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General ***Official Galaxy Nexus Pre-Release speculation thread**

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Steven58, Aug 23, 2011.

  1. crt134

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    On a siblings' employee account. At least this thing doesn't have the iphone policy on it, vzw employees still can't upgrade to a 4s thru their employee accounts lol
     

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    Costco might not be bad. At least then you still get it immediately. But what was their deal again? It was 289.99, but then you have to pay a certain amount if you're not a member there already. I don't think it was anything too much. What's the price at VZW, out the door? No discounts? Anyone know? About $320ish?
     
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    I got mine online at vzw and it was $286? or something including a $30 discount, so yeah about $320.
     
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    Have lurked for over a month but never posted. Thank You Everyone for keeping me sane by allowing me to see I wasn't the only one going insane over the release of this phone!!!!
     
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    Well this would be a new account with 450 minute plan; maybe something else is different ?

     
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    Yeah, so I think Costco comes out to be somewhere between $305-$310. So it'd be about a $10 savings. Personally, it wouldn't be worth it for me because Verizon is 1 mile from my house whereas Costco is 20+. But it'd be a decent alternative. I just don't know if they have one of those dreaded Amazon type clauses.
     
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    Detroit, where the weak are killed and eaten.

    What's waiting 1 more day after the length of time we've already waited? I didn't mind the wait, it was the fact that Verizon never released a date.

    I can make it to the store and i'm not strapped for cash but I want to save $50 and activation fee by ordering online so I can use that extra money to buy something else.
     
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    Why is there no tax at costco?
     
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    i am already a member. it's 289 plus 10% tax = 318. comes with some crap and can exchange for a new phone within 90 days.

    verizon is 299 + 10% tax on 650 = 364.

    one concern for me is i'm moving from a regular phone, and i dunno if costco will be able to transfer my contacts. verizon likely would?
     
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    When I priced it at verizon (online) it was $299 plus 35 activiation fee.

     
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    Thanks, ASC. I finally got two ordered. Now I have to switch my wife from her Blackberry to the Nexus. Time to go to bed now.....
     
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    they tax the upgrade value of the phone, which is less than the retail value, which is what VZW charges tax on
     
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    You could transfer contacts at Verizon even if you don't buy the phone there. I think they charge $10 if you're not doing a transaction at that time. But, you'd still have to go there to get it done.
     
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    I forgot about the stupid activation fee for buying in store, so I guess it would be more than $320 out the door. do you still pay that even if they don't open the box and activate for you? Haha
     
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    different tax rate i'm guessing? were you getting the 249 price? i keep seeing the 299 price. also, ordering online...i bet the shipping is crazy to get it tomorrow to make the deal comparable to getting it in store tomorrow.
     
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    They charged activation fee for online? I thought that was waived when buying online?
     
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    also, the activation fee is for upgrades too? costco waives activation fee.
     
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    First app I'm gonna install right here

    https://market.android.com/details?id=com.gizop.offlinenyancat

    You know... to test the colors.

    OK maybe not. :p
     
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    Since I'm traveling to get the Nexus tomorrow and won't make it back by the time the thread closes, MERRY NEXMAS!! Here is where my excitement level is:


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    Mods: Sorry for posting the gif without hide tags but hopefully you will understand my excitement. Just got off work and had to share!!:D
    And by the way, all the mods did a GREAT job in this thread with the ups and downs, thank you and I will see you on the other side!!
     
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    If you don't mind waiting an extra day, then there's absolutely nothing wrong with it. The thought of even waiting an extra hour than I have to just is like fingernails on a chalkboard to me. But after sitting here night after night, not knowing which rumors to believe and which not to, there's nothing that would make me volunteer to wait an extra day (or possibly even more depending on who you ordered from). Especially not money, lol. I'm not rich by any means, far from it, but when I spoil myself I like to do it right and not make myself suffer by waiting even longer than I already have lol.
     
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    Does costco keep the unlimited data? Any crazy clauses in the contract? Thinkin of goin there at opening since ive needed new tires for a month (can see the wire coming through :)
     
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    I got it at a $269.99 price so whatever tax rate that is. As for shipping you can't get it tomorrow. Overnight is friday by 3pm I believe because today is really already thursday.
     
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    Detroit, where the weak are killed and eaten.

    I've heard that some stores will waive the fee, but I'm taking no chances.
     
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    Detroit, where the weak are killed and eaten.
    I've got a new PC game to keep me busy tomorrow so the Nexus will not be top of mind.

    Yes, overnight shipping will arrive on Friday.
     
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    1. costco can't transfer your contacts?

    2. also, is there an activation fee on upgrades if you get it in vzw store?
     
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