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  1. #1
    I need some assistance and I'm hoping someone here will know the
    answer. I need to pay a friend back for a cell phone he purchased for
    me a couple years ago. I don't have the original receipt and I doubt
    he has it either. He now says I owe him $349.99 for the Nextel i830
    Bronze cell phone.

    I can't believe it really cost this much for this phone. He's a big
    Nextel customer and gets at least 20% on his account and big discounts
    on equipment.

    I'll pay whatever the price really was, but first I want to find out
    from independent sources what the retail price (or likely price) was
    of this phone at the time (early 2005). I suspect he is trying to
    price gouge me but before I approach him to talk I'd like to know the
    price. I was thinking the phone was probably no more than about $250.

    Can anyone assist here?




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  2. #2
    Scott
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    Re: Original price of Nextel i830 phone in 2005?

    [email protected] wrote in news:1185846972.905799.194430
    @o61g2000hsh.googlegroups.com:

    > I need some assistance and I'm hoping someone here will know the
    > answer. I need to pay a friend back for a cell phone he purchased for
    > me a couple years ago. I don't have the original receipt and I doubt
    > he has it either. He now says I owe him $349.99 for the Nextel i830
    > Bronze cell phone.
    >
    > I can't believe it really cost this much for this phone. He's a big
    > Nextel customer and gets at least 20% on his account and big discounts
    > on equipment.
    >
    > I'll pay whatever the price really was, but first I want to find out
    > from independent sources what the retail price (or likely price) was
    > of this phone at the time (early 2005). I suspect he is trying to
    > price gouge me but before I approach him to talk I'd like to know the
    > price. I was thinking the phone was probably no more than about $250.
    >
    > Can anyone assist here?
    >
    >


    I bought one from Nextel a couple fo months after it came out. I think I
    paid about $179.



  3. #3
    amore
    Guest

    Re: Original price of Nextel i830 phone in 2005?

    Okay but was that for an included 2-year contract? I had a 1-yr
    contract and no phone since I was using this new i830 this guy had.
    What would you think would be a reasonably accurate cost for this
    model when it came out?

    I believe he must have just googled the phone, saw that it's price
    ranged from $149 to $349 when it came out, the price depending on the
    deal and terms of contract negotiated with the carrier, and just gave
    me the highest price because ... well.... because he's that way. I've
    requested a copy of the original receipt but I sincerely doubt that he
    has it at this point. I guess I'll have no choice but to pay his
    outrageous price if there's no documentation showing otherwise, though
    I would think Nextel/Sprint would have some record of this, even going
    back 3 years...right? BTW, this sitch is complicated because I'm
    friends with his wife and I don't want to lose her friendship over
    this. But neither do I want to get price gouged. I just want to pay
    the actual cost that he paid for the phone.



    On Jul 30, 9:59 pm, Scott <[email protected]> wrote:

    >
    > I bought one from Nextel a couple fo months after it came out. I think I
    > paid about $179.






  4. #4
    CWARNOLD
    Guest

    Re: Original price of Nextel i830 phone in 2005?

    it was 349.99 retail and 249.99 with 2 year contract for existing customers
    and 199.99 for new customers and i think if you were corporate it was like
    174.99 if you were a new or existing customer.

    if he's getting 20% off then he definately got it at a corporate price.

    i think i bought one for around 250 when it 1st came out

    you should just give him the phone back and tell him to take a hike

    they are definately taking advantage of you!!!!

    you can find them on ebay for $80 and he's expecting 350 what a jerk


    "Scott" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > [email protected] wrote in news:1185846972.905799.194430
    > @o61g2000hsh.googlegroups.com:
    >
    >> I need some assistance and I'm hoping someone here will know the
    >> answer. I need to pay a friend back for a cell phone he purchased for
    >> me a couple years ago. I don't have the original receipt and I doubt
    >> he has it either. He now says I owe him $349.99 for the Nextel i830
    >> Bronze cell phone.
    >>
    >> I can't believe it really cost this much for this phone. He's a big
    >> Nextel customer and gets at least 20% on his account and big discounts
    >> on equipment.
    >>
    >> I'll pay whatever the price really was, but first I want to find out
    >> from independent sources what the retail price (or likely price) was
    >> of this phone at the time (early 2005). I suspect he is trying to
    >> price gouge me but before I approach him to talk I'd like to know the
    >> price. I was thinking the phone was probably no more than about $250.
    >>
    >> Can anyone assist here?
    >>
    >>

    >
    > I bought one from Nextel a couple fo months after it came out. I think I
    > paid about $179.





  5. #5

    Re: Original price of Nextel i830 phone in 2005?

    On Jul 30, 9:56 pm, [email protected] wrote:
    > I need some assistance and I'm hoping someone here will know the
    > answer. I need to pay a friend back for a cell phone he purchased for
    > me a couple years ago.


    .... and now a couple years later he wants you to pay for it?




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