[Rumor] VZW Galaxy Nexus On Sale at WalMart for Less Than a Buck! $.97 On Contract

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    Here's a sweet deal on the Verizon Galaxy Nexus, although we haven't confirmed whether it is a regional thing or not. The above pic was snapped at a WalMart by a Reddit user. As you can see, "Wally-World" is selling the VZW G-Nex for only 97 cents on a new contract. WalMart's online price does not reflect this, which is why we aren't clear if this is something going on in specific regions of the country.

    As an added bonus, don't forget that the Verizon G-Nex was just updated to Jelly Bean recently, which makes this deal all the more enticing.

    Source: Phandroid
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    when they can sell a so called $700 phone for .97 you know the plans are way overpriced especially for someone who pay full retail or from an individual and continues to pay same as someone who got it at subsidized price.
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    So Verizon doesn't discount plan pricing when you buy a phone outright?
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    Haha nope they get paid either way.

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    I still don't get why the NEXUS is over 700 without contract. The GSM version is only 399
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    Because Big Red likes to make it look like they are giving you a $700 discount. Supposed to make the $2400 screw job over the next two years feel less painful.
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    This is just my own speculation but the reason is probably because Verizon is a bit too greedy. Just a thought. ;)
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    I wish verizon would match these prices. I'd be all over this in a heartbeat. I also wish these verizon retailers would honor early upgrades. Is there a way to get amazon or wal mart to honor my early upgrade I was offered or to get verizon to match prices?
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    You forgot to add "with a rusted sawblade."

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    Lol

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    I guess carriers are just like that. Even Sprints GNEX is over $500 without a contact.

    I should correct myself though. I got that $700 price from NewEgg, but checking verizon.com it seems like Verizon sells it for around $650.

    Still, I cannot WAIT for unlocked LTE phones that will work on Verizon. Just swap the SIM and be good to go.
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    Man, whenever I see my phone being sold for so little it gives me the urge to buy a newer phone. :mad:
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    Dont fret, we have the only pure aosp on the market. That wont change no matter the price!
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    So the subsidized pricing goes down, but retail stays the same...
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    I know. I HATE this. Right up until the phone gets discontinued, the "retail" prices never change!
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    That pisses me off the most. "Retail" is completely stagnant and then all of a sudden the phones are not able to be purchased. Makes you wonder where all of those phones go...
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    It's kind of like the department store that marks a product at $100, so they can offer it for sale at 50% off and sell it for $50 - which is what the price REALLY should be along.

    Verizon (and others) like to show you that they're giving you a $400 discount when they sell you that $600 phone for $199. And when the subsidized price drops to $99 they want you to think they're saving you $500 now, which they couldn't do if they also dropped the retail price by $100.

    It's such a stupid game. And, since Verizon doesn't really want you to buy a non-subsidized phone and keep your unlimited data plan, I don't see the game changing any time soon.
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