i managed to break my 9700 about a week before a plane trip. i revived an older blackberry, but really wanted a Bold. You can't believe the number of CL deals that didn't get completed. Some listings are to harvest email addresses. Some people changed their mind. I finally got one from the person that ran a phone kiosk. A long story, but it was bought for a relative out of the US that then changed her mind and got an Iphone. Not the greatest deal, but I got a new 9780 that was unlocked for $250 US.
Personally, if you have the time, use Ebay. At least the person really wants to sell the phone. I got a used G2 on ebay that was in decent shape.
If the orignal poster can wait until Fed, there should be a lot of 9780s for sale once BB10 is out.
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