[plug] linux-friendly pda

W.Kenworthy billk at iinet.net.au
Wed Feb 14 16:08:26 WST 2007

On Wed, 2007-02-14 at 14:30 +0900, Gavin Chester wrote:
> Now, for me three critical questions remain unanswered or unclear to me:
> 1/ With my heavily limited budget, which model of Treo is worth
> considering - balancing compromised performance against cost?  Checking
> on ebay Aust I see that a new treo 750 fetched $735, a new 680s sell for
> $700-$800, and new 650s sell for $300-$400 - used ones a bit less at
> $200-$300.  I gather from your comments that the 600s are not worth
> looking at, so I haven't bothered tracking them;
> 2/ Is it wise to get such an item from a dealer on ebay or should I
> waltz into a phone shop somewhere local to be certain of getting better
> warranty service, etc?  Is it too risky to consider buying one used from
> Joe Blow (non-dealer) for the sake of saving $100 or so? 

Personally, I would be wary (but would not exclude) ebay.  However one
of the guys I work with just got a refurbished 650 for ~$AU260 (via ebay
from US) for his wife and they are very happy with it last I heard.


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