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HG612 modem - prices on ebay
« on: April 16, 2015, 10:40:28 AM »

I notice the price of the HG612's on e-bay seem to have shot through the roof  -linky

Sheeeeeeeesh at the price  :o
It's not just that one seller, there's someone else selling @59.00.


You can buy a brand new TG589vn combined vdsl modem/router for 9 less than that,  or a  Billion 8800NL for only a few quid more. :no:
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Re: HG612 modem - prices on ebay
« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2015, 10:49:09 AM »

Looks like the market has picked up on the g.inp issue.
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Re: HG612 modem - prices on ebay
« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2015, 10:55:11 AM »

Looks like I got http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/331523866660 in the nick of time.

* jelv Must got on with unlocking the spare! Once that's done a working, unlock the other and put it back on eBay!
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Re: HG612 modem - prices on ebay
« Reply #3 on: April 16, 2015, 10:59:57 AM »

I notice the price of the HG612's on e-bay seem to have shot through the roof  -linky

Sheeeeeeeesh at the price  :o
It's not just that one seller, there's someone else selling @59.00.


You can buy a brand new TG589vn combined vdsl modem/router for 9 less than that,  or a  Billion 8800NL for only a few quid more. :no:

supply and demand :)

good I have stocked up on them :)

but that price is silly, its more than the 8800nl :D
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Re: HG612 modem - prices on ebay
« Reply #4 on: April 16, 2015, 11:11:57 AM »

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but that price is silly, its more than the 8800nl

Exactly, we recommend the hg612's cause you can normally pick them up for about a tenner.   
When it gets to selling them at more than the price of the TG589 and the 8800nl both of which are combined units, then its just plain ridiculous.

Fair-do's if someone wants to say add another tenner on for unlocking it, but adding 50 on IMHO is too much.

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Re: HG612 modem - prices on ebay
« Reply #5 on: April 16, 2015, 12:33:56 PM »

Ebay is getting silly for lots of things. I always compare prices when I want/need something and these days I often find I can buy cheaper than Ebay elsewhere. There do seem to be a number of HG612s around on there which are more reasonably priced. That user also has VMG8924 on Ebay for 119.99.

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Re: HG612 modem - prices on ebay
« Reply #6 on: April 16, 2015, 01:22:00 PM »

Is this modem already phased out? or is it because the HG612 is better than the newer replacement that BT is offering currently?
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Re: HG612 modem - prices on ebay
« Reply #7 on: April 16, 2015, 01:31:29 PM »

If we look at completed sold listings then there are loads that have sold for as little as 99p upwards + postage.

There's always been expensive unlocked ones, but never that expensive!
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Re: HG612 modem - prices on ebay
« Reply #8 on: April 16, 2015, 06:23:13 PM »

I actually bought an unlocked one for about 50 quid too :P
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Re: HG612 modem - prices on ebay
« Reply #10 on: April 17, 2015, 03:04:51 PM »

That's the ad I got one from. Ideal.
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Re: HG612 modem - prices on ebay
« Reply #11 on: April 17, 2015, 03:37:31 PM »

Me too.
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Re: HG612 modem - prices on ebay
« Reply #12 on: April 19, 2015, 12:16:20 AM »

Same here.


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Re: HG612 modem - prices on ebay
« Reply #13 on: April 21, 2015, 04:25:13 AM »

The one I got last year (when I was considering having two lines) was 9.99 + 3.99 postage WITHOUT a PSU.  All the rest were going for about 20.

I'm surprised the supply hasn't dried up yet as I thought Openreach had been exclusively using the ECI modems for ages now.
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Re: HG612 modem - prices on ebay
« Reply #14 on: April 21, 2015, 08:19:35 AM »

My install last week:

7:45 open curtains, parked outside is a Kellys van. :-\

Wander across the road to the cabinet where he's doing a test and wiring me up - I'm on port 1 (the only one)!

Go to his van to find the modem - he pulls out an ECI. I pull a face and try to explain to him the issues (he's Polish and his English isn't 100%). I have got these smaller ones he says, opens a new box and pulls out a HG612 3B - yay!
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