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    i'm assuming this is with a $150 credit and a 2-year contract (which I think is crazy to do). Since I got mine from HS w/o an extended contract for $399, I think I got a better deal.
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    Not bad but the 2 year contract is no good for me.

    I got mine for $399 and Sprint offered a $100 credit for signing a one year contract with the Treo 600. So my final price was $299 plus tax. I guess I could have saved a little by buying from amazon.com but then I would have had to sign a 2 year contract which is not worth the extra $50 savings to me.

    Besides... I'm sure the "new" Treo will be out by the time my 1 year contract runs out.
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    Originally posted by webslappy
    i'm assuming this is with a $150 credit and a 2-year contract (which I think is crazy to do). Since I got mine from HS w/o an extended contract for $399, I think I got a better deal.
    Nope, it only costs 100 to break the contract
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    Click on the link above and notice that it seems to let you buy the Treo 600 and sign up for Tmobile service. Now
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    everything i've read says cancellation fee is 150, not 100. why would sprint give you 150 and then let you cancel for 100. that would be giving you 50 for free.
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    Don't forget the FREE SHIPPING factor when buying with Amazon.com .
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    Originally posted by iatricjb
    Click on the link above and notice that it seems to let you buy the Treo 600 and sign up for Tmobile service. Now

    Hmm, I clicked on the link and only got Sprint as an option for purchase.
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    Click the link and notice the Activation link. That's where it lists all the providers.
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    Originally posted by iatricjb
    Click the link and notice the Activation link. That's where it lists all the providers.
    Is this the link you're talking about from Amazon's website for "Activation Info" and it gives a list of the sponsored providers???
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    Yup
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    If it was worth what you paid, you weren't screwed. Get over it. Were original Atari users screwed because Atari's are now $0.25 at a yard sale? Be happy you're able to afford the best smartphone out there.

    Ty
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    Scamazon is a great deal when your mail in rebate gets denied or lost. Do a search in the Treo 300 boards where people bought Treos from Amazon and then never saw the $200 mail in rebate show up.
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    Originally posted by cornrow
    If it was worth what you paid, you weren't screwed. Get over it. Were original Atari users screwed because Atari's are now $0.25 at a yard sale? Be happy you're able to afford the best smartphone out there.

    Ty
    Yeah but the Atari came out over 20 years ago. Treo came out a month and a half ago. It is not worth $150 to get it a month and a half sooner.
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    This is comparing apples to oranges for the most part. Amazon is offering that deal to NEW customers only, not existing ones as the Handspring offer targeted. Amazon is taking a loss on the price of the handset -offset by the commissions earned from Sprint.

    Handspring cannot do that for existing customers as there is nothing to offset their loss. It was good of them (they certainly didn't have to) to offer any upgrade policy as well. Now, I think it was a business decision as well, but when was the last time you saw Samsung, Sanyo, SE, Nokia, Motorola, etc. offer such a thing?

    Early adopters pay more for the ability to have a new handset first, and with most handsets there would have been no rebate at all.

    The ETF for Sprint is $150 BTW, and that is the lowest in the industry.

    In the end I'm glad I got any price break at all, as I am under contract and not eligible for any price reduction. It doesn't hurt that I have a great phone to boot
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    Originally posted by Tribalenvy
    This is comparing apples to oranges for the most part. Amazon is offering that deal to NEW customers only, not existing ones as the Handspring offer targeted. Amazon is taking a loss on the price of the handset -offset by the commissions earned from Sprint.

    Handspring cannot do that for existing customers as there is nothing to offset their loss. It was good of them (they certainly didn't have to) to offer any upgrade policy as well. Now, I think it was a business decision as well, but when was the last time you saw Samsung, Sanyo, SE, Nokia, Motorola, etc. offer such a thing?

    Early adopters pay more for the ability to have a new handset first, and with most handsets there would have been no rebate at all.

    The ETF for Sprint is $150 BTW, and that is the lowest in the industry.

    In the end I'm glad I got any price break at all, as I am under contract and not eligible for any price reduction. It doesn't hurt that I have a great phone to boot

    Realistically, the contract is not such a big deal in this case. If you are going to buy a $600 phone, you are probably going to keep it for AT LEAST 1 year. You can't take it with you to another provider. Although you could probably resell it at a discount.
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    I think the contract is a big deal. It means I am an existing customer and not eligible for the Amazon discount, or a discount from Sprint to renew my contract. It means that if I cancel my contract to go to another provider I forfit $150.00 for the ETF. That takes a huge chunk out of any savings.

    Now, you can be under contract with a provider and still qualify for a discount if you've been with them X period of time, but I (and many others who got the Treo 300 discounted) don't necessarily fall under that category.

    Now signing a new contract is not really a big deal, but that wasn't what I was referring to. I was discussing what existing customers under contract qualify for, and it ain't Amazon's deal.

    You can take a phone with you in GSM land from what I understand, as the T600s are unlocked. CDMA is a different creature altogether.
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    I got mine through the upgrade program that Handspring was offering. I also qualified for the "new" service contract because I was more than 9 months into my existing contract (just barely).

    $599 Treo 600
    -$200 Upgrade promotion
    -$100 1 Year Contract

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    $299 Treo 600


    I could have saved an extra $50 for the 2-year contract. That isn't appealing though. I am sure I will want the new Treo that is out a year from now to replace my 600. You know...the one with the high-res screen & bluetooth!

    In addition to the above savings, I sold my old Treo 300 for more than $100.
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    Early adopters screwed again? That's part of the definition of being an early adopter - you pay a higher price. If you want to wait and purchase at a point further up Foster's S-curve, you'll pay a lower price and be more assured that the product will emerge as the dominant format. But then you don't get the cool/geek factor of being the first with a gadget!
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    Originally posted by NBP
    Early adopters screwed again? That's part of the definition of being an early adopter - you pay a higher price. If you want to wait and purchase at a point further up Foster's S-curve, you'll pay a lower price and be more assured that the product will emerge as the dominant format. But then you don't get the cool/geek factor of being the first with a gadget!
    Yeah but a $150 in a month and a half!!! That curve doesn't seem related to the improvments in technology but the mainpulation of the marketing people.

    (And here I was thinking the price of being an early adopter was dealing with imperfections and bugs.... ).
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