Best way to acquire a Nexus

Discussion in 'Samsung Galaxy Nexus' started by addisontodd, Sep 9, 2012.

  1. addisontodd

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    Hey everyone. As you can see from my sig, at the moment I'm rocking a Droid Charge. Not a bad phone at all and a stellar dev community to boot. However, given the SIII's popularity; I figure now might be the time to score a nexus and get some hands on with ics and basically just ROM the crap out of it. ;)

    I've been watching Craigslist some, but is that reliable? I know people SAY that an esn is clean but how can I verify that? If I'm looking at a Nexus, can I just swap my LTE sim and verify it immediately, or do I have to call, etc? I would do eBay but I hate the whole bidding process and the Buy it Now on most of them is more than I want to spend.

    Whatcha all think?

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    i would go for an A+ power seller on ebay.
     
  3. addisontodd

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    +1 for username and advice. ;)

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    I third this. You get what you pay for.

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  5. dezymond

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    Another good online site to get a Nexus is Swappa.
     
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    Walmart has them for .97 cents just waiting for my local Walmart to get them back in stock to do my upgrade.
     
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    That is the price for when you sign up for a new contract. OP wants to buy it from a 3rd party so an upgrade isn't used.
     
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    Craigslist can be reliable sometimes...but i agree with the Ebay power seller and Swappa is decent too
     
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    Also ur sim from ur charge won't work as the nexus is a micro sim

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    Craiglist only one way to go. Meet them inside a Verizon store, the seller that is, and have the esn checked. Verizon will do it for free. So have it checked, pay him and put it on your line.
     
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    but then you can run into probs that can only be found after playing with the phone for a while (and you're out your money). at least on ebay, you can go with an A+ seller with a return policy.
     
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    Never been an issue for me. If it calls and speakers work during the call and it texts that's all that matters. Remember your still buying a used device. Plus most issue's with software can be fixed by a factory reset or reflashing it too stock. Also this is a way to get it right now. EBay there is a waiting period.
     
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