Refurbished 32GB HTC One M8 for $270 [no contract]

Among the latest wave of eBay featured Deals, you can get the manufacturer refurbished HTC One M8 with your choice of Android or Windows, for $270 with free shipping with a limit of five per customer. No contract, you own it right away. This is a GSM factory unlocked phone.

Refurbished 11.6″ Acer CB3-111-C8UB for $150 [ChromeOS]

But Chromebooks are not standing still, they are “countering” that at the eBay deals, with Acer’s Outlet Store on eBay offering the manufacturer refurbished 11.6″ Chromebook CB3-111-C8UB for $150 with free shipping, with a limit of five per buyer, and a 90 day warranty from Acer.

It has 2GB RAM, 16GB on-board, and it is powered by a dual-core Celeron processor, with the usual 1366 x 768 resolution, and 2.7 lbs weight.

Refurbished 11.6″ ASUS X205TA for $160 [W8]

On the budget laptops front, among the anti-Chromebook SSD-Windows 8.1 options, eBay seller “voodublu” (99.4%) is offering the manufacturer refurbished 11.6″ ASUS X205TA for $160 with free shipping, with 90 day warranty from ASUS. There are over 700 units available as of the time of writing.

It has 2GB RAM, 32GB on-board storage, microSD storage (up to 64GB), quad-core Atom processor, battery life estimate of up to 12 hours, 2.2 lbs, etc.

32GB LG G2 (unlocked GSM, no contract) for $190

More new phones on the horizon means more deals on previous models. Case in point, the 32GB LG G2, factory unlocked GSM, in new condition, in either black or white, is offered for $190 with free shipping by QualityCellz (99.2%) on eBay. Limit five per customer. No contracts!

This is a 4G LTE (Band 1- 2- 4- 5 and 17) phone, with a 5.2″ display, 2.26 GHz quad-core processor, etc.

According to the “Questions and answers” section towards the bottom of the eBay listing, it says:

“This phone is new and comes in the original at&t box along with charger, usb cable and user guide. The box was only opened for unlocking. “

Refurbished Motorola Moto X (2nd gen, AT&T Unlocked) for $250

With so many flagship and flagship-level smartphones getting refreshed annually, more and more good deals are surfacing. Case in point, among the latest eBay Deals, you can get the manufacturer refurbished Motorola Moto X (second generation, AT&T Unlocked) for $250 with free shipping, with a limit of five per customer. The seller of record is “qualitycellz” (99.1%).

This was an AT&T phone, but now it is an unlocked, GSM obviously phone. With “clean IMEI” per the eBay listing. Model XT1097.

Refurbished Motorola XT926 (Droid Razr; Verizon) for $85

Since new smartphones are continuing to arrive at a fast pace, there are more and more previous models as bang for the buck deals. How far back you want to go and how much you want to pay is up to you to decide, but among the latest eBay Deals, you can get the seller-refurbished Motorola XT926, a Droid Razr for Verizon Wireless, offered for $85 with free shipping.

You get the phone and the charger and the eBay listing says this is “100% functional” but a B+ stock item in terms of cosmetic condition. No contract, so you own it right away, you don’t even have to sign up for a contract. Per the listing, it has a clear ESN for Verizon activation. This is seller refurbished, so there’s no manufacturer warranty, but you get a 30-day satisfaction guarantee by the seller “BiDallies” (98.4%).

As a refresher, this has 1GB RAM, 16GB on-board, 1280 x 720 SuperAMOLED, 1.5 GHz dual-core Snapdragon, 4.7-inch screen, upgradable to Android 4.1.

Get Apple TV for around $60 effectively with two step process

If you are tempted by Apple TV or you want to be among the first to try the new HBO Now service that looks like it may need an Apple device to sign-up for during the first three months, the $70 Apple TV is the lowest entry point, since iPhones, iPads and iPods are more expensive. I believe the apps will need at least iOS 7, because HBO Now uses the technology from the MLB (yes, baseball) streaming service, and their apps are at least iOS 7. So if you have older iPods/iPhones/etc, they may not be good enough.

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LG Flex (32GB, Unlocked GSM) for $250 [3G AT&T only!]

If you are flex-screen curious but don’t want to get hog-tied with a 2yr contract, among the latest eBay Deals, you can find the new condition LG Flex (32GB, Unlocked GSM) for $250 (was $200) with free shipping, no contract, by eBay seller “mobilepros1” (97.4%), with a limit of five per buyer. This is a great deal if you are planning to use it as a Wifi-only device.

PLEASE NOTE this does not work with T-Mobile! With AT&T, it only works on 3G. The 4G LTE bands are not compatible with US carriers. Check the listing details over there for more information.

This could make a fun Wifi-only device for the price, with a Snapdragon 800, 2GB RAM, 32GB on-board, and such.

PRICE UPDATED in blog-post on 3/11/15.

Refurbished Galaxy Note 4 (N910A) for $480 [unlocked, GSM]

Note temptations! If you must have the latest Note 4, but don’t want to get hog-tied in a contract or pay the crazy new-condition no-contract price, there is the refurbished option, and right now, the featured eBay Deal of the day is the manufacturer refurbished Note 4 (GSM N910A) offered for $480 with free shipping, in either white or black, by eBay seller “QualityCellz” (99%). This is unlocked!

Per the listing, it says: “Unlocked) Opened for Unlocking- Great Deal – Great Condition. Samsung Warranty. Works with any GSM”. Nom-nom!

Seller refurbished Samsung Note 3 (unlocked) for $294 [big drop]

If you are comfortable with purchasing seller-refurbished unlocked smartphones, among the latest eBay Deals, you can get the B+ Stock seller-refurbished Samsung Galaxy Note 3 (N900), GSM, for $294 (was $400) with free shipping. It is only available in the white color scheme. The other color schemes sold out.

UPDATE (3/3/15): the price dropped from $400 to $294 since the original post in early February 2015.

Refurbished Galaxy Note II (SGH-I317) for $170 [AT&T]

On the sub-$200 no-contract former-flagship front, you can get the seller refurbished Samsung Galaxy Note II SGH-I317, an AT&T phone, for $170 with free shipping, in either white or gray, with a limit of five per buyer. Per the listing, this has a clean IMEI for AT&T activation. Or you can use it as a Wifi-only device. This is two generations ago, it came out back in the Jelly Bean days.

Refurbished HTC One M8 (unlocked, former AT&T) for $300

Like to have the latest flagship smartphone but don’t want to pay full price or sign up for a two year contract? Among the latest eBay offers you can get the manufacturer refurbished HTC One M8 (factory unlocked) for $300 (was $350) with free shipping. This is offered by eBay seller “qualitycellz” (99.1%), available in two different colors, with a limit of five per customer. This was formerly an AT&T phone, but it is now unlocked.

Unlocked Nokia Lumia 521 for $50 (formerly T-Mo; no contract)

Looking for a Windows Phone that is not locked to a carrier? And you only want to pay $50 with free shipping? Well, eBay Deals have an offer for that too. It is the manufacturer refurbished Nokia Lumia 521, an unlocked GSM T-Mobile phone, with a limit of 50 per customer. Over 4600 phones got sold so far from this listing, offered by eBay seller “bigdeals” (99.3%). No contract, no carrier lock!

LG G2 (unlocked GSM) for $210

The prices of the 2013 flagships continue to drop. Right now, $210 is enough to get you a new condition LG G2, GSM unlocked, in either black or white, with a limit of five per customer, from QualityCellz on eBay (99.1%). No contract – you own it when the purchase clears. It has 32GB on-board storage and a 5.2-inch display. Over 1350 units got sold so far from this particular listing.

[SOLD OUT] 11.6″ Samsung Chromebook XE303C12-A01US for $160

These sold out very fast, 1000 of them in just a matter of a couple of hours…

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