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Verizon Selling Off Stock Of Pre-owned Galaxy Nexus, $229.99 Off Contract

It appears as if Verizon is looking to clear their shelves of any and all pre-owned Galaxy Nexus devices, listing them at the bargain price of just $230 off contract. For those of you that do want a two year agreement and tiered data, the price goes down to just $50. Considering that a new Nexus on Big Red is retailed at $500, $230 is a pretty good deal, plus you will get a one year warranty which should keep your mind at ease.

If the device experiences a manufacturing defect within the first year you own it, we will replace it with a comparable unit.

Not bad. Not bad at all.


Cheers David!

  • LGNexusUser

    I bought the Galaxy Nexus (full price) and was able to keep my current contract. The phone did come to me in “near new” condition and have been happy so far. I was told you cannot buy this in store, however, you must go to the store to get a micro sim (free) if you have a regular sim card. I am happy to have Jelly Bean (4.1), however, I do hope 4.2 will work and be just as speedy. I came from a Droid Charge and do not play games. I do not regret my purchase and would do it again.

  • Mexigreek

    Back up to $449 off contract.

  • Jeffro

    They are back up to $449 now off-contract. I got one at the lower price but had to do a monthly contract, which I will cancel once the phone arrives today. I’ll then have them activate the phone on my existing (unlimited data) line.

    • hockeytownmatt

      did you have to pay an activation fee and an extra line fee? I just logged on to buy this after selling my other phone and saw the price raised! urghhh!!!

  • Just bought it, confirmed it’s the 32Gb model, kept my unlimited data. Also, I asked for and got the last ever new every two $50 discount since I am a 10 year VzW customer.

  • KRS_Won

    I noticed some people said they could keep unlimited and some said they were made to switch… I wonder what’s everyone’s data usage? Is Verizon trying to cut higher data users off?
    Poll please: Were you able to buy without losing unlimited and data use last month.

  • chnsawalex

    EOL? prob not since Verizon announced they are only going to sell the 16gb version. this one is the 32gb. I’ve been looking on ebay for pretty much this price, this is a great deal.

  • sog805

    just ordered this to replace this gawd awful droid charge

  • subiedude85

    So tempted to replace my razr with this…

  • David U

    I just called VZW I was told I couldn’t buy that phone outright without affecting my contract and adding a new plan.. Was looking to get this as a back up from my current gnex.. anyone else know if I was told mis-information or can I get this phone $229 outright?

    • azndan4

      I just bought it online with no modifications to my plan. It was an upgrade at full price.

      • David U

        okay im just nervious as its making me select a data plan and telling me that unlimited will have to be removed. I did choose month-to-month..

  • Nathan

    A warning to all that are thinking of purchasing a pre-owned phone:


    For my first smartphone, I wanted the Droid 2 Global. I saw the pre-owned ones were a little cheaper, so I thought, why not? I had to call and have them replace 4 different pre-owned Droid 2 Globals until I got one that still has issues (screen freaks out like it’s being touched about 30-40% of the time when the screen gets turned on).

    The point is, after 4 different phones, it’s pretty clear that manufacturers (Motorola at least) get phones sent back with supposed problems, they make sure they turn on, and ship them to the next unsuspecting victim.

    Never buy pre-owned phones. It will save you 2 years of trouble.

  • iLock_N_iLoad

    Sold Out !!!

  • carl larsen

    Son of a &*^ i just bought a used one on ebay yesterday it would have been nice to get the one year warranty oh well ;(

  • I was just about to order then NOPE VERIZON SITE ERRORS EVERYWHERE

  • indy82z

    For $229, I will buy one just to have it in case something happens to my existing Nexus or the wife’s S3 as I am not losing my unlimited data anytime soon. This is a awesome deal and awesome phone!!!

    • KleenDroid

      Yes but Verizon is saying if you buy it at this price you lose your unlimited data.

  • Dnev

    And sold!

  • master94

    not a bad deal to for those looking for a good phone for a relatively low price.

  • nightscout13

    If it didn’t have that scratch easy screen…….

    • JoshGroff

      ZAGG protector…

      • nightscout13

        Gorilla Glass

        • JoshGroff

          Agreed, but since it doesn’t have Gorilla Glass, ZAGG protector…

    • xtalriver

      Put it on my G-Nex the first week. Really like it, still very clear.

  • Despite what I was told by online chat, you do have to give up your unlimited data in order to buy this phone, so there is no way to just buy the phone outright without affecting your current plan, if it’s an unlimited one.

    • DroidzFX

      Funny cause I just bought one off contract.

    • frustrated

      that is also what I was told.

    • Havrin

      Do it as a “pay full retail price upgrade”. I just bought one on my unlimited data plan and it kept it as is.

  • greenbacks

    Still the best looking phone ever I love my gnex and will not be swapping until I see a moto nexus maxx

  • br_hermon

    What impact does this have on people who may eventually have a defective phone, within their warranty and need to rely on it for a replacement? Will they still get a Certified Like New GNex as a replacement? or will all GNex stock be liquidated resulting in replacement by a “comparable” phone other than a Gnex?

  • steveliv

    it does appear that you could lose unlimited data buying the phone. you might need to plead your case via chat or in the store, since verizon said if you purchase a phone at full retail you can keep unlimited data.

  • steveliv

    i just tried to purchase online choosing month to month and it is forcing me to take all my current phones and tablets off unlimited and move to the share plan. can you just go into the store and buy the phone no strings attached? i’m not so sure.

    • enigmaco

      I just talked to a rep and it said that I would not lose unlimited data if I bought it. You might have to call in and complete it that way. It may not recognize it right through the website.

    • DroidzFX

      Just call in and order. The site is not made to accommodate unlimited data users.

    • jakemyster84

      I just purchased it online and it showed I was staying with Unlimited Data. Guess I will have to keep an eye on my bill to make sure they don’t change it on me.

      • KleenDroid

        They will change it on you and you will not get it back since it is no longer in their system to add back. Good luck, I hope you don’t get screwed.

  • steveliv

    Can you actually buy the phone by itself without a phone/data plan?

    • motta2003

      No…just chatted with support and it asks to modify your plan with the new shared data. Effin, Verizon…

  • Detonation

    Sigh, there goes the resale value of my Nexus…

    • KleenDroid

      No need to worry. They are going to screw all these people by moving them to tiers.

      You can sell your phone as an option to keep their unlimited. So it will be worth more.

  • ryanallaire

    How about buy one get one free?!?

  • kkloster

    This does seem to indicate that Verizon could be getting a version of the LG Nexus 4…

    doesn’t it?

    • Zach

      No, it doesn’t.

      • kkloster

        why not?

        • La2da

          It could or it couldn’t. Speculation either way.

          • kkloster

            i would consider “this seems to indicate…” to be an observation, and i think that a certain level of speculation is implied by saying “seems”. A reply of “No, it doesn’t” I would consider to be a definitive statement. I don’t know if Zach is speculating and passing it off as definitive, or if he knows something that I don’t know. I thought I would ask to see if he had any more information.

          • La2da

            I guess i should have replied to Zach. Your statement was obvious speculation. I just happen to think Zach’s comment was speculation as well, passed off as fact.

        • Lactose_the_Intolerant

          It could just mean they have a large inventory of nearly year old refurbished units sitting around and they want to clear some shelf space.

          • DroidzFX

            or they could be planning for Dec 21st. No use for phones post apocalypse

          • JoshGroff

            No use for money either.

          • DroidzFX

            They spend the money before hand.

          • JoshGroff


          • FknTwizted

            yes because zombies…. i can see it now people facebooking the end of times…. :”Hey check me out getting munched on by a zombie” or “hey check me out riding this awesome 300ft wave into brooklyn”

          • DroidzFX

            I would not doubt one bit of that happening.

  • Yourapussinreality

    Look at all you fools who keep calling the Nexus the best phone on VZW so u can justify your purchase. It is sad, incredibly pathetic and completely and unterly INCORRECT. If you like your phone, great, just enjoy it and STFU. When you starting going off at the mouth (or in this case, ur fingers) , u just make yourself look dumb. (Spelling and grammer police can shove their .02 directly up their anus as well.) 🙂

    • Buy This

      lol. unternly. The best part about people when they rant like this is they fail to refute, either completely or with any substance, the very thing they are ranting about. Plus, unternly.

      • enigmaco

        must be a iphone user lol

    • Grammar Police

      It’s “grammar” not “grammer”. Idiot.

  • T-DOH

    I just cracked my screen on my G-Nex this pass weekend while up on a roof clearing leaves…$163 to repair it from Samsung Support.

  • Buy This

    FWIW, The “certified like new” pre-owned I received really was like new. I have had zero issues and zero replacements since VZ replaced my Bionic with the G-nex. If you are into rooting and rom-ing, this is such a sweet deal and believe me, you will not feel compelled to upgrade anytime soon. I highly recommend the OEM extended battery, both out of necessity for normal use and it fits in most cases. I doubt I will leave this phone anytime soon (unless there are some new Nexus (read: Moto or Sammy) surprises

  • enob

    I think swappa crashed because of this. I can’t get to their site.

    • i think it’s because of the amazon outage… or did they fix that?

  • enigmaco

    This will make a great replacement for my droid 3, and it being a nexus it can updated (not through verizon of course) muhahahahahahaha

    • JoshGroff


  • jakemyster84

    Sure you had to post this, but I do go ahead and got the deal. The Thunderbolt I have is on its last life, and well I figure ICS will never come to that device anymore. They are only 2 months past of when they said it was getting it.

  • bye bye bionic with faulty data connection, hello nexus

    • Daniel Clifford

      But…..The new ICS update fixed this. Mine has not dropped once! Hold out for a couple days and see/save your money. Its like having a new phone!

      • epsalon135

        While I tried and tried to hold out.. At that price I just said buy buy to the Bionic. And hello to the Nexus. I have a stock Bionic and even though I know the ICS roll-out is happening. I just can’t wait.. See ya Moto!

    • I just installed CM10 on my bionic and it’s AMAZING! Amazingly stable, solid data, and insane battery life. Seriously look into it. Jelly bean is amazing on the bionic.

      • Gabriel Rodriguez

        If i may ask. what rom are you using on your phone?

    • Storm2Droid

      FIXED “Bye bye Bionic with faulty data connection, hello Nexus with faulty data connection”

  • T4rd

    I thought Verizon was charging $650 retail for the Gnex new? I thought that was funny when the GSM Gnex sold for $350 new from the Play Store. $230 pre-owned w/ a warranty is definitely a good deal though. It only sucks because it kills the re-sale of my Verizon Gnex =p.

  • Stephen


  • Not A Name

    This is my last phone on VZW and I am staying with VZW until my unlimited data is taken away from me… I might want a spare GNEX incase my current one breaks. Decisions Decisions.


    • FknTwizted

      worth is only a perception .. what one thing is worth to you isn’t necessarily worth more/less to someone else.. case in point just sold my razr for $400 =0) stay frosty my friend!

      • how did you manage that? the most i could get for ine was 270 and that was 6 months ago

  • sc0rch3d

    i can’t imagine swapping mine out for something else. this really is a complete phone.

    • jak_341

      It is THE iconic Android phone. Even almost a year later, this phone sits at the top of the pile.

      • blur

        The iconic Android phone is the original Droid by Motorola. No worthless basebands here.

        • KleenDroid

          I agree… and then Motorola threw it all away.

        • Mario Mendez

          The Droid 1 is complete crap nowadays

      • imns

        Perhaps the iconic nexus phone but not android. That title should always belong to the original Droid. Very few people I know think of their phones as “android” phone but rather “droids” even those on other carriers.

        • JoshGroff

          It hurts when people ask if the Nexus is a Droid. :/

      • Mario Mendez

        Galaxy Nexus FTW

  • Bionicman

    this is actually pretty cool except for the fact that my greedy ass would have probably preferred i priced higher so i could sell at a higher price when the new nexus came out 😛

  • AnotherAndroidKid

    If it were the GSM one, i’d jump at that price.

    My real fear is something happens to my VZ GNex and i can’t replace it with another one.

  • BrianLipp

    clearing stock for what? huh? huh? nah nvd, just wishful thinking. this is just normal stock clearing for a year old phone. one can wish though

  • And I just bought one used for $260, at least I got an extra battery and case :-[

    • duoexo

      Same here @ $200. Love the phone though.

    • capecodcarl

      Unfortunately you don’t have a warranty. :-/

  • teleclimber

    Brand new GNex is also $50 on contract, thanks to a online discount and a promo discount.

    • Guest

      Yeah thats listed b the story too

      • teleclimber

        No. The story speaks only of “PRE-OWNED” GNex. I am saying the “BRAND NEW” GNex is _also_ $50 on contract.

        • will bartlett

          quoting the story “For those of you that do want a two year agreement and tiered data, the price goes down to just $50.”

          • JoshGroff

            The story being about pre-owned G-Nex.

          • Yeah, but that statement refers to the CPO device with contract. @teleclimber:disqus is refering to a brand new one, not the CPO mentioned above.

  • The 16GB version is the same price on and off contract brand new… I wonder if they’ll be kicking that price down too…

  • Travis

    Sweet deal! The prices should drop even further on places like Swappa now.

    • JoshGroff

      Until Verizon runs out of stock. Supply and demand my dear friend. 😉

  • Damn you Verizon for lowering the Value of my phone when I sell it for the next Nexus!

    • Damn it, I was thinking the same thing

    • FknTwizted

      I’m hoping like hell that big red gets another nexus! Online chatter is not looking so hot for it to come true =0(

      • Only want it if it has a keyboard. As much as I’d kill for a device with an unlocked bootloader, I can’t live without a keyboard. So I’m stuck with Motorola.

        • paulmike3

          Said you and no one ever.

        • Abgar Musayelyan

          Don’t listen to the haters, you have the right to your opinion.
          As much as I love my gnex, I would love to own another phone with a keyboard.
          I hate losing all that screen real estate to a damn keyboard.

          • Thank you. He was pretty bitter in his response. Like I insulted his mother or something because I desire a keyboarded Nexus.

    • cynicist

      I can’t wait to dump Verizon for this…

  • kretz7

    When did Verizon get a Nexus?

    • fixxmyhead

      haha burn. the galaxy fakexus

  • Is this because the new Nexus is coming out soon and Verizon is getting it!!

    • C-Law

      I so wish this was the case!

  • Tiago

    Nexus 4/LG Nexus/Optimus Nexus = COMEEEEE!!!!! I CANT WAIT ANYMORE!

  • MikeCiggy

    That is a very SWEET deal. Even if the device is EOL it is definitely a great device that runs smooth. Just remember to pick up an extended battery on Amazon for $25 after that purchase. It’s needed.

    • JoshGroff

      It’s definitely useful, but I get through a day just fine with the stock battery. Then again I only use it as a phone and mp3 player.

      • Get a feature phone.

        • JoshGroff

          They’re too slow, and I do occasionally browse the web (read watch youtube.)

    • EOL? This device has plenty of life, Google will continue to update for at least a year I say. They still currently updating the Nexus S.

      • MikeCiggy

        EOL is not my decision… Lol its the carriers killing off older devices. It’s already been deemed EOL by some carrier’s

        • Some carriers saying the Galaxy Nexus is EOL? Blah. Well at least you know Google will continue updating it.