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Verizon version of Samsung GALAXY Nexus can be yours for $1,200 on eBay

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Verizon version of Samsung GALAXY Nexus can be yours for $1,200 on eBay
If you want to be the first on your block, maybe even in your state, to walk around with the CDMA flavored, Verizon branded Samsung GALAXY Nexus in your palm, better start checking your couch for spare change. One copy of the Verizon branded, Android 4.0 flavored handset is being offered on eBay for the price of $1,200. Shipping is $30 and the phone will be in your hand sometime between December 13th and 15th.

The latest rumor we have on a possible launch date is that the phone will be released by Verizon on December 15th. This is the word from some Verizon tipsters who are saying that store managers have been told to expect the phone this coming Thursday. Of course, other dates that had been bandied about like November 21st and December 8th turned out to be incorrect. Therefore, if you really need the phone now and money is not an issue, you might consider the unit up for sale on eBay.

Besides price, you have to also worry about whether or not the seller really has the goods that you are buying. The seller has a 100% rating with 30 positive feedbacks and no negatives over the past 12 months. The listing doesn't explain how the seller was able to obtain the unit, but the Verizon  logo on the model's back cover seems to preclude the idea that this is a test unit.

Thanks to the law of supply and demand, the seller can charge $1.200 for the phone at this time, but once Verizon announces its official launch date, the price of the Verizon branded Samsung GALAXY Nexus will drop in price sharply.

source: eBay via AndroidCentral

A Verizon branded Samsung GALAXY Nexus is available on eBay for $1,200

A Verizon branded Samsung GALAXY Nexus is available on eBay for $1,200


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posted on 10 Dec 2011, 23:39 8

1. bbstorm2435 (Posts: 37; Member since: 21 Oct 2009)


Someone would have to be sooooo desperate to not wait another week or two. Either that or just rich.

posted on 11 Dec 2011, 03:34 5

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


Or just plain stupid to spend that much on a phone, especially one that will probably be about $200 in 6 months because it'll be forgotten among the newer, higher powered android phones.

posted on 11 Dec 2011, 07:52 1

19. Androidtidbits.com (banned) (Posts: 14; Member since: 10 Dec 2011)


Too desperate to spend their money on a test phone.

posted on 11 Dec 2011, 17:01

37. KParks23 (Posts: 422; Member since: 13 Oct 2010)


didnt some one spend a crazy amount on call of duty mw3 before it released??? like over $1500 so im sure some dummy will buy this if they have money that back cover looks fishy tho is that inside or outside?

posted on 10 Dec 2011, 23:39 10

2. imkyle (Posts: 948; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)


Who ever spends $1200 for a cell phone needs a psychological evaluation.

posted on 10 Dec 2011, 23:58 5

4. Cwebb (Posts: 501; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)


What about extremely well of people, like sports players or CEOs, who have oodles of money to throw at lavish stuff?

posted on 11 Dec 2011, 17:16 1

38. mooney73 (Posts: 9; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


"What about sports players and CEOs who have oodles of money?" Well... for starters people like that tend to devote a lot of time, focus, and energy on practicing the trade through which they earn that money... as opposed to lurking on forums and ebay, pining for an unreleased product with a obtuse name like "Ice Cream Sandwich". When not thinking about or doing work, the more social of that group will be networking, playing golf, or filling hot tubs with hot 20-something models.

It's far more likely that, if it occurs at all, the person completing this transaction will either be an introverted trust-fund kid with little concept of the effort behind earning a dollar... or a tech-geek with too much money burning a hole in his wallet and little else in life to focus on. Just my hunch.

posted on 11 Dec 2011, 11:56

30. Gawain (Posts: 304; Member since: 15 Apr 2010)


Does anyone remember the guy that spent something like $17,000 on a BlackBerry Javelin (which became the 8900 Curve I think?)?

posted on 11 Dec 2011, 12:00

31. Vzw_employee (Posts: 42; Member since: 01 Sep 2011)


when the iphone 4s came out it sold out in 2 days , I had, 2 32gb whites, I sold them for $1,600 each , and a 64 gb I sold it for $1,900 , even after I sold them people kept calling me ready to pay that much for the phones

posted on 10 Dec 2011, 23:48 4

3. yooperboogs (Posts: 13; Member since: 10 Dec 2011)


So you're saying I need an evaluation because I put in a bid? Just Kidding. I'd never actually do that, its just a stupid waste of money.

posted on 11 Dec 2011, 00:03

5. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5282; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


What about warranty coverage? If you are not shown as the end purchaser in VZW's sales system, you may be SOL if there is a defect in the unit. My pre-ordered RAZR had a defective LTE radio. A trip to the VZW store, and I was on my way with a replacement.

Why someone would drop $1,200 to be first with a G-Nexus is beyond me.

posted on 11 Dec 2011, 00:19

6. LCpl_vinny (Posts: 8; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)


I like how the seller states in the description that this phone will not release for another 1-2 months...

"THEY ARE HOLDING OFF RELEASING THIS PHONE TIL MID JAN -FEB NEXT YEAR!!!!"

posted on 11 Dec 2011, 00:46

7. Synack (Posts: 641; Member since: 05 Jul 2011)


lol....

posted on 11 Dec 2011, 03:13 1

10. ap1989 (Posts: 143; Member since: 12 Oct 2011)


the seller put that on there because some idiot would believe it and buy

posted on 11 Dec 2011, 10:05

25. LCpl_vinny (Posts: 8; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)


Did I forget my /sarcasm tag again? duh.

posted on 11 Dec 2011, 00:48 3

8. thebikerboi2 (Posts: 144; Member since: 01 Apr 2011)


i would not pay that much for a phone made out of plastic

posted on 11 Dec 2011, 01:34

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


its time to listen to some depressing music. why does verizon hate me?

posted on 11 Dec 2011, 03:34 3

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


If you're going to spend that much on a phone, might as well get an iPhone.

posted on 11 Dec 2011, 03:44 9

13. xray174 (Posts: 85; Member since: 21 Nov 2011)


or a superior android device or wp7

posted on 11 Dec 2011, 04:00 1

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


Superior at being a buggy and unstable mess, yeah. Or did you not read PA's recent article about Android lag?

Btw, I know the Android fans are going to thumb this down, so go on ahead and prove me right.

posted on 11 Dec 2011, 04:29 5

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


you ask for it ...douche

posted on 11 Dec 2011, 04:57 2

17. jacko (unregistered)


64g is**t in australia here is 1200

so yeah apps that crash every 10mins
im talking about is**t

posted on 11 Dec 2011, 07:54

20. Androidtidbits.com (banned) (Posts: 14; Member since: 10 Dec 2011)


Nah I'll wait. I'm not a fan of iPhones. :p

posted on 11 Dec 2011, 10:21

27. sadaivadai (Posts: 156; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)


I think its because of people like you make Android fan's call every iphone users a fool ..

posted on 11 Dec 2011, 03:56 2

14. Bluesky02 (Posts: 1439; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)


$1200 wow?
You could get one of these
Samsung Galaxy 2
Samsung Note
Alienware MX17
Playstation 3 + Games
Xbox 360 + Live Subscription + Games
HDTV
iPhone 3GS, 4, 4s
Or a High End PC

posted on 11 Dec 2011, 07:56

21. Androidtidbits.com (banned) (Posts: 14; Member since: 10 Dec 2011)


I bet he didn't really meant to sell the phone, but to tease the shoppers. :P

posted on 11 Dec 2011, 06:42

18. som (Posts: 768; Member since: 10 Nov 2009)


Nexus was delayed due to Google Ice Sandwich software glitches or other problems. Or Verizon just wanted to sell Moto RAZR the first 2 months.

posted on 11 Dec 2011, 08:30

22. gwendlynette (Posts: 5; Member since: 11 Jun 2011)


While it's true that Verizon never gave a date to release the phone, if this phone isn't released this Thursday, December 15th, I wouldn't hold my breath thinking it will be released before the end of this year! If it's not released by the end of January, I will probably wait for the next big thing!

posted on 11 Dec 2011, 09:33

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


being that desperate is as stupid as claiming "first" on these threads. I'm willing to wait another week or two to save $900... kthx.

posted on 11 Dec 2011, 09:41

24. ChafedBanana (Posts: 352; Member since: 20 Sep 2011)


I wouldn't buy it. You have no idea how he got it. I heard there was a store that had all its phones stolen yesterday. Those phones are all now on the lost/stolen list for sure and cannot be activated.

posted on 11 Dec 2011, 12:11

32. Vzw_employee (Posts: 42; Member since: 01 Sep 2011)


Actually(and I shouldn't say this) but if you have a LTE phone it doesn't matter if a phone is in the lost/stolen list, all you have to do is put your sim on the phone and Verizon will never find out, if you have a 3g then you're screw, because the phone has to be add to your line, and that is when Verizon will flag the device, I have help so many people that when I look into their account it show a Thunderbolt, but they are using a Bionic or Razr, sometimes I pull out I battery and check the ESN and comes back as stolen/lost , My manager has told us to don't care , so I just let it go, but it can be done

posted on 11 Dec 2011, 10:13 1

26. kpfirefighter (Posts: 159; Member since: 20 Sep 2011)


you know what else you can buy for $1200? a f**king brain cause that's what you need if you spend that much money on a cell phone!!!!!!!!
This guy is a douche!

posted on 11 Dec 2011, 10:53 1

28. EXPLORER901 (Posts: 6; Member since: 11 Dec 2011)


its all plastic .I won't pay $100 for the NEXUS,

posted on 11 Dec 2011, 16:16

36. robinrisk (unregistered)


Yup, you're right.

Try not to drop your iPhone on the way out.

posted on 11 Dec 2011, 11:44

29. mills0806 (Posts: 37; Member since: 13 Nov 2011)


People are dumb why do early adopters pay so much for new tech. All you have to do is wait a little while and buy it for half the price and also has the kinks and bugs worked out

posted on 11 Dec 2011, 13:03

33. PotDragon (banned) (Posts: 214; Member since: 22 Jul 2011)


As PA already has a 9.5 listed for the CDMA version of this phone, I would like to see the hands on videos proving they ever touched it. Their "review" was supposedly done on an unlocked version, yet the vzw version shows as "reviewed".

PA is a joke. What credibility you ever had is destroyed by posting reviews of handsets YOU NEVER USED. So sad.

Show us the $1200 phone YOU ALREADY HAVE A 9.5 FOR or admit that the review was made up by someone who never touched the device...let alone used it long enough to review.

posted on 11 Dec 2011, 13:05

34. ibap (Posts: 675; Member since: 09 Sep 2009)


Does it come with a coupon for your local shrink?

posted on 11 Dec 2011, 14:23

35. N.Reynolds (Posts: 254; Member since: 15 Feb 2011)


I already bought mine at Best Buy. I work there so even though we aren't supposed to sell them until the 15th I managed to get mine early!!!! Lucky I had 400$ store credit otherwise I wouldn't of paid full retail for it.

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