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Verizon's Galaxy Nexus ends up in 2 lucky shoppers hands.

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    Well to add insult to injury this little bit of news will ruffle more than a few feathers. Turns out a couple people have already secured Verizon's Galaxy Nexus at Best Buy. Why is this bad news? Because don't count on going into a a Best Buy and snatching one up for yourself. Notice the SKU #, all 9's mean the SKU was entered manually so somebody is in a lot of trouble.

    There are a few more pics w/ evidence over at Android Police. This launch has been nothing short of wacky.


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    And so it begins...
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    I'm now debating calling every store that will be selling these within a 20 mile radius.
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    Look at the top of the receipt.
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    Heh yeah right after I posted I realized that :p
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    argh, i was at best buy this morning but was in a rush and the BBM area had a bunch of people so I didn't bother trying
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    My Best Buy swore on a Sunday release yesterday so I drove in just to check, of course they didn't sell me one but I was trying to get lucky just like these people did :)
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    Gonna be alot of angry Best Buy managers.....
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    i hope this selling forces others to sell it too, that'll be nice
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    Eh, those managers will get over it. I'm going in tomorrow so hopefully I can get a peak at one while I'm working.
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    ...we know Verizon put their backup services on there now
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    :blink:.....................at the expense of 2 now ex-employees
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    More than that. I remember Microsoft actually shut down some small retailers in France when a couple people were sold Halo Reach before it came out. This is seriously a fire-able offense. Just recently someone I work with was fired over Rise of the Planet of the Apes, like always they have to manually enter the SKU, in order to do that you have to use a unique ID to log in to a RMU (what we scan merchandise with). Our manager flipped out because although it was one DVD, in this day and age anyone can pirate and they have to look at it like this person might pirate the movie for thousands if not millions of people.
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    I would be surprised if they fired an employee that went the extra mile trying to help a customer. I would stand by that individual all day long.
    If anyone should get a good rogering, it's the upper management at VZ holding this up.

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    Maybe if their store manager was really strict but I doubt they would be fired.
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    Wouldn't be a bit surprised if VZW somehow disables all of the GNs that were sold early.

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    Sure way to tick off a customer. lol
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    I don't know. This is the fourth phone that we know of being sold despite Verizon telling them not to. They kind of have to make an example out of someone or people are going to sell them like they are on sale. I can't imagine how many times an employee has to say no to a customer regarding this phone.
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