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  1. #21  
    Why all the griping? If you ca sell your phone for more than Sprint is offering, then sell it. Sprint's not forcing you to take their offer.

    But if your phone is beat to He!!, then the trade-in offer might not be a bad deal.
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  2. #22  
    Thia has been around for a while - and is probably hardly ever used!

    eBay Baby! (Or Sprintusers.com)
  3. #23  
    Quote Originally Posted by meyerweb View Post
    Why all the griping? If you ca sell your phone for more than Sprint is offering, then sell it. Sprint's not forcing you to take their offer.

    But if your phone is beat to He!!, then the trade-in offer might not be a bad deal.
    fair enough if your phone is in extremely poor condition it would make sense..
    But if it is in decent nick than it seems like 'a present from your own wallet' (as the dutch call it)
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  4. #24  
    I think people are griping because frankly it sounds like a rip-off. Sprint can sell these as refurbished phones after offering you peanuts. I'm not saying they actually WILL do that, but just what do they do with phones in decent condition? Do they REALLY recycle them?
    HP has officially ruined it's own platform and kicked webOS loyalists and early TouchPad adopters to the curb. You think after you drop it like a hot potato and mention it made no money and is costing you money, anyone else wants it??? Way to go HP!!

    And some people are fools to keep believing their hype. HP has shown they will throw webOS under the bus and people are still having faith in them??? News flash: if it's own company won't stand behind it, it's finished!
  5. #25  
    Quote Originally Posted by The Phone Diva View Post
    I think people are griping because frankly it sounds like a rip-off. Sprint can sell these as refurbished phones after offering you peanuts. I'm not saying they actually WILL do that, but just what do they do with phones in decent condition? Do they REALLY recycle them?
    Selling them intact is a form of recycling. And it would benefit both Sprint and the new owner in addition to the environment. But it does sound a bit like a charitable contribution on the part of the previous owner -- where is the tax deduction?
    Dr J

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr J View Post
    Selling them intact is a form of recycling. And it would benefit both Sprint and the new owner in addition to the environment. But it does sound a bit like a charitable contribution on the part of the previous owner -- where is the tax deduction?
    How would this benifit the new owner? Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but I always thought that recycled phones (after having all but their internal components replaced) went into warranty replacement circulation. It's not like Sprint has a "discount bin" of gently-used phones in store for people to come in and rummage through - right?
  7. #27  
    What I intended (not said very well) was that a phone recycled intact would benefit a new owner through immediate usability, rather than some future owner getting the benefits of recovered metals or components to which additional labor would need to be added.

    I don't know how they actually recycle components for warranty replacement units, but when I have needed a replacement phone, they have upgraded me to a new model because there were no refurb units of my old model to be had.

    My comment above about recovered metals and components is based on the way that many computers tend to be recycled. Does anyone know how they recycle/dispose of phones that are dead or damaged?
    Dr J

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr J View Post
    Selling them intact is a form of recycling. And it would benefit both Sprint and the new owner in addition to the environment. But it does sound a bit like a charitable contribution on the part of the previous owner -- where is the tax deduction?
    And if they do resell them, that does make this a win-win only from Sprint's end. If I wanted to sell my phone for peanuts, I'd give it to a good friend or family member who really needed a phone or something.
    HP has officially ruined it's own platform and kicked webOS loyalists and early TouchPad adopters to the curb. You think after you drop it like a hot potato and mention it made no money and is costing you money, anyone else wants it??? Way to go HP!!

    And some people are fools to keep believing their hype. HP has shown they will throw webOS under the bus and people are still having faith in them??? News flash: if it's own company won't stand behind it, it's finished!
  9.    #29  
    And that's exactly what I do.
    I gave my 650 to a friend.
    I gave my 8525 to a friend.
    I have my q9h & 750 as Backups.

    The whoopie do wasn't so much a complaint, it was more of a 'whatever sprint'
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  10. #30  
    Well if i was going to offer a service to deal with your old phone, i wouldn't give you much for it either
  11.    #31  
    Yea, I think it was more how I took annie's article.
    Here's $50 dollars for your Treo Pro if you buy a Pre.

    Sprint's Ambitious Recycling Program is a Win-Win for Customers Upgrading to a Pre


    Lost among all the Palm Pre news and Sprint's earnings report, was a story about Sprint's cell phone recycling program. Anyone eyeing an upgrade to a Pre might want to pay attention because thereís money to be had for your old Treo or Centro.

    Current Sprint customers are eligible for Sprint's Buyback Program, which offers credit on your account balance (the amount of the credit is based on the return of an eligible handset and battery). Here's a quick rundown of the numbers. If you have a Centro, Treo755p, Treo 800w or Treo 850 Pro, you will get a $50 credit if you choose to participate. If you have a Treo 700p, it is $35. If you have a Treo 700wx, it is $10. No amount was listed for the Treo 650. Chances are that would qualify for Sprint's second recycle program, called Sprint Project Connect that is open to those who arenít Sprint customers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by berdinkerdickle View Post
    Sprint gives $50 for a 800w or a Treo Pro trade-in value on a Pre?
    Big Whoopie do!

    http://www.treocentral.com/content/Stories/2423-1.htm
    Why would Sprint want to give away money when it's in dire financial straits?

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  13. #33  
    Quote Originally Posted by glenada View Post
    Why would Sprint want to give away money when it's in dire financial straits?
    They're hardly giving away money. They may be lowering their margins back into the realm of reality.
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    Quote Originally Posted by glenada View Post
    Why would Sprint want to give away money when it's in dire financial straits?
    Because they want current customers to get the latest and greatest device that needs a data plan, agree to a new 2-year contract, and be less tempted by the phones offered by other carriers?
  15. #35  
    I think its great that Sprint is doing this. I have 2 bricked 700p that I use for paper weights. Now I will have $70 instead.
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  16. #36  
    Don't other providers do this too?

    Quote Originally Posted by rc46 View Post
    I think its great that Sprint is doing this. I have 2 bricked 700p that I use for paper weights. Now I will have $70 instead.
    It's great for anyone who got their phone(s) at those heavily subsidized, instant rebate rates. You know, $150 for a phone that otherwise would cost $600.

    But for those of us who paid top dollar for our devices, it's more like that feeling you get when you go to sell back your used text books at the end of a semester. You know...where you end up walking out of that university bookstore almost convinced that you are 'lucky' to have gotten 10% of what you paid for it just 4-months ago.
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