Help finding a" new" phone

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  1. Sniper_5

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    My Droid is finally showing its age, dented, chipped paint, battery cover doesn't sit right, charger doesn't always work right or reboots the phone(I now carry my dock because it will only charge with that) and now I'm doing almost 2+ battery pulls a day because I'll get the " ghost". I was hoping to find an x, incredible or Droid/2 for $100 or less as my upgrade falls in March right around when the etna is said to be released and I'll be getting that. If anyone knows of a good deal on their local craigslist or something please let me know. everything in my area is 200+, even the D1, anything I found at 100 or less was bad esn or damaged/ parts only. Any help is greatly appreciated!

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    I would say wait or get a new battery. Or buy a super cheap non smart phone.

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    Have you considered using a less aggressive kernel and a ROM that's more stable?
     
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    I actually backed my clock speed down and switched to my " old reliable" simply stunning ROM. It made no difference. I've had the phone since its release, and I'm very hard on my phones. Its been dropped on many surfaces, dropped and kicked, in the bathroom during showers getting fog on the screen, in the rain, its gotten up to 128* and as low as 42*. I'm pretty sure its dying lol. Oh and still not a scratch on the screen, no case, no screen protector. Its served me well. As time went on I took better care of it ( first smart phone) but it was too late by then.

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    I was thinking trying a stock-voltage, stock-speed (125-800MHz) kernel. SS was a much better choice for stability, I have to give you that, but it comes with a low-voltage kernel.

    In any case, I'd strongly suggest holding off for a while on getting a new phone if you can. Oh, and for the record, this kind of thread is against forum rules. No buy/sell/trade posts allowed for user safety's sake.
     
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    Well I wasn't looking to buy from a user here. Which is why I mentioned craigslist. Its easier to ask for the help of many people all over than for me to search craigslist state by state and town by town, all from my phone. I'll go pick up a stock kernel and give it a shot. Thanks.

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    Have you considered eBay? Sellers are rated, buyer protection, careful bidding can nab you a good deal, and then you'll have a backup phone when you get your new one in March, so you could skip the insurance.
     
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    YUCK a non smart phone for 2 months??? I don't think so!
     
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    Lol he wanted one for under 100 and that type of phone would be the only thing under that price :)

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    Ebay was actually worse, the only phones under 100 there reserve wasn't met or they were parts phones, or both. Most in the 129-159 range were running 1.5-1.6, any newer phone in that range was damaged, 160-399, the galaxy s phones, to 499 5 the d2/d2g and to 599 you'll find the Droid x, and incredible

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    I'm actually awaiting a reply from a gentleman on craigslist. He bought an incredible with a contract so he's selling it for $100.

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    Actually, I was thinking about a D1. Got a pristine one several months ago on eBay for $175, and I'd think by now they would be less.