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Google Play Store fails again on Nexus 4 sales traffic, Nexus sold out

0. phoneArena 27 Nov 2012, 16:54 posted on

We didn't cut Google any slack last time around when we were directly affected, and we certainly can't cut any slack two weeks later, when the same problems hit the Google Play Store during the second round of Nexus 4 sales...

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posted on 27 Nov 2012, 17:31 2

18. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3109; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


Loving my unlocked Note 2 ;)

posted on 27 Nov 2012, 17:40 2

22. sorcio46 (Posts: 435; Member since: 27 Jul 2011)


You know that for that price you could have had 2 Nexus 4?

posted on 27 Nov 2012, 19:05

50. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)


well for the price of the nexus 4 you could have 3 nokia asha's and have change whats your point. the only thing the nexus has as its major selling point is its cheap. besides the note 2 is worth the extra cash as its a better phone/phablet however you wanna class it

posted on 27 Nov 2012, 19:07 1

51. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3109; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


Really? Sold out every freaking day and the only way of getting one is paying 500-600 and thats just the 8gb model on ebay. No I thought about getting the Nexus 4 but with it being sold out all the time, I got sick of waiting. I wanted the Note 2 anyway and im very happy with my purchase. Now keep waiting and hoping you can buy the Nexus 4 tomorrow.

posted on 27 Nov 2012, 17:39 1

20. kcombs (Posts: 275; Member since: 15 Dec 2010)


after 3 hours and 38 minutes I got through.

posted on 27 Nov 2012, 17:40

21. tedkord (Posts: 12288; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


I just got one. Of course, its been in my cart for about two hours. Should arrive in tinge for Christmas.

posted on 27 Nov 2012, 17:42

23. Brendan126 (Posts: 14; Member since: 09 Dec 2010)


Google is actually still letting me get through. Showing the add to cart buttons despite seeing the "Sold Out" text a couple of hours ago. New Nexus 4 on the way!

posted on 27 Nov 2012, 17:45

24. tony1212 (Posts: 1; Member since: 27 Nov 2012)


Like many others, could not order one. I am a true fan of the Nexus, but right now I must show a lot more respect to Apple...

posted on 27 Nov 2012, 17:48

25. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


Server outage.. okay, even if it's Google we're talking .. even if it's their second time.. it doesn't mean it could've been prevented.
Google isn't omnipotent.
If tens of million people flock onto same server at once, it WILL crash.
It's that simple.

posted on 27 Nov 2012, 17:49

26. BuddyGlass (Posts: 20; Member since: 11 Jun 2012)


Ahhh!!! I had it but I hit F5 again and lost it! fkthis!

posted on 27 Nov 2012, 17:56

29. BuddyGlass (Posts: 20; Member since: 11 Jun 2012)


I got it!!!

Thank you. Your order has been placed, and you will receive an email shortly with the details of your purchase.

$397.02 after tax and shipping

posted on 27 Nov 2012, 17:53

27. mike2959 (Posts: 563; Member since: 08 Oct 2011)


That's another reason to grab the Optimus G, along with expandable memory, LTE, and the benchmarks are even better on ISC...

posted on 27 Nov 2012, 17:54

28. Zero0 (Posts: 592; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)


It's in stock. The time to ship is growing, and it's near impossible to get a request processed, but it's available, sort of.

posted on 27 Nov 2012, 18:02

30. FoxDavis (Posts: 47; Member since: 12 Jul 2012)


Who is going to wait all day?

posted on 27 Nov 2012, 18:08 2

32. FoxDavis (Posts: 47; Member since: 12 Jul 2012)


Just got one!

posted on 27 Nov 2012, 18:12

33. itiswhatitis (Posts: 423; Member since: 23 Jan 2012)


It's available now but it says ship in 2-3 weeks,anyway I think it's better that way

posted on 27 Nov 2012, 18:24

36. KingLeonidas (Posts: 1; Member since: 27 Nov 2012)


after refreshing and trying to "proceed" for 3hrs & 40 mins I finally got it!!

posted on 27 Nov 2012, 18:32 1

40. BuddyGlass (Posts: 20; Member since: 11 Jun 2012)


Same here, now we get to wait a few weeks for Google to tell us its backorderded

posted on 27 Nov 2012, 18:35

41. _Bone_ (Posts: 2155; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)


Just buy an iPhone or a Lumia or a Note 2.

posted on 27 Nov 2012, 18:36

43. FoxDavis (Posts: 47; Member since: 12 Jul 2012)


only if you could buy them contract free...

posted on 27 Nov 2012, 19:14

52. tedkord (Posts: 12288; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


Note is too big for my purpose, the Lumia isn't for me and I wouldn't spend $0.01 on an iPhone.

posted on 27 Nov 2012, 18:36

42. FoxDavis (Posts: 47; Member since: 12 Jul 2012)


Who bought more then 1? I was thinking of buying 2 but ended up just getting 1.

posted on 27 Nov 2012, 18:37

44. ginzls1 (Posts: 3; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)


I really dont know what everyone is complaining about i got two of them

posted on 27 Nov 2012, 18:38

45. E-TiE (Posts: 1; Member since: 27 Nov 2012)


I just got mine. I experienced the problems described here, but I let my order stay in my cart and eventually it went thru. So if you're in that situation, don't close the browser window. Keep trying! Good luck!

posted on 27 Nov 2012, 18:49

47. Edmund (Posts: 656; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)


Hilarious. The executive that made this lame-brain decision to sell the nexus 4 at a 0% return on profit will undoubtedly be shown the door. Using a conservative estimate, the loss of (potential) income is $1 billion ($200 x 5,000,000 units)

posted on 27 Nov 2012, 19:01

49. FoxDavis (Posts: 47; Member since: 12 Jul 2012)


How do you know what Google paid for the phone in the first place. I am sure LG gave them a good price. Plus now more people will be apart of the Android eco-system. I have an iphone but now one of these so looks like I am going to buy some Android apps....etc.

posted on 27 Nov 2012, 18:57 1

48. liclemack (Posts: 2; Member since: 27 Nov 2012)


My order just went through after 5 hours! So the phone isn't sold out.

posted on 27 Nov 2012, 19:27

54. Mooooo (Posts: 212; Member since: 27 Aug 2011)


I was very lucky. I got two 16 gb models. I was using chrome and I hit the site right when they opened up the website. I hate to say this because a lot of people struggled but I had no problems and got the confirmation email shipping in 1-2 weeks right away.

I am surprised that Google did not fix these issues better to make it easier for most. They must of known that demand would be very high because of its price. I am glad its on its way soon. I have an old HTC Aria that I bought as a backup because my Nexus S died. The HTC Aria is cute but I am going to go blind using it since the screen is small.

posted on 27 Nov 2012, 19:31

55. hzelaya (Posts: 5; Member since: 31 Oct 2012)


I just placed an order for 2 nexus 4's. I had added two to my cart around 3pm ET and kept refreshing, etc and than gave up. I put my laptop to sleep and just opened it now and looked at the cart and there were the two phones. I was able to put the order through. It did show 7-8 weeks on shipping so I guess it will be a while though

posted on 27 Nov 2012, 19:34

56. Mooooo (Posts: 212; Member since: 27 Aug 2011)


Just checked google play they are not sold out you can still buy them. It is 8:34 pm EST as I type this.

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