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sk1wbw
May 5, 2013, 06:00 AM
I just bought a new, sealed in the box Nexus 4 32 gig from eBay. Only $250. I'm not gonna be able to save up the 650 for a new HTC Dna, so I guess this will be just as good.

Can NOT wait to get this thing. Even though I am not a fan of Samsung phones, I wanted a Nexus device for Verizon because I didn't want the crapware bloatware with a new phone.



maflynn
May 5, 2013, 06:20 AM
congrats, I've always been a fan of the Nexus family, mostly because you get a vanilla version of android and you get the OS first (at least not waiting until Samsung releases it).

Borealis
May 5, 2013, 06:26 AM
The box in your picture says 'Galaxy Nexus' and not Nexus 4.:confused:

Nexus 4 (current Nexus) - made by LG.
Galaxy Nexus (preceding Nexus) - made by Samsung.

sk1wbw
May 5, 2013, 06:27 AM
My bad, sorry the coffee ain't kicking in yet! :)

vikingjunior
May 5, 2013, 07:07 AM
$250 for a galaxy nexus is a lot you of just got the nexus 4 for $300

SlCKB0Y
May 5, 2013, 07:08 AM
$250 for a galaxy nexus is a lot you of just got the nexus 4 for $300

Except that he has 4 x the internal storage.

sk1wbw
May 5, 2013, 07:34 AM
I'm on Verizon, so that rules out the LG Nexus 4.

viskon
May 5, 2013, 11:12 AM
As far as I know , the Verizon GNex gets its updates from Verizon, not from Google. So you'll still be dependent on Verizon for updates.

lbros360
May 5, 2013, 11:22 AM
I saw this post on android central:)

mattopotamus
May 5, 2013, 02:29 PM
250 for the old nexus seems high to me.

KentuckyHouse
May 5, 2013, 04:14 PM
As far as I know , the Verizon GNex gets its updates from Verizon, not from Google. So you'll still be dependent on Verizon for updates.

This is correct. OP, you probably should've done some more reading before buying. You're still a slave to Verizon for updates (of which it's possible there may not be any more for this phone, since it's the older model and Verizon could care less about keeping these up to date). Plus, the price paid was definitely too high.

Good luck with it, though, and I hope you enjoy it.

cnev3
May 5, 2013, 06:05 PM
I just bought a new, sealed in the box Nexus 4 32 gig from eBay. Only $250. I'm not gonna be able to save up the 650 for a new HTC Dna

Nice.

The Game 161
May 5, 2013, 06:10 PM
I just bought a new, sealed in the box Nexus 4 32 gig from eBay. Only $250. I'm not gonna be able to save up the 650 for a new HTC Dna, so I guess this will be just as good.

Can NOT wait to get this thing. Even though I am not a fan of Samsung phones, I wanted a Nexus device for Verizon because I didn't want the crapware bloatware with a new phone.

Enjoy your phone;)

Explicitic
May 5, 2013, 06:30 PM
Ugh, maybe it's just me but is that not an unlocked/GSM Galaxy Nexus?

sk1wbw
May 5, 2013, 06:45 PM
I saw this post on android central:)

In the wrong thread, no less. It was early, I was tired and no coffee...:)

lbros360
May 5, 2013, 06:49 PM
In the wrong thread, no less. It was early, I was tired and no coffee...:)

No worries! Enjoy your new phone:)

ucfgrad93
May 5, 2013, 06:49 PM
Enjoy your new phone.

AutoUnion39
May 5, 2013, 07:43 PM
250 for the old nexus seems high to me.

This. I bought an unlocked GSM one last summer for $225, kept it a week, and sold it for $230.

the VZW ones go for even less

JeffiJers
May 5, 2013, 07:44 PM
This. I bought an unlocked GSM one last summer for $225, kept it a week, and sold it for $230.

the VZW ones go for even less

where?

new/mint 200 is lowest ive seen

aneftp
May 5, 2013, 08:02 PM
What's surprising is "new in the box" Verizon Galaxy nexus. 32gb model.

Verizon I believe stopped offering 32GB model last year and quietly started selling the 16gb model. This happened around the time they quietly started reducing the galaxy nexus 2 year contract price from $299 down to $199 than down to $99.

It's a sneaky way Verizon reduced cost by selling u a reduced storage galaxy nexus.

So very surprised you could find a new in the box 32gb verizon galaxy nexus.

So they haven't offered the 32GB model for over 7 months. How did eBay person get a new in the box 32 GB model?

http://www.cultofandroid.com/21815/samsung-galaxy-nexus-lte-has-been-discontinued-by-verizon/

Explicitic
May 5, 2013, 08:40 PM
What's surprising is "new in the box" Verizon Galaxy nexus. 32gb model.

Verizon I believe stopped offering 32GB model last year and quietly started selling the 16gb model. This happened around the time they quietly started reducing the galaxy nexus 2 year contract price from $299 down to $199 than down to $99.

It's a sneaky way Verizon reduced cost by selling u a reduced storage galaxy nexus.

So very surprised you could find a new in the box 32gb verizon galaxy nexus.

So they haven't offered the 32GB model for over 7 months. How did eBay person get a new in the box 32 GB model?

http://www.cultofandroid.com/21815/samsung-galaxy-nexus-lte-has-been-discontinued-by-verizon/

Looks like my suspicions have almost been confirmed! That is not a Verizon Galaxy Nexus box. It's the GSM/unlocked Galaxy Nexus box. A Verizon Galaxy Nexus comes in a simple white box with some text on the back and the Verizon and Galaxy Nexus or something in white so it's hard to see.

Southernboyj
May 5, 2013, 11:50 PM
In my experience with the Galaxy Nexus (I use to own one) they have a bad problem with image retention.

siurpeeman
May 6, 2013, 12:08 AM
ugh, i picked up a verizon galaxy nexus last summer and got rid of it a month later. worst battery life ever. good luck, op.

nba1341
May 6, 2013, 02:10 AM
I'm not gonna be able to save up the 650 for a new HTC Dna, so I guess this will be just as good.


Seems like this entire thread was a poor attempt at trolling

sk1wbw
May 6, 2013, 04:42 AM
Seems like this entire thread was a poor attempt at trolling

Trolling on whose part?

daveathall
May 6, 2013, 04:51 AM
Enjoy your new phone. :) Looking forward to your first and further impressions.

sk1wbw
May 6, 2013, 05:33 AM
Enjoy your new phone. :) Looking forward to your first and further impressions.

I'll post some. I already have a Nexus 7 which I like a lot and this will be the first Android phone I've had in about 2 years.

SMDBill
May 6, 2013, 06:53 AM
ugh, i picked up a verizon galaxy nexus last summer and got rid of it a month later. worst battery life ever. good luck, op.
I did the exact same thing with 2 of them. They were so bad Sprint offered extended batteries, but they were only 300mAh more so not much of a help at all. If you can get an extended (max you can get) battery it would be a great phone to have and enjoy. I traded both of mine for a Galaxy S2 and iPhone 4s.

KentuckyHouse
May 6, 2013, 07:50 PM
OP, if you get this in and find out it's the GSM version and not the Verizon version, give me a shout. I'll gladly take it off your hands.

sk1wbw
May 7, 2013, 05:57 AM
OP, if you get this in and find out it's the GSM version and not the Verizon version, give me a shout. I'll gladly take it off your hands.

I hope it's not the GSM version. Haha!

mattopotamus
May 7, 2013, 06:57 AM
I hope it's not the GSM version. Haha!

As someone else pointed out, if it is new and sealed then you have the GSM version coming your way. The CDMA version comes in a different box.

sk1wbw
May 7, 2013, 07:05 AM
As someone else pointed out, if it is new and sealed then you have the GSM version coming your way. The CDMA version comes in a different box.

I saw that as well. If it's not the CDMA version, then this seller is going to refund me. I can always put a dispute on the charge with my credit card.