[DEAD] refurbished FreedomPop sale [LG G2 for $100, Galaxy S3 for $80, Moto E (2nd g) for $80]

This daily deal expired, but things have a way of resurfacing every few days at Woot…
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Samsung Galaxy S6 (G920i) for $430 [no contract; unlocked!]

If you are comfortable with a Galaxy S flagship smartphone without a microSD slot and without a removable battery, you can get the international edition, factory unlocked, version of the Samsung Galaxy S6 (G920i) for $430 with free shipping, in new condition, with a limit of five per customer.

Only the black sapphire color scheme is available. The other two have sold out already. The seller of record is none other than Monoprice (their eBay store)! This is a GSM phone, unlocked, no contract!

Certified Preowned Samsung Galaxy Note 3 (Verizon) w/1yr warranty for $250 [no contract]

More Note temptations, especially if you are fond of the microSD card which Samsung took away with this year’s model. The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 in the Verizon version, in either black or white, is now on sale for $250 with free shipping in certified pre-owned condition (without contract) at Amazon.com by Amazon actual. It comes with a 12-month warranty.

This offer is currently restricted only to Prime members. If you must have it and you are not a Prime member, you can always start a Prime Free Trial (30 days)… The S-Pen’s siren’s call is hard to resist 🙂

Since it is a Verizon phone, if you plan to use the cellular part, you have to use it on a Verizon-compatible network, but you can always use it over Wifi.

September 2015 options are up for the Samsung eBook Deals

If you have a Samsung Galaxy device, depending on which device and when and how you purchased it, you may be eligible to a free e-book every month, from a choice of four options that change monthly. To get these, you must needs download the Kindle app from the Samsung Galaxy Apps store (not from Google Play or Amazon). On the plus side, this version works with the S-Pen. You can have both running side by side on your device (a bit awkward but works).


Anyway, the options for September 2015 are:

  • “The Thief Taker” by CS Quinn
  • “Where the Wind Blows” by Caroline Fyffe
  • “What Might Have Been” by Matt Dunn
  • “Dis Enchanted” by Robert Kroese

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Certified PreOwned Samsung Galaxy S5 for $350 with 12 months warranty [no contract; choice of AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile]

It’s a good year to be buying smartphones. So many options out there pushing prices down. Case in point, if you like the Samsung Galaxy S, and value the microSD and removable battery a lot, you can get the Galaxy S5 in certified pre-owned condition for $350 at amazon.com in your choice of AT&T or Verizon or T-Mobile. No contract – you own these the moment the payment clears!

The description says it comes with all original accessories and it is “like new”. There is also notes that it comes with a 12 month warranty! The only downside is that they are probably locked to their respective carriers, which partially leads to the lower prices you see. But if you are planning to use these as Wifi-only, not an issue.


Refurbished Galaxy Note 3 (Verizon with GSM unlocked) for $190

Galaxy Note temptation if you are a higher risk shopper and willing to buy seller-refurbished products. The seller-refurbished Samsung Galaxy Note 3, a former Verizon phone with its GSM part unlocked, is offered in either black or white for $190 with free shipping by eBay seller MobilePros1 (97.6%) with a limit of five per customer.

There is no mention of warranty but they offer a 14-day return policy from receipt date. This has 32GB on-board plus micro SD. Check the bands over there if you plan to use it with a GSM provider. No contract – you own it! Around 2000 units of this sold so far according to the eBay statistics as of the time of writing.

With the new Samsung flagship phones moving away from microSD cards, this is another decision point to consider. But again, keep in mind, there’s no warranty and it is seller refurbished, higher risk means lower price. So here we are 🙂

Refurbished Samsung Galaxy S4 for $130 (Verizon with GSM unlocked)

If you are a more adventurous smartphone shopper and you are not afraid to deal with carrier topics or just want a Wifi-only device, you may be interested in this eBay offer: you get the seller-refurbished Samsung Galaxy S4 (model SCH-i545-16GB) in either white or black for $130 with free shipping. This was a Verizon phone with its GSM part unlocked. No contract! The carrier bands are listed over there if you want to make sure it will work with your carrier(s) of choice.

Certified Preowned Samsung Galaxy S3 (with car charger and power bank) for $90 [Freedom Pop]

If you are looking for a former flagship smartphone to use as a Wifi-only device, or if you want a free or low-cost monthly service plan, running on the Sprint 4G LTE network, at the moment, discounter Tanga.com is offering the Freedom Pop version of the Certified-PreOwned Samsung Galaxy S3 for $90 with free shipping, along with a free car charger and a free power bank. This is only available in the white color scheme, with a limit of ten per customer.

This is locked to Freedom Pop in terms of cellular service. If you don’t want cellular, you can use it as Wifi-only. Freedom Pop has a free plan (with limited benefits obviously) and low cost monthly plans. When you activate this, they typically start you with free trials on the for-pay plans, so you have to remember to manually opt-out of the premium services if you don’t want to charged later. There is no contract, so you can change things any time you like. No contract!

New-Other Samsung Alpha G850A (unlocked GSM) for $250

If you are not a gear-condition perfectionist, eBay seller MobilePros1 (97.5%) is offering in “new – other” condition the Samsung Alpha G850A smartphone (32GB, unlocked GSM, former AT&T phone) for $250 with free shipping, in the gold color scheme (the other two sold-out) with a limit of five per customer. No contract – you own it!

Samsung Kindle eBook Freebie Choices for August 2015

If you have an eligible Samsung Galaxy device, and you install the Samsung Galaxy App store, and from there you install the Amazon Kindle app, you are eligible for a Samsung monthly e-gift. Every month, on the first, four new e-books are shown in the Samsung version of the Kindle app. You can get ONE of them for FREE. Make sure the price shown is $0 before you pick a book. If it’s not $0, you will be charged (you can always cancel the order quickly on your own via amazon.com/myk). If you just installed the app, give it a few minutes to settle in and sync and wait for the $0!

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Refurbished Galaxy Note III (Verizon) for $200

If you want a Galaxy Note 3 to use Wifi-only or on the Verizon network, and you are comfortable with the increased risk of seller-refurbished smartphones, eBay seller “ChubbiesTech” (98.8%) is offering the seller-refurbished black Samsung Galaxy Note III, model SM-N900V, for $200 with free shipping, with a limit of five per customer. Nearly 600 units sold from this offer so far. Keep in mind, this can only work on Verizon’s cellular network. Or you can use it with Wifi. No contract, you own it! The S-Pen siren’s call 🙂

Certified Preowned Samsung Galaxy S4 (Freedom Pop) for $180 {no contract!}

If you need a Wifi-only smartphone or one to use with a free or low-cost plan, Tanga.com is offering the certified preowned (with 90 day warranty) Samsung Galaxy S4 for $180 with free shipping. You have a choice of black or white. No contract! You can use this as a Wifi-only device or use the free monthly Freedompop plan or one of their low-cost plans.

This is indeed a 4G LTE phone, which is important because the Sprint WiMax (sometimes called just 4G) is going away. More so if you plan to use the cellular portion 🙂

NOTE #1: Upon activation, Freedompop typically gives customer free trials of their for-pay plans and premium services, so if you are not interested in them, make sure you cancel them during the trial period. IF you are not familiar with their approach to freemium, pay attention to the details in your plan page or contact their customer service and instruct them to turn off the premium services.

NOTE #2: this can only be used with FreedomPop cellular-wise. You can still use the Wifi of course regardless.

Refurbished Samsung Galaxy S5 (unlocked, former AT&T) for $250 [no contract]

This has not turned into a Galaxy blog, it’s just that there are many specials today. The latest one is the manufacturer refurbished Samsung Galaxy S5, model SM-G900A, a former AT&T model, but sold unlocked, for $250 with free shipping, in either black or white (the gold and blue sold out) by eBay seller “QualityCellz” (99.2%). This works with any compatible GSM carrier, not just AT&T. The seller offers 14-day returns plus the Samsung warranty on the refurb. This is NO CONTRACT! You own it. Tempting indeed…

… especially when you consider that the Galaxy S6 took away the microSD slot and the removable battery, assuming of course you value those features a lot. As of the time of writing, over 600 units were sold from this particular eBay offering. If I had a $250 eBay Gift Card, I would be next 🙂

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge (SM-G925A) Unlocked (ex-AT&T) for $600

This is a limited time offer, it is currently the front page deal you see at the eBay website, the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge is offered for $600 with free shipping by eBay seller “QualityCellz” (99.2%). Per the listing, this is a new condition product but was opened in order to unlock it (formerly an AT&T device). It is available in black, with a limit of five per customer. The white option sold out already. This is model SM-G925A. No contract, and you can use it with any compatible GSM provider.

PS: if only I had a $600 eBay Gift Card ready to go 🙂

Refurbished Samsung Galaxy S4 with 1yr warranty (AT&T or Verizon) for $250

If you like the protection of a 12-month warranty, and like to purchase from Amazon actual (not random sellers on eBay), and you don’t like contracts, and you don’t want to have the latest model immediately, then you can get the certified pre-owned Samsung Galaxy S4, with a 12-month warranty and all accessories, in your choice of AT&T or Verizon (but NO CONTRACT) for $250 at Amazon.com by Amazon actual. This is not unlocked, it’s either AT&T or Verizon depending on your choice.

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