Google Nexus 4 sellers face restrictions on eBay
But sellers like this one will soon have to adhere to some new rules as the auction site has added restrictions to the posting of Google Nexus 4 units for sale, thanks to the high number of units that have been sold. Authorized resellers will have no restriction on the number of units they put up for bidding or outright sales each week. Top-Rated Sellers will be able to offer 8 units weekly, which would seem to take the air out of a lot of balloons belonging to marginal sellers. Sellers meeting minimum performance standards will be allowed to offer 4 units weekly and new sellers that have confirmed certain personal information will be able to sell 1 unit per week.
One eBay expert told us that some eBay criminals have been known to steal the identity of a highly rated eBay seller in order to trick the public. And remember, the current "Buy It Now" prices are around $350 higher than Google is charging for the 16GB variant, and is even $200 higher than T-Mobile's price. If you plan to give the phone out as a holiday gift, you might have no choice but to pay up for the model, or switch to a different phone. For $649, you could purchase an unlocked 16GB Apple iPhone 5 or the HTC DROID DNA for $599.99 to name a couple of cheaper off-contract phones.
source: eBay via AndroidCentral