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    Any tips to sell my Pearl on eBay? Suggestions?

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    I'm toying with putting my Black Pearl on eBay, and switching to a Curve.

    I'm with T Mobile, and the Curve's larger screen, stereo bluetooth support and Wi Fi are tempting!

    I have a couple of questions, if anyone cares to share their thoughts...

    1st, should I unlock my Pearl before listing it on eBay? Is it a simple matter of calling TMobile and asking for the unlock code?

    Also, how close to $200 do you think I'd get, if I listed my Pearl? The Curve will set me back $300, so if I could recoup around $200 for my Pearl (in perfect condition, has had a screen protector since day one, and a hard case on it since first week), I'm looking at springing $100 to get the larger screen, wi fi, etc.

    Also, has anyone made the switch from a Pearl to Curve, and care to share their thoughts? Has the larger size been a detriment, or is it not all that noticeable.

    REALLY love the Pearl, but a larger screen and wi fi, along with stereo Bluetooth ARE tempting!

    Suggestions? Tips? Thoughts?

    Thanks!

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    Re: Any tips to sell my Pearl on eBay? Suggestions?

    I suggest you check and see what used Pearls are selling for these days on eBay (check completed auctions). I would guess less than $200 now that the newer models are coming out. Provide good pictures and a good description. Don't forget to wipe the Blackberry - options - security -- hit menu and choose wipe. having it unlocked would probably get you a little more money. and I always assure the buyer that they can get a hold of me if they have trouble setting it up -- the pin needs to be released by the seller and sometimes this can cause complications.

    as for the curve, love it and recommend it!

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    Re: Any tips to sell my Pearl on eBay? Suggestions?

    I saw one which just sold for $200. Seller claimed it had only been used for a few weeks...

    Now I've seen a few selling for around $100! Quite a spread!

    Thanks for your feedback.....

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    Re: Any tips to sell my Pearl on eBay? Suggestions?

    Here's one used, current high bid is $168!

    http://cgi.ebay.com/BLACKBERRY-PEARL...QQcmdZViewItem

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    Re: Any tips to sell my Pearl on eBay? Suggestions?

    I sold my PEARL a while back. If ebay doesn't do you well try Craigslist. That's where I sold mine for 150 and it was to a local guy. No shipping and all that mess.

    An Unlocked model will broaden your buyer base, but it's not necessary.

    I made the switch when the 8310 dropped, wanted the RED one and GPS. Paid full price since I have TMO and couldn't wait. Set me back 479...UGH!!

    I thought I wouldn't like the full qwerty and the size, but now I don't even notice it. Especially now I have the Seidio Hybrid case and a leather pocket pouch. I never really notice it in my pocket anymore.

    It's the best switch ever...I love the bigger screen.

    Hope this helps.

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    Re: Any tips to sell my Pearl on eBay? Suggestions?

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    I got mine on eBay & $200 was low. Now, it is starting to look a bit high. Shel is correct.

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    Re: Any tips to sell my Pearl on eBay? Suggestions?

    sold my month old pearl on craigs list for $130. had it sold 7 minutes after i posted, cash in hand an hour after that.

    8320....great. youll love it

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    Re: Any tips to sell my Pearl on eBay? Suggestions?

    yah i seen a couple for 100 on ebay good stuff.

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    Re: Any tips to sell my Pearl on eBay? Suggestions?

    Things that help my sales on eBay
    1 lots of pics
    2 starting the bid low, like 99 cents
    3 unlock it
    You might be scared to start it that low but the economics of it will guarantee you get at least what the others are selling for. Good luck

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