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Have an extra grand to spare? How about buying a CDMA Samsung GALAXY Nexus from Craig's List?

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Have an extra grand to spare? How about buying a CDMA Samsung GALAXY Nexus from Craig's List?
The Samsung GALAXY Nexus on sale at Craig's List

The Samsung GALAXY Nexus on sale at Craig's List

If you're a Verizon customer and the type of person who likes to be the first to buy new products, for the low price of $1,000, you can purchase a test model of the Samsung GALAXY Nexus from Craig's List. Big Red has yet to even come up with a launch date for the phone and with Craig List being the online equivalent of the Wild West, there is no guarantee that you will receive the pictured item once the seller receives your dough. Of course, if you can just hold off for a few more days, you might be able to save a ton of money. With December 8th as the last rumored launch date for the Samsung GALAXY Nexus by Verizon, waiting less than a week could allow you to save as much as $800 if the phone rolls out at $199.99 with a 2-year contract as we recently reported.

So what do you get for 10 C notes? How about an unlocked 32GB Samsung GALAXY Nexus with a custom ROM, unlocked bootloader and clockwork recovery. The omission of the Verizon logo on the back can be attributed to the fact that this is a test model of the phone. And while it looks as though the phone will rollout with Android 4.1 installed, the Android 4.0 build on this device can be explained by the fact that the phone has a custom ROM installed.

Once Verizon launches the device, the $1,000 price will go down. But then again, you won't be able to carry one around town and grab the attention and envy of everyone you meet. If that is worth $1,000 to you, go for it!

source: Craig'sList, Reddit via Phandroid

**UPDATE**
The phone has now been removed from Craig's List. It has possibly been sold, or perhaps Samsung and/or Verizon brought out the legal beagles.

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posted on 02 Dec 2011, 21:19 1

1. squallz506 (banned) (Posts: 1075; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


This article has been out only one minute and is already updated.

posted on 02 Dec 2011, 21:24 3

2. DOGIEFRESH (Posts: 302; Member since: 15 Jul 2009)


Thousand DOLLARS for a slow and obsolete CDMA crap.......??? Heeeeeell nooooo.......LTE maybe.....!!!!

posted on 02 Dec 2011, 21:35 4

3. sgogeta4 (Posts: 392; Member since: 02 Feb 2011)


It is LTE...

posted on 02 Dec 2011, 23:19

6. galanoth (Posts: 341; Member since: 26 Nov 2011)


His post says LTE.

posted on 03 Dec 2011, 08:51 1

10. Synack (Posts: 669; Member since: 05 Jul 2011)


First of all, CDMA is awesome, I'd rather have Verizon's slightly slower CDMA 3G than AT&T's junk 3G. I have service everywhere I go. Oh and secondly this has LTE dude. Learn2read.

posted on 02 Dec 2011, 22:15 1

4. readingthissh1t (Posts: 303; Member since: 20 Jul 2011)


this guy....

posted on 03 Dec 2011, 00:37 3

7. The_Miz (Posts: 1496; Member since: 06 Apr 2011)


Yup, a thousand bucks for a phone that will become forgotten by February and when CES rolls around.

posted on 03 Dec 2011, 01:05 1

8. The_Miz (Posts: 1496; Member since: 06 Apr 2011)


Lol, let the thumbing down begin so PA can "hide" my comments.

posted on 03 Dec 2011, 01:20 3

9. Yeeee (Posts: 190; Member since: 02 Aug 2011)


I don't know why sheep say new android phones will be forgotten. Even if it is its still better than the The iPhone and it will get updates perfectly on time. Also even though some android updates come late the phone still works perfectly fine and the average person wont even know a difference.

posted on 03 Dec 2011, 10:11 2

12. iamcc (Posts: 1319; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)


Just because new phones come out that are better doesn't mean the older phones will be forgotten.

But if that makes you feel better about waiting 12-16 months for a new model...

posted on 03 Dec 2011, 13:02

13. systamatics (Posts: 63; Member since: 16 Nov 2011)


but then if you buy a phone in February it will be forgotten in april , so delay it till april , then buy a new phone in april! oh wait , no in june it will be forgotten , oh lala

posted on 02 Dec 2011, 22:44

5. DOGIEFRESH (Posts: 302; Member since: 15 Jul 2009)


It has game if it LTE only but when roam outside of the LTE coverage CDMA is a crap sloww as f......

posted on 03 Dec 2011, 09:53

11. Kmack (Posts: 26; Member since: 15 Nov 2011)


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