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  1. #1
    p lane
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    Has anyone been able to buy from a sprint store a returned phone to
    replace a lost handset?

    [posted via phonescoop.com - free web access to the alt.cellular groups]



    See More: Used or returned phones at sprint stores




  2. #2
    Phillipe
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    Re: Used or returned phones at sprint stores

    In article <[email protected]>, [email protected] (p lane)
    wrote:

    > Has anyone been able to buy from a sprint store a returned phone to
    > replace a lost handset?


    For the life of me, I can't imagine why one would want to.



  3. #3
    The Spelljammer
    Guest

    Re: Used or returned phones at sprint stores





    Phillipe <[email protected]> wrote in article
    <[email protected]>:

    > In article <[email protected]>, [email protected] (p lane)


    > wrote:


    >


    > > Has anyone been able to buy from a sprint store a returned phone to


    > > replace a lost handset?


    >


    > For the life of me, I can't imagine why one would want to.




    The stores used to sell 'pre-owned' phones.



    These were phones returned within 14 days for non-defective reasons
    (they didn't want service, they didn't like the phone etc..).



    They tested it, wiped it out, and sold it at a discount with a six month
    warranty.



    I haven't seen that since last summer, though.



    Also, according to FCC regulations, manufacturers (manufacturers, not
    the service providers) are allowed to sell a returned phone as "new" as
    long as it was in 100% perfect condition (physical and working), was
    wiped out, and had less than 15 minutes of usage. Some stores used to
    complain when they'd get these in from the manufacturers.

    [posted via phonescoop.com - free web access to the alt.cellular groups]



  4. #4
    The Spelljammer
    Guest

    Re: Used or returned phones at sprint stores



    [email protected] (p lane) wrote in article
    <[email protected]>:
    > Has anyone been able to buy from a sprint store a returned phone to
    > replace a lost handset?
    >
    > [posted via phonescoop.com - free web access to the alt.cellular groups]


    You may rarely be able to find refurbished phones at the stores. I've
    seen some as low as $10 (but those are very outdated)...

    [posted via phonescoop.com - free web access to the alt.cellular groups]



  5. #5
    p lane
    Guest

    Re: Used or returned phones at sprint stores

    Well Phillipe, what if you weren't too bright, and got in your cessna,
    flew say 300 miles, then discovered that you had left your 5300 in your
    car at the airport---in a situation, like this,even the dumb, will
    develop an a rudimentary imagination as to how to rig a temp fix--even
    have one of my old 1g phones in the bag just for these mind lapses
    -(sp-rint did do a no charge esn change-but again the old 1g's don't
    seem to work as well in the fringe areas (there goes that imaginations
    again) How stupid of me to imagine that a sprint store might have a
    returned phone(for multiple reasons)

    Now Phillipe what would your imagination come up with? Advise your
    suggestions, since by your helpful remark,you possess a superior
    intellect on matter such as this--buy hurry, I only have a week here on
    the beach, maybe I could do a 3 day auction on ebay???

    Thanks, I really knew it wouldn't happen, but I am going to call
    anyway--what's the worst that could happen?

    Really, just kidding with you--but it is strange what you can come up
    with when you are de
    Phillipe <[email protected]> wrote in article
    <[email protected]>:ain article
    <[email protected]>, [email protected] (p lane)
    > wrote:
    >
    > > Has anyone been able to buy from a sprint store a returned phone to
    > > replace a lost handset?

    >
    > For the life of me, I can't imagine why one would want to.


    [posted via phonescoop.com - free web access to the alt.cellular groups]



  6. #6
    Phillipe
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    Re: Used or returned phones at sprint stores

    In article <[email protected]>, [email protected] (p lane)
    wrote:

    > Well Phillipe,


    another indivisual who likes to insult anyone who utters a dissenting
    viewpoint. No problem, lots more room in my KILLfile.



  7. #7
    Phillipe
    Guest

    Re: Used or returned phones at sprint stores

    In article <[email protected]>,
    the*****[email protected] (The *****jammer) wrote:

    >
    >
    >
    >
    > Phillipe <[email protected]> wrote in article
    > <[email protected]>:
    >
    > > In article <[email protected]>, [email protected] (p lane)

    >
    > > wrote:

    >
    > >

    >
    > > > Has anyone been able to buy from a sprint store a returned phone to

    >
    > > > replace a lost handset?

    >
    > >

    >
    > > For the life of me, I can't imagine why one would want to.

    >
    >
    >
    > The stores used to sell 'pre-owned' phones.
    >
    >
    >
    > These were phones returned within 14 days for non-defective reasons
    > (they didn't want service, they didn't like the phone etc..).


    If someone dropped a phone in a bathtub or otherwise broke it, they
    might not admit any defect upon return for fear of being charged.



    >
    >
    >
    > They tested it, wiped it out, and sold it at a discount with a six month
    > warranty.


    Returns due to intermittant problems can easily avoid being detected
    during a cursory retest.


    >
    >
    >
    > I haven't seen that since last summer, though.


    The problem with all this is, a Sprint store has a financial incentive
    to take defective units and pretend they weren't. Computer City used to
    have a whole department devoted to shrink wrapping returns (defective or
    otherwise) to return to the shelf as new. Two Long tables with Shrink
    wrap machines at the end of the, they were very busy the weeks after
    Christmas.

    I for one am pleased to hear tSprint is not selling returned units.



  8. #8
    p lane
    Guest

    Re: Used or returned phones at sprint stores

    I was simply asking for a helpful suggestion--I still haven't heard one
    from you, nothing positive, just your smart ass remark.

    I was simply trying to make humor of your comment, trying to allow you
    make one also;--but again I fail to reach the greatly elevated
    intellect that you obviously possess--bet you are liberal
    democrat--can't offer a helpful suggestion--just complain or belittle
    what others are trying or
    suggesting. Thanks anyway for your very insightful suggestion, er, what
    what it again??





    lipe <[email protected]> wrote in article
    <[email protected]>:
    > In article <[email protected]>, [email protected] (p lane)
    > wrote:
    >
    > > Well Phillipe,

    >
    > another indivisual who likes to insult anyone who utters a dissenting
    > viewpoint. No problem, lots more room in my KILLfile.


    [posted via phonescoop.com - free web access to the alt.cellular groups]



  9. #9
    p lane
    Guest

    Re: Used or returned phones at sprint stores

    Phillipe,
    It occurred to me that I felt like I had met you before--couldn't place
    you right away, then I remembered--I believe you were either the "very
    (un) helpful sprint c/s guy, or the one at the sprint store who kept me
    waiting for a half hour, then made me feel like the "idiot "I am for
    being in the sprint store anyway" hey, dude, that was you wasn't it..
    How you doin' buddy--thanks again for the same great old customer no
    service---i'd know you anywhere.... kidding again



    Phillipe <[email protected]> wrote in article
    <[email protected]>:
    > In article <[email protected]>,
    > the*****[email protected] (The *****jammer) wrote:
    >
    > >
    > >
    > >
    > >
    > > Phillipe <[email protected]> wrote in article
    > > <[email protected]>:
    > >
    > > > In article <[email protected]>, [email protected] (p lane)

    > >
    > > > wrote:

    > >
    > > >

    > >
    > > > > Has anyone been able to buy from a sprint store a returned phone to

    > >
    > > > > replace a lost handset?

    > >
    > > >

    > >
    > > > For the life of me, I can't imagine why one would want to.

    > >
    > >
    > >
    > > The stores used to sell 'pre-owned' phones.
    > >
    > >
    > >
    > > These were phones returned within 14 days for non-defective reasons
    > > (they didn't want service, they didn't like the phone etc..).

    >
    > If someone dropped a phone in a bathtub or otherwise broke it, they
    > might not admit any defect upon return for fear of being charged.
    >
    >
    >
    > >
    > >
    > >
    > > They tested it, wiped it out, and sold it at a discount with a six month
    > > warranty.

    >
    > Returns due to intermittant problems can easily avoid being detected
    > during a cursory retest.
    >
    >
    > >
    > >
    > >
    > > I haven't seen that since last summer, though.

    >
    > The problem with all this is, a Sprint store has a financial incentive
    > to take defective units and pretend they weren't. Computer City used to
    > have a whole department devoted to shrink wrapping returns (defective or
    > otherwise) to return to the shelf as new. Two Long tables with Shrink
    > wrap machines at the end of the, they were very busy the weeks after
    > Christmas.
    >
    > I for one am pleased to hear tSprint is not selling returned units.


    [posted via phonescoop.com - free web access to the alt.cellular groups]



  10. #10
    The Spelljammer
    Guest

    Re: Used or returned phones at sprint stores

    > > These were phones returned within 14 days for non-defective reasons
    > > (they didn't want service, they didn't like the phone etc..).

    >
    > If someone dropped a phone in a bathtub or otherwise broke it, they
    > might not admit any defect upon return for fear of being charged.
    >
    > >
    > > They tested it, wiped it out, and sold it at a discount with a six month
    > > warranty.

    >
    > Returns due to intermittant problems can easily avoid being detected
    > during a cursory retest.
    >


    Your first comment about dropping it in water was answered afterwards,
    do you think the phone would work after being dropped? It would have
    raised a red flag if they exchanged it for the same one. As for int.
    problems, then again, the customer would have most likely exchanged it
    for the same model.


    >


    [posted via phonescoop.com - free web access to the alt.cellular groups]



  11. #11
    sheureka
    Guest

    Re: Used or returned phones at sprint stores


    The Radio Shack here sells "used" phones. They had several 8100's (when
    they first came out) for $49 for new activation, $149 for current
    users. - sheureka

    --
    Posted at SprintUsers.com - Your place for everything Sprint PCS
    Free wireless access @ www.SprintUsers.com/wap




  12. #12
    Bum
    Guest

    Re: Used or returned phones at sprint stores

    and to think I was on plane's side because he appeared to be making a
    rational argument.........

    -Bum
    self-labeled "liberal democrat"

    "p lane" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]

    "--bet you are liberal democrat--can't offer a helpful suggestion--just
    complain or belittle what others are trying or suggesting."





  13. #13
    p lane
    Guest

    Re: Used or returned phones at sprint stores

    I apologize to all- my knickers were in a wad-on a trip--forgot my
    handset- did have old one,but -no replacement insurance--have plenty of
    spares 300 miles away--thought sprint store might help(big stupid idea
    here)-was listening to Rush Limbaugh on way to pawn shop, got rather
    cryptic email from Philippe, jumped his case because his tone was
    similar to the sprint store people--found a 4900 at pawn for $75--sprint
    did esn change for n/c--forget the online activation thing(another
    peeve--hadn't taken my Ritalin--feel better now---moral of story--if you
    ain't too bright, carry a spare handset in your luggage and carry a good
    one, you won't like old stuff when you had new. Maybe if you are bright
    you will carry one..anyway beach is wonderful--all is well--goodnight

    um" <[email protected]> wrote in article
    <e8E_a.8670$u%[email protected]>:
    > and to think I was on plane's side because he appeared to be making a
    > rational argument.........
    >
    > -Bum
    > self-labeled "liberal democrat"
    >
    > "p lane" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    >
    > "--bet you are liberal democrat--can't offer a helpful suggestion--just
    > complain or belittle what others are trying or suggesting."
    >
    >


    [posted via phonescoop.com - free web access to the alt.cellular groups]



  14. #14
    Bum
    Guest

    Re: Used or returned phones at sprint stores

    and to think I was on plane's side because he appeared to be making a
    rational argument.........

    -Bum
    self-labeled "liberal democrat"

    "p lane" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]

    "--bet you are liberal democrat--can't offer a helpful suggestion--just
    complain or belittle what others are trying or suggesting."





  15. #15
    p lane
    Guest

    Re: Used or returned phones at sprint stores

    I apologize to all- my knickers were in a wad-on a trip--forgot my
    handset- did have old one,but -no replacement insurance--have plenty of
    spares 300 miles away--thought sprint store might help(big stupid idea
    here)-was listening to Rush Limbaugh on way to pawn shop, got rather
    cryptic email from Philippe, jumped his case because his tone was
    similar to the sprint store people--found a 4900 at pawn for $75--sprint
    did esn change for n/c--forget the online activation thing(another
    peeve--hadn't taken my Ritalin--feel better now---moral of story--if you
    ain't too bright, carry a spare handset in your luggage and carry a good
    one, you won't like old stuff when you had new. Maybe if you are bright
    you will carry one..anyway beach is wonderful--all is well--goodnight

    um" <[email protected]> wrote in article
    <e8E_a.8670$u%[email protected]>:
    > and to think I was on plane's side because he appeared to be making a
    > rational argument.........
    >
    > -Bum
    > self-labeled "liberal democrat"
    >
    > "p lane" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    >
    > "--bet you are liberal democrat--can't offer a helpful suggestion--just
    > complain or belittle what others are trying or suggesting."
    >
    >


    [posted via phonescoop.com - free web access to the alt.cellular groups]



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