Refurbished HTC One M8 (Windows Phone; Verizon, unlocked GSM) for $190

IF you are a fan of Windows Phone and want Android-flagship hardware, there’s a compromise for that. The Windows Phone versions of the HTC One M8 is offered seller-refurbished for Verizon with its GSM cellular unlocked, going for $190 with free shipping, with a limit of five per buyer, offered by seller “MobilePros1” (97.5%). No contract!

NOTE: this is the Windows Phone M8, not the Android!

Refurbished Droid Ultra Maxx XT1080M for $115 (Verizon, unlocked GSM)

The Lenovo-Motorola generated some buzz today with a new trio of Moto X and G smartphones, but if you don’t want to wait and pay full price, the good old non-Lenovo Motorola Droid Ultra Maxx XT1080M (Verizon version with unlocked GSM) is offered as Seller Refurbished for $115 with free shipping, with a limit of five per buyer. The seller is GuaranteeCellular (98.7%), and says it comes with a clean ESN and charger. SIM not included for the GSM part. Over 2300 units sold so far from this listing. No contract!

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 by Amazon actual. This is not unlocked, it’s either AT&T or Verizon depending on your choice.

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Refurbished Galaxy Note II (Verizon) for $130 {no contract}

If you love the idea of the Galaxy Note and S-Pens but don’t want to pay a lot or get tied up in a contract, and you are a higher risk shopper (eg comfortable with seller refurbished items), among the latest offers on eBay is the seller refurbished Samsung Galaxy Note 2, model SCH-I605, with Verizon cellular hardware, for $130 with free shipping, in the black color scheme, with a limit of five per customer. Nearly 500 units sold so far from this listing. The seller is “GuaranteeCellular” (98.7%). The listing says clean ESN. They come with a 14 day money back guarantee but no additional warranty. No contract!

Refurbished Samsung Galaxy S4 (Verizon) for $170

The smartphone offers never stop on eBay and with good reason, since we now have many capable smartphone generations, especially if you don’t “must have” the latest model. Especially in the case of the Galaxy flagships since the new S6s don’t have microSD and don’t have removable battery. So, among the latest offers, the seller refurbished Samsung Galaxy S4, model i545, for the Verizon Wireless network, is offered for $170 with free shipping, in black or white, by eBay seller “BidAllies” (98.5%). Over 2600 units got sold from this listing so far.

Since this is on Verizon, you don’t have the network flexibility of a GSM phone, so the price is lower. It has 16GB on-board storage, and no contract!

Refurbished 8GB iPhone 4 (Verizon) for $50

If you are looking for a basic iPhone, among the latest offers on eBay, you can get the seller refurbished 8GB iPhone 4 for $50 with free shipping, with a limit of five per buyer, from eBay seller “BidAllies” (98.5%). Over 10,000 units sold so far from this eBay listing.

This is a Verizon iPhone, noted as a “B+ stock”, in the black color scheme. No contract. Keep in mind, this is an older model, so you can’t upgrade to the latest iOS version (goes up to iOS 7, not 8). No contract – you own it right away.

Refurbished HTC One M8 (Verizon, no contract) for $220

If you are comfortable with the increased risk of seller refurbished smartphones, last year’s HTC One flagship, the M8 is currently offered seller-refurbished, unlocked for the Verizon network, with clean ESN for $220 with free shipping by eBay seller “GuaranteeCellular” (98.9%) with three color choices and a limit of five per customer. They offer a 14-day money back warranty (with approved RMA). No contract!

As it is often the case, carrier-centric phones go for less than unlocked GSM phones since you have a lot more options and flexibility with GSM. But if you want to use this as a Wifi-only device, that’s a discount!

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.

[DEAD] 32GB Motorola Moto X Developer Edition (XT1060) for $200 (no contract)

As of a 3/3/15 re-check, this offer expired and the eBay listing is closed…

This is the first generation model, released in 2013, not the second generation model released in 2014. The new condition 32GB Motorola Moto X Developer Edition, model XT1060, with USA warranty, unlocked and contract-free, is available for $200 with free shipping, with a limit of five per buyer, by Yapper Wireless on eBay (98.3%). This is Verizon branded.

[DEAD] 32GB Motorola Moto X Developer Edition (XT1060) for $200 [no contract]

This limited time eBay offer expired…
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Refurbished Motorola Droid X2 MB870 (Verizon; no contract) for $20 + SH

Party like it’s Android 2.2! If you want to relive the early tortured days of Android or if you are a developer looking to test on older devices, the seller-refurbished Motorola Droid X2 MB870 smartphone, in Verizon Wireless flavor, is offered for $20 plus shipping at with a limit of ten per customer. It comes with a 30-day warranty and may show cosmetic wear. It has a 4.3-inch display. No contract!