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Nexus 4 back in the Play Store, but shipping in "1 to 2 weeks"

0. phoneArena 29 Jan 2013, 11:28 posted on

Last night, we saw that the Nexus 4 listing in the Google Play Store had changed from "Sold out" to "Temporarily out of stock", and today we heard that the Nexus 4 would be back in the Play Store around noon. It was a bit after noon (around 12:20PM EST), but the Nexus 4 is back up for purchase in the Play Store. Unfortunately, it won't be shipping for "1 to 2 weeks"...

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posted on 29 Jan 2013, 12:13

18. deago78 (Posts: 160; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


Haha Michael. You always make a good point. I didn't think of it from a phone cost to accessory cost ratio. Thanks for responding. You're easily my favorite writer from PA (Sorry, everyone else)

posted on 29 Jan 2013, 12:14 1

19. yougotkilled1 (Posts: 167; Member since: 27 Apr 2011)


A thick rubber band in my opinion is better than the plastic one offered by apple, but you are right when talking about how a thick rubber band for 20$ is overpriced.

posted on 29 Jan 2013, 12:27

21. cretinick (Posts: 148; Member since: 25 Jan 2011)


I have to laugh to keep from crying ...

It's so ridiculous a device released for months and still have this problem of stock, people are impressed by the stock lasts for over an hour!

It is tragic because I know it will only get to my country after that inventories normalize in civilized countries (AKA North America, Europe and Australia).

posted on 29 Jan 2013, 13:51

28. jaytai0106 (Posts: 1888; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)


I really think LG doesn't want to produce too much at once when it first came out bc the profit of the phone is so low. If you produce too much and have unsold unit, then LG is losing money. $350 for a phone that's really cheap. A lot of phones on contract run about $200 when they first come out.

posted on 29 Jan 2013, 16:10

30. cretinick (Posts: 148; Member since: 25 Jan 2011)


LG said it was Google who ordered few units. They just did what Google had requested.

The LG sets the price it charges Google. From here is that Google puts the sale price for the Play. Everything indicates that Google is selling cheaper than is buying it from LG, or for the same price. The final price is this cheap because Google does not place the product profit (profits from the sale of music, applications, books, magazines and videos), and cut the middlemen (Retailers and operators, who put their profits).

That is what I think...

Google don't put many devices for sale at the release, because they want to analyze the profit in the Play Store with The Nexus 4 clients. That way, they analyze if sell their Phones without profit is a good strategy or if they are losing money.

posted on 30 Jan 2013, 00:45

36. tan4521 (Posts: 2; Member since: 30 Jan 2013)


LG is pushing very hard to meet the hugh demand. They may have under estimate the order but now they are pushing like crazy to meet the demand. If you love the design, waiting time may be shorten shortly.

posted on 30 Jan 2013, 04:13

37. serpent_rider (Posts: 1; Member since: 30 Jan 2013)


What are the shipping charges to Downers Grove Illinois - 60515?

posted on 30 Jan 2013, 08:14

38. karthik12 (Posts: 2; Member since: 30 Jan 2013)


how much does d phone cost and i want to order it ...how can i order d phone?

posted on 31 Jan 2013, 01:40

39. tan4521 (Posts: 2; Member since: 30 Jan 2013)


Not seller. Just have insider info on how hard LG is working on the phone as I see many negative comments here. I have Nexus 7 32GB model and very happy with it. I see Nexus 4 spec and price, has interest but already own Sony Xperia S and Ion. Not justify to get this anymore.

posted on 31 Jan 2013, 20:02

40. ssb15 (Posts: 3; Member since: 29 Jan 2013)


@karthik12 go onto the googl play store

posted on 31 Jan 2013, 21:44

41. karthik12 (Posts: 2; Member since: 30 Jan 2013)


@ssb15 thank u

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