Where is the best place to purchase an unlocked android smartphones in Canada?

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Where is the best place to prchase an unlocked smartphone in Canada? I know about Ebay.ca, but there have to be more options than that. I have looked at pdaplaza.ca, anyone used that site before? Thanks
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Nohl Reiser

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The best place I've found and ordered a couple phones from before is Expansys.com I've never had a single issue with them or the phones and they arrived the very next day of ordering right to my front door. I highly recommend them & others I have recommended them to have also had great experiences getting unlocked devices from them.

Another place that I've never used but I remember someone talking about to was negri electronics. I'd check out expansys.com for sure though.
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Depends on the phone. I would not recommend any Canadian online retailer, and certainly not Expansys. They're all overpriced.

It's often cheaper to buy from ebay (including import fees) than here. For example, Expansys sells the HTC One for $720 + $23 shipping (plus taxes). At this price, it's even cheaper to buy from a carrier (Telus HTC One: $650 + $25 3rd party unlock + taxes).
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Right now the absolute best buy is the Nexus 4 on Google Play... but you'd have to hurry, the 8GB version seems already gone!

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