Some Best Buy stores get their Samsung GALAXY Nexus stock, but keep it on the DL

Some Best Buy stores get their Samsung GALAXY Nexus stock, but keep it on the DL
It seems that some Best Buy locations are receiving their inventory of the Samsung GALAXY Nexus today. A confidential document was leaked and photographed and states that a launch date is still pending. As a result, no Best Buy store is supposed to sell the phone or even acknowledge that the device is in the back room until a launch date is released.

If a Best Buy customer should wander into the store and inquire about the first Android 4.0 handset, reps are being told to tell a little white lie by responding that, "Information should be available soon on the GALAXY Nexus. However, we don't currently have information to share." As the memo points out, anyone who passes along information that is deemed confidential will be shot violating the Best Buy Confidentiality Policy.

If you find yourself in a Best Buy store before Friday, you can go up to the reps working cell phones and ask them when they will be launching the GALAXY Nexus. You might even ask them if they have the phone in stock. But just know that you probably won't get a truthful answer until the launch date has been released. After all, Best Buy reps have been trained to give you only their name, rank and serial number.

source: AndroidCentral

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1. iamcc

Posts: 1319; Member since: Oct 07, 2011

f**k me. Im tired of typing on this broken ass thunderbolt. Give me my nexus!!

4. mannyfs

Posts: 69; Member since: Feb 11, 2011

don't worry, in a few months after everyone has the nexus everyone is going to be complaining about it as well. they all had their hopes so high for the thunderbolt and its always the same for every android phone. i would be depressed already, every hope killed by android.

12. iamcc

Posts: 1319; Member since: Oct 07, 2011

I disagree. My Thunderbolt works great but I dropped it and broke the screen. I owned the D1, DX, and now Thunderbolt and have never been disappointed. I don't think I will be with the Nexus either.

6. dirtdog

Posts: 2; Member since: Sep 13, 2011

I echo those same words... F**K ME! I wish that the VIP program would have remained in place and that I could have got my hands on the Thunderbolt when it was released because It surely has to be better than this damn BB Storm 2 that Verizon’s elimination of the VIP program/early renewal and excessive slide to the right with the Droid Bionic's release forced upon me.

2. shamu11

Posts: 19; Member since: Oct 22, 2011

thank you for the humor phonearena (they get shot haha)

3. Netolic

Posts: 152; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

this is too early for april fools..

5. dirtdog

Posts: 2; Member since: Sep 13, 2011

I really do NOT understand the ass backwards marketing concept/approach and cloak of secrecy around the official release/launch of this phone???? In less than two days from now, we are all hoping/assuming that the fastest and most efficient Android phone to date will be released, yet so few consumers have even heard about the Samsung Galaxy Nexus , or understand the significant differences between Gingerbread and Ice cream Sandwich OS. By the time this phone officially launches/I finally get my hands on this amazing phone, I will be actively seeking out a support group to help me with what I’m smart enough to realize is obsessive compulsive behavior around procuring the Samsung Galaxy Nexus. For months, I have been hanging on every word posted here and elsewhere about the Nexus… only to find out in the end that instead of confirming/setting or minds at ease about the official release date... The official guidance/instructions are to lie/deceive any/all potential customers about the fact that the phones are being shipped/received??? At almost 50 years-old with 29 years of active military duty and still serving... I realize that I’m nowhere as tech savvy as the majority of you, but only a fool would buy yesterday’s technology at today prices (meaning purchase the Droid Bionic 6 months later than promised with the release of the Nexus/Ice cream Sandwich OS on the horizon) so I have been forced to deal with a truly inferior phone for longer than I care to admit! Verizon took me for a ride that I will NEVER forget, or forgive with the droid Bionic… I wouldn’t have hesitated to replace the POS Blackberry Storm 2 that I have been toting around for almost two years NOW... if the Bionic had been released in a timely manner. Life was good when I was a VIP customer with 14 years of loyalty and could replace my phone every year… but when Verizon did away with the VIP program and said everyone/anyone could trade up at the one year mark for a mere $20… I knew that was the beginning of the end of the good deals. As I said, the Bionic was a huge disappointment… and now Verizon has taken me down that same road with their inability to release the Nexus without really pi$$ing me off yet again!!! it’s a good thing that I travel worldwide and depend on the solid service/connectivity… and need the speed of Verizon’s 4G. Otherwise, I would be taking by business elsewhere without any hesitation. Verizon, thanks again for showing me how little you really care about your customers… and for making what should have been an enjoyable experience awaiting the release of the nexus pure hell.

7. shifu

Posts: 44; Member since: Nov 23, 2011

that pic is the real macoy........i used to work for best buy and that pic right there is def "employee News" or Best Buy Mobile's Merch kit watever............we'll see

8. ChafedBanana

Posts: 409; Member since: Sep 20, 2011

Why do so many people complain about the Bionic? I upgraded from a DROID X into one and it was a significant improvement. But you know what I want an HD super-amoled display so I'll be getting the Nexus the day it launches. I really can't complain about the Bionic. Its been a good phone to me.

9. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

I actually understand this, because we don't actually have a launch date. Until we're told what the release date is we can't share that info anyway, and we're not supposed to sell inventory before it's released. My store hasn't gotten the phone anyway though. I do agree on a corporate level that the lack of a post announce launch date is pretty damn annoying.

10. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

Per another article, VZW is listing December 9th as the launch date for the G-Nexus. Where is the need for secrecy?

11. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Because it's still not an official announcement, and we don't want to set false expectations, especially if there's a last minute delay or something. At Best Buy we're very much about not promising something unless we're absolutely positive we can deliver, because customers prove time and time again that they can't be trusted with inconclusive information or expectations that might be set too high.

13. iamcc

Posts: 1319; Member since: Oct 07, 2011

Sniggly, do you work in the mobile phone department at Best Buy? I got shafted by the local store and have tried to resolve the issue so many times with absolutely no help and I don't know what to do lol... I would like to ask you a couple questions.

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