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Recent Nexus 4 buyers have 15 days to get a $100 refund

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Recent Nexus 4 buyers have 15 days to get a $100 refund
Yesterday, Google made some news by dropping the price of the already very inexpensive Nexus 4, but naturally that left open some questions about what would happen to those who had just purchased the Nexus 4 before the price drop happened. Google has clarified the policy, and it looks like some recent buyers will be able to get a $100 refund.

Google just dropped the price of the Nexus 4 by $100, and the plan is to carve out 15 days on either side of the price drop. This means that you had to have purchased a Nexus 4 no longer than 15 days before the price drop; and, you only have 15 days from the price drop to file for a refund. 

So, if you purchased a Nexus 4 after August 12th, you have until September 10th to file for a refund. And, you must manually submit for a refund, Google will not automatically be giving you money back. If you bought a Nexus 4 recently, just head over to the source to submit your refund request. 

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posted on 28 Aug 2013, 10:04 5

1. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 4292; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)

That is some deal Google...some good deal.

posted on 28 Aug 2013, 10:46 10

2. harsha_bonmec (Posts: 14; Member since: 23 Oct 2012)

No other company does it!!

posted on 28 Aug 2013, 11:01 5

3. jove39 (Posts: 1967; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)

I think google is clearing stock...making way for next Nexus phone

posted on 28 Aug 2013, 11:09 7

5. pifon (Posts: 75; Member since: 15 Jun 2013)

no sh*t Sherlock

posted on 28 Aug 2013, 11:58

9. MartianMe (unregistered)

Hahaha.....give him some slack bro!!....Lol

posted on 28 Aug 2013, 20:01

16. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)


posted on 28 Aug 2013, 11:09

4. Jmetta (Posts: 3; Member since: 25 Apr 2012)

At&t has a 14 price guarantee. Same policy as Google though you have to ask for it and difference is put towards your next bill.

posted on 28 Aug 2013, 11:20 3

8. PootisMan (Posts: 259; Member since: 02 Aug 2013)

Kind of sucks for nexus 4 buyers that bought the phone on launch day since now the resale value just took a big dive. Other than that though this seems to be the greatest deal of all time for an unlocked smartphone.

posted on 28 Aug 2013, 12:16 4

10. Googler (Posts: 813; Member since: 10 Jun 2013)

I was one of them and don't have a problem with this, the N4 is roughly a year old and it's still an outstanding handset.

posted on 28 Aug 2013, 13:10 1

12. PK1983 (Posts: 215; Member since: 08 Aug 2012)

The Nexus 4 debuted at $299/349. It lost approximately $100 in value over the course of a year. Couple that with being on an unlimited pre-pay plan and you have the best deal in smartphones by a long shot.

posted on 28 Aug 2013, 15:35

15. Paradox (Posts: 124; Member since: 08 Aug 2012)

Yeah I'm actually gutted, because I was planning on selling my nexus 4 before the new nexus came out, and then pick the new one up for a small loss, but now they just cut £80 off the price in UK, so that's like £80 lost.

posted on 28 Aug 2013, 12:57

11. gkarthik16 (Posts: 5; Member since: 19 Jul 2013)

A question here: If the purchase was made using a credit card, how does the refund happen?

posted on 28 Aug 2013, 13:57

13. Pancholo (Posts: 380; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)

It gets cancelled, then you get re-charged with those $100 off I'd assume. I may be talking out of my arse as I've witnessed quite a few returns bought with credit cards. Someone else give this guy peace of mind.

posted on 28 Aug 2013, 23:15

17. parkwaydr (Posts: 572; Member since: 07 Sep 2011)

Most of the time with things like this they just give you a 100 visa rebate card. Or they will just refund 100 to the card used.

posted on 28 Aug 2013, 15:04

14. Taters (banned) (Posts: 6474; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)

Still contemplating whether or not I should pull the trigger on this with the Nexus 5 coming in November....... Hmm 3 months is a long time and it also isn't a long time....

posted on 29 Aug 2013, 11:30

18. rite2hhh (Posts: 7; Member since: 28 Aug 2013)

Doesn't do any good for me. i ordered the phone on 9th :'(

posted on 29 Aug 2013, 17:27

19. mahmood74 (Posts: 18; Member since: 24 Jul 2013)

any one here have nexus 4 plz send me message i want ask

posted on 31 Aug 2013, 21:53

20. iParkos (Posts: 12; Member since: 15 Jan 2013)

The refund took about 2 business days. And there was no problem when I called them to initiate a refund.

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