got my BNIB Pre 2, and yes it was indeed, box still sealed
Went to activate had issues, got on phone with no Palm profile, the phone was on I was on 2.0.0
Called the Doctor 2.2.4 then everything started falling in to place (after a profile password reset) and a visit to Pivot CE coming back to webOS in 2014, some demonic patching thanks Matt and some Preware goodness.
And my Gmail is still using active sync sweet
Only problem left is APN settings for my provider Three UK, it doesn't like the blank username and password so no mobile data for me yet.