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Nexus 4 on Sale Now! (Updated: Sold Out…or Not)

LG Nexus 4 Review

If you missed the first batch of Nexus 4 devices that went on sale a couple of weeks back, now is your chance to try to snag one before they are all gone, again. The device is available in Google Play for $299 (8GB) and $349 (16GB), so quickly, hit up the link below.

Update:  Gone in seconds. Process filled with errors and checkout failures. What a mess.

Update 2:  Google has added a notice at the top of the Play store page, assuring us that the Nexus 4 is not sold out. They are simply experiencing a spike in traffic and cannot keep up.

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  • Whenever you PROCEED you just get Oops, we had trouble processing your request. We’re working on fixing the issue. Please try again later. or the High Demand error

  • Coachsage

    I had it in my card twice, both times when I hit “Proceed” to checkout, got the infamous “Ooops, something went wrong” line.

  • Bar81

    btw, if you get the high demand, just refresh and click proceed; rinse and repeat until it goes through.

    Sucks that there are no bumpers though.

  • horrible… kept trying to add a phone to cart, which worked maybe 5x out of 50! But each time would error when trying to checkout. Come on, google, Amazon knows how to handle this type of limited stock transaction (like Lightning Deals) – just sell the Nexus 4 through them!

  • Teng Taing

    got as close to adding in my cart but wouldnt proceed.

  • mike

    I saw 10 minutes. Sale opened up at 255pm on my clock, and was out by 305pm

  • eastbaycali


  • Bar81

    Got in right away but couldn’t process for about four minutes due to “high demand”. Don’t know what you guys are seeing but I still see that both models can be added to the cart.

  • jerflash

    i was not going to buy it…i just wanted to see if they still had stock problems and they do! I love the idea of a cheap phone straight from google but i think i am just going to get the GS4 when it drops next year…love my verizon unlimited 4glte and still loving my galaxy nexus

  • This is ridiculous..

  • Shadow808

    Hope someone got thru. I was able to add to cart but then it told me “Due to high demand, we cannot process your order, try again later”. Sucks!

  • And it is back, but im having trouble completing checkout, only one in my cart

  • Daniel Clifford

    I’m still seeing them available….and can add to my cart.

    • Daniel Clifford

      I lied! Whoops

    • cabnt check out though

  • nitsp

    Due to high demand, your order could not be processed..

  • ddevito

    Apparently brick-and-mortar retail is hard.

  • Patrick Hollenbeck

    Just got 2! Wew!

  • nitsp

    What the heck… would let me add to the cart… and then can’t proceed….

  • Scott Breitbach

    Just keep clicking between the 8gb and 16gb. They seem to change from SOLD OUT to SHIPS SOON at random. Probably server issues; just keep trying!

  • moelsen8

    kellex – it’s not sold out. the status is bouncing back and forth, keep refreshing. i was able to get another in my cart in the last minute or so.

  • Shaunwin

    Sold out?! What do they sell 100 at a time. Google get your act together!!!

  • Radgatt

    Another example of how supply is not meeting with demand.

  • Sai

    Is it me or does apple not seem to have these same kinds of stock problems…

    • Is it me or has apple been doing this for years?

      • Sai

        I agree with that sentiment as well. Still, it is somewhat embarassing that Google, a company that I think is of comparable size and resources to Apple, is unable to accomplish the same by learning from Apple’s success in retail.
        I’m mainly just frustrated with how poorly handled sales of the Nexus 4 have been. It’s starting to get to the point where I’m losing interest in getting it because of the difficulty of trying to get one. It’s even worse than trying to get San Diego Comic Con badges.

        • How are they supposed to know how many people will be wanting this phone?

          It’s a totally different case with this particular phone compared to any other. (Unlocked and so cheap).

          I’m giving them the benefit of the doubt on the Nexus 4, and I would expect the next Nexus to be handled much better.

          • Sai

            I understand that for the first time around when they sold out of the 16GB model within minutes. This time around, though, I would think they’d understand the amount of demand for the phone given all the complaints of server issues from last time and how quickly they sold out then. Not to mention the fact that last time they even oversold the device.
            What I wish they would’ve done was open up sales as a ‘2nd batch’ preorder in a sense where they let you put your reservation in for a device and a hold on your credit card. Once the preorder period is over, then they just put in their order to the factories so they can fullfill them.

          • James

            They pay people a lot of money to know this and get it right…. which tells me there might be a purpose behind it.

          • I’m sure they do, however, there’s still a lot of grey area. Look at the Nexus One. They tried to sell online before the play store and it failed miserably, which was probably due to 0 brand recognition because no one had a Nexus at that point, obviously. The US G-Nex was a Verizon only deal for a little while so it didn’t sell well via the play store in the US. Their background in retail handset sales is still relative limited.

        • Stevedub40

          I think they extremely under estimated the popularity of this device. See, apple knows that their zombies are going to purchase the phone every year, so they have a pretty good idea on what they need to stock. With a new Nexus device, especially one of this caliber, I can’t imagine trying to predict what sort of stock you would need or how well it will be accepted. Remember, the Gnex did not sell very well ( I do own one currently), so I think they just simply were not expected this sort of attention. If this becomes a more annual occurrence, I think they will be better suited next year.

        • Well this is the first Nexus phone to have such a huge demand. They we’re nor prepared for it. Yes they should but I don’t think they have enough supply for the demand. I have a feeling LG has alot to do with this since they are not a HUGE mobile market player yet. Im waiting to get mine until i sell my macbook pro. If anyone wants to buy a macbook message me on twitter. 😉 @fr8cture

  • Derek Haneman

    As far as I can tell it was up for less than 30 seconds

  • That sold out in under 20 seconds….

  • Sir Robin

    Shows that its sold out already… Womp womp

  • nits

    hopeless google.. can’t event order phone

  • I can’t seem to

  • QuadNexus

    tmobiles etf is $200 uhhhh hmm

  • YankInDaSouth

    This is a complete cluster F!! Had the damn thing in my cart and could not proceed with the checkout … refreshed paged and BAM! All gone again! WTF, they get 10 back in stock!!! x-(

    • capecodcarl

      Google’s shopping cart application must emulate Black Friday shopping. One minute you have something in your cart, the next minute someone snatches it from your cart as you’re going to check out. I suppose it is fate telling me to save my money and be happy with my Rezound.

      • YankInDaSouth


  • Update: Already sold out. Glad I got mine on the first round. xD

  • Droidzilla

    Sheesh. Blink and you miss it.

  • Sai

    Not even 3 Minutes…I was refreshing since 11:59 and got it in the cart and it errored out at 12:01….

  • moelsen8

    they’re both bouncing back and forth between in-stock and out. and i love the “Ships Soon.. in 4-5 weeks” haha

  • RicoDelicioso

    It took all of 3 minutes to sell out. Google doesn’t want me to get this phone, I suppose.

  • FrankBoston

    Does it really say ‘Add to cart – ships in 4-5 weeks’!! LMAO!!!!

    • moelsen8

      actually it was “Ships Soon – ships in 4-5 weeks” hahaha

  • Looks like they (Google) are having the same issues as last time. Long load times and quantity issues. Both models, 8 & 16gb are showing “In Stock” then “Sold Out” upon refresh. I’ve already got mine, I was just looking to order a second. Guess I’ll wait, lol. Have fun! 🙂

  • lol…

  • That was fast…

  • Chris

    No thank you. Played w/ the Note2 a few hours ago. Wowza!

    • same here, get my note thursday

    • Love my note 2, have had it for about a month now. No regrets on my purchase!

    • hfoster52


    • polioman

      I don’t know how you people can stand being on Verizon. Their rates and policies aren’t worth LTE. I’m going to T-Mobile for this thing.

  • jerflash

    server error instantly LOL…google cant get this phone right or this launch right

  • already went from live to sold out for me (USA, only tried the 16GB)

  • Google, why have you foresaken us?

    Sincerely, Canada

    • TheCheapGamer

      They don’t want you using LTE!

      • I promise I won’t! *crosses fingers*

  • cgalyon

    Wow, 3 minutes? That’s impressive! Either there’s a short supply, or this is one very popular (and thus well-supported) phone!

    • GreenLime

      I would love to see some sales numbers..

    • Ibrick

      Or everyone who purchased one on launch day are purchasing their second due to looking at the glass back wrong.

  • Rob Miller

    Love the message I got: Nexus 4 (8GB)
    Ships When Available

    • JoshGroff

      I would hope it doesn’t ship when unavailable.

  • TheDrunkenClam

    For the love of God where can I get that wallpaper?

    • hahaha tersus icon pack, comes with it

    • its one of the wallpapers bundled in the “tersus” icon pack from the play store. great icon pack, horrible wallpapers…but if you like it, that is how to get it. If you dont want to pay for it, i can pull the wallpaper for you and mail it to you or something. just hit me up on twitter. will take me like 2 minutes.

  • That was a bigger fail then last time…

  • Zach

    not so fast

  • gallyjh

    Already sold out in like < 1 min

    • Nah, it just wasn’t live yet. Go now!

      Edit: Never mind. Gone now.

      • kretz7

        kept clicking back and forth between 8 and 16. Saw the 8 was available, clicked on 16 – nope, clicked back on 8 – sold out again…wow

      • gallyjh

        I’m still trying. It’ll let me add to the cart, but as soon as i try to pay, it disappears.

        • gallyjh

          Wow and it looks like it went through now… I just kept clicking continue.

          • gallyjh

            So I got a google receipt which is good, but something tells me I’ll be receiving a cancellation notice at any point now.

  • Aaaaaand it’s gone.

  • moelsen8

    come on! ….. no bumpers!!!??? damnit