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Moto Z Play (1st gen) at Costco for $550, good deal or not?

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Moto Z Play (1st gen) at Costco for $550, good deal or not?

I'm thinking about buying the Moto Z Play at Costco since the new one has come out and it has a smaller battery and costs more.... how is motorola at supporting the old phones? Will Android 8 be coming to it? At $550 it's finally approaching the US cost of $400US instead of paying the Canada Markup.

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You can get a similar specced phone for $200 [Redmi Note 4 Global].

$550 is not worth it for this phone. You could get a 2016 flagship phone for that price [S7 on ebay, LG G6, and others].
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I'm using Moto Z Play 2016 originally from Koodo as daily driver. The phone is amazing.

Still way cheaper on G/X with double the storage and dual sim on G/B, but glad to see MZP on sale at Costco.
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I'm pretty sure this phone was way way cheaper from koodo, at $550 it's just not worth it
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RFDQ1016 wrote:
Aug 12th, 2017 7:42 pm
I'm pretty sure this phone was way way cheaper from koodo, at $550 it's just not worth it
Agreed, but carriers (Telus/Koodo/Rogers) are out of stock. It's still a cost-effective handset if you want a (near) flagship for modular snap-on extensions (Moto mods) or to run a custom ROM, and be larger than a Galaxy S7 or LG G5. Otherwise spend your money on a Zenfone. Heck, Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra from Freedom or Videotron is also cheaper (though lacks fingerprint scanner and isn't great at flash video playback, despite no mention of this in the reviews).

I grabbed mine through Koodo on Boxing day when it was $0 upfront on tab medium, but I did it as an upgrade (so far only upgrade I've done on Koodo) and loyalty get me an extra $50 off. I then paid the $70 upfront to get it on a tab small, total $310+tax.

I didn't get more than one due to no other family member wanting one, plus Motorola's are low demand on Kijiji (unless you really lower your asking price).

I'd be more interested in seeing a grey market option for Moto Z² Play with 64 GB storage (I think all MZ2P's except the carrier variants from Bell/SaskTel/Freedom are 64 GB storage). Not that MZ2P is much better than the previous gen, but if you're going to drop $500+ on a phone, it better be the newest one, new from retailer with warranty!
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Not worth it.. get the full Z for that price
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ShadowVlican wrote:
Aug 13th, 2017 12:07 pm
Not worth it.. get the full Z for that price
But is the full Z available for that price?
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just buy a asus zenfone 3 laser from staples, and stack some coupons. for $279.
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