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The HTC One M8 is one of the more desirable Android phones available at the moment, and if you're looking to find a good deal on one, "qualitycellz" (may not a be a real name) is happy to oblige on eBay. The seller has at least a few refurbished AT&T-branded One M8 models going for $449.99, a full $220 off of the new retail price at AT&T. You can have any color you want, so long as you want silver.

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For a device so new, this is a rare deal - assuming you're OK with the refurbished status of the One M8, you won't find a better price for the off-contract phone anywhere. The seller claims that these phones have been SIM unlocked, which means that the AT&T 3G and LTE bands should work with most international carriers, though getting it to work with T-Mobile's unique LTE bands is probably a no-go. International readers, the seller will ship worldwide... but not to "Africa, Asia, [the] Middle East, Southeast Asia, South America, Mexico, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Greece, [and] Ukraine." So, yeah, looks like western Europe only.

As with most of eBay's featured deals, basic shipping to the US is free, and you can ignore sales tax carefully add the local sales tax to your state tax return at the end of the year if you live outside California. (Snigger.) The phone has an HTC warranty, which probably means 90 days on the refurb model. Act fast, these kinds of dramatic discounts tend to mean quick sales, and refurbished stock on a phone this new can't be very robust in the first place.

Source: eBay - Refurbished AT&T HTC One M8, $449.99

Michael Crider
Michael is a native Texan and a former graphic designer. He's been covering technology in general and Android in particular since 2011. His interests include folk music, football, science fiction, and salsa verde, in no particular order.

  • Matthew DiGiacomo

    I thought ATT/Tmo phones are usually interchangeable? Why not here?

    • Zak Taylor

      If it is "unlocked" I believe that is true... I know I had some issues with my iPhone 5s when I jumped over to T-Mo, AT&T unlocked it for me though, and it works great now.

  • Corey Watford

    I grab 2 Brand New att M8's (not refurb) for $450 last week, upgraded from my Nexus 5

    • David Li

      Off-contract? Where?

      • Corey Watford

        Off contract on ebay, both sealed, Only needed One, so ill be relisting the other sealed m8 for 525

        • sam

          eBay will take $52.50 fee for that price and PayPal will take $15.53 and you got it for $450. that brings the cost to you at $518.03 and that is if you charge for shipping. Yay, $6.97 profit.

          • Gomez

            Use SWAPPA and the M8's go for about 450-550 also.

  • jonathan3579

    If this was the T-Mobile variant, I'd be all over this like a fly on shit.

  • br_hermon

    The savings are great but.... I'm apprehensive about buying any phone in this condition on ebay. If you ever have a problem will the OEM service it for you? (At a cost for sure, as there's no warranty) Considering that and it's already been refurbished I question whether or not the savings justify the purchase. Thoughts?

    • Mike Reid

      I agree.

      I just bought a new M8 from a Taiwan EBay seller 10 hours ago, and it was about USD $600 shipping included.

      I saw that there were slightly used models for about $500-530 w/ shipping.

      If I could have got a decent one for $400 or so, I would have. To me, $100 extra for virgin new is worth it; I'm less worried that it was banged around (even if no visible damage.)

      Warranty has never bothered me. I've bought about 30 phones and tablets on EBay over the last 3 years (for testing my apps) and I've never once needed a warrantable return.

  • KanishkSingh

    Why is there no LTE? Is it the international version?

    • David Li

      It specifically says AT&T so it should have LTE bands 2,4,5,7 and 17