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Some Verizon Employees Risking It All to Sell You a Galaxy Nexus Early

From what we have heard, Verizon does not want anyone to have the 4G LTE version of the Galaxy Nexus in their hands yet. It was supposed to go on sale Friday, but as you all know now, something came up and the release date was pushed out until this coming week (we hope). Since the majority of stores already have them in stock though, that meant that plenty of our readers were going to make it their mission this weekend to try and find a VZW store or Best Buy that was either out of the loop or just didn’t care if they sold one. At least one of them came out a winner.

As you can see in the photo up top, our buddy Stache got one along with a SIM card and appears to have been able to activate it. Mighty fine work.

We are also hearing that a couple of folks made it into Best Buy stores and walked out with smiles as well. Brave sales associates, that’s for sure.

Cheers Stache!

  • Anonymous

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  • http://www.facebook.com/glenn.szeman Glenn Szeman

    I stopped at Best Buy tonight to see if I could be lucky enough to get an associate who was out of the know and sell me a G-Nex…no luck :p

    I can say that the Mobile rep was very knowledgeable about it though…didn’t try to sell me anything else. Went on to tell me what I already knew, that there was no official release date yet…but that it would hopefully be this Friday, but who knows. He said that several phone calls from their regional manager had come in warning them of selling them early, because he had heard that it did happen in some stores. He also said that if someone did try to scan one to sell it that it would ring in as $1000…not sure how much of that I believed, but he did seem to at least know a lot about the phone and it’s non-release.

    I tried…but failed :/

  • Blueyes8288

    Im sorry but I thought this was A DROID SITE! I think the Gnex will be awesome but does that mean so many of you have to bash the Razr? I am a proud owner of the Droid Razr and YES if I had more money I would buy the Gnex when its available, but for now I am very happy with my Razr- except for all the bezel its great.
    I’m just a girl who likes Droid phones, I just started reading DL … Cool site minus the trolls :-)

  • Guest

    Enjoy your plastic piece of garbage fail ass nexus you little bitches.

    • Rundo

      ok

    • Flyinion

      Don’t worry, we will.

    • Fixer

      you mad bro?? HA! HA

      • Guest

        Enjoying your overhyped fail phone?  Oh wait, that’s right, Verizon trolled your pathetic asses.  Haha!

        • Fixer

          you crying like a little bitch bro?? LOL!!

  • Anonymous

    Usually how many days before the phones release does Verizon put out a statement? should expect something very soon if its coming Thursday.

  • guest

    Just called BestBuy in St Louis and was told that they don’t have any in stock, no display units or store displays. He said it doesn’t show any info at all on his computer about it either.

  • Weege

    My Best Buy had no clue, didnt believe the fool. Went to Costco and they had a dummy model, said it might be the 13th for them. 289$

  • http://www.facebook.com/otto.dieffenbach Otto Dieffenbach

    i need a 3 man team, a pack of gum and a paperclip and we can accomplish the same thing. but being able to just go in and ask is pretty cool too.

  • Travisty

    I almost got a guy from Best Buy to sell me one, he was about to ring it up but had trouble finding it in the system and then his manager saw and caught on.  They even opened it and handled the phone in front of me, I nearly lost it after coming so close

  • STiK

    When does the Verizon axes the Galaxy Nexus rumors begin???

  • Jimbo
    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1086293933 Jeff Carter

      CIRCUS MUSIC!

    • http://www.facebook.com/dzuckman David Zuckman

      Don’t bother clicking, it’s just a troll.

  • Anonymous

    Thats funny mine told me the 15th.

  • Pimpuout2

    Loved that idea Google should have boughtverizon instead of Motorola!

  • Pimpuout2

    My verizon store finally told me they can sell the Nexus on the 13th. Everyday since the 9th the GM has been telling me he had no definate answer! Just throwing out what my verizon in Nj told me.

  • Anonymous

    I went today and asked if I could see a demo unit. I was told “We are not allowed to show you”

    W.T.F.

  • http://www.facebook.com/anthony.bottari Anthony Bottari

    Ya gotta love how VZW keeps advertising and releasing anything moto- droid brand from new phones to tablets..yet  imho the best phone to be released by them  the G-NEX is getting no support at all..it’s sad really…even Crapples iFail got more exposure.

  • antjonz

    Dammit! Release the Kraken Nexus!!

  • Anonymous

    a little more than two days from the “expected release date” and no official word from verizon?  so freaking weird.

  • http://www.facebook.com/dzuckman David Zuckman

    Just called my local VZW store, asked if they were maintaining a list for those interested in the Nexus, sales guy said no, he said they should have enough in stock.  I asked, “So it shouldn’t be a problem if I come in Thursday morning and pick one up?” and he said “No.”  Kind of confirms the Thursday date, yet again.

  • http://www.facebook.com/anthony.bottari Anthony Bottari

    Alright I’m on this site all the time reading up on all good things Android and of course the Galaxy Nexus..bout time I comment…OG Droid here..desperately need to use my upgrade. but don’t want anything but the Nexus. All of these delays and lucky new owners are killing me! My OG Droid is on it’s last limbs..lags..resets itself randomly..oh and the newest the screen randomly pulls down the notifications bar..if i’m on a webpage  it goes all haywire..it’s bad guys! 

    Here’s to looking forward to the expected delay on the 15th!

    • Alpha4005

      I’m with you man. I’m limping with my LG EnV touch. The upper left fourth of the screen burnt out, the interface laggs behind my every move, and the transmitter is failing. I have had my upgrade for a while but the only phone I really want is the G Nexus. Verizon is really botching this release. By all business models that any of my business friends can come up with they are losing money this way. Either way this phone will target a niche market and waiting to be closer to christmas will scare off the average guy that wants a new phone. They missed half of the holiday season already. If they wait any longer they will just hurt the sales further, especially with them pushing the moto phones so hard. This company really needs some transparency. Not total transparency but partial. They know their customers will be loyal and they know what we want. By offering statements on the phone and its status would appease the community at the same time as keeping us updated. There is a hardware problem? the 4g struggle needs a little attention before we get on the network? Ok thats fine, just tell us that and the community wont explode from blueball syndrome. They know a pretty big group of us wants it. If they wait any longer than thurs/fri they have screwed the pootch and will lose a lot of money on this endeavor. Till thursday I am stuck with everyone else. -give me my gnex!!!

      • http://www.facebook.com/anthony.bottari Anthony Bottari

        Crazy man..I’ve been a vzw customer for about 6 years or so now..I’m hoping I can get a good loyalty discount when they release it! I love the fact that I’m grandfathered in with my plan and they keep calling me asking if i’m ready to use my upgrade. I just keep saying “nope i’m waiting” finally one lady goes “you’ve been due for an upgrade for a long time..what exactly are you waiting for?” “i’m waiting for the galaxy nexus..and if anything changes on my plan when i do upgrade you will lose a longtime valued customer…so nothing better change.” lol

  • Graham Wilson

    just got one put on hold for me at best buy! so as soon as its released i can come pick it up!

  • guest

    The day I bring home my Nexus is the day my OG meets the business end of my 12 gauge..
    This re-booting, freezing up p.o.s. has stomped on my last nerve.

    • http://twitter.com/Skitz_Marz Alex Gandero

      please post a video on youtube of this. Call it “hello Nexus, goodbye OG”

  • Keith Sumner

    My take, The Razr, Bionic, and this phone are all great phones, I’m excited for this Nexus and can’t wait to see what it brings to our community (hopefully fewer trolls) but the fact is this phone doesn’t meet my needs completely for a mobile device and I’m very happy with what I have already. But I hope you all enjoy your Nexii and that we can get along after this damn phone comes out!

    • Fixer

      WELL SAID!!!!

      • Guest

        Go blow kleenex fuckface.

        • Fixer

          hey mc_clane sorry you got banned loser!! HA! 

          • Guest

            I’m still here!  U mad bro?

          • Fixer

            you crying like a little bitch bro?? LOL!! but not with you pussy ass screen name.  HA!

      • Fixer=CrackWhoreFail
        • Fixer

          …..

           you like it don’t you man!!!

    • Mikewoods94

      Bionic should have never been it should have went straight to the Razr. Razr is a perfectly fine device but after having the Bionic I just had a bad taste in my mouth for Moto stuff and I used to love it. The Razr screen sucks IMHO and it’s too thin for my liking. So I tried something differrnt and loving the Gnex so far.

      • http://twitter.com/Skitz_Marz Alex Gandero

        what can you say about the size compared to the bionic/thunderbolt. basically 4.3 inchers

  • Anonymous

    They have until the end of this week to sell me this phone or I will explode me thinks… my hype pressure gauge is hitting max and I just can’t take it anymore. 

  • Dominick DeVito

    People – the delay is the ice cream sandwich sleeves for the retail boxes.  :p

    • Gerg04

      That’s made more sense than any other b$ you’ve been trying to feed us

  • http://uvaartsboard.org/ mark finley

    Are the stores who have it in advance sells it to a much higher price?

  • Mikewoods94

    wtf

  • Mikewoods94

    Why did you ban me Kellex?

  • Mikewoods94

    tested the Panoramic photo functionality in my office. (really quick test didn’t hold the camera still but you get the picture)

    http://tinypic.com/r/fp11ya/5

  • Mikewoods94

    If anyone has specific questions regarding the Gnex and functionality hit me up on twitter @mwoods269 and I will be happy to answer your question or check something out for you!

  • Anonymous

    That lack of specifics has to convince anyone at this point that it’s more politics than performance.

  • me

    so any offensive comment against the nexus was removed but all the offensive comments to defend it were left up nice we all nazi’s nice. i really dont care phone any one but me gets,to each your own.but this phone has ruined d.l. dont point your finger at angelface,and j.mc they didnt start all this it was the nexus people bombardin bionic post when we just wanted to learn everything we could about it.so yeah paybacks a bitch deal with it

    • Anonymous

      Is this suppose to be in English?

    • Dan Letsch

      So because a few people were rude to some other people at some point, it is perfectly okay that others are now rude to some other random people?

      Apparently if anybody has ever been rude to somebody and you know about then it is perfectly okay for you to be an azz.  Very grown up, man.

      • me

        no what im saying is that everytime im commenting on a bionic pist about my bionic i get slam along with everyone else who likes the phone,and there hasnt been anything done.but now that its on a nexus page people are getting banned? very professional.

      • Guest

        You’re a fu cking genius.

        • Fixer

          you crying like a little bitch bro?? LOL!!

    • Guest

      This place is a haven for fanboys and clueless wonders.  If you don’t join in on the nexus circle jerking you’re a fanboy of something else and it’s ok to bash and insult everything else, if you don’t take it you get banned.  The way of Kleenex!

      • Fixer

        you crying like a little bitch bro?? LOL!!

    • Fixer

      you easily offended bro??

  • Anonymous

    I think people going nuts need to just go to store that will let you play with one and do so.  You’ll realize while it is an awesome phone, it is just a phone and no need to no nuts.

  • http://twitter.com/C3V3 CeeVee

    I get caught up in the anger and frustration over this phone not being out yet but then reality steps in.  I think about the people without jobs, soldiers at war, small countries without internet and how absurd I am getting this angry over a phone.  I then feel pretty bad but then a rumored date comes out and is missed and the cycle continues. F Verizon!

  • me

    so the people who spam every other post are complaining about people doing the same nice.how many times have i read a post that i was interested just to have to put up with nexus ftw what this isnt about nexus why you even posting this,what you actually bought that shitty phone your dumb you should have got a nexus.but i like my bionic its great,so you can get your nexus put a rom thart makes half the shit not work on your phone complain to the dev working hard so much he/she walks away leaving you with a half baked rom.sounds fun to me enjoy because you apple ,im mean nexus spammers deserve it.for the normal people who get a nexus who get this phone i hope its the best phone you ever had.

  • Anonymous

    Sux that I can’t even read real peoples comments but have to weed thru J_McClane’s, & Guest’s crappy repartee. I gave up.

    Congrats to any who was able to grab a Nexus early.

    • Fixer

      looks like they have both been banned now!  hope the banned angelface77 too!!

      • Guest

        Kleenex must love your dumbfuck gay porn, maybe this is kleenex’s secret account.

        • Fixer

          you still crying little bitch???  go suck some more cock fagg boy!! HA!

          • Guest

            You first one inch stick boy, that is what you love to do afterall.  LOL if your stupid ass thought some schmuck banning me would keep me from posting you crying fuckwit.

            I’m going to troll this site until it makes you cry and you slit your wrists.

          • Fixer

            you crying like a little bitch bro?? LOL!!  i like this stuff gives me something to do when I am bored at work.  so bring it on cum sucker!! you know you like the taste of it slurp! slurp!

  • Anonymous

    ZOMGZ tHe NeXus!!!!!

    BAnz Z nEXus haterzzzzzzzzz!11!!!1

    derp

    • Anonymous

      your level of intelligence really shows with this one.

  • http://www.deathbycone.com Jared Kotoff

    I used to read droid-life comments for information and people opinions, but then they took a troll to the knee.

    • Anonymous

      The Nexus has brought out all the stupid in people.

  • Anonymous

    anyone hoping they’re just going to release it since so many people got theirs early?

  • Deltaechoe

    I was a few seconds from paying for the Galaxy Nexus before Verizon’s call center intervened.  One of the clueless reps from verizon almost let it on their network from best buy mobile and he/she must have talked to their manager about it because they called the guy from BBM back and told them not to sell.  I just putting my card in the machine to swipe, and they took the deal off the table.  I feel like the kid in the grocery store who didn’t get his candy…sniff

    • Tim242

      That’s what you get. You know the phone is not yet released. You deserve that letdown.

      • http://twitter.com/CallOnColin Colin Huber

        Man, you sound like a giant prick.

        • Tim242

          Only idiots try to get people fired for trying to get them to sell you an unreleased phone. You are the pricks.

          • Trueness

            go screw urself faggot

            why the hell ar eu on this site then comment back. go suck a fukin dick

          • Anonymous

            lol……….. internet comebacks..

          • J Dub

            “You are the ones who are the ball-lickers.”Not that it applies, but that’s what came to mind.

    • zZz525

      This same exact thing happened to me at best buy! The guy had to call into verizon and they told him not to sell it to me. It was nice to actually see the device with my own eyes though. It’s a thing of beauty that’s for sure.

  • Joseph

    Comments here has gone to the dumps ever since the Galaxy Nexus was announced.

  • Jamaicawind

    you do know the smart way to remove a troll from this world is to just ignore it right? 

  • Anonymous

    It may never come out. Does the nexus 1 comes to mind lol?

    • Guest

      …..

    • Tim242

      The Nexus One for Verizon was never produced, much less delivered to stores.

    • http://twitter.com/expertontech Tylar Overturf

      Can you please just leave and stop trashing the Nexus. All you are doing is causing a ton of spam.

      Not trying to feed you troll but the RAZR isn’t better then Nexus and the Nexus isn’t better then the RAZR. Want to know why? Its because everyone has there opinions. Some people will think the RAZR is way better and others will think the Nexus is way better. To me I think the Nexus is better for me because its the best phone to root and rom. I think everyone on here gets that you think the RAZR is way better. So can you just please stop commenting about that?

      • Trueness

        hahaaaaaa are u kidding mannnnn?!!!

        yea much effin better to root and rom with a locked f*kin bootloader

        ur jus upset u went out nd spent ur cookies be4 the good toys came out

        • Tysoncrosby21

          lrn2read……  He said the Nexus is easier to root and rom, it’s the phone with the UNLOCKED boot loader.  Please go back to basic reading comprehension and basic spelling and grammar, my lord that was difficult to read.

      • Anonymous

        When i said that the razr is better is because it is better all around. The nexus just have ICS going for it.

        • Fixer

          …….

          • Guest

            I’m going to change my name to Fixer because I’m a dumb little cock sucker who thinks I’m smart.

          • Fixer

            you crying like a little bitch bro?? LOL!!

          • Guest1

            mc_clane you sound a little up tight man you should ask your boy friend to give you a little more cock tonight so you will be in a better mood.  you know you want some!  you like the taste of fresh cock and cum in your mouth!  lap that stuff man! get it!

        • Guest1

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    • Anonymous

      its already arrived in stores, does the bionic come to mind?

      • Anonymous

        It can be on the store 3 months and if they want they will not release it.

        • Fixer

          …….

  • Anonymous

    owww another crying baby lol. We were not crying when you were typing garbage about the bionic. You nexus fans are little girls.

    • Guest

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  • Anonymous

    Moto is the way to go.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=862090603 Ozzy-The Widow Maker-Gee

      If Moto was the way to go, Google wouldve have contracted Moto to do the Nexus device, but they didn’t and Google OWNS Moto Mobility and gave Samsung the exclusive right to do nexus with new features your phone doesnt even have lol. Sure, Moto wins at having the best-old technology. Congrats lol dumbass

      • Anonymous

        Samsung made nexus S garbage. You are an idiot. Moto has the best technology in the game period. i do not have time to school you.

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=862090603 Ozzy-The Widow Maker-Gee

          There are reasons that Nexus is known in the industry, specially within Android. The only memorable device that Moto put out was OG Droid, and thats because it was easily rooted and was vanilla. If Moto had the best technology it would have put it in their phones. Kevlar? Nano Coating? Gorilla Glass? all that is old technology Lol. Im an idiot? yet you fail to see the obvious. zzz

        • Guest

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        • Tim242

          I had the Razr for a week. The back of the phone is sexy. The front is fugly. Galaxy Nexus is sexy from both sides : )

          • Anonymous

            moto phones would look better if they didn’t cover them front to back with verizon and 4g/lte logos.

          • Anonymous

            The nexus is plastic, huge and it is lacking specs. LG revolution 2 may top it as well.

          • Fixer

            …….

          • Guest

            Waaaaaa, I like to troll but I’m a little baby who can’t take it.  r-tard boy.

          • Fixer

            you crying like a little bitch bro?? LOL!!

      • Anonymous

        go eat your plastic samsung device.

        • Guest

          …..

      • Anonymous

        If you really think about it. The developement of the Galaxy Nexus started way before the acquisition of Moto by Google began. Galaxy Nexus came out before the Motorola’s big shots approved the deal and now all they are waiting for is the approval of the FCC. The deal is not finalized yet and therefor Moto is not part of Google yet. Would I like to see a Nexus done by Moto, most certainly. If you think that’s not going to happen I strongly believe that you’re mistaken. Yes Google is after Moto because of its patent porfolio, but I doubt that google is going to leave Moto on the side lines for its Nexus line of phones. It might not be for the next 2012 Nexus, lets see what 2013 brings us down the Nexus line.

        Sent from my OG Droid

    • Canon

      STFU you stupid ass bitch.

      • Anonymous

        You seem hurt lol. You are a turd go back to Arkansas.

        • Guest

          go suck some more cock faggo!!!!

        • Tim242

          What does Arkansas have to do with anything? I live in Arkansas. We have LTE. It was an Arkansas company (Alltel) that put Verizon where they are. We are home to the first national park (Hot Springs National Park), the first national river (Buffalo National River), the only diamond mine in the world open to the public (Crater of Diamonds State Park), and the largest company in the world (walmart*). There is nothing wrong with Arkansas : )

    • Guest

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  • Anonymous

    You are telling kellex to ban people, but you are telling the guest aka loser to post naked pics on kellex site. you are the biggest idiot in history lol.

    • Guest

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  • Anonymous

    lol keep crying. Nexus is failure.

    • Guest

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