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

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

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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1. squallz506

Posts: 1075; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

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


Posts: 316; Member since: Jul 15, 2009

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

3. sgogeta4

Posts: 394; Member since: Feb 02, 2011

It is LTE...

6. galanoth

Posts: 428; Member since: Nov 26, 2011

His post says LTE.

10. Synack

Posts: 688; Member since: Jul 05, 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.

4. readingthissh1t

Posts: 303; Member since: Jul 20, 2011

this guy....

7. The_Miz

Posts: 1496; Member since: Apr 06, 2011

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

8. The_Miz

Posts: 1496; Member since: Apr 06, 2011

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

9. Yeeee

Posts: 190; Member since: Aug 02, 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.

12. iamcc

Posts: 1319; Member since: Oct 07, 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...

13. systamatics

Posts: 63; Member since: Nov 16, 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


Posts: 316; Member since: Jul 15, 2009

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

11. Kmack

Posts: 26; Member since: Nov 15, 2011

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