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Originally Posted by dasanman69 View Post


It's been all over the news so a great many people that had no idea what was going on now know. It could actually turn out to be a blessing in disguise. Someone looking for a cheap alternative from buying a pre-owned iPhone might pick up a Android phone instead. I'd jump at the chance to pick up an international SGS ll for my girlfriend to replace her 3GS that's been acting up as of late.

Don't do it, Dude...she will think you are a tool! :)

post #42 of 59

Google is the new MS...crappy software mated to crappy hardware! :)

post #43 of 59
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Originally Posted by anantksundaram View Post

As the AI article notes, it has to do with the "...uncertainty in upgrading their devices."

Sounds perfectly reasonable to me: buying into both software and hardware updates could be in a state of flux while Samsung sorts out the mess it's got itself into.

Still, why would people dump phones early. Android App Stores can support multiple Vendors phones. There will be plenty of phones to run your purchases on. ( and I'm an iPhone guy)

You would think there would be a spike in sales of the flagship Samsung phones before the inevitable ban hammer comes. The judge won't take them away or force too many major changes.... If you like Samsung's kit, grab it now?

Or maybe people are dumping older phones to fund a grab for one more upgrade to the models Apple is going to get banned. Frankly, just wait... Once the ban hammer hits these will all "double" in price while Samsung goes back to the drawing board and people need replacements for damaged ones.
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Originally Posted by mabhatter View Post

Frankly, just wait... Once the ban hammer hits these will all "double" in price while Samsung goes back to the drawing board and people need replacements for damaged ones.

 

Sorry, no they won't. They're worthless crap today and their value will only further depreciate.

 

Meanwhile, people with Apple devices that are years old can still get a tidy sum for them, when and if they decide to sell them. There is historical evidence to back up my claim, while all of the facts speak against your rather unlikely prediction.

post #45 of 59

More likely people are getting ready for the next iPhone.  I would bet this would have happened anyway.  A bigger screen and LTE are 2 of the most desired features of an iPhone, and both should be addressed in a few weeks.  

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post #47 of 59
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Originally Posted by isaidso View Post

Wow.  If that's truly happening, that's extraordinary.

At AI, we just pretend it's happening, and take it from there.... lol.gif

post #48 of 59
I can see the court case hurting Samsung's brand. People might start dumping their Samsung phones because they're now considered knock-offs. The tech media is so anti-Apple that it's difficult to tell what normal people think. Almost every article or comment is trying to find a negative spin for Apple whereas in the real world people tend to think highly of Apple and are probably less likely to defend a Samsung.
post #49 of 59
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Originally Posted by Brian Ward View Post

Just checked historical sales on eBay.  No notable change in Samsung Galaxy S III pricing... Maybe Gazelle is trying to influence short term resale pricing...

Are you sure the problem isn't with the Gazelle itself. Cheap plug and free publicity?

post #50 of 59
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Originally Posted by shadash View Post

More likely people are getting ready for the next iPhone.  I would bet this would have happened anyway.  A bigger screen and LTE are 2 of the most desired features of an iPhone, and both should be addressed in a few weeks.  

Just the quick question...

 

Would it still be OK if the leak was right; retains i4 shape but streches it longer, headset socket at the bottom, have to buy new hi-fi docks and charging cable, and LTE not avaliable until 5S?

post #51 of 59
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Originally Posted by Fairthrope View Post

Just the quick question...

 

Would it still be OK if the leak was right; retains i4 shape but streches it longer, headset socket at the bottom, have to buy new hi-fi docks and charging cable, and LTE not avaliable until 5S?

 

It's fine by me.  I bought a 4S in February and won't be replacing it until the new phone comes out next fall :)

post #52 of 59
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Don't do it, Dude...she will think you are a tool! 1smile.gif

As long as she can go on Facebook and play some casino games she's happy. Lol
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post #53 of 59
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[" url="/t/152191/apple-court-win-triggers-resale-price-drop-for-android-samsung-devices#post_2178189"]Hurry up Fandroids, people are dumping their Android phones like hot potatoes, stolen hot potatoes! You had better dump yours too, before it's too late! Actually, wait a sec, do what you want, I don't give a shit about Fandroids and what they do with their phones, and I certainly have no intentions of giving out any good advice to people that aren't worthy of said advice.

This is yet further proof that the historical Samsung loss in court has far reaching consequences. Without mentioning any names, and without patting myself on my own back, a few smart people did predict this a couple of days ago. Unless somebody is a totally brainwashed and hateful Android fanatic, why would any normal, sane person spend their hard earned money on a phone that is made by a disreputable brand? The verdict wasn't just about the monetary penalty, but the psychological factor and the bad PR generated also plays an important part.

Maybe the Android phone that you buy today will be banned in the near future! Android phones already have an incredibly short and tragically laughable life span to begin with, but the recent devastating court loss adds a whole new comical dimension to the story. When you add bans and injunctions combined with bad PR to that incredibly short life span, it's very likely that some Android phones will suffer from an extremely premature death.

Who wants to own a phone that is synonymous with ripoff and that is a cheap and crappy, inferior copy?

You need help. It's just a phone. Most people don't think along those lines or that deeply when choosing one. They go into a store and choose whatever catches their eye and wallet/pocketbook.
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post #54 of 59

Anybody that sells a GSII to Gazelle for 90 bucks just got hosed. They seem to be selling for about 3 times as much on Ebay.

 

 

Now here's a shocker, a old GSI sold for over $200.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Samsung-Galaxy-S-4G-SGH-T959V-T-Mobile-Smartphone-/190717312663?pt=Cell_Phones&hash=item2c67a33e97&autorefresh=true

post #55 of 59
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Originally Posted by Chrispoe View Post

Anybody that sells a GSII to Gazelle for 90 bucks just got hosed. They seem to be selling for about 3 times as much on Ebay.

 

 

Now here's a shocker, a old GSI sold for over $200.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Samsung-Galaxy-S-4G-SGH-T959V-T-Mobile-Smartphone-/190717312663?pt=Cell_Phones&hash=item2c67a33e97&autorefresh=true

I'd go on a limp now this is a stunt pulled by Gazelle site itself for publicity.

post #56 of 59
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Originally Posted by Fairthrope View Post

I'd go on a limp now this is a stunt pulled by Gazelle site itself for publicity.

 

Is this a pimp limp?  Can you do this limp down a limb? :)

post #57 of 59
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Originally Posted by SSquirrel View Post

 

Is this a pimp limp?  Can you do this limp down a limb? :)

Well it's a 'limp' of walking on a leg that hurt. I don't know American spelling of this. How does it spell?

 

My point stands though. Gazelle website pulled this stunt by themselves to get publicity.

post #58 of 59
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Originally Posted by Fairthrope View Post

Well it's a 'limp' of walking on a leg that hurt. I don't know American spelling of this. How does it spell?

 

My point stands though. Gazelle website pulled this stunt by themselves to get publicity.

 

Sorry had to be a dick and pick on it.  The phrase is "go out on a limb".  Didn't notice where you were located. 

 

http://www.phrases.org.uk/meanings/158600.html

post #59 of 59
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I'd go on a limp now this is a stunt pulled by Gazelle site itself for publicity.

It's going out on a limb as in the branch of a tree. Your hoping it'll hold your weight (whatever your claim is) but it could also snap sending you (your claim) crashing down to the ground. In case you don't know your claim was that this was a stunt by Gazelle.
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