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Old 13-11-2012, 08:29
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Just received an email from Google with my order confirmation

.... followed up immediately with one saying it had been cancelled!

Great work Google!!!


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Old 13-11-2012, 08:39
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I am more gobsmaked people are gobsmacked it has sold out, what were you all expecting lol
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Old 13-11-2012, 08:39
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Bit off topic i know,

But have you guys seen the Huawei Honor 2
http://www.comparephonesandtablets.c...-nexus-4-e960/

Yes it's not a nexus device or got Jellybean (has ICS) but it seems a good phone for the conversion price (220). Although it'll probably be around 300 if it does launch in the UK. Still, good price for a phone with a removable battery and SD card support.

On Topic- Not sure why anyone would be surprised it's sold out. It's great value.
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Old 13-11-2012, 08:41
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they totally underestimated demand...


or didn't make enough.


either way - could be a while before more ship in from LG.

Not Good enough Google.


From all the hype and "notify me's" you would think they would have enough. OR is this a marketing stunt ?
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Old 13-11-2012, 08:45
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I am more gobsmaked people are gobsmacked it has sold out, what were you all expecting lol
Great comment! I am not gobsmacked about the fact it has sold out, but after not even an hour.
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Old 13-11-2012, 08:58
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I tried for an hour, got millions of server errors etc etc. When I finally bought an 8gb, google declinded my card despite it having more than enough money on it, and then cancelled my order minutes later while trying another card.

When you release a phone like this at 239/279gbp, surely you must realise there is going to be a massive demand and have enough stock / a system in place to deal with it? Move the release date back a couple of weeks if it's a case of making more phones...
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Old 13-11-2012, 09:01
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I tried for an hour, got millions of server errors etc etc. When I finally bought an 8gb, google declinded my card despite it having more than enough money on it, and then cancelled my order minutes later while trying another card.

When you release a phone like this at 239/279gbp, surely you must realise there is going to be a massive demand and have enough stock / a system in place to deal with it? Move the release date back a couple of weeks if it's a case of making more phones...
I just hope all the system errors weren't counting down stock numbers too. Sold out may not be the case.

Your right however, they have totally underestimated the number by the looks of it. If it is that popular it could be weeks.
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Old 13-11-2012, 09:11
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Well, seeing as I accuse Apple of the same, I suppose I should say that maybe Google intended to set it to 'sold out' regardless of how many it shifted; all helps add to the hype and desirability. Not really their style though.
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Old 13-11-2012, 09:34
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Keep my HTC One X locked to Tmobile, or sell it in place of a Nexus 4?

Your views please!
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Old 13-11-2012, 09:36
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Noooooooo! It just said add to cart again, just to be followed by an "oops" message
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Old 13-11-2012, 11:36
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I didn't manage to get or either, tried for about half an hour this morning.

Kept getting so far then would get an error... Kind of annoying you can't even order one, you have to wait and do the same nonsense when the next batch comes in.
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Old 13-11-2012, 13:10
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Hopefully there will be stock in 2 weeks or so when I order.
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Old 13-11-2012, 13:26
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Keep my HTC One X locked to Tmobile, or sell it in place of a Nexus 4?

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Keep the one X
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Old 13-11-2012, 13:38
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The same thing happened with the Nexus 7 and they were delivering pre-orders 2 weeks late because of all the demand, so I'm not that surprised it has happened again. I can't even add the Nexus 4 to a cart any way, it just says "coming soon"....

Hopefully they get it sorted by next week as I'm planning to get mine then. I feel like I'm trapped in 2003 mobile phone wise at the moment...
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Old 13-11-2012, 13:40
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I am more gobsmaked people are gobsmacked it has sold out, what were you all expecting lol
It's very clever marketing by Google. Only release a small number of handsets that they knew would sell out in no time at all. Result: news stories about how they are selling out so quickly. It's the same reason that Apple like the media reporting on the fools who sleep outside their stores overnight. It all adds to the perception that it's a highly desirable device.
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Old 13-11-2012, 13:57
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My 16 gig model is advertised on Ebay for 399 buy it now if any body wants to have the latest and greates Nexus.
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Old 13-11-2012, 13:58
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Only joking. But I bet some are.
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Old 13-11-2012, 14:02
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My 16 gig model is advertised on Ebay for 399 buy it now if any body wants to have the latest and greates Nexus.
Only joking. But I bet some are.
Glad you made it clear you were kidding... was half expecting to scroll down to a torrent of abuse flowing your way!
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Old 13-11-2012, 14:08
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The same thing happened with the Nexus 7 and they were delivering pre-orders 2 weeks late because of all the demand, so I'm not that surprised it has happened again. I can't even add the Nexus 4 to a cart any way, it just says "coming soon"....

Hopefully they get it sorted by next week as I'm planning to get mine then. I feel like I'm trapped in 2003 mobile phone wise at the moment...
I wouldn't mind being on a 2 week waiting list but you can't even put your order in.
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Old 13-11-2012, 14:20
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I wouldn't mind being on a 2 week waiting list but you can't even put your order in.
I suppose they don't want orders to mount up and claim all the stock at once so they've temporarily stopped all orders. It's a bit silly of Google not to have learned their lesson after the Nexus 7 launch. When you are selling devices at that price point there was always going to be massive demand.

A 2 week wait is annoyingly long imo, they should try and get this new stock in as quickly as possible...
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Old 13-11-2012, 14:26
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I suppose they don't want orders to mount up and claim all the stock at once so they've temporarily stopped all orders. It's a bit silly of Google not to have learned their lesson after the Nexus 7 launch. When you are selling devices at that price point there was always going to be massive demand.

A 2 week wait is annoyingly long imo, they should try and get this new stock in as quickly as possible...
Yeah it is annoying, guess I will be stuck with my iPhone for a little longer.
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Old 13-11-2012, 14:32
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It's even more annoying as I want to sell my S2 to Mazuma, already got the envelope. God knows how long I will have to wait now for the Nexus 4 and the price for the S2 might go down even more.
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Old 13-11-2012, 14:33
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Yeah it is annoying, guess I will be stuck with my iPhone for a little longer.
You don't know how lucky you are...I'm stuck with this...
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Old 13-11-2012, 14:35
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I am tempted to sell my S3 and get the Nexus 4. Been onto one of the 'buy your phone' sites...can get upto 259 for my S3. Thats only 20 shy of the N4 price. Whilst 259 isnt a great price, it will feel like a swap for an N4.

One good thing with having to wait a couple of weeks, is that you can read the reviews, and hopefully have a play with one, before you finally commit to buying.
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Old 13-11-2012, 14:40
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I was just about to say the same, now I will be waiting for people's reviews. Still annoyed though as I was hoping of getting rid of my S2 and it's constant freezing this week.
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