Verizon version of Samsung GALAXY Nexus can be yours for $1,200 on eBay
posted by Alan F. / Dec 10, 2011, 11:33 PM
The latest rumor we have on a possible launch date is that the phone will be released by Verizon on December 15th. This is the word from some Verizon tipsters who are saying that store managers have been told to expect the phone this coming Thursday. Of course, other dates that had been bandied about like November 21st and December 8th turned out to be incorrect. Therefore, if you really need the phone now and money is not an issue, you might consider the unit up for sale on eBay.
Besides price, you have to also worry about whether or not the seller really has the goods that you are buying. The seller has a 100% rating with 30 positive feedbacks and no negatives over the past 12 months. The listing doesn't explain how the seller was able to obtain the unit, but the Verizon logo on the model's back cover seems to preclude the idea that this is a test unit.
Thanks to the law of supply and demand, the seller can charge $1.200 for the phone at this time, but once Verizon announces its official launch date, the price of the Verizon branded Samsung GALAXY Nexus will drop in price sharply.
source: eBay via AndroidCentral
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Someone would have to be sooooo desperate to not wait another week or two. Either that or just rich.
posted on Dec 10, 2011, 11:39 PM 8
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didnt some one spend a crazy amount on call of duty mw3 before it released??? like over $1500 so im sure some dummy will buy this if they have money that back cover looks fishy tho is that inside or outside?
posted on Dec 11, 2011, 5:01 PM 0
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Who ever spends $1200 for a cell phone needs a psychological evaluation.
posted on Dec 10, 2011, 11:39 PM 10
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What about extremely well of people, like sports players or CEOs, who have oodles of money to throw at lavish stuff?
posted on Dec 10, 2011, 11:58 PM 5
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"What about sports players and CEOs who have oodles of money?" Well... for starters people like that tend to devote a lot of time, focus, and energy on practicing the trade through which they earn that money... as opposed to lurking on forums and ebay, pining for an unreleased product with a obtuse name like "Ice Cream Sandwich". When not thinking about or doing work, the more social of that group will be networking, playing golf, or filling hot tubs with hot 20-something models. It's far more likely that, if it occurs at all, the person completing this transaction will either be an introverted trust-fund kid with little concept of the effort behind earning a dollar... or a tech-geek with too much money burning a hole in his wallet and little else in life to focus on. Just my hunch.
posted on Dec 11, 2011, 5:16 PM 1
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when the iphone 4s came out it sold out in 2 days , I had, 2 32gb whites, I sold them for $1,600 each , and a 64 gb I sold it for $1,900 , even after I sold them people kept calling me ready to pay that much for the phones
posted on Dec 11, 2011, 12:00 PM 0
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What about warranty coverage? If you are not shown as the end purchaser in VZW's sales system, you may be SOL if there is a defect in the unit. My pre-ordered RAZR had a defective LTE radio. A trip to the VZW store, and I was on my way with a replacement. Why someone would drop $1,200 to be first with a G-Nexus is beyond me.
posted on Dec 11, 2011, 12:03 AM 0
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I like how the seller states in the description that this phone will not release for another 1-2 months... "THEY ARE HOLDING OFF RELEASING THIS PHONE TIL MID JAN -FEB NEXT YEAR!!!!"
posted on Dec 11, 2011, 12:19 AM 0
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the seller put that on there because some idiot would believe it and buy
posted on Dec 11, 2011, 3:13 AM 1
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If you're going to spend that much on a phone, might as well get an iPhone.
posted on Dec 11, 2011, 3:34 AM 3
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or a superior android device or wp7
posted on Dec 11, 2011, 3:44 AM 9
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Superior at being a buggy and unstable mess, yeah. Or did you not read PA's recent article about Android lag? Btw, I know the Android fans are going to thumb this down, so go on ahead and prove me right.
posted on Dec 11, 2011, 4:00 AM 1
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$1200 wow? You could get one of these Samsung Galaxy 2 Samsung Note Alienware MX17 Playstation 3 + Games Xbox 360 + Live Subscription + Games HDTV iPhone 3GS, 4, 4s Or a High End PC
posted on Dec 11, 2011, 3:56 AM 2
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While it's true that Verizon never gave a date to release the phone, if this phone isn't released this Thursday, December 15th, I wouldn't hold my breath thinking it will be released before the end of this year! If it's not released by the end of January, I will probably wait for the next big thing!
posted on Dec 11, 2011, 8:30 AM 0
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I wouldn't buy it. You have no idea how he got it. I heard there was a store that had all its phones stolen yesterday. Those phones are all now on the lost/stolen list for sure and cannot be activated.
posted on Dec 11, 2011, 9:41 AM 0
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