To go new or used Droid? Or Nexus...your opinions please?

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    So here's my question....I initially had an Eris, and it was just too slow, although very cool and sleek with HTC Sense. So I sold that and am now trying to decide between:

    1)a new droid via wirefly for 24.99 and canceling my current contract for $155, thus probably close to $200 with corresponding fees, etc.
    2) new, but from a local seller, only activated to get the BOGO offer, for $275 without a new contract and all of the hassle.
    3)Nexus one

    So what do you guys think as faithful Droid owners? With the 2.1 update will I be happy with the speed and features of the Droid? Or should I just wait for the Nexus?

    And....which way seems most logical as far as getting the phone...as I mentioned above? Any better ideas?

    Thanks Droid freaks....
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    Sort of up to you. Nexus has the advantage of being the latest and greatest, but the Droid is tried and true, and has a physical keyboard....

    If you can figure out the phone, then the cheaper solution is usually for me the more logical.
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    I left the iPhone and Blackberry world for Droid. I too had the Eris, but craved the bigger screen and power of the Droid. For me anyway, the Droid does everything I need and is a very tough phone. I'm sure the N1 is an excellent phone, but I'm sticking with my Droid and waiting semi-patiently for the 2.1 update to arrive.
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    Thanks for the replies guys! Keep em' coming.....I'm leaning heavily on the Droid. I think it would be just right with 2.1. Peace....
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    isnt the cancellation fee for verizon now 350 for all smart phones? so it would come out to a alot more
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    Well I renewed my contract before that came into play, so mine is at $150 right now. However, it seems that with all of the charges for a new separate line and pro-rated this and thats, and cancellation fees, etc., etc., that Verizon explained to me, it would be best to buy the phone from this guy locally. I just hope the Droids are pretty reliable, because although this fellas' phone is new, I would not be able to get it serviced at Verizon due to the fact that I didn't buy the phone from them directly.
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    oh lucky you. alot of people got screwed with that new thing. Yeah that would be your best bet or you can search craigslist for something cheaper
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    Ya, I found the Droid that I was referring to on craigslist. Just hope the phones are pretty solid......no Verizon warranty......guess I could call Motorola if I had any problems with the hardware? Ya right.....
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    it should have a year warranty at least shouldn't it? like most new phones do
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    Verizon voids the warranty if a phone is switched to a different line.....atleast that's what some Verizon customer service lady told me....
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    I bought an EnV2 for my daughter off of ebay, used. She broke the screen within a month, so I went to VZW. The tech said that he would warranty the phone. Within 2 days, a brand new EnV2 (as it would be sold iin the store... box, manual, charger) was delivered.

    So, I'm guessing that the whole warranty/insurance on a used phone isn't written in stone.

    With 2.1 due out in less than 24hours, you should get some valuable info right here. Personally, id buy a used/like new Droid, not use an upgrade and wait til the N1 is out (on VZW) for a bit. I love my keyboard.
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    It all depends on the rep. Some can be A-holes and others can be really cool
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    Very true....ya, I'm waiting for this guy to call me back.....I plan to buy his used/new droid.....so hopefully soon I will be a fellow droid brother.....peace