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Old Nov 14, 2012, 03:30 PM   #1
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The Nexus 4 Restock Watch Thread

Out of sheer envy at the Nexus 4 owners/discussion thread, I'm creating this thread for those of us who were unlucky yesterday.

Keep each other posted on any rumors or updates for when Google might restock the Play store with more Nexus 4's.

From my end, I'm hearing anything from 2-3 days to 2-3 weeks.

jsw, it'd be mighty useful if you could put your little scripts here for easy retrieval!
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Old Nov 14, 2012, 03:46 PM   #2
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No Play store in Ireland so I ordered it from handtec but they haven't given us an ETA yet and I'm thinking about cancelling my order and trying to buy it elsewhere.
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Old Nov 14, 2012, 03:49 PM   #3
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Where did you hear 2-3 days?

I'm only reading about weeks.
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Old Nov 14, 2012, 04:02 PM   #4
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Where did you hear 2-3 days?

I'm only reading about weeks.
A post of someone who spoke to a rep. As unreliable as anything out there, unfortunately. Also heard "before Thanksgiving."

EDIT: And of course the ever-helpful official "within the next few weeks" from Google.
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Old Nov 14, 2012, 05:45 PM   #5
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Out of sheer envy at the Nexus 4 owners/discussion thread, I'm creating this thread for those of us who were unlucky yesterday.

Keep each other posted on any rumors or updates for when Google might restock the Play store with more Nexus 4's.

From my end, I'm hearing anything from 2-3 days to 2-3 weeks.

jsw, it'd be mighty useful if you could put your little scripts here for easy retrieval!
I will do so later tonight!

Somewhere, I have code that will (or used to, in olden times) create a post here. If I can resurrect that code, I'll even post a comment once the stores (at least in the US) open up with some inventory.
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Old Nov 14, 2012, 05:54 PM   #6
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anyone knows when it'll be available on Amazon dot com ?
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Old Nov 14, 2012, 06:04 PM   #7
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For those impatient here's a possible way to get the Nexus 4 from T-Mobile and get away with it for about $50 more than what you'd pay on the Play store:

http://forums.androidcentral.com/goo...-buy-ebay.html
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Old Nov 14, 2012, 09:13 PM   #8
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For those impatient here's a possible way to get the Nexus 4 from T-Mobile and get away with it for about $50 more than what you'd pay on the Play store:

http://forums.androidcentral.com/goo...-buy-ebay.html
yeap, thats my thread
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Old Nov 14, 2012, 09:50 PM   #9
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I keep checking numerous times a day.

Is there a way to buy in Canada other than the play store?
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Old Nov 14, 2012, 10:45 PM   #10
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Use AppleScript Editor to make a script like this:
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tell application "Mail"
	set theNewMessage to make new outgoing message with properties {subject:"N4 available!", content:"https://play.google.com/store/devices/details?id=nexus_4_16gb", visible:true}
	tell theNewMessage
		make new to recipient at end of to recipients with properties {address:"yourphonenumber@txt.att.net"}
		make new to recipient at end of to recipients with properties {address:"youremail@gmail.com"}
		send
	end tell
end tell
You can change the subject and contents, and that's a link to one of the options - it might be the other which is available. Change the contact info (you can, as shown, send to multiple emails).

Make sure Mail is set up to send email on your computer.

The checking script is attached - just drop it somewhere, rename it to remove the '.txt' (not necessary, just... more appropriate), open it, and edit the "~/Desktop/NexusEmail.scpt" bit to be your AppleScript file (or just make sure your AppleScript file is names NexusEmail.scpt and is on your desktop).

Make sure it's set to be executable:
  • open Terminal
  • type "chmod +x " (without the quotes but with the trailing space)
  • in Finder, drag the file from wherever you put it into Terminal
  • this will produce a line something like "chmod +x /Users/yourname/Downloads/chexnex.sh", depending on where you put it
  • hit return to run the command

Then run it in Terminal:
  • in Finder, drag the file from wherever you put it into Terminal (on an empty line after the prompt)
  • this will produce a line something like "/Users/yourname/Downloads/chexnex.sh", depending on where you put it
  • hit return to run the command

You'll need to leave Terminal (and your Mac) running, but you can hide the window.

Note that all it does is see if "sold out" isn't on the page. If they change the wording, this will trigger - it doesn't guarantee they're available.

Off to bed, will check for replies tomorrow!
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Old Nov 14, 2012, 10:54 PM   #11
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I really hope Google is learning from all this for the Nexus 4 (2013) launch.
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Old Nov 15, 2012, 09:27 AM   #12
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I really hope Google is learning from all this for the Nexus 4 (2013) launch.
I'm sure they are, just as much as they've learned from all the previous ones. ;-)

Lesson: no matter how slow, crappy, and buggy your ordering process is, people will still use it.
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Old Nov 16, 2012, 11:57 PM   #13
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Via Reddit, whohas.it is a service that claims to notify you as soon as an item is in stock. Here's the page for the Nexus 4:

http://whohas.it/g/247

They have an app, ironically enough, for iOS. No Android app yet.

You have to set up an account, but alas. Worth a try.
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Update via Reddit from Android Information Source (never heard of them, so take this with a pile of salt): http://www.androidinfosource.com/201...-play-support/
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Old Nov 18, 2012, 12:36 PM   #15
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Update via Reddit from Android Information Source (never heard of them, so take this with a pile of salt): http://www.androidinfosource.com/201...-play-support/
That's great, if that's true.
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Old Nov 18, 2012, 09:38 PM   #16
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Update via Reddit from Android Information Source (never heard of them, so take this with a pile of salt): http://www.androidinfosource.com/201...-play-support/

Cool! Thanks for posting that.
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Old Nov 18, 2012, 11:08 PM   #17
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Rumor going on at XDA that Nov 20-22nd should see Nexus 4 restocked. That also means people who got backordered should be getting notices this week. This coincides with the above rumors of "stock within a few days..."

Only rumors. Good luck.
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Old Nov 27, 2012, 08:19 AM   #18
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Backordered devices shipped this week, which indicates possibility of online sales.
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Old Nov 27, 2012, 08:32 AM   #19
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They'll be available today at 12 PM PST / 3 PM EST. I actually got an email this time. Google is learning.
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Old Nov 27, 2012, 08:57 AM   #20
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Shhhhh it was supposed to be a secret.
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Old Nov 27, 2012, 08:58 AM   #21
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$20 says they silently go on sale at 11:54 instead and are then sold out for 2 weeks again.
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Old Nov 27, 2012, 09:00 AM   #22
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They'll be available today at 12 PM PST / 3 PM EST. I actually got an email this time. Google is learning.
U.S. only
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Aye, sorry. Where are you?
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Old Nov 27, 2012, 09:24 AM   #24
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Really hoping against hope that they'll lump us Canadians into today's re-launch as well. We're basically like the States with universal healthcare

Also: 2 limit per customer, and this might be RETROACTIVE. If you ordered more than 2 the first time around, you'll only get 2. Excellent move if true imho. Screw the reseller stores and gougers.

http://www.androidauthority.com/nexu...-store-134437/
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Canada.
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