09
Mar
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The Galaxy S IV is coming. As such, vendors who bought a huge backstock of Galaxy S IIIs need to clear 'em out and make some room. That can only mean one thing: lower prices. Today, you can get a brand-new, factory unlocked Galaxy S III (GT-i9300) for $470. No contracts. No carrier crap. Just a phone that you can activate on any compatible GSM carrier.

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If the deal itself wasn't already good enough, you can also choose between all six different colors: Garnet Red, Marble White, Pebble Blue, Sapphire Black, Titanium Gray, and... brown. I'm sure you're all familiar with everything the GSIII has to offer at this point, so there's only one thing left to do: hit the link below to buy yours.

Galaxy S III on eBay

Cameron Summerson
Cameron is a self-made geek, Android enthusiast, horror movie fanatic, and musician. When he's not pounding keys here at AP, you can find him spending time with his wife and kids, plucking away on the 6- or 7-string, or watching The Texas Chainsaw Massacre on repeat.

  • http://twitter.com/RaspberryDuff Matt

    Right, they're trying to offload their stock of Galaxy SIII's because in a few weeks they'll be even cheaper. Doesn't it make more sense for the consumer to wait those few weeks than jump on the link if they don't want to get fleeced?

    • http://twitter.com/s99nj S. Ali

      This is the INTERNATIONAL version (Quad Core). They aren't going to drop in price, they will become more valuable because they will be a better value by comparison to a GSIV which would go for $800-900 off-contract. It is a steal at this price for a new device with the best developer support out there. People still on the original Galaxy S or some older prepaid device would love this. Finally AP posts a real deal, not that on-contract scam they post every week

      • Justin Winker

        You do realize that there are quite a few readers of this site that can't afford a "deal" of $470, right? A "deal" of $29.99 on contract is considered more of a deal here in the US than in the other states because we don't pay as much up front (though, in the end we get screwed 8 ways to Sunday). What's considered a deal is different in each region, so take that into account before you attack a reputable news site.

        • fixxmyhead

          Its called a job.

          • Justin Winker

            Thanks for the obviousness, so I'll return the favor: It's called bills and prior commitments. Do you have a house, apartment or a loan on a vehicle? Do you want electricity, internet, etc.? You have to pay for those - and there are many people who aren't willing to pay $470 for a phone when you can get a subsidized device in the sub-$100 range. I'd have no problem shelling out $500+ for a phone (or in my most recent purchase, $350), but there are still millions of people that won't do that.

          • Dan

            You're paying interest on a car loan? No wonder you can't afford a cool phone. Your priorities are broken.

          • Justin Winker

            As I said above, I can afford a solid phone (If I really wanted, I could go buy the GS4 after it's released off-contract). I won't because I just got a Nexus 4.

            Also, where did you get that I pay interest on a car loan? I just said that people who can't afford to drop 10-30k on a new or used car will get a loan for it and (regardless of interest) will still have to pay a monthly payment.

        • http://twitter.com/s99nj S. Ali

          Its called saving your money, try it sometime. What an entitled dope.

      • http://twitter.com/RaspberryDuff Matt

        I understand that the SIII will be a better value if you want an off-contract phone, but the SIII will still *definitely* drop in price after the SIV arrives on store shelves. As soon as the SIV comes onto store shelves (the SIII arrived internationally before it did in the US, so that could happen here too), all retailers/carriers will be trying to get rid of their stock of SIII's, both locked and unlocked, as will people who want to upgrade from their SIII. I just haven't seen any evidence in recent years that a previous generation of phone *gains* in value after the new one is released. Some don't drop too much (e.g., iPhones), but I can't think of a recent scenario where what you describe happens. If you have any evidence of such instances, feel free to mention it.

        • faceless128

          if the GS2 during GS3 launch is anything to go by, the price will go up a little because of the demand for anything 'Galaxy' during that period. then it will drop in a few months...

          • http://twitter.com/RaspberryDuff Matt

            Yeah but didn't this only happen between the announcement and the release period because it took a few weeks? I just don't see this working out after the SIV is actually available in your country. I guess if you need it before the SIV hits stores, buying now makes sense. Still, I think it's fairly prudent to at least wait until the 13th (at least people upgrading their phones may flood the secondhand market with some cheaper SIII's after the announcement.

      • Göran Sävström

        Correct me if I'm wrong, but if this is the international version it is powered by Samsungs Exynos which mean that the phone is a lot more closed than the US versions. Samsung phones might have good developer support, but there's still a lot to be said about what they can do with what they have... (we're still only on nightlies for CM 10.x for example) I'm not completley up to speed on what it is exactly that's missing for the International version, but there is a lot of source-stuff that is still very closed off by Samsung...

      • Bakaouji

        |a new device with the best developer support out there.|
        What. Nexus 4 has way better developer support.

  • MrJigolo

    Learn from Google, Samsung. If this were $350 it would sell out instantly.

    • http://twitter.com/mrjayviper Jayel Villamin

      if that's $350, the phone will be hardly available like the nexus 4!!!

    • http://twitter.com/seanpr123 seanpaul

      They don't need these to sell out instantly, it's not like it's currently the most sold Android device on the market right now.

  • cy_n_ic

    Thats almost cheap enough for a smash video.

  • http://twitter.com/RicardoWateva Ricardo Kümmel

    $519.00 already... :(

  • Salkkarit

    470 USD? A "good" deal? That must be some sort of a joke.
    People are too used to see smartphones priced at 600 USD...

  • heath

    the lnk shows it for $519 and made in north korea ;)

    • heath

      the link rather and what does 4G by region mean?

  • shanthandro

    deal expired..:(

  • http://www.facebook.com/observerbg Nikolay Chakrakchiev

    Has anyone paid attention to P&P practices of the Seller? 99.95 USD and up...

  • http://twitter.com/DS1997247 Daniel DS

    Actually shipping to Israel is 100$ :(

  • AndroidAppsForWork.com

    Personally, I wouldn't feel comfortable with this type of deal. Feels aftermarket to me. http://www.androidappsforwork.com

  • http://www.facebook.com/hoang.roger Roger Hoang

    good luck getting warranty for it LOL