EE upgrade deal - Note 8 - 25gb 4G Max Plan / unlimited calls / unlimited texts - £52.99 - £0 upfront - 24 months
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EE upgrade deal - Note 8 - 25gb 4G Max Plan / unlimited calls / unlimited texts - £52.99 - £0 upfront - 24 months

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Found 20th Feb
Called them up for a upgrade and asked about the note 8. Got offered this deal.
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Tejib56 m ago

You'll be surprised how much you could be actually saving by buying from …You'll be surprised how much you could be actually saving by buying from ebay. I have purchased all my phones from the Samsung S5 up until the latest s8 from ebay and saved hundreds over the years now. I bought my s8 two months after the release date on ebay last year for £500 which was an excellent price at that time. I'm now going to sell it back on ebay for around £430 which is the selling price. You automatically get ebay and PayPal protection for 6 months if anything goes wrong.I'm not saying ebay is perfect but if you do your homework and research the seller etc, you can get some cracking deals and save alot of money in the long run.


I think you're assuming I'm inexperienced. I used eBay for years. I now boycott it as I had bad experiences which - whilst compensated for by eBay - involved hassle. Most unused phones on eBay are contract phones. Whilst PayPal and eBay cover for six months this doesn't account for the fact that many people who upgrade purely to sell the phone will stop paying for the contract and it will often take six months or more for the service provider to block the phone. This means you're screwed. Networks such as EE now stipulate that phones remain their property for six months, so in many instances people are selling phones they don't technically own anyway. Three provides unlocked phones out of the box but they also proactively block phones for non payment of bills, so an unlocked unused phone might seem like a great SIM free deal but the reality could be that the handset is tied to a Three contract and eventually stops working if the original contract holder decides they can't afford to keep up the payments on the premium handset contract they took out.

I now would rather buy from a store. I can afford the difference and ultimately I can't be bothered with the hassle of pursuing eBay or PayPal claims, much as I acknowledge that other people's experiences - such as yours - are fine. I had a couple of bad experiences in a row that put me off. You can never 100% trust a seller, even if you do your research.

eBay is an auction site and not a store, so if you get a good deal on there and your phone never gets blocked then that's all good, but ten people can't win the same auction anyway, so there's no point bringing up eBay prices or Gumtree prices on threads like this IMO. It's pot luck.

I'm glad you enjoy eBay though, and I'm sure lots of others get good value out of it.
Edited by: "misterleoni" 21st Feb
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I guess you know now what you have to tell EE about this upgrade
The galaxy beast.

Heat!
Best phone available at the moment but this is not a good contract price, heat for the Note 8
mad price. Around £650 new on eBay and with a SIM only you can save £££
Edited by: "AJ92" 20th Feb
You need to go through to cancel your contract and at retentions get a better offer. The 25gb is a gimmick. You won't likely use it if you have wifi.
AJ9211 m ago

mad price. Around £650 new on eBay and with a SIM only … mad price. Around £650 new on eBay and with a SIM only you can save £££


eBay doesn’t count. Second hand (even if ‘unused’) contract phones VS a shop where there’s no likelihood of it getting blocked for non payment of bills. Not saying this is a great deal but I would never buy a phone off eBay, personally.
AJ9211 m ago

mad price. Around £650 new on eBay and with a SIM only … mad price. Around £650 new on eBay and with a SIM only you can save £££


Yeah my sim only deal cost me £60 a year. £4.99 per month for 1gb data unlimited calls and text. It's all you really need.
I will be looking for a S9 deal soon with Snapdragon 845 inside. This one only has 835
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Thanks for posting @Chubbs_85 and welcome to HUKD. I am afraid, as mentioned above, that it isn't a particularly good deal, hence the cold votes. Better luck with your next post.
brendanhickey2 h, 14 m ago

Yeah my sim only deal cost me £60 a year. £4.99 per month for 1gb data u …Yeah my sim only deal cost me £60 a year. £4.99 per month for 1gb data unlimited calls and text. It's all you really need.


1gb data might be okay for you grandad 1gb wouldn't last most people a couple of days.
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brendanhickey7 h, 58 m ago

You need to go through to cancel your contract and at retentions get a …You need to go through to cancel your contract and at retentions get a better offer. The 25gb is a gimmick. You won't likely use it if you have wifi.


Thanks for the advice 🏼
misterleoni9 h, 1 m ago

eBay doesn’t count. Second hand (even if ‘unused’) contract phones VS a sho …eBay doesn’t count. Second hand (even if ‘unused’) contract phones VS a shop where there’s no likelihood of it getting blocked for non payment of bills. Not saying this is a great deal but I would never buy a phone off eBay, personally.



You'll be surprised how much you could be actually saving by buying from ebay. I have purchased all my phones from the Samsung S5 up until the latest s8 from ebay and saved hundreds over the years now. I bought my s8 two months after the release date on ebay last year for £500 which was an excellent price at that time. I'm now going to sell it back on ebay for around £430 which is the selling price. You automatically get ebay and PayPal protection for 6 months if anything goes wrong.

I'm not saying ebay is perfect but if you do your homework and research the seller etc, you can get some cracking deals and save alot of money in the long run.
Tejib56 m ago

You'll be surprised how much you could be actually saving by buying from …You'll be surprised how much you could be actually saving by buying from ebay. I have purchased all my phones from the Samsung S5 up until the latest s8 from ebay and saved hundreds over the years now. I bought my s8 two months after the release date on ebay last year for £500 which was an excellent price at that time. I'm now going to sell it back on ebay for around £430 which is the selling price. You automatically get ebay and PayPal protection for 6 months if anything goes wrong.I'm not saying ebay is perfect but if you do your homework and research the seller etc, you can get some cracking deals and save alot of money in the long run.


I think you're assuming I'm inexperienced. I used eBay for years. I now boycott it as I had bad experiences which - whilst compensated for by eBay - involved hassle. Most unused phones on eBay are contract phones. Whilst PayPal and eBay cover for six months this doesn't account for the fact that many people who upgrade purely to sell the phone will stop paying for the contract and it will often take six months or more for the service provider to block the phone. This means you're screwed. Networks such as EE now stipulate that phones remain their property for six months, so in many instances people are selling phones they don't technically own anyway. Three provides unlocked phones out of the box but they also proactively block phones for non payment of bills, so an unlocked unused phone might seem like a great SIM free deal but the reality could be that the handset is tied to a Three contract and eventually stops working if the original contract holder decides they can't afford to keep up the payments on the premium handset contract they took out.

I now would rather buy from a store. I can afford the difference and ultimately I can't be bothered with the hassle of pursuing eBay or PayPal claims, much as I acknowledge that other people's experiences - such as yours - are fine. I had a couple of bad experiences in a row that put me off. You can never 100% trust a seller, even if you do your research.

eBay is an auction site and not a store, so if you get a good deal on there and your phone never gets blocked then that's all good, but ten people can't win the same auction anyway, so there's no point bringing up eBay prices or Gumtree prices on threads like this IMO. It's pot luck.

I'm glad you enjoy eBay though, and I'm sure lots of others get good value out of it.
Edited by: "misterleoni" 21st Feb
What a price
misterleoni10 h, 31 m ago

I think you're assuming I'm inexperienced. I used eBay for years. I now …I think you're assuming I'm inexperienced. I used eBay for years. I now boycott it as I had bad experiences which - whilst compensated for by eBay - involved hassle. Most unused phones on eBay are contract phones. Whilst PayPal and eBay cover for six months this doesn't account for the fact that many people who upgrade purely to sell the phone will stop paying for the contract and it will often take six months or more for the service provider to block the phone. This means you're screwed. Networks such as EE now stipulate that phones remain their property for six months, so in many instances people are selling phones they don't technically own anyway. Three provides unlocked phones out of the box but they also proactively block phones for non payment of bills, so an unlocked unused phone might seem like a great SIM free deal but the reality could be that the handset is tied to a Three contract and eventually stops working if the original contract holder decides they can't afford to keep up the payments on the premium handset contract they took out. I now would rather buy from a store. I can afford the difference and ultimately I can't be bothered with the hassle of pursuing eBay or PayPal claims, much as I acknowledge that other people's experiences - such as yours - are fine. I had a couple of bad experiences in a row that put me off. You can never 100% trust a seller, even if you do your research. eBay is an auction site and not a store, so if you get a good deal on there and your phone never gets blocked then that's all good, but ten people can't win the same auction anyway, so there's no point bringing up eBay prices or Gumtree prices on threads like this IMO. It's pot luck. I'm glad you enjoy eBay though, and I'm sure lots of others get good value out of it.



I bought my SG Note 8 from ebay for £625 new unlocked

Not a bad deal hay (if nothing goes wrong like what you have said)

Sold my SG Note 4 with faulty camera for £120 (minus all the fees and p&p) on ebay

I personally never had issues buying mobile from ebay so fingers crossed it stays that way
szaman817 m ago

I bought my SG Note 8 from ebay for £625 new unlockedNot a bad deal hay …I bought my SG Note 8 from ebay for £625 new unlockedNot a bad deal hay (if nothing goes wrong like what you have said)Sold my SG Note 4 with faulty camera for £120 (minus all the fees and p&p) on ebayI personally never had issues buying mobile from ebay so fingers crossed it stays that way


Crossing my fingers for you too - that Note 8 will be part of a very expensive contract so if the buyer stops paying their bill you might be left with a mini tablet down the line. It's not all that common though - just pot luck.

It's just personal preference not to use eBay anymore on my part - I'd rather pay £100 more and get something from a store than buy off a stranger on eBay. .
Edited by: "misterleoni" 21st Feb
misterleoni21st Feb

Crossing my fingers for you too - that Note 8 will be part of a very …Crossing my fingers for you too - that Note 8 will be part of a very expensive contract so if the buyer stops paying their bill you might be left with a mini tablet down the line. It's not all that common though - just pot luck.It's just personal preference not to use eBay anymore on my part - I'd rather pay £100 more and get something from a store than buy off a stranger on eBay. .


Funnily enough today a friend has had someone he sold a phone to contact him to say it got blocked. Turns out he bought it from someone else who bought it off eBay ‘brand new and unused’ six months ago. This is the problem with eBay phones - some sellers don’t even realise that if they stop paying their expensive phone bill the phone will get blocked down the line. So it’s not even necessarily malicious on their part.

PayPal only covers for six months, so yes - buying any phone off eBay is a risk, even with PayPal protection.
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