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The eBay Nokia Phone Price Check Post

August 23, 2006 in Nokia Phone Deals

Yep, it’s that time again: the time when I start running out of ideas so I have to recycle old ones. After conducting a successful price check of several current Nokia models, I’m back with version 2.0.

How it works: I basically searched for all completed auctions for whatever Nokia model, went back maybe a couple weeks or so and did a quick average of the selling price + shipping. I really think I need to write something to rip the prices off ebay so I don’t have to look like an idiot here with my calculator.

Nokia N70 Phone: $387.13 Nokia N71 Phone: $410.18
Nokia N72 Phone: $406.40 Nokia N73 Phone: $541.55
Nokia N90 Phone: $514.38 Nokia N91 Phone: $555.10
Nokia N80 Phone: $580.33 Nokia N93 Phone: $766.58

So what does this tell us? First, that the N71 is pretty severely underpriced – the price has fallen a good chunk in the past few months. Not too good for resale.

Second, it also goes to show that people in America like their phones big and fat like the Nokia N90, which even though is the heaviest and largest of the bunch (excluding the N93), the resale value is pretty comparable with several months ago. Why this is how it is I have no idea. Life just ain’t fair sometimes.

Flip phones still generally sell for more than candybars, even with similar features. Compare the Nokia N90 to the N73. The N73 is a pretty feature-packed phone with 3.2 megapixel Carl Zeiss optics camera, while the N90 has that dinky 2 megapixel (also with Carl Zeiss optics) camera.

And as you may have noticed, the Nokia N92 is nowhere to be found. Is this phone ever going to come out of hiding?


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