Samsung GALAXY Nexus will be $290 at Costco

Samsung GALAXY Nexus will be $290 at Costco
Membership warehouse retailer Costco has certainly been trying to make a name for itself in smartphone sales by either cutting price, offering free accessories, or both. Costoco tried this approach with the Motorola DROID BIONIC and now is looking to jump on the Ice Cream Sandwich bandwagon with the Samsung GALAXY Nexus.

A leaked screenshot of Costco's inventory system reveals that the discount membership warehouse will be selling the first Android 4.0 smartphone, the Samsung GALAXY Nexus, for $289.99 with a signed 2-year contract (as an unsigned copy probably wouldn't fly with the suits in Legal). Because Verizon is the only carrier in the States that has announced its intention to offer the phone, it is no surprise that Costco is offering the Verizon variant of the model. There has been no official launch date in the U.S. for the phone, but November 24th seems to be a likely candidate for the release of the device.

When Costco offered the Motorola DROID BIONIC, it threw in a number of free accessories along with a cheaper price. All we have here is a screenshot, so we don't know what Costco's intentions are with the Samsung GALAXY Nexus, but the $10 discount is a good start.

source: AndroidCentral

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1. aztaxia12295

Posts: 272; Member since: Nov 22, 2009

umm i think it is 290 not 289...

2. WirelessKing

Posts: 7; Member since: Sep 10, 2011

Dont forget, The tax will come off of 289 not whatever the retail value is. And costco always throws in a car charger, case, and screen protector.

3. ZEUS.the.thunder.god unregistered

sounds like a deal !!!!

4. DRAPicard

Posts: 27; Member since: Nov 05, 2011

Am I the only person who finds the November 24th release date EXTREMELY sketchy? I think it will be awfully hard to purchase this item on Thanksgiving in the US. Wouldn't it be more likely to have it come out the 17/18th or at least Wednesday the 23rd? Even if they did release it on Black Friday, people who visit this site daily might be excited enough to go and brave the hoards of people for the phone, but most people will not and it might get a little lost in the shuffle.

16. beatsandmelody

Posts: 109; Member since: Nov 01, 2011

I agree, Thanksgiving Day seems odd. I would think the stores are closed. But, if they open their doors on turkey day, I'll be in there in the morning buying one. Or at least playing with it. Still have one last New Every Two to use up...

5. clevername

Posts: 1436; Member since: Jul 11, 2008

I just hope the hspa+ variant comes out on att, or that it's atts first lte phone(fat chance I know). I want this phone so bad and I'm eligible for upgrade but I won't pay an extra $300 for the etf to go to Verizon.

13. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

You may have to wait until the world-phone version starts to ship. I haven't seen where AT&T is claiming to have the Nexus in their pipeline.

28. PostalJim

Posts: 46; Member since: Sep 01, 2011

Thinking VZW will have the Nexus as an exclusive in name also. When it hits others look for the Prime name. So I've heard from unreliable sources. Only reliable sources are your own eyes and ears! lol

6. The_Miz

Posts: 1496; Member since: Apr 06, 2011

$290 on a phone with no expandable memory and super specs? I'll pass.

12. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

It would be one thing if you found something to dis the Nexus about that was an actual weakness. But dising the Nexus because of a non-existent weakness is just chickensh*t. You really could be so much better in your criticism with just a tiny bit of extra effort.

19. L3610n

Posts: 48; Member since: Jul 01, 2011

For a moment there I thought you were referring to the iPhone.. "No expandable memory and no super specs" right? HAHA FAIL TROLL

22. bossmt_2

Posts: 459; Member since: Oct 13, 2009

Man you must hate the iPhone 4s, 199 for a phone that should have been released in May.

26. ElectroManiac

Posts: 47; Member since: Sep 29, 2011

Yeah miz because you can add like three expandable memories to your iphone 4/s O WAIT... :O

7. Mr.Mr.Upgrade

Posts: 474; Member since: Aug 30, 2011

It's does have expandable memory and super specs

9. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

the nexus does not have expandable memory. But dont take the miz seriously, he thinks the best spec'ed phone on the market is an 800mhz dual core with 512mb of ram and a 3.5 inch screen. Hey, at least it has android notifications now.. lol.

10. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

"Hey, at least it has android notifications now." Don't forget the Siri personal assistant/whatever that needs the help of servers to keep you tethered to her big brother (sister?). Android sure doesn't have that (not that I think Android needs it).

14. aviatorarun

Posts: 10; Member since: Mar 29, 2011

SIRI is just a toy tool. how many of them are gonna talk to their mobile in their busy office hours..? Moreover Android has its own voice assistant which does the job enough..

15. sgogeta4

Posts: 394; Member since: Feb 02, 2011

Actually Android does have that...

20. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

Android kinda has a Siri-like function. I suspect if Siri catches on in the iOS world, you will see improvements in the Android offering. Although being tethered to a remote server as one is with Siri seems contrary to the concept of the smartphone as the nexus of daily activity. Cloud computing was supposed to be device independent.

29. PostalJim

Posts: 46; Member since: Sep 01, 2011

Who told you that lie? And remember never to take anything he ever tells you in the future seriously.

8. Shekharkumardas

Posts: 5; Member since: Jan 14, 2011

it does not have expandable memory. by the way when its releasing in india

11. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

I wonder if Costco, Best Buy etc. are going get the RAZR on launch day? 12.5 hours talk time (if it really is 12.5 hours of talk time) is kind of compelling (even if the battery is not removable).

17. WirelessKing

Posts: 7; Member since: Sep 10, 2011

now that i think about it, that is not costcos price. The 289.99 is before the discount. Costcos computers only show the warehouse price. they dont show the price after the IRC (instant rebate). The company that actually sales the products is called Wireless Advocates.

18. DROIDX0430

Posts: 469; Member since: Nov 24, 2010

Miz...your iphone isnt expandable either....but you can spend $200.00 more for extra memory... 199 299 and 399 for a 64 gb version in which i am still trying to process why a person would need that much because the 64 gb version has the same processing power as the 16gb doing 4x more work

21. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

The Droid Bionic seems like a good deal - it will be getting ICS and has a dual-core 1GHz TI processor...pentile LCD may be its shortcoming, but the price is pretty cheap on

23. droidguy2323

Posts: 55; Member since: Sep 23, 2011

I'll wait for it to be $99 in January

24. sgogeta4

Posts: 394; Member since: Feb 02, 2011

Probably will be free by March.

27. PostalJim

Posts: 46; Member since: Sep 01, 2011

Hard to sell when quad cores and the SGS3 hits.

25. threeline

Posts: 311; Member since: Sep 11, 2011

Big news! Sprint just released the Transform Ultra or some sh*t to compete with the RAZR, Galaxy Nexus, Rezound, Vivid and any other high-end monster being released by the competition. Way to stay in the game Sprint! And now that they have the beloved iPhone the network has slowed to a crawl and now everyone is having signal problems with existing sprint phones! Sorry to intrude on your post guys, please pray for us non-iPhone sprint victims!

30. belovedson

Posts: 1060; Member since: Nov 30, 2010

what are you talking about 3g is still the same for android phones. i am sure its the same for apple. actually 3g seems faster for me for whatever reason

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