1. jman's Avatar
    I saw a 9900 on ebay.
    Any downside to buying this now for At&t?
    Is it possible that hardware or software will be upgraded before final release in US?
    06-06-11 01:38 PM
  2. howarmat's Avatar
    the software is always being updated. Hardware might not be final on the ones for sale either
    06-06-11 01:43 PM
  3. qbnkelt's Avatar
    I'm pretty conservative when it comes to buying BBs on eBay. Not only do you risk hardware/software problems, you run the risk of getting a preproduction unit that RIM can always disable if they know it's "out there" and you're out a phone and whatever cash you spent.
    Some folks had a 9780 and I was dying for one, but I still didn't buy one off eBay.

    Just overly cautious, you might say I am....
    06-06-11 01:54 PM
  4. nRRe's Avatar
    Yeah if it's a testing unit, i'm p.sure carriers 'disable' them from being activated after the testing phase is over.
    06-06-11 02:22 PM
  5. jman's Avatar
    06-06-11 02:42 PM
  6. jwang217's Avatar
    Woah looks legit...

    except that it says the expected release date is june 30th haha
    06-06-11 03:17 PM
  7. badger906's Avatar
    and its not an actual picture of the product, just one found from google!
    06-06-11 03:40 PM
  8. el13adnin0's Avatar
    "Usually phone is shipped next day, it may take up to 3 days before its shipped due to funds verification process, for some orders it may take up to 20-40 days because of preorder status."

    yeahhh ...
    06-06-11 04:21 PM
  9. Speczorz's Avatar
    All Sales are final, no real pics... stay away, wait for the real thing.
    06-06-11 04:53 PM
  10. kjjb0204's Avatar
    Here's a better idea - when it's released, buy one at retail then just burn about $500 cash, and you'll be in the exact same spot you'd be in if you succumbed to this ebay junk auction.

    1. You can get this just as quickly as the seller - on release day, and no one knows when that is.

    2. Feedback is low for ebay world. 95%? Stay far far away.

    3. Used to be active seller last year, looks like only 2 sales this whole year so far. Again, stay far away from this person.

    There is absolutely no reason to spend double on this auction, since they don't have it and can't tell you when you would get it. If you actually are considering buying this, let me know, as I will sell you an unreleased PlayBook 2 for $1400 and ship it to you when it's released.
    Last edited by kjjb0204; 06-06-11 at 05:19 PM.
    06-06-11 05:17 PM
  11. travaz's Avatar
    And I have a QNX BB Phone for sale!
    06-06-11 05:29 PM
  12. bitrate's Avatar
    Stay away. This guy has sold 42 of these things since May 16. Meaning it's not a sale for a test unit/prototype that he has, rather he's gonna ship them off upon official release (hopefully). Estimated delivery is listed at 7/20 - 7/26.
    Meanwhile, he's rolled in $41,790 in sales in 3 weeks for a product he doesn't even have yet.
    06-06-11 07:03 PM
  13. papped's Avatar
    Most of them were probably fake sales to point to his credibility so suckers buy them for real.
    06-06-11 07:19 PM
  14. snowindec9's Avatar
    only the rich will throw the cash at ebay for a pre-production unit which may faulty and not ready for real time.regular folks will wait for the fully functional working unit.i guess patience is not for some people.
    06-06-11 09:16 PM
  15. palomartian's Avatar
    It's not a preproduction unit. It's a scam to take in suckers who fail to read the details, then end up in fight to get their money back after they realize they've been had. There are no 9900s for sale on ebay. None. Just a few harsh dudes trolling for idiots.
    06-06-11 10:06 PM
  16. Nickerz's Avatar
    2. Feedback is low for ebay world. 95%? Stay far far away.

    Yep, I thought so too. At the end of his listing it says his feedback is 100%. So if 100% = 95.2% then maybe a 9900 Bold = a 9780 Bold?
    06-06-11 11:55 PM
  17. greggebhardt's Avatar
    Do not be a guppy. This is nothing but another pre order from some company that HOPES they will have stock and plainly says shipping will be late July. Note the word "ESTIMATED".

    Why would you want these people to hold onto your money as when they can get one for sale, the chances you will be able to find cheaper.
    06-07-11 05:29 AM
  18. greggebhardt's Avatar
    It's not a preproduction unit. It's a scam to take in suckers who fail to read the details, then end up in fight to get their money back after they realize they've been had. There are no 9900s for sale on ebay. None. Just a few harsh dudes trolling for idiots.
    It and the others 9900 auctions are NOT a scam. They are all pre orders to fool people who DO NOT READ all the text in the auction. They are not breaking any eBay rules and if they do not deliver when promised, they would refund your money or no longer be a member of eBay.
    06-07-11 05:33 AM
  19. palomartian's Avatar
    ... NOT a scam...fool people...
    Riiiiiiiiiiiight.
    06-07-11 08:22 AM
  20. KoolKeyth5's Avatar
    I'll rather just wait and pay my $199.00 plus tax. I work too hard to just throw that kind of $ away for something so uncertain.
    06-11-11 02:50 PM
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