Anyone waiting for a better deal on the Nexus?

Discussion in 'Samsung Galaxy Nexus' started by ice456789, Dec 6, 2011.

  1. ice456789

    ice456789 Member

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    This is the 2nd time I've gone through this phone hype in 4 months. When the Bionic came out, I was actually travelling and couldn't buy one until the next week. The good news was that there were WAY better deals than what Verizon was offering at their corp stores by then. Costco had it at almost full price but threw in a ton of really good accessories, and Radio Shack sold it for $100 off. Not to mention anyone signing up for new service could get it dirt cheap online. I bought from the shack (and returned it 13 days later). Back to rockin my D1.

    So is anyone here going to wait just a couple days to see if a reseller sweetens the deal? If Costco doesn't have it on the 9th, I'm sure they'll have it on Monday probably with the same kind of deal they had with the Bionic. Would it be worth a 3 day wait if you get the car dock, spare battery + charging dock, and case all for the same price???
     
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    I wish I could, but my OG Droid is on its last legs and I can't deal with 5-10+ crashes PER DAY and the five-times-a-day charging anymore... If it just straight-up dies, I'm SOL when it comes to a lot of data that I don't wanna risk.

    So as much as I HATE HATE HATE the idea of paying $300 for a phone, I see it as: this is the only phone currently on the market that I can REALISTICALLY see actually lasting for another 20 months without become truly awful and behind-the-times. It's a Nexus, and I have friends who still have the OG Nexus and their phones run GREAT.

    The first-to-be-updated, the what-should-be easily-overclocked chip (a 1.5ghz chip down-clocked to 1.2ghz... easy to get it back up to 1.5ghz with 99.999% safety, can probably push it to over 2.0ghz with no problem), the HUGE screen with full 720p resolution (who cares if it's PenTile? over 310ppi, y'all!!!), and what looks to be a very sturdy design. Not to mention it should keep up speed-wise with any and all 4G phones in the next 16-18mo, and even if others surpass it, the phone still has WiFi "N"...

    However, for a phone to surpass it in 4G speeds means that the network itself would have to be HUGELY improved, and that's not gonna happen in the next year and a half, at least not so much that a mid-2012 phone is much faster, if at all, over 4G LTE...

    Just my opinion, thanks for reading :)
     
  3. alboboy10

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    Im going to wait a little. Dont wanna rush it.
     
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    I'm trying to get it day 1, but if a really good deal pops up shortly after, I wouldn't mind returning and getting the deal. I also have the verizon wireless living social voucher

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    ill be getting it either friday or over the weekend. im on my parents family plan and they're leaving for a 12 day cruise monday so its either get it now or wait 2 weeks and deal with my droid killing me on slowly
     
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    I'm torn, want a good deal but not sure how long I can wait.

    Although I do have my OG running smooth... just want one tho

    Sent from my Droid using DroidForums
     
  7. dezymond

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    Waited long enough. Verizon first thing in the morning for me.:D
     
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    Kinda gotta agree with majority OG owners.. my wireless chip appears to flake out after a few days (maybe 1-2 weeks) and flashing a new ROM - or reflashing the same, seems to temporarily fix it. Also, tonight I had to reboot twice within a few hrs to get ANY signal at all. :-( ... my OG is not making life easy on me lol. I'm getting the GNex first thing in the AM.

    Tapp'd via OG Droid on life support...
     
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    talked to 2 radioshacks today and they said that if they are able to sell this nexus, which most haven't even heard of ( :blink:), they sell all carrier phones less than the actual stores do. Between Costco, Best Buy, and Radio Shack...i gotta wait it out even though my OG is on it's last legs as well..

    Think they'll get to all the channels (BB, Costco, etc...) relatively soon after the 9th?
     
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    Waiting for the deals to come along. I'm still using an OG Droid on its last leg as well but it's hard to justify spending almost $400 on phone + accessories when in a month or so I might spend almost half of that. I can put up with the inconveniences just a little while longer.
     
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    Same here, cash in hand :)

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    Its only money..