1. BooBerry222's Avatar
    Long time lurker, turned newbie here. Just had to share that I found a new-in-box (duh) Blackberry Onyx at auction on Ebay. They had a Buy It Now for $1200, but the current bid is $610. Time to cash in those IRA's everyone.

    The seller seems to indicate that he has a "limited supply." I would be very curious as to how an in-the-box item leaked out, unless it was destined for European distribution. In any case here's the url:

    BLACKBERRY ONYX PRE RELEASE GSM UNLOCKED - eBay (item 120455125870 end time Aug-12-09 23:32:10 PDT)

    If that doesn't work, simply go to Ebay and enter the following as a search:

    BLACKBERRY ONYX PRE RELEASE GSM UNLOCKED
    08-04-09 10:04 AM
  2. salomondrin's Avatar
    Its BS really... This guy doesn't take paypal
    08-04-09 10:09 AM
  3. BooBerry222's Avatar
    In checking the guy's feedback, he's got 100% feedback with over 300 transactions. I personally wouldn't work WITHOUT PayPal, but....
    08-04-09 10:12 AM
  4. salomondrin's Avatar
    In checking the guy's feedback, he's got 100% feedback with over 300 transactions. I personally wouldn't work WITHOUT PayPal, but....
    Go back and check out his specific feedback... he hasn't made a sell in over 6 months... its from buying things on e-bay, not selling.
    08-04-09 10:16 AM
  5. Sith_Apprentice's Avatar
    Also keep in mind this device will be nuked when the actual devices are released.
    08-04-09 10:26 AM
  6. BooBerry222's Avatar
    Yikes...Points taken. As the expression goes, caveat emptor...
    08-04-09 10:35 AM
  7. salomondrin's Avatar
    Also keep in mind this device will be nuked when the actual devices are released.
    Wait... Sith, what makes you think that will happen to this phone? Or you talking in general or just about this one?

    I've never had a problem with any of my pre releases once the official release of the phone...

    If you know something I don't, I would appreciate the info
    08-04-09 10:40 AM
  8. Shao128's Avatar
    This device has the trackball, aren't the newest ones trackpad? I remember someone saying that the newer OS builds won't work with the trackball based onyxs.
    08-04-09 10:52 AM
  9. BooBerry222's Avatar
    This device has the trackball, aren't the newest ones trackpad? I remember someone saying that the newer OS builds won't work with the trackball based onyxs.
    Indeed, the latest renderings indicate trackpad. So, the answer in this case may be either this is a ripoff scheme OR the guy somehow got hold of an earlier prototype...
    08-04-09 11:18 AM
  10. salomondrin's Avatar
    Indeed, the latest renderings indicate trackpad. So, the answer in this case may be either this is a ripoff scheme OR the guy somehow got hold of an earlier prototype...
    Well 90% of the people that have a pre released ONYX have it with the trackball, not the trackpad.

    This guy is a scammer for sure, but that doesn't mean everyone else that have one is... Its actually hard to find any Onyx's with a trackpad. Try finding a video or pictures of it...
    Last edited by salomondrin; 08-04-09 at 11:49 AM. Reason: spelling.
    08-04-09 11:49 AM
  11. Gogi's Avatar
    Also keep in mind this device will be nuked when the actual devices are released.
    Not necessarily true Sith.
    08-04-09 12:26 PM
  12. niks1's Avatar
    Well 90% of the people that have a pre released ONYX have it with the trackball, not the trackpad.

    This guy is a scammer for sure, but that doesn't mean everyone else that have one is... Its actually hard to find any Onyx's with a trackpad. Try finding a video or pictures of it...
    This guy is actually not a scammer in the true sense as it turned out to be a legitimate business, but he is totally unreliable. I dealt with him last year when the Bold was coming out and he lied about having it in stock. After numerous emails and phone calls, I waited for a month until he finally responded that there were delays, etc... Anyway, stay away from him is my advice, unless you want major headaches.
    08-04-09 04:49 PM
  13. Autosuggestion's Avatar
    It'll be out soon enough to avoid paying an arm and a arm. Hope it has the trackpad.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    08-04-09 06:55 PM
  14. rnd0209's Avatar
    I bid only 400 on that phone. I emailed the seller to see if this phone has an working pin and a clear esn. His response was that he just gets these phones and sells them. He knows the pin is no good but that's it. This phone doesn't even have a working pin!

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    08-04-09 08:46 PM
  15. Ainen's Avatar
    Hmmm....auction has been ended by seller "because the item is no longer available for sale."
    08-05-09 01:52 PM
  16. DangerMouseUK's Avatar
    Not necessarily true Sith.
    what he said
    08-05-09 05:27 PM
  17. Clavs1's Avatar
    Fake! Try again next time!
    08-05-09 06:20 PM
  18. orimental's Avatar
    Fail. Sorry, but I'd never buy a prototype/pre-production device.
    08-07-09 02:29 AM
  19. ice_hackey's Avatar
    Skip it... seriously. Wait for a legit sale.
    08-08-09 11:45 AM
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