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General Nexus 4 Bumper Availability

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by wilkster79, Nov 30, 2012.

  1. wilkster79

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    Has anyone been able to pry an info out of the Google Play reps on when they might have the bumpers back in stock? Whenever I call they are clueless, as usual.

    This is just ridiculous. I can't see how they can't pump out tens of thousands of rubber bumpers per day. How complicated can the manufacturing process possibly be for a damn bumper? Talk about poor supply chain management.
     

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    Agreed. I have some good news though. I ordered a bumper on launch day and it finally shipped out today. It is scheduled to arrive Monday so hopefully restocking the Play Store isn't far off.

    I can't imagine how they could restock phones faster than bumpers.
     
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    Terrible how they handle this ...

    Eventually it'll even out though, from what I'm hearing some people that have ordered this Tuesday have gotten emails regarding their orders being shipped
     
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    Yeah, I ordered the phone on Tuesday (with a 2-3 week ship date at time of order). But as far as I can tell, they never had any bumpers available for purchase this past Tuesday.
     
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    Yeah, I've been waiting for the bumper to be in stock also. Thankfully in the 3 weeks I've had the phone I haven't dropped it
     
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    You better knock on wood twice brother...lol
     
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    I really wanted to get the bumper, but I ordered a Diztronic case today. The prices that the official bumper is going for on ebay are ridiculous. I've seen bids of up to $90 and one with a "buy it now" option for $100. Its absolutely appalling.
     
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    Diztronic the way to go...
     
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    Im sure theres some good cases out there for a better price.
     
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    On November 28th I got response from google that they will get bumpers with in 2 weeks. I think that was for existing orders so I am hoping next week there are some available to order.
     
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    Had a shipping email with tracking number from UK store this evening for my bumper ordered 21st November :D
     
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    Available now. Just ordered mine.
     

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    back in stock as of 2:10 est, couldn't complete order in chrome, had to use firefox for some reason
     
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    Got mine! To go around my non-existant phone.
     
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    Hahahah
     
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    How can they be out of stock again! They are made in China, they probably can produce thousands a day!

    I am thinking ebay scalpers!
     
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    Looks to me like they're still accepting orders.
     
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    Says sold out
     
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    That thing is like a Unicorn! I find it absolutely ridiculous that Google doesn't have enough of these to go around.
     
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    i'm amazed to tho i'm guessing most of it was sold to ebay scalpers :O was tempted to do this but meh figured they'd have enough to go around its some plastic not hardware or anything super special. idk why ppl pay so much for the bumpers on ebay n not get a full body protector for dirt cheap lolz thats what i did :)
     
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    Just plain crazy how Google allowed this to turn into an eBay scalping frenzy..
     
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    There is one selling on eBay right now for $120????? What!!!

    That is just ridiculous...
     
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    I know, seriously!

    Google got them back in stock yesterday, and they sold out again in a couple hours. I was able to get one this time, but the fact that they can't manufacture loads of these bumpers is mind boggling. It's a friggin piece of rubber/plastic.
     
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    I managed to get one very shortly after they were available again, and received the UPS tracking number during the night:

    Louisville, KY, United States
    12/12/2012 4:00 P.M. Departure Scan
    12/12/2012 2:26 P.M. Origin Scan

    3-5 days means next Monday, probably.

    [edit] Wow ...
    Scheduled Delivery:Thursday, 12/13/2012, By End of Day
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    [edit] Double wow ...
    delivered and installed on my Nexus 4 before 10 a.m.
    [/edit]
     
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    Lol look at how the cardboard was printed.
     

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