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Looking to get your phone a little bit cheaper than everyone else? Then step right up to what we’re calling T-Mobile’s “Open Box Specials” (pls give us royalties if this catches on, kthx). Starting near the end of July, maybe around the 22nd (TP2 fans don’t cry), it seems that phones returned within buyer’s remorse period (30 days for those who bought the phone full retail) could end up back in stores in specially marked boxes to sell at discounted prices. It doesn’t seem as if just any phone will make the cut either, as each returned phone will be tested for 100% functionality and a full visual inspection; if there’s no “visible physical damage” they will send it to stores with the discount applied. The reduced price will even be taken off full and partial phone upgrade pricing, for further money saving goodness. In this economy, absolutely anything will help!
Keep in mind that not all phones returned during buyer’s remorse will qualify for this program and stores will get them at random so it’s kind of a “mixed bag” of price drops per store – oh, and this also only lasts for a limited time. We’re all for “limited time” lasting for a few years (are you listening, T-Mobile? hint hint), this sounds like a pretty good deal if you want to save some money and don’t mind getting a phone that somebody has used for a couple of weeks.