy from newegg, i have looked at tigerdirect which has a nice selection, i don't know if they carry your phone or not, but i can vouch for newegg's service
     
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    babygodzilla I love rice

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    oh newegg! why didnt i think of that. ok ill go check, thanks!

    neone else?
     
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    letstalk.com is a good way to go
     
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  10. Adi

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    myworldphone.com is one of the most reliable online cellular phone stores.
     
  11. zennoodle

    zennoodle ...hmm must've misplaced my socks

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    NO they're not. Do a search on hofo..they're selling used shit.
     
  12. Adi

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    Really?
    Well this is new to me ive had a problem with them before but have friends who have ordered from them recently who are singing their praises.
    Well I guess he can try plemix.com although ive heard disparaging things about them as well. Anyhow, there is seldom a company without displeased customers.
     
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    zennoodle ...hmm must've misplaced my socks

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    Plemix (aka x1387 @ ebay) is even worse than myworldphone...at least with myworldphone, you have a 75/25 chance of getting a new product. With plemix aka x1387 aka roger...once you get your shit you're stuck with it and it takes forever to get a refund or exchange.
     
  14. Adi

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    Yeah I saw that on hofo people are always complaining about that guy.
    Had to laugh when many say that when they call him before a purchase he speaks fluent English but as soon as you call him with a problem he starts to speak in his native language.
     
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    zennoodle ...hmm must've misplaced my socks

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    The guy is from China (HK even) and he doesn't return calls...nuff said. Do a search on hofo for more info.
     
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    exoticphone.com
    myworldphone.com
     
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    wirelessimports.com code = hofo
     
  18. x24

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    ebay or cellhut.com
     
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    mobilecityonline.com

    they carry alot of unlocked GSM phones that come from europe...i got a GSM chocolate from there..and ended up sending it back. didnt have any problems
     
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    avoid celluloco.com they have no customer service dept.
    if anything is wrong with your order you're screwed
     
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    OneLifeOneLove If You Ain't Outta Control, You Ain't In Control.

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    buy.com has a suprisingly large ammount of phones, at a really good price.

    I know people that have had no problems with Plemix or myworld phone.
     
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    Try wirefly.com. I've heard good and bad things, and I've JUST recenetly ordered from them, so I'll let you know how it goes.
     
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    zennoodle ...hmm must've misplaced my socks

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    They're in the middle of settling a lawsuit for false rebates. I wouldn't go to them.
     
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    i can send you one from Taiwan... comes w/warranty and is hell of a load cheaper than china but still more expensive than cambodia
     

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