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4/22/09

"Caveat Emtor" let the buyer beware


I found this web site advertising the Palm Pre for sale!! Yes that's right for sale
Price $ 599.00 and with a "contract not required" From A T & T

I posted this on our Blog yesterday as a beware and did not give the web sites address. I wanted to call and check it out before I did.

Today I called them at there 800 number and told the gentleman that answered that I was interested in the Palm Pre on his Web site-He did not know what I was talking about. He went and got the assistance of anther person. When he came back on line he then asked me what web site I got this from--I told him-- He said I would have to call back between 10:00 AM and 3:00 PM tomorrow as the person handling this account was not in.

I am sure if I call, I will be either be offered a "bait and switched". Or asked to sign up for a waiting list.

It says on the website that there is no contract required and it is an unlocked version--
Sprint does not allow unlocking of there cell phones-

There was a class action suit several years ago in CA. Sprint gave into the pressure on those type phones only, but to my knowledge you can not get unlock codes for any new products they sell. At least legally.

There is no place actually that you can purchase the phone and add this item to a shopping cart. You can put yourself on a wish list. Clicking that page offers you a registration sign in with e mail--I opted not doing that at the moment :):)

If you do a search on there site for Palm Pre, it is listed at out of stock--Hey Guys, tell me something I don't know!! all the other cell on that page are Unlocked versions and expensive--

Here is the site address AuroaCell.com for information purposes but BEWARE--Please note My site has no connection to them and I am only listing this as a Caveat emptor (Buyer Beware)

Me I am going to wait for the Pre to hit the Sprint Stores Thank You

Quick Overview from there product description
Model Palm PRE GSM Smartphone
In Depth GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 --100.5 x 59.5 x 16.9 mm -- Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g
Dimensions 100.5 x 59.5 x 16.9 mm
Band GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
Contract Not Required

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