1. joeysayegh's Avatar
    so i was thinking as instead of getting insurance, to when something goes wrong(gd forbid! lol) with my new bold i should just buy a certified pre owned bold....i called verizon and they dont have any now, but what i want to know is a price fo around how much it will be because it could be a better option instead of paying for insurance
    07-08-10 10:25 AM
  2. John Yester's Avatar
    FRU Factory Refurbished devices are not sold.

    They are used to exchange of a issue with another device, mostly warranty issues.


    As for if you phone is crushed, burned, melted, drop in a river, etc......... To get back to the same device. You will have to pay full retail.
    07-08-10 10:38 AM
  3. swervinsuburban's Avatar
    Not true you can buy certified pre-owned phones from Verizon, they are the phones somebody decides they don't want after 30 days, you can also supposedly return them within 30 days as well, I have heard two different things about that though. I bought a storm2 for like 240 dollars. It was one made in Canada and looked brand new.
    07-08-10 12:29 PM
  4. pcgizmo#IM's Avatar
    Not true you can buy certified pre-owned phones from Verizon, they are the phones somebody decides they don't want after 30 days, you can also supposedly return them within 30 days as well, I have heard two different things about that though. I bought a storm2 for like 240 dollars. It was one made in Canada and looked brand new.
    I thought I read something on here to that effect. They were available for ~ $249.99.
    07-08-10 12:59 PM
  5. Accidental Post's Avatar
    You can buy CLN phones from verizon for about half of retail.
    07-08-10 01:11 PM
  6. John Yester's Avatar
    Not saying it's not true but I would like to see some documentation. May help people later on down the road. But news to me thanks! I was always told it's either new retail or active a old phone on the account.
    07-08-10 02:21 PM
  7. pkcable's Avatar
    Certified pre owned Phones are MUCH less common on Verizon, than on ATT, but you CAN get them.
    07-08-10 02:36 PM
  8. Accidental Post's Avatar
    Straight form the site at vzw:

    Certified Pre-Owned Devices
    07-08-10 02:40 PM
  9. John Yester's Avatar
    Straight form the site at vzw:

    Certified Pre-Owned Devices
    High five!

    Thanks
    07-08-10 02:43 PM
  10. Accidental Post's Avatar
    NO problemo I was turned on to it by my VZW rep at the store.
    07-08-10 02:45 PM
  11. John Yester's Avatar
    Ya good deal this will help pass the word to people who always post that they fraked their phone up and have no insurance....

    Prices may vary... hmmmm only older devices. Not Bolds yet but give it time!
    07-08-10 02:46 PM
  12. pcgizmo#IM's Avatar
    Straight form the site at vzw:

    Certified Pre-Owned Devices
    I was on this page after the OP started the thread. I missed the part that specifically says:

    "If your device experiences a defect after the manufacturerís warranty has expired and you are not enrolled in Total Equipment Coverage or Extended Warranty, you can purchase a Certified Pre-Owned device to replace your original device."
    07-08-10 02:46 PM
  13. Totalimmortal363's Avatar
    Certified pre owned Phones are MUCH less common on Verizon, than on ATT, but you CAN get them.
    I've worked for AT&T for a WHILE and never heard even a peep about anything related to Certified pre-owned devices.
    07-08-10 03:10 PM
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