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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by jimbubba3, Jan 12, 2010.

  1. jimbubba3

    jimbubba3 Member
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  2. sooper_droid12

    sooper_droid12 Android Expert

    There was a Business Report that said Google is realizing how difficult it is to distribute hardware and feel "stuck." So, one of the resolutions to this problem is raising ETFs to keep consumers from returning product. A $350 ETF PLUS a $200 ETF from T-Mo before 4 months.
  3. jimbubba3

    jimbubba3 Member
    Thread Starter

    Thats what Google gets for trying to sell the phones directly from their site. I can Understand T-Mobiles etf's, but 350 for Google I think is crazy. They should have a little faith , and believe that their products wont be returned. I just see this as protection for Google and no protection for the buyer of the Nexus One. I am glad I got a Droid.
  4. Legacystar

    Legacystar Android Enthusiast

    that sucks cause you don't get a chance to play with the nexus before you buy it. what if you don't like it and want a refund?
  5. rookie1082

    rookie1082 Member

    Theres a 14 day trial period.
  6. jimbubba3

    jimbubba3 Member
    Thread Starter

    14 Days is a tad short if you ask me. Why not full 30 days like Verizon offers. Makes me wonder if/when the Nexus One comes to Verizon this spring will Verizon give us 30 days like the rest of their phones or will google make them uphold the 14 day return policy?
  7. sooper_droid12

    sooper_droid12 Android Expert

    I was about to say, there is a 14-day window. But even so, I feel it is way too short because if you're new to Android, 14-days really isn't enough to exploit the openness and difference between it and say an iPhone. The learning curve is even steeper for a first time smartphone user. But yeah, the ETF is exactly what was said: A way to protect Google's butt.
  8. Keyser-Soze

    Keyser-Soze Member

    Note the typo in the article fifth paragraph - it states the phone costs $729.
  9. punkid

    punkid Lurker

    No typo, thats how much it would cost you if you terminated your contract.

    As for the 14day trial period I think its federal law that you have 30days to return any product regardless of reason.
  10. Howie

    Howie Android Expert

    I don't think that is a typo. It would be $179 (contract price), plus $200 (T-mobile ETF), plus $350 (Google ETF) = $729

    I thought it was a minimum of 14-days federally and 30-days was just California state law, so the other three carriers just went across the board with 30-days (T-mobile hasn't)
  11. Keyser-Soze

    Keyser-Soze Member

    Oh, well I see the point you guys make about it not being a typo. But then 729 doesn't seem like the relevant price for an unlocked nexus one. 529 is. 729 is the price for unlocked and broken contract. Seems poorly written to exaggerate the costs.
  12. sooper_droid12

    sooper_droid12 Android Expert

    Especially since the phone only costs $174.15 in parts to make. The other $355.85 goes to labor, boxing material, etc. Multiply that by the 5-6 million units that Google expects to sell in 2010, and you're looking at $1,8B after paying for the parts. Surely, there's a heck of a lot of profit in that.

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