Anyone know the cheapest place to buy this phone out of contract? I see they go for about $580-$600 on Ebay, but I don't remember if Sprint will let me get insurance on it if I purchase it from there. Other than that it is $649.99+taxes on Sprint's website. It obviously needs to be a Sprint version, because that's who I have.
I'm not eligible for an upgrade for an upgrade till next November, but want a Note 2. I don't feel like waiting that long. It'll work out fine b/c if there is a new phone out around next December I can get it at an upgraded price. Even if there isn't, then I'll still be able to do it whenever I want then.
$649.99 is the retail price for the Sprint model outright. That's how much you're going to pay unless you find it used. Even Amazon charges that price for the phone outright. You won't have the same price options as GSM variants because the Sprint model only works on Sprint, and no other model works on Sprint. As a result, you either pay what they ask, or you don't get it.
I apologize if I sound blunt, but it's just the way it is with CDMA-based phones.