DavidB just let me know that he spotted the Storm on eBay. Personally I am always wary of these eBay auctions but people have gotten lucky before with them though these are usually prerelease devices. They also tend to not let you upgrade them when the release firmware comes out.
The seller does have 111 feedback items with 100% positive rating but none of them are from the last 3 months. So far the phone is going for $950 but expect it to go up before the auction ends. The pictures the seller is offering of the phone are crap and that kind of makes this sound like a scam. The seller claims that he does not offer more pictures because (and I quote) “I will not send a picture of the phone with your name because there are too many crooks on the net, if my picture is not good enough don’t buy the phone.”
David pointed out that the seller titled the auction as a Bold 9500 while it is actually a 9530 but that could be a honest mistake. In the description he details it as a CDMA device… I am not sure if you would be able to get it to work on Verizon if you bought it since it is not GSM but it does have a quadband GSM/EDGE radio.
Okay I have had enough of weighing the pros and cons. Let us know what you think. Real or fraud?