Is it me or is the whole refurbished iPhone 3G thing a bit overdone? I mean, the cost of a new iPhone 3G is really not that big of a deal. The whole refurbish offer was enticing in the first gen days where a new iPhone cost $399 or higher but a refurbished $250 unit can be had contract-free.
Today, new iPhone 3G starts at $199 and has a contract of 2 years. Best Buy or AT&T will toss in a refurb unit for a mere $50 savings at $149, but still has a 2-year contract tied to the deal. Call me crazy but just take the new iPhone instead. Atleast you'll know the phone has never had other people's grease face oil smothered all over.