View Poll Results: How much would you pay for a Treo 600 (unlocked) today?

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  • < $100

    2 2.99%
  • $100 - $149

    2 2.99%
  • $150 - $199

    5 7.46%
  • $200 - $249

    8 11.94%
  • $250 - $299

    10 14.93%
  • > $299

    40 59.70%
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  1.    #1  
    Anyone (like me) who still doesn't have the Treo 600 is probably waiting for the new Treo "Ace" to come to market rumored in Fall this year. As I am waiting impatiently reading this forum, I am envying everyone who has the 600 in their hot little hands.

    This is just for fun and curiosity. For example, I would drop $100 for a Treo 600 (unlocked) right now easy so that I will upgrade to the Treo Ace in a few months.

    How much would you pay for a Treo 600 (unlocked) now to upgrade to "Ace" in a few months?
    Last edited by techjunkie; 07/07/2004 at 04:57 PM.
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  2. #2  
    The 600 is still very valuable in my opinion. I don't think it's outdated at all...I'd pay more than $300 for a new one, had I not bought one months ago.
  3. #3  
    Well I just finally got mine- I was able to get it for less than $400 in great shape, and I don't feel ripped off one bit. They are still going for ~$500 on Ebay for brand new & unlocked.
    MTT
    Handspring Visor, Palm V, HS Treo 180, HS Treo 90, P1 Treo 600, P1 Treo 650, Palm Treo 700p... still hanging tough with Palm OS
  4.    #4  
    Wow... I'm so surprised by the results so far.
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  5. #5  
    Honestly, I think this is a little silly (although I can understand why you started it). At best case you will see the ACE in October, probably later. And we don't even know from the rumor when the GSM version is due. Many places are selling the unbranded GSM Treo 600 for list at $699. A few are lower at $624 and up. The lowest I found was $617.31 (outside ebay). If you can get it at less than $300, I'll buy several and make a big profit.
    Main Phone: Treo 270/600/650/700w/700p/750v/Motorola Q/iPhone
    Tried but sold: Motorola Q/Nokia E61/700wx/HTC TyTN/Treo 680
  6. #6  
    I see by your sig you don't have a Treo... why not? just too expensive, or do you not like them or not have a use for one?
    MTT
    Handspring Visor, Palm V, HS Treo 180, HS Treo 90, P1 Treo 600, P1 Treo 650, Palm Treo 700p... still hanging tough with Palm OS
  7.    #7  
    Quote Originally Posted by mtt
    I see by your sig you don't have a Treo... why not? just too expensive, or do you not like them or not have a use for one?
    I love them. I am just waiting for "Ace". If I buy Treo 600 now with Sprint compensation ($399), I will have to wait at least 1 year to get the "Ace" with compensation or upgrade price.

    I can't imagine forking over $399 for just ~3 months of use and then I have to pay non-compensated price for Ace.

    Am I correct or can someone enlighten me otherwise? I would love to own a T600 now if it makes financial sense.
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  8. #8  
    On ebay there are quite a few used Treos for Sprint going for $275 to $300. I don't know about Sprints policy on activating phones you don't buy directly from them, but it seems like you could buy one for ~$300, use it till the Ace came out, sell it on Ebay for ~$200 probably, and get the Ace with a new contract.
    MTT
    Handspring Visor, Palm V, HS Treo 180, HS Treo 90, P1 Treo 600, P1 Treo 650, Palm Treo 700p... still hanging tough with Palm OS
  9. #9  
    Less than a year after it was introduced the TREO 180 - originally $700+? - was selling for $49. The TREO 180 was the "TREO 600 of its time".

    TREO 270s and TREO 300s, less than a year after they were introduced, originally also very highly priced (I forget totally), are selling for $99. The TREO 270 and TREO 300 were the "TREO 600s of their time".
  10.    #10  
    With the floodgate of people selling their 600's on ebay when Ace arrives, it's really hard to believe that there will be a demand of ~$200 for it. But guess no one really knows.

    Well, I'm stuck in a T-Mobile contract until 8/22 anyway. By that time, it'll be really close to the launch of Ace .
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  11. #11  
    I'm still majorly in love with mine, and would still pay $$ for it.
  12.    #12  
    Out of everyone who voted in the poll, I wonder how many doesn't own a 600. If I own the 600, I think that I would still want it to hold its value.

    For someone like me who doesn't have the 600 yet, I have a really hard time forking over a few hundred bucks just for 2-3 mths.
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  13. #13  
    It all depends on how badly you need the functionality now. I am just going to get one from Sprint for about $350 or so and when the Ace comes out, either sell it on eBay or get the Ace next year. See for me, I need something now because I need some kind of PDA for work (sync email) and phone and this T68i is not cutting it for a PDA. All depends on your needs and the ugency of it.

    Rippey
  14. #14  
    I have to disagree with this. Although some junkies jumped on the early Treos, there is no way the earlier models were as popular as the 600. When the 600 appeared, the older models were clearly dogs by comparison and fairly worthless (in my opinion). Nobody in their right mind would call the 180 the 600 of it's time, it was so terribly behind the techno curve compared to other devices of the time (no GPRS, no color, OS 3.5 with a slow processor, etc...). FYI, I had a 270 and a month after getting a 600 I still sold it for around $275 on ebay.

    For many people here, the higher res and bluetooth make the ACE a lust object (I know it does for me) but to many average people there won't be nearly the difference between the ACE and the 600 as between the 600 and earlier models. I don't think you are going to the huge devaluation you saw before.

    Also, palmOne has stated many times they want a family of Treos. One easy way to do this is to bring out the ACE for the higher end and offer the 600 at a lower price.

    Quote Originally Posted by SeldomVisitor
    Less than a year after it was introduced the TREO 180 - originally $700+? - was selling for $49. The TREO 180 was the "TREO 600 of its time".

    TREO 270s and TREO 300s, less than a year after they were introduced, originally also very highly priced (I forget totally), are selling for $99. The TREO 270 and TREO 300 were the "TREO 600s of their time".
    Main Phone: Treo 270/600/650/700w/700p/750v/Motorola Q/iPhone
    Tried but sold: Motorola Q/Nokia E61/700wx/HTC TyTN/Treo 680
  15.    #15  
    Quote Originally Posted by mrrippey
    It all depends on how badly you need the functionality now. I am just going to get one from Sprint for about $350 or so and when the Ace comes out, either sell it on eBay or get the Ace next year. See for me, I need something now because I need some kind of PDA for work (sync email) and phone and this T68i is not cutting it for a PDA. All depends on your needs and the ugency of it.

    Rippey
    It's true. However, you won't be able to get Ace in a Carrier compensated price and keep your same phone number. Ultimately, it's a more expensive decision than it seems.

    $350 for Treo 600 - $150 (Sell it on eBay) = $200 gone
    $700 for Treo Ace (Uncompensated Price) - $399 (Compensated Price) = $301 gone

    Total: $501 gone

    Of course these are just my guesstimates, but that's what I'm thinking. What do you guys think?
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  16. #16  
    I have my Treo 600 and I am very happy. The "Ace" is a very sexy with the new screen and bluetooth, but I don't have any problems with the current screen or the lack of bluetooth. I may someday get the Ace but it won't be any time soon after the launch of the handheld. I just dropped $400 + all the new software and the cradle and all that junk, I cannot justify selling my current Treo 600 and still ponying up +$100 for the next best nerd phone.

    (My inner-nerd is going to give me a weggie now!!!!)
    Iím a lucky man to count on both hands
    The ones I love..

    Visor Pro -> Visor Edge -> Treo 180 -> Treo 270 -> Treo 600 -> Treo 650 -> T|T2+SE T68i -> Treo 600 -> T-Mobile MDA -> Treo 755p -> Treo 800w -> Treo 755p -> PALM PRE -> Palm Pre 2 -> HP Palm Pre 3

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  17. #17  
    Quote Originally Posted by SeldomVisitor
    Less than a year after it was introduced the TREO 180 - originally $700+? - was selling for $49. The TREO 180 was the "TREO 600 of its time".

    TREO 270s and TREO 300s, less than a year after they were introduced, originally also very highly priced (I forget totally), are selling for $99. The TREO 270 and TREO 300 were the "TREO 600s of their time".
    Dude you are so bitter toward Treos that you can't put things in perspective. When the 180, 270, & 300 each came out, they were priced ~450 IIRC. However, although they were reasonable advanced products, everybody quickly realized there wasn't a demand for these products at these prices- hence the rapid drop in prices AND the market glut, where many produced were never sold.

    This is a totally different animal than the 600, which NINE MONTHS after the release is still selling at the original retail release price, and up until a couple of months ago not only could Palmone not keep up with demand, but the 600s were still selling for well OVER retail - even on Ebay.
    MTT
    Handspring Visor, Palm V, HS Treo 180, HS Treo 90, P1 Treo 600, P1 Treo 650, Palm Treo 700p... still hanging tough with Palm OS
  18. #18  
    Quote Originally Posted by techjunkie
    Of course these are just my guesstimates, but that's what I'm thinking. What do you guys think?
    about right- but I still say you may be able to buy lower than that and sell higher...
    MTT
    Handspring Visor, Palm V, HS Treo 180, HS Treo 90, P1 Treo 600, P1 Treo 650, Palm Treo 700p... still hanging tough with Palm OS
  19.    #19  
    Quote Originally Posted by bigredgpk
    I have my Treo 600 and I am very happy. The "Ace" is a very sexy with the new screen and bluetooth, but I don't have any problems with the current screen or the lack of bluetooth. I may someday get the Ace but it won't be any time soon after the launch of the handheld. I just dropped $400 + all the new software and the cradle and all that junk, I cannot justify selling my current Treo 600 and still ponying up +$100 for the next best nerd phone.

    (My inner-nerd is going to give me a weggie now!!!!)
    Hahahaha on the weggie comment. I have the '04 Prius so Bluetooth is very important to me. I forgot all the investment in software & accessories too. More reasons for me to wait.
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  20. #20  
    I think the way technology is, something is always going obsolete when the next big thing comes out. However, in case of treo ACE, I don't think its a next "big" thing. I would consider it as a minor improvement over 600 (as you can tell I don't care for bluetooth and have no problem with the existing screen). Unless ACE supported bluetooth, builtin WIFI, battery running time of 72 hrs , a 2.1 mpx camera and 320x320 screen and supported next generation wireless networks, I am not forking more money to buy it.
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