Erm, I actually got my Pre 2 for free. Well, both of them. So I believe _I_ am the actual winner here.
( it's okay. not all of you can be as cool as me. )
That is just SOOO not right!
I think I got mine for $30 with contract renewal. With the recent deals on the Pre 2 to clear out Verizon's inventory, I would imaging that they should be sitting around $100 or so on eBay, and...sure enough, they start in that territory. It's still an excellent phone. My only complaint is the occasional lag to initial input, especially on the lock screen. Beyond that, the phone has been pretty solid, but I wouldn't pay more than $125 for a new one.
Now if only the Verizon Pre 3 could be had for around that price.
Damn you LEO!!
I got mine at flea market for about 200$, and it was still locked.. had to unlock it to use. Then got one for one of the kids for around 180$ (unlocked).
What I find is that for all the whining I hear from people that went and switched to other phones, where did all those phones go? I expected that I'd find more at the 100$ (more or less) mark more often, but still no luck. I'd love to get a spare in case something would happen to mine, I'd HATE to find myself without one... I want mine to last for as long as possible.
Palm M105 > M130 > Zire 71 > Zire 72 >TX > Lifedrive > Pre > Pre2 >Touchpad > Pre3(8GB) > Pre3 (16GB)
I see a pattern...