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Costco Still Expects the Galaxy Nexus to be $289 on Contract, Available “As Early As December 15″

Again, December 15 is by no means official and is simply the current target date that we may see the Galaxy Nexus on. Costco has made that even clearer with their wording in the screenshot above that reads, “Nexus launches as early as Thursday, 12/15.” By no means is this Thursday 100% finalized. Even retailers are second guessing this situation.

At this point, we should all just think about the number of chances you have to win a tablet through the DL and NVIDIA 10 Days of Holiday Tegra contest to get our minds off of the phone for a minute, so that maybe we could be surprised when/if it does show up on Thursday. What do you say?

Oh, and pricing is still $289 at Costco – at least through the 20th of December.  

Cheers ___!

  • Anonymous

    Take this with a grain of salt I guess, but I was at Costco last night and they told me there was nothing about the 15th in their system and that they barely knew what the phone was.  Said he was sure they didn’t have them in stock and I got the distinct impression they were pushing the RAZR as well. (seems to be a pattern) There was a guy buying a RAZR there ahead of me and he asked me what I was getting, told him I was waiting for the Galaxy Nexus and I totally got the evil eye from the sales guy, like “How dare you say something to jeopardize this RAZR sale.” lol… Really starting to get frustrated with this – I think the idea that this is about quotas with Motorola actually makes sense based on what I’ve seen now.  I’ve seen the attempts to sell RAZR over anything else at both the actual VZ store and Costco now.

  • Erkleehoo

    I just got a call from my local Verizon to inform me that the Nexus is scheduled to release Thursday 15 th. I have been on their call list, good sign them calling me instead of other way around ?!?! Getting excited!

  • Miguelzamora68

    One more delay and I’m going to AT&T, sign up for a contract, get a free phone, sell it and use what I get for the unlocked version!!!!

  • BiGMERF

    you guys will be happy come thursday..

     I cant wait to pass by a Verizon store and ask them “can I see the Galaxy Nexus please?” and then when they start talking contract , im going to say. “WTF? I said Galaxy Nexus, not the Samsung Galaxy s2!” Then he will say “sir it is”. I will then Look at his and say. “Why the hell is there a Verizon logo and bloatware on it?!” Then whip out my GSM Galaxy nexus and say “THIS IS A GALAXY NEXUS!” in a kings voice similar to Leonidas in 300…

    • Tim242

      A Nexus only means two things: 1. Stock Android. 2 Updates from Google. The rest is made up by people that like to complain.

  • Anonymous

    Does anyone have any info on the different software versions on the GSM Nexus, of which only one is supported directly by Google.  The other 2 will get their updates from Sammy.  Was wondering if the Verizon version will be supported directly by Google?  

  • Anonymous

    I ran across a chick in a local club with one. Some family member owns a store and two mall kiosks. What annoys me is how indifferent she was about it. I got to play with it shortly but gave it back quick so I wouldn’t ruin my ownership / out of the box experience. The dam thing was lightning fast and very snappy even with the bloatware. Noticeably lighter than my DX too. Dam I want mine soon!!!

    • Tim242

      Even with the bloatware? Ugggh. You silly people. Two apps??? You act as if that could really slow a phone down.

      • Anonymous

        Wow, Tim. I saw a lot more than two apps installed on the phone.While I am not the Android pro that you evidently are, my experience so far has indicated that my stock Verizon phones run considerably slower than when they are rooted and flashed with a ROM that removes certain apps that run in the background, hog battery life, and tax the processor. Maybe I am missing something but again I wouldn’t get on here and marginalize folks like the pretentious pseudo-intellectual that you appear to be.
        Why don’t you get back to that bag of penises you carry around and finishing fellating them all a couple more times? You might break your world record again.

        • Tim242

          Two Verizon apps on the Galaxy Nexus. 1. MyVerizon. 2. Backup Assistamt. Apps unused on a phone do not slow it down. Learn a thing or two about the OS, then cum back.

          • Anonymous

            Will do. Have fun. Pacing yourself is key…

          • Dieringerscott

            hehe cum

          • http://twitter.com/mkotwicki Matthew Kotwicki

            So we concluded @xelandroid:disqus learn about the phone, @tim242:disqus learn the proper use of words or like he said pace yourself make it an evening…

  • Wheelhouse

    I have appreciated Verizon’s coverage for a decade now and won’t change my stance on that, but they have absolutely butchered the launch of this phone. My excitement has turned to just being totally pissed off. I wanted this thing before I have to travel for the holidays and can at least get used to it. It’s just getting ridiculous that the United States is practically the only place on Earth that doesn’t have this phone and it’s all because Verizon can’t just let a phone BE without putting their stupid software and handprints all over it.

    I did a demo walk through using Google Wallet and it’s freaking sick. VZW just allow one phone not to be a stupid Droid, and let it be…with Google Wallet and all.

    • Anonymous

      The delays are not because of software. Phones are on the shelves. They are milking the RAZR for all they can now. Read how many people including myself have actually went into a  VZW and played with this phone, only to have the salesmen push the RAZR or Rezound over the G-Nexus. That is the part that has me pissed off!

      • http://twitter.com/envoy510 Inky Reveal

        You’ve heard of OTA updates, right?  It could easily be software, and they’re waiting until the OTA update has been prepped, QA’d and ready to roll…

        • JealousyNixUs

          No, I’m an iOS user.  I’ve never heard of OTA updates.

      • Wheelhouse

        Well if that’s the case…Verizon is ridiculous. They release too many d*mn phones to begin with and the RAZR is the ugliest phone I’ve ever seen in my life. I’d easily hold onto my Incredible (which works fine btw) than get that thing. Motorola has no clue how to make a good looking device.

        One way or another…every Android fan wants the Galaxy Nexus. It’s our iPhone, and Verizon is screwing it up trying to push other devices that nobody wants.

        Eventually Google and the Nexus will trump any ugly Droid device VZW tries to run with and it’s going to be iPhone vs Google Phone (probably on another carrier) for a long time to come.

  • Kierra

    I really cant wait until this phone comes out even though I’m passing on all the phones that come out this year.

    Droid-life has gone to the dogs. The comment section is pretty funny though. Trolls and all.

  • Anonymous

    You are all so worried about price.. the best deal is to order the phone from eBay GSM 800$

    Tmob pricing
    50$ a month unlimited 
    600$ a year + 800 for the phone = 1400

    VZW
    300 for the phone 
    100 a month or so x 12 = 1200 

    total 1500$

    Just get tmob and get the phone much faster…

    • Anonymous

      The reason VZW has such leverage is because they have signal where T-Mob and others do not…and lets not forget the 4G.

      • Anonymous

        At the end of the day you get what you pay for.

  • NJRUFan

    Just got a call from my local Verizon retailer saying that the GN will be available for sale on the 15th and asked if I’d like him to put one aside for me.  Hopefully a good sign, but who knows.  Verizon still has almost 48 hrs. to change their mind.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003083205415 Matthew Cropley

    Im going to take blame for this galaxy nexus delay. My line upgrades on december 12th (yesterday), so i have been hoping for every release date to get delayed until then…sorry for being selfish guys

    • Anonymous

      there is no reason for hoping it gets delayed…no matter what happens, you wouldn’t have been able to get it til the 12th (actually if you go to a verizon store and order / purchase a phone there, they’ll give you your 2 year contract price a week early) …why not be happy that the rest of us are able to enjoy it…end of pointless time wasting rant…i’m at work with nothing else better to do (not true) :p

    • Taipayi

      Lulz, Dick!

      Jk. I did the sme thing mine was Dec. 3. xD

  • Cer

    This is a first week of January 2012 release, right before CES.

  • Anonymous

    Also related to Costco and setting a shopping strategy, if indeed double data expires on the 14th, could we get some other phone and swap later for Nexus while keeping the double data plan?

  • Cer

    Dear Costco Stores,

    I’m sure you have noticed the Galaxy Nexus boxes in the stock room. Yes, that’s the Galaxy Nexus. No, you cannot sell it. Why? Because I said so.

    Sincerely,
    VERIZON

  • Gerg04

    On a different note (nexus related bc im putting the money towards it) i chose to recycle my tboly thre verizon, and when you pick tbolt its a picture of a thubderbolt with droid-life across it! Woot! DL ftw

    • Anonymous

      Droid life win

  • http://twitter.com/alejandrormz Alejandro Ramirez

    What about Costco’s exchange policy? I have heard 2 versions of it:
    1) You can “Exchange” a device for any other one within 90 days (i.e. Razr for Nexus)
    2) You can only exchange a device for another of the same type (i.e. Razr for Razr)

    I have read my Costco contract over and over and can’t find any fine-print details that say anything about option 2.

    • Anonymous

      I was there last night talking to them and they flat out told me I had 90 days to RETURN.  Not just exchange.

  • tjmonkey15

    I think I’ll cry myself to sleep if the GNex doesn’t come out on the 15th.  At least if they told us it’s not coming out until February, we wouldn’t have to be so hopeful about it coming out every Thursday until that point.

  • Anonymous

    We’re more likely to win a tablet from Droid Life than we are likely to get this phone this week

  • Anonymous

    Thanks dude! All of us blue collars appreciate this post!

  • Sp4rxx

    Didn’t the last Costco post “still expect” the phone to be out the 9th?  We saw how that turned out….

  • Anonymous

    Kellex, so what items are in the Costco bundled package with the Nexus ????

    • Anonymous

      At the very least you’ll get their Bonus package, usually a vehicle charger, screen protector and a case. The RAZR and Bionic have others like docks, cables, spare power supply, etc. 

      Can’t beat cheaper price and more goodies I guess.

      • Anonymous

        And you can pick up two gallons of Mrs. Butterworth while you’re there.

    • Anonymous

      My Costco rep told me it would be the Bonus package also with the car charger, case and screen protector.

  • Anonymous

    Ok I start vacation next Thursday and if the gnex is not out by then I am purchasing a different phone so I have a new toy to play with while at the airport. Does anyone have an opinion on what I should get If our chains continue being yanked by these yahoos?

  • Anonymous

    I have a really bad feeling that this will not be released until after Christmas.  I think Verzion wants all the holiday season purchases to go to the RAZR because it has “Droid” branding.  Think about it…they have absolutely no reason to hold this phone up.  It’s not like they’re still testing the hardware.  The phones are already at the stores.  You really think they would recall them all to fix some hardware problem?  If the phone was still in testing, stores would not have any inventory.  And obviously they don’t care about software bugs.  The Bionic was delayed for like 10 years and it still released with a crazy amount of software problems which are just now being fixed.

    This is all a bunch of bs!

    • Anonymous

      The problem with that theory is stores would have to send back stock which would be a huge logistical and financial mess. There is absolutely no way retailers are going to take up stock space for weeks with a product they can’t sell. If anything, third party retailers will refuse the product outright. Think about it, this is prime shopping season and you’re taking up tons of space with product you can’t even sell all because big red says no? Not gonna fly. It can’t be delayed much longer or Radio Shack, Best Buy, Costco, etc. are going to pitch a fit.

      • Anonymous

        VERY true.

      • Interstellarmind

        radio shack store manager who i almost got to sell it to me expressed his frustration. i paraphrase him, “i’m sitting with stock i can’t sell. believe me, i want to sell it to you. i’m losing money”

      • Anonymous

        “There is absolutely no way retailers are going to take up stock space for weeks with a product they can’t sell.”
        Isn’t that what is happening right now?  Stores already have units.  And they’re not going to send back stock or refuse the product.  When this phone finally releases it’ll be the best Android device out hands down.  You really think stores are going to risk not having this phone when it is finally available for sale?  If Radio Shack, Best Buy, Costco, etc. were going to do something they would’ve already done it.  We know from frequenting these blogs that people are calling these retailers and asking about the G-Nex, but the retailers can’t do anything but sit there and tolerate Verizon’s idiocy just like the rest of us.  Vzw holds all the cards here.  They have US carrier exclusivity on the worlds hottest Android device.  They can do whatever they want and retailers will have to go along with it.

        • Anonymous

          Many just got stock in this week. Third party retailers are pissed Verizon is pulling this stunt. They may be willing to take one delay, but if Verizon is saying internally (which they are despite what the reps may be telling you) that it will be out the 15th and they delay it again… just watch what happens. They dont’ make their money off phones, they make their money off contracts and accessories. Retailers don’t give a flip about the Nexus. As far as they know it’s just a pretty white box with a pretty phone all the phone geeks/nerds are whining about. They will not take up stock space much longer. It’d be no different than a product recall, the system is already in place to ship those suckers out of there in no time should the need arise.

    • Kornfag11

      +1

  • Anonymous

    Has anyone seen information on a full retail price?

    • http://www.droid-life.com Kellex B

      Razr and Rezound are $649, guessing that it will be the same here.

    • Adam Brandt

      I talked to customer service last week and he said it was $649.99.  This was 12/6, right before the outage.  Even said there were 25,000 of them listed in my area, and the next area to me had 30,000 of them.  I have no idea what Verizon defines as an area, but the full price was definitely $649.99

  • tiptoptommy

    i went to my local electronics retailer and talked to the mobile guys and they let me hold one as a tease but say they have no street date and cant sell one to me. such a tease but it felt awesome to hold one.

  • shdowman

    Careful with getting expectations up too high folks. Mind the verbiage, “AS EARLY AS…”

    Now, Kellen, I will await some holiday cheer slick, in the form of a tablet. ;)

  • exiOS

    A buddy of mine (who i have known since 3rd grade) asked me to wait till Friday
    to get the phone from him so he gets the commission. Lets just say i has no
    longer been a while since I have laughed in his face.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=25001493 Hank Godwin

      “Lets just say i has no
      longer been a while since I have laughed in his face.”

      That doesn’t make any sense.

      • exiOS

        It has no longer been a while since I have laughed in his face. The T went missing…

        • Murphy

          It still doesn’t make sense….

        • John

          ya still doesn’t make much sense man
          =/

          • exiOS

            It had been a while since I had laughed in my friends face.
            ————————————————————————————–
            He told me to wait one more day to buy the phone from him.
            I laughed in his face for suggesting I wait longer.
            —————————————————————————————-
            It has no longer been a while since I have laughed in his face.

          • Anonymous

            It has no longer been a while since gaiz amirite?

          • exiOS

            : /
            ich geb’s auf

          • Anonymous

            lol I busted out laughing at all of this.  Thanks for the laugh guys.

          • Anonymous

            Lol I’m just messin’ :)

  • Thelegendofdavid

    I went to Verizon the other day and walked away a proud owner of a g nexus.

    and then i woke up:(

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Justin-Giles/24615546 Justin Giles

      No kidding, I did the same exact thing last night…I remember I had like plugged it in to charge and had to leave it for some reason and it made me sad….

      I guess it was more of a nightmare…

  • EC8CH

    “we should all just think about the number of chances you have to win a tablet through the DL and NVIDIA”

    I dunno, I was luck enough to win one but I’m still think about the sexy Nexi.

    Thanks again Droid-Life and good luck to everyone else.

    And by good luck I mean, good luck winning a tablet, and good luck buying a G-Nex this Thursday!

    • Mctypething

      Damn dude. You’re an engineer, right? You can’t afford a tablet? I stay out of these contests so that hopefully someone with less means can win. Hopefully you give it away to someone less fortunate than an engineer like you.

      • Keith Sumner

        I wish, I have 6 dollars in my bank account and my wife just stepped on and broke our only laptop.

        • https://plus.google.com/u/0/107194969738305005473/posts dextryn

          Sell your wife

          • EC8CH

            from the sound of it, he should sell her by the pound.

            I keed I keed :-P

        • Rich Floresjr

          Get a better job so you have more than $6 in your checking account.

          • Lunshbox

            Get a job? Get a job? I’ll just strap on my job helmet and squeeze down into a job cannon and fire off to Jobland where jobs grow on little jobbies.

        • Most W4nted 1

          Seems like your wife is the root of your problems…

        • Anonymous

          No, get the wife to get a job. 

      • Guest1

        ……

      • EC8CH

        Yes, I am an engineer.
        Yes, I probably could afford to buy a tablet.
        Do I give two shits what you think? No… not really.

        Everyone else… good luck again!

        I’ve got more love for DL and the DL community than AngelFace77 has for Motorola.

        • Robbins876

          You are the 1%

          • EC8CH

            Ha… I wish

        • Mctypething

          u mad bro?

        • Anonymous

          Was really happy to see a regular DL reader win. Congratulations man!

          • EC8CH

            Thanks.

        • Anonymous

          The fake engineer still crying in droid life jajajaja . I love droidlife, Moto and Verizon get your facts straight turd.

          • Guest1

            go suck some more dick faggo!!!

    • Anonymous

      Going to ebay it so your Nexus is “free”?  It’s OK to admit, nvidia doesn’t read the comments anyway. :P

      • EC8CH

        it’s tempting, but I want a G-Nex AND a tablet

    • shdowman

      My hug is retracted :P

    • http://twitter.com/OptimusIM Olatunji

      Oh yeah congrats man. It feels so close maybe I can win one.

  • analogcookies

    My local Costco said the same thing.

  • Shelnbay

    My contact at a My Wireless VZW outlet in Cheyenne, WY called me yesterday to tell me he was receving the phones into stock on Thursday, per the electronic PO he was reading, and that he would hold one for me to come pick up on Thursday.  He said he would call me if anything changed.  Take that for what it’s worth.  I’m trying hard to not get exicted. 

  • Ron Mexico

    occupy vzw thursday if they dont give us the GN

  • Anonymous

    VZW’s double data plan deal ends Dec 14 – interesting…

    • lightlong

      Is this true?

    • Anonymous

      I noticed that the other day as well.  It makes me believe there is actually a chance of the GN being released on the 15th.  Hahaha

    • Chris G

      Actually it is the return policy on the rented RAZR that makes me think the GN won’t release until late January.
      But like many others I am trying to not get too excited with the 15th now just days away.

    • Keith Sumner

      lol wow, good point, I bet that’s why

    • The Skeptic

      Really??  Link please…..  

    • Anonymous

      I am on Sprint now. Would I be able to keep double data if I rent some other phone by the 14th, and be able to keep double data once the Nexus comes out??

  • TheManWhoLaughsAtYou

    what a bunch of aSheep bitches.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000395370412 Logan Lopez
    • Slmhofy

      This is TOTALLY AWESOME!!!

  • Anonymous

    Man, this is like Christmas, wondering what your going to get, when Santa is coming down the Chimney, and what relatives are coming into town to add more presents under the tree.

    All of the suspense wrapped up in one day WOW Merry Nexus everybody :)

    • Anonymous

      This is nothing like Christmas.  I know EXACTLY what I’m getting, but Santa’s being an asshat and refuses to give it to me.  And for the purposes of this analogy Christmas was like 2 months ago!

    • richard melcher

      Yea, just like every Christmas I remember as a child. 

      I would wake up super early, run down stares and my mom would be there waiting, then she would tell me “Sorry, Christmas has been delayed again (even tho it was never officially announced to be the 25th), the new date were looking at is the 2nd of Jan…

    • ba bam sam

      No, if this was like Christmas, when Santa is coming down the chimney, he gets stuck and tells you that it might be a few more days, then gets stuck again and tells you that it’s going to be another couple of days.

      Then by the time he gets all the way down, you’ve moved on to the Easter bunny.

      • Anonymous

        LMAO you guys are both correct but it’s a little suspenseful to say the least :)

      • Anonymous

        Can’t he just get his trolls…er,
        elves to help him out?

  • Anonymous

    I just got off of the phone with verizon and they told me they have no specific launch date as of now and I should check back next week on the galaxy nexus. I also asked about the $100 off a 4g phone rumor and they told me their is no such deal now but promotions come out all of the time and to also check back on that next week. I am getting bored of refreshing my browser to wait for that ever evading launch date from Verizon!

  • AlexM

    I’ve been checking this site every 30 mins for the past 2 days for a post that says: “Galaxy Nexus no longer launching on Dec. 15th” ..Guess I’ll have to wait until Thursday for that? :p

    • Bewara2009

      Dude I was thinking about this too, just didn’t know how to put it out there, didn’t want to sound like I was trolling on this phone. :d  +1

    • HandJob

      every 30 minutes?  geez dude, get a life or some tissue and lotion at least.

    • Kornfag11

      If you want a good laugh, go to verizons facebook page. everything they post about some promotion or app is taken over by angry nexus fans. Its beautiful!

      • http://profiles.google.com/j450n79 J450N M

        i do that on twtitter to, and its always a VERY NASTY reply. I urge EVERYONE to do it

      • adifferentvision

        Thanks for that, I needed a laugh today.  I stopped by a verizon store on the way to the office today just because I love to bang my head against a wall and was told there would be an update later today as to the status/release and that I should check back tomorrow.

        Jerks need to just release the damn phone already.

      • Anonymous

        That is hilarious, +1 for inter-webs.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Michael-Emaw-Kennedy/504157652 Michael Emaw Kennedy

        HAHA I only opened the responses to like 5 posts on their page

        http://i.imgur.com/MwlBj.png

    • The_Goldfish

      Its almost like the people at droid life (and every onther android related news type website) just sets a rumored release date a week later every week just so we will continue to waste precious time to visit the website to see if there is indeed an official release. This nonsense has been going on long enough and i almost wish they would release an even better phone before the nexus so i could just buy it instead. Im close to saying f*** the nexus because having to wait this long for a phone is crazy.

    • Loki

      IT ONLY SAYS 12/15, It Did Not State The Year. Prob 12/15/2013

  • http://twitter.com/sky_walker24 Kyle Walker

    i’m getting an iPhone if this isn’t out by thursday.  My phone literally can’t make it beyond that. 

    • http://twitter.com/mfg68 MFG

      I seriously doubt it literally can’t make it past that.

      • http://twitter.com/sky_walker24 Kyle Walker

        No, it really can’t.  It has been on its last legs for the entire 3 months that i’ve been waiting on this phone.  The battery won’t last more than an hour now and the screen is cracked.  Volume buttons don’t work anymore and the thing can barely make a phone call.

        • Anonymous

          Just wait bro! Think about it, the last couple of months have been rumors. We ALL know that the G-Nex is on the shelves. Just not on the front display. Stay thirsty my friend!!

    • Anonymous

      get the razr and just return it…for extra $35, it would be worth it to wait!  Dont give in brother!

      • http://twitter.com/sky_walker24 Kyle Walker

        I’m tempted, but I don’t wanna be stuck with that razr when they push this thing back time and time again.  That is definitely not the phone for me. Trust me though, I’m on the fence about it.  Hopefully the phone will just come out thursday and then I can stop worrying about it.

        • antjonz

          Go on craigslist or ebay and get a “loaner”.

      • Anonymous

        How come my Verizon Stores tell me the return policy for smartphones is $70 and has been since the release of the i*hone.  Which is it $35 or $70?

    • shdowman

      If it made it through this entire month of rumored dates, I think 2 weeks maximum will be ok. Lets not be dramatic :P

      • http://twitter.com/sky_walker24 Kyle Walker

        Ha you guys are a trip

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=20715707 Craig Pepple

      Well Kyle is OBVIOUSLY an intelligent human…Best phone to worst phone

      • http://twitter.com/sky_walker24 Kyle Walker

        iPhone is the worst phone? Thats just dumb.  I’d rather have the nexus, but to say the iPhone sucks is outright ignorant.

    • Anonymous

      I got $5 on the over

  • Anonymous

    excited… its been kind of quiet…. is it before the storm?

  • Anonymous

    I wish Verizon would just issue a press release and let us know when it’ll be available.

    • bigrob60

      I just wish they’d say that they will have it at least.

  • http://jcmogensen.webs.com/ J.C. Mogensen

    For what it’s worth: I went into my local VZW store yesterday and the manager said they didn’t have the GN, but a salesman offered to go into the back room and look at one to see if they were 16 or 32gb for me as soon as the manager was with another customer. When the manager came back he was giving the evil eye to the rep who was helping me for admitting that they did, in fact, have them in stock. Then the manager spent 15 min trying to hard sell a Razr. 
    I called the main Verizon customer service line this morning to see if it was available for pre-order and was told that, according to the general device listing info, there was no indication of a release before the 25th (which was as far as the records went). I got the feeling that the CR was towing the company line, but it was disappointing to hear regardless.

    • Anonymous

      I had the same thing happen to me last week when I went into the local VZW store. Tried to sell me the RAZR and say the GN was a piece of junk. I worked retail for 3 years as a store manager, so I bet VZW has a December promo going on for each store. If you sell the most RAZR’s you get a gift card or cash. Normally that is what happens during this time of year. I have never worked at VZW so I don’t know if that’s 100% true, but when you are forcefed a certain product that is normally the case.

      • Anonymous

        I can’t wait to see how they handle the return of the Razr’s and Rezounds for the Nexus. I know more than a few people that have bought one the last 3 weeks intending to pull the ol switcharoo . One was told the return was still only 14 days, and when shown the receipt back they were just handed (showing Jan 15), the associate just walked away disgusted.

        • Mctypething

          The fact that people are doing that is a joke. I mean, you seriously need to “rent” a phone for 14 days? If you really think the phone you want will be released within that 14 day window, just wait for it. This is why Verizon institutes policies that piss everyone off.

          • Anonymous

            It’s funny how your posts all managed to be 1 liked 3 seconds after you post them….that insecure?

            What’s it to you why? You work there? This begs for your own u mad joke. People have waited long enough. Maybe your phone isn’t on it’s last leg. And with the game Verizon’s played in releasing this with an extended return period, for the 35 bucks and chance to test out something similar why not. It’s allowed, and people are doing it.

          • Mctypething

            I’m not the one always defending my ‘inside sources’ on here and trying to validate my theories. So, if anyone seems insecure, it’s you. Not sure why you feel the need to instigate something.

            My point was that I’m sure this would be considered an abuse of the return policy, and I’m also sure this wasn’t the intention of it. It’s similar to people using obscene amounts of data and then wondering why Verizon is capping it.

            I find it hard to believe there are that many cases where a phone can’t last another 2 weeks.

          • Anonymous

            There you go, post auto-liked again. You should create an account or be banned, period.

            No, it’s not an abuse of any policy. It is directly in line WITH their policy. Had they released the phone on time or communicated properly they probably could have avoided a good chunk of potential returns, or simply not extended the return policy.
             It’s in no way similar to your data argument at all. 

             You really sound like you have a horse in this race. 

          • Mctypething

            Aren’t you the one that said you agreed with data capping to people who use excessive amounts? Why is that okay when they have unlimited data? That is directly in line with having unlimited data, right?

            Released the phone on time with what? When bloggers want it released? Isn’t the only time frame ever given that it would be released by the end of 2011?

            I have no horse in the race. I simply stated my disagreement with people using the return policy for something it wasn’t intended for, which will certainly cause an eventual policy shift by Verizon.

          • Binglut9

            A return policy is exactly for that…to return a phone you don’t like….I don’t think its abuse when verizon knows

          • Guest1

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          • Anonymous

            Exactly. My OG Droid completely died 2 weeks ago so I needed a phone. I completely intend to own a GNex but since my phone died, I’m ‘renting’ the Rezound.

          • Anonymous

            You don’t exist to the Mctypething troll. You clearly could have kept waiting. How dare you. /s

          • Mctypething

            Maybe you should read my post again before you act like a dope. “I find it hard to believe there are that many cases where a phone can’t last another 2 weeks. ”

            Am I saying it isn’t possible? No. And you wonder why you get into it with so many people on here. Troll.

          • EC8CH

            zepfloyd is no troll.

            HIS posts are insightful, informative, and often humorous.

          • Mctypething

            And instigating. Don’t forget that one. Half the blog posts on this site are spammed with him getting into it with someone.

          • EC8CH

            Like you replying to me implying I’m a bad person for winning a DL contest?

            Or you replying to hundreds of people with “u mad bro”?

            No, when I look through the comments it’s not zep that I see instigating a lot of negativity.

            If I had to say who’s posts are most often negative and meant to instigate an argument, that would be you, Mctypething.

          • Mctypething

            or you calling people a loser or saying someone’s wife is fat? A lot of hypocrites on this site.

          • EC8CH

            *facepalm*

          • Guest1

            you a dick bro??

          • Guest1

            you a dick bro??

          • Anonymous

            It’s a chicken/egg thing.  If they just communicated a release date a lot of people would probably just hold off.  However since they are uncertain they’ll take their second choice now just in case Verizon pushes it out forever.

          • Fixer

            u mad bro?

          • Kornfag11

            My dx was on the Fritz. I went on ebay and got a dinc 2. Its been my “rented” phone since they announced the nexus.

          • Guest1

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        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=25001493 Hank Godwin

          That’s just sad.  Why would that disgust him/her?

          • Anonymous

            Don’t know the details but returns hurt the store.

          • http://www.droid-life.com Kellex B

            Returns REALLY hurt stores. And yeah, heard from a lot of people that are renting Razrs and Rezounds while they wait for this phone to arrive.

          • http://twitter.com/MeineckeGuy Justin Meinecke

            I was going to “rent” a Rezound for these reasons:
            1. Concerns over the double data ending before the Gnex releases2. The Gnex is going to potentially JUST MISS the 10 cent apps??? I don’t have a smart phone yet so I can’t get in on any of the deals. REALLY frustrating to watch everyday all the sweet deals and apps I could be getting…

            3. I bought two of the LivingSocial “spend $25 for $50″ coupons which expire Dec 31st, so I need to spend them before New Years

            All in all, I have many reasons to “rent” a phone; it would be nice if Verizon would just come out with SOME kind of information.

          • Anonymous

            Hey, Verizon brought it upon themselves. If they want to play games with their customers they deserve every nick in their revenue. I have talked to over a dozen people who are “renting” phones right now. Whatever day the Nexus does come out is going to be an absolute nightmare for resellers. 

          • OG Droid

            I know I have a strong feeling that we aren;t going to see this phone till the last week of the month.

          • Anonymous

            Return period is until 1/15… they will still be bleeding.

          • Nate Baily

            It hurts vzw with projections mostly.., i’m against ‘renting’ phones because it usually takes away commission earned by employees who already don’t get paid enough. However, VZW was just asking for people to ‘rent’ phones by extending their return period

          • Anonymous

            Curious, what if you return it to a different store?

          • bigrob60

            The rep might lose his commission if the phone is returned within a month or something like that. 

      • http://jcmogensen.webs.com/ J.C. Mogensen

        The problem is that none of the VZW reps have the same story. One says they don’t have it, the other says it’s not coming until sometime after Xmas and the low-level sales guy admits that it’s in the back and was eager to check the specs for me. If the manager hadn’t been there I’m sure I could have gotten him to let me look at it. I don’t care if it comes out on the 25th, I just want to know so I can plan ahead. 

        They are super pushy about the Razr, BTW. The manager was willing to throw in some extra accessories if I bought one right then. 

        • Anonymous

          Probably comes down to how motivated the rep is for the commission.  Or whether they see you as a potential sale or realize you have no intention of getting anything other than the Nexus.

        • Anonymous

          I’m sticking to my guns that they are running an employee promotional for this month. They wouldn’t be that pushy to sell that phone unless they had something to get in return.

          Funny part about all this is that the VZW guy was trying to tell me that Motorola would get ICS out within the next month. Ummmm, official word from the Motorola was 4-6 months for the RAZR. Again, they thought I was some dumb user.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=529464887 Nic Jensen

        I had a similar thing happen, went in, asked about the nexus and was told it wasnt anything special and that it couldnt do anything more than the current phones and that all phones would be upgraded to the latest version of android.
        I knew otherwise.Verizon does not want this phone to sell.

        • Anonymous

          Hence the reason I am going to the place that was my first job. Radio Shack. I have already called the guy up and he only has 1 in stock. My name is on the box! :)

    • Anonymous

      That’s all really pathetic. It wouldn’t be a complete surprise if, like others have speculated, they had a quota of Razrs to sell before they make the GN available.

      *SPECULATION *SPECULATION *SPECULATION (for those who like to assume every rumor is fact.)

    • Shaunwin

      I talked with my local VZW yesterday and they told me it was doubtful it would release this week.
      My guess is the 29th, so they will not have to take back any “rented” phones.

      • Anonymous

        People can still return their rented phones, use an old phone for a week and get the Nexus.  I doubt anyone who wants a Nexus is going to let one more week of waiting with an old phone get in their way.

      • John

        have to rls it in 2011 due to contractual obligations to be out in 2011

      • Anonymous

        Doesn’t the return period stretch to 1/9??

    • richard melcher

      “Then the manager spent 15 min trying to hard sell a Razr. ”

      bastards lol. I would like to see the internal documents of how much more profit they make from the Razr vs. Nexus.

      • http://jcmogensen.webs.com/ J.C. Mogensen

        It must be more profitable than the Rezound. They were very ‘meh’ about it. I told them that was my second choice (really not interested in the Razr – just don’t like the look of it) and I was still steered towards the skinny Moto.

    • bigrob60

      My BJ’s VZW rep told me on Sunday it will be this week b/c he has to set up the merchandising for it & told me to call him Wednesday afternoon so he could set one aside for me for Thursday. I’m just hoping that’s the case.

    • guest

      your gay

      • Anonymous

        His gay what, exactly?

        • Anonymous

          He doesn’t understand what contractions are.

    • Mikehen08

      Every store I have been to has been trying to force the Razr down my throat (Verizon Indirect Retailers, Radio Shack, Best Buy). There has been no mention of the Rezound at all. Obviously, Verizon and Moto have some sort of deal

      • Dan Letsch

        Our Verizon corp rep was at work today, and somewhat pulled the same thing.  He pulled out the razr in his pocket, and said it was awesome, then after some prodding and explaining why I plan on getting some nexus love, he admitted that he just picked up the razr hoping the nexus would be out in time for him to swap it out.

  • Bewara2009

    OH F*** Not this again….

  • Anonymous

    Here’s hoping they offer some kind of bundle with something better than screen protectors!  Otherwise Amazon will get my cash…

    • Anonymous

      How about the fact that they are practically giving you $10 to take their accessories. WOW, what an idiot!

      • Anonymous

        Actually, they are giving you $10 and some cheap junk to woo you away from other resellers, all of whom make a nice bounty for signing up new customers.  I want the biggest give-back I can get for the bounty they’ll earn on me, like a charging dock.  Otherwise, why don’t I save some time, some gas, and some hassle and get it from Amazon.  Customers want convenience and free stuff, retailers want customers.  That’s capitalism, moron. Don’t know what your problem is.  Did you need to feel like a big man on the internet by pissing on my comment?

        • Anonymous

          You mad, bro?

      • Amazondicksuker

         With Amazon I don’t have to pay sales tax which would be 24.75 (8.25% at $299.99)  this is with Costco. I think Verizon charges sales tax on the full retail like other stores plz correct me if I’m wrong

        • lightlong

          I’ve heard this too, that VZW charges tax on the full retail price, even if you receive the subsidized price.  VZW is the 1%.

          • ted

            keep in mind it’s the STATE that your in that decides that. All telecommunication stores have to abide by the same law. Yes, it’s bogus. Most states are getting a few million a day of you because of this. The law goes back way to many years when the phone was considered a luxury rather then a necessity Don’t like it, vote it down. http://revenue.blog.state.ma.us/blog/2011/04/new-directive-on-sales-tax-for-cellphone-bundled-transactions.html

  • Anonymous

    after waiting this long, big red is to the rhythmic slapping stage on all of our bungholes…ugh

  • Andrew Elliott

    Please be true

  • Most W4nted 1

    More Expectation…Even More Let downs…. Let me know when this is released.

  • David

    I’ll be visiting Costco this Thursday!

  • Anonymous

    oh my…i better have this in hand on thursday.

  • http://www.facebook.com/Aleczander.J Alec Jones

    Release the Nexus! :)