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    News - Google Nexus 4 smartphone UK stock sold out in 30 minutes

    No Nexus 10s or Nexus 7s with cellular data left either.
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    Re: News - Google Nexus 4 smartphone UK stock sold out in 30 minutes

    I found the 16GB model sold out first. And like a lot of folk, I got the e-mail notifying me they were in stock after they had all been sold. lol - not.
    Still, nice PR for google - can't wait for next round of frenzied google shambles (which i'll be a part of).

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    Re: News - Google Nexus 4 smartphone UK stock sold out in 30 minutes

    Woke up at 8.30 and by then the 16gb are already out of stock whereas the 8gb was still available.

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    Re: News - Google Nexus 4 smartphone UK stock sold out in 30 minutes

    Yeah missed it too - I don't really need one but I sorta kinda maybe thought about it..
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    Re: News - Google Nexus 4 smartphone UK stock sold out in 30 minutes

    yeah, the price is just so damned low.

    I wonder if so not to upset the OEMs too much, google are limiting the supply of these devices?
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    Re: News - Google Nexus 4 smartphone UK stock sold out in 30 minutes

    Quote Originally Posted by TheAnimus View Post
    yeah, the price is just so damned low.

    I wonder if so not to upset the OEMs too much, google are limiting the supply of these devices?
    I doubt it - but they probably didn't anticipate demand (and that's always difficult) well enough. I suppose the pricing is pretty unique this time though..
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    Re: News - Google Nexus 4 smartphone UK stock sold out in 30 minutes

    I bet mobile phone operators who are selling them at twice the price have plenty in stock. I reckon this is where most of the stock is. LG have shipped them at twice the price as Google.

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    Re: News - Google Nexus 4 smartphone UK stock sold out in 30 minutes

    This "sold out" thing just hacks me off, I hate the way they so obviously do it to wind up some free hype.

    Begin rant mode:

    I don't care about waiting, I'm not thick so I understand it's been popular and manufacturing capacity is limited and that I'm not quick off the mark so it's partly my fault (I was on the tube underground at the time of the sell-out). What is really annoying is that I don't want to have to keep "checking back soon" just accept my fricking order then ship it to me when I reach the front of the queue like every other s*dding retailer!

    You'd think Google would want the orders placed so they had some idea of the numbers they need to get manufactured and shipped... you'd think they'd be booking sales - people are less likely to get something else if an order is placed surely.

    Stupid bloomin' Google - index this: *finger*
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    Re: News - Google Nexus 4 smartphone UK stock sold out in 30 minutes

    Quote Originally Posted by dangel View Post
    I doubt it - but they probably didn't anticipate demand (and that's always difficult) well enough. I suppose the pricing is pretty unique this time though..
    The cynic in me suspects that this is a strategic "sold out" à la Apple just to drum up more demand. Monkey see, monkey do. I shall wait until this and the N7 3G hits the shops before rushing in.

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    Re: News - Google Nexus 4 smartphone UK stock sold out in 30 minutes

    Whether Google's being evil or just a bit dippy, I hope they have their stuff sorted out by xmas. I was looking forward to buying an N10 for xmas and replacing my Note 1 asap, in fact I was going to sell it on the 13th but I went at a leisurely pace so they'd sold out before I'd finished breakfast

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    Re: News - Google Nexus 4 smartphone UK stock sold out in 30 minutes

    Could be that LG have limited Google's supply of them so that people go and get them on contract or from CPW, at their RRP, not Google's...

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    Re: News - Google Nexus 4 smartphone UK stock sold out in 30 minutes

    Seriously people. Use your old phone for a couple of weeks more - it won't kill you. The buying frenzy hysteria about some of these new devices is mind-boggling.

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    Re: News - Google Nexus 4 smartphone UK stock sold out in 30 minutes

    Quote Originally Posted by wasabi View Post
    Seriously people. Use your old phone for a couple of weeks more - it won't kill you. The buying frenzy hysteria about some of these new devices is mind-boggling.
    This!

    I was going to buy either a Nexus 4 or a Lumia 920 but then I thought "you know what, I don't need one - there's nothing wrong with my HTC Sensation". So I'm not going to buy one, and boy does that feel good
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    Re: News - Google Nexus 4 smartphone UK stock sold out in 30 minutes

    I did a factory reset today on my Sensation - tadah - it's like having a new phone. Particularly having to set up all your apps again... I am tempted by an N4, but I can wait...

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    Re: News - Google Nexus 4 smartphone UK stock sold out in 30 minutes

    Quote Originally Posted by wasabi View Post
    Seriously people. Use your old phone for a couple of weeks more - it won't kill you. The buying frenzy hysteria about some of these new devices is mind-boggling.
    Oh we know But don't ruin our fun..
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    Re: News - Google Nexus 4 smartphone UK stock sold out in 30 minutes

    Quote Originally Posted by wasabi View Post
    The buying frenzy hysteria about some of these new devices is mind-boggling.
    As I was growing up my dad used to say that the crazed look I got in my eye when a new console was launched was worse than that of people shivering in an opium fuelled drug den.

    Still don't know how he has seen the latter :\
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    And by trying to force me to like small pants, they've alienated me.

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