FactoryDirect.ca: Unlocked LG Eclypse Android Smartphone for $120 (Save $30)

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Factory Direct Canada has this phone up for $120. It isn't sold by many people anymore but I did find it elsewhere for $150 so you're saving at least $30. I'm going to be honest with you guys. This is not a fantastic phone. I don't want anyone to be under the illusion that they are going to get a top of the line device when they get this phone. It is a budget buy. So why would I post a deal on a device that isn't that great? Well, let me tell you.

There are actually a lot of reasons to get a lower end smartphone. The obvious reason is that some people don't have the money. I am often heard complaining that I am broke but, honestly, I'm not doing too bad. I pay $50 a month for a phone and I've locked myself into a contract that requires me to pay $50 a month for three years. For Christmas I'm getting a phone that will lock me into three more years of paying $50 a month. It's a pain but I've decided to do it ecause I can afford to. There are people out there for whom this is not an option. They just cannot afford $50 a month. For those people, this is a great choice. You get a smartphone and you can just get a phone plan on it without data.

There are other reasons though. Maybe your kid wants a smartphone or perhaps a parent who isn't super tech savvy. It could even be a backup phone. I know when my phone broke all they had for a loaner phone was a BlackBerry and it was already out on loan. It could also be an emergency phone to leave in the car or a spare that you don't mind beating up when you go four-wheeling or hiking. Maybe you just don't care about the latest and greatest. My wife is a perfect example. I bought her a crummy little LG Android Smartphone. Whenever I use it I get chest pains because it is so terrible but she doesn't care in the least. All the fancy features don't appeal to her. If it plays music, lets her text and plays games, she's all set.

(Expires: 29th October 2012, 9:00 AM ET)

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