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

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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Nexus 4
  • Display 4.7" 768 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.3 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro, Quad-core, 1500 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB
  • Battery 2100 mAh(15.3h talk time)



1. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

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

2. harsha_bonmec

Posts: 14; Member since: Oct 23, 2012

No other company does it!!

3. jove39

Posts: 2148; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

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

5. pifon

Posts: 76; Member since: Jun 15, 2013

no sh*t Sherlock

9. MartianMe unregistered

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

16. InspectorGadget80 unregistered


4. Jmetta

Posts: 3; Member since: Apr 25, 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.

8. PootisMan

Posts: 266; Member since: Aug 02, 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.

10. Googler

Posts: 813; Member since: Jun 10, 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.

12. PK1983

Posts: 215; Member since: Aug 08, 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.

15. Paradox

Posts: 124; Member since: Aug 08, 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.

11. gkarthik16

Posts: 5; Member since: Jul 19, 2013

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

13. Pancholo

Posts: 380; Member since: Feb 27, 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.

17. parkwaydr

Posts: 572; Member since: Sep 07, 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.

14. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 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....

18. rite2hhh

Posts: 7; Member since: Aug 28, 2013

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

19. mahmood74

Posts: 18; Member since: Jul 24, 2013

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

20. iParkos

Posts: 12; Member since: Jan 15, 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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