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    Default This is why Google should limit orders to 1 per shipping address during the initial release window

    Crap like this pisses me off and I bet more than half of the initial sales were to assholes like this.

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    Default Re: This is why Google should limit orders to 1 per shipping address during the initial release wind

    It has a new innovative 8GB camera and remote charging. How cool!
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    Default Re: This is why Google should limit orders to 1 per shipping address during the initial release wind

    At least he's honest that he's gouging you for the opportunity to "show it off at Thanksgiving."

    Also, for all we know, this is the only one he ordered and he changed his mind after getting it.
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    That was a brilliant idea by those that bought them to flip them for profit. Hell, I'd have bought 10, sold 'em all and bought my own N4 in a couple weeks when they were restocked.

    Those "assholes" wouldn't get away with a plan like that if there weren't idiots creating the demand.

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    Default Re: This is why Google should limit orders to 1 per shipping address during the initial release wind

    I'm seeing $100 premiums being added at least on forums I frequent, of people OFFERING to buy. Not selling.

    This is crazy.
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    Default Re: This is why Google should limit orders to 1 per shipping address during the initial release wind

    Quote Originally Posted by squadz View Post
    I'm seeing $100 premiums being added at least on forums I frequent, of people OFFERING to buy. Not selling.

    This is crazy.
    People need the latest shiny. Either that, or they were dumb and sold their old phone too soon.
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    Default Re: This is why Google should limit orders to 1 per shipping address during the initial release wind

    Supply and demand.

    Seriously. Get. Over. It.
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    Never gonna change. This happens with everything nowadays b/c people want the latest and they want it NOWWWW (said in Veruca Salt tone of voice).

    Honestly, who cares? Just enjoy the phone you currently have a little longer.

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    Default Re: This is why Google should limit orders to 1 per shipping address during the initial release wind

    Quote Originally Posted by Pre-dawn raid View Post
    Never gonna change. This happens with everything nowadays b/c people want the latest and they want it NOWWWW (said in Veruca Salt tone of voice).

    Honestly, who cares? Just enjoy the phone you currently have a little longer.

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    Default Re: This is why Google should limit orders to 1 per shipping address during the initial release wind

    Supply < Demand, I see this concept is lost on some people.
    Google it.
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    Default Re: This is why Google should limit orders to 1 per shipping address during the initial release wind

    Enjoy being "phoneless" a little longer?
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    Default Re: This is why Google should limit orders to 1 per shipping address during the initial release wind

    That's not a perfect system. I'm buying one for my girlfriend, and my dad is buying one (he's leaving Sprint). We have separate Google accounts. Imagine what the system would do under your scenario. There's only one real way to do it right: have a ton of inventory ready.
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    Default Re: This is why Google should limit orders to 1 per shipping address during the initial release...

    Quote Originally Posted by MonsieurJohnny View Post
    I don't have a phone I sold it.
    Sorry, but lesson learned, then. Don't sell what you've got until you know the replacement is working. At least not for something you care about.



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    Quote Originally Posted by natehoy View Post
    Sorry, but lesson learned, then. Don't sell what you've got until you know the replacement is working. At least not for something you care about.



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    Sorry but no lesson was learned so stop talking. I never complained, nor is it that big of a deal. Also look up proper usage of commas.
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    Default Re: This is why Google should limit orders to 1 per shipping address during the initial release...

    Quote Originally Posted by DNicolasL View Post
    That's not a perfect system. I'm buying one for my girlfriend, and my dad is buying one (he's leaving Sprint). We have separate Google accounts. Imagine what the system would do under your scenario. There's only one real way to do it right: have a ton of inventory ready.
    Agreed. And, of course, the problem has been that nexus has, until recently, been a niche product. Even Apple, who is very used to having a product with high initial demand, has shortages at the beginning of each launch, long lines of people at the stores, people trading large amounts of money or even organs for them, etc.

    Google was building out the Nexus 4 long before the N7 shortages, and is a small-scale customer of LG. And the N7 launch could have been a fluke. 7 inch high-spec tablets for two hundred clams were revolutionary. So ordering increases in manufacturing and risking excess inventory of a product with razor-thin margins, even if it was possible, is not entirely advisable.

    Judge Google for what they knew before launch... A release of the latest in a long line of niche product, salivated over by a small community of enthusiasts as usual, ignored by most pundits because it lacks LTE and other features any marketer would consider necessary for mobile phone success in 2012.

    Had Google responded and stopped the release to build out sufficient inventory, no one would have one right now, and they wouldn't have the first batch in people's hands getting the feedback they need to detect manufacturing defects that can only really be seen in a large scale (eg. The screen lift on my Nexus 7). And we'd all be clamoring about the massive fail of the delayed launch.

    Launching a high demand product with plenty of experience and warning is quite hard. Launching one you didn't think would be high demand is harder. Launching a high demand product you didn't know would be high demand and having no prior experience with high demand product? I'm amazed product is shipping.

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    Default Re: This is why Google should limit orders to 1 per shipping address during the initial release...

    You didn't create, supply or deliver any of the device or products. Oh well, happens. Cry less and get back to work.
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    Who cares about the demand of the product.....the problem here is those who stayed ALL night in order to get in on this order and placed an order within seconds of it going live are now in the dark because Google is stupid enough to not have ANY useful information and they can't even properly program something to sort by a specific time stamp. So forgetting about the stupid supply and demand even though I agree that this should have been limited to 2 per order.....Google had MANY fails at this launch and the real worthless jack*** here is Google who can't even do something that thousands of internet companies have mastered or at least become competent in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DoctorWu View Post
    Crap like this pisses me off and I bet more than half of the initial sales were to assholes like this.

    you think that's bad, check out this:



    who the hell was so desperate they were willing to pay 760 (roughly $1200) for a Nexus 4???
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    Default Re: This is why Google should limit orders to 1 per shipping address during the initial release wind

    Every time I read a complaint on this forum about Google's sales process, it just further reinforces my belief that Google isn't serious about being a retailer and Google isn't serious about the Nexus line.

    Google needs to put in a better effort. But if they're not as serious about the Nexus line, we'll continue to see threads like this one.

    As long as the Nexus gets into consumers' hands, I think Google is fine with that - however that happens.

    Now here's the question - does Google's handling of the Nexus 7 launch and now the "botched" Nexus 4 launch dissuade you from buying Google's Nexus products? I mean - if you're really that upset about it, you wouldn't be supporting that company by buying or using their products.
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    Quote Originally Posted by smileman View Post
    you think that's bad, check out this:



    who the hell was so desperate they were willing to pay 760 (roughly $1200) for a Nexus 4???

    That is pretty crazy. Must be nice to not have to worry about money..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ry View Post
    Every time I read a complaint on this forum about Google's sales process, it just further reinforces my belief that Google isn't serious about being a retailer and Google isn't serious about the Nexus line.

    Google needs to put in a better effort. But if they're not as serious about the Nexus line, we'll continue to see threads like this one.

    As long as the Nexus gets into consumers' hands, I think Google is fine with that - however that happens.

    Now here's the question - does Google's handling of the Nexus 7 launch and now the "botched" Nexus 4 launch dissuade you from buying Google's Nexus products? I mean - if you're really that upset about it, you wouldn't be supporting that company by buying or using their products.
    At $350 it doesn't dissuade me one bit. Who else is selling a phone with those specs at that price?
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    Default Re: This is why Google should limit orders to 1 per shipping address during the initial release wind

    Common supply vs demand at its finest. While it does make me a little upset that this kind of thing happens, the whole one per household thing isn't really fair either. My wife and I are both Nexus S users after all and we want that upgrade too. (Our two 8GBs are still in order limbo).
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    Quote Originally Posted by LNWJ View Post
    Common supply vs demand at its finest. While it does make me a little upset that this kind of thing happens, the whole one per household thing isn't really fair either. My wife and I are both Nexus S users after all and we want that upgrade too. (Our two 8GBs are still in order limbo).
    So true. I ordered one for myself, and one for my wife.
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    Default Re: This is why Google should limit orders to 1 per shipping address during the initial release wind

    one thing i learned is that even though its listed for sale on craigslist it doesn't mean it will sell. My N4 arrived today and i put it on CL just to test the waters. Highest offer I got was $500 with bumper. Bunch of 8GB N4s are listed for over $500 but they will never sell. Same goes for iphones. I keep seeing same listings over and over from same sellers that never sell for what they want for it. I actually ended up ordering 2 during the free for all but I emailed google right away and cancelled my second one. One of my inner voices is telling to open and use it and another voice is telling me to sell it and order it again. Wait few weeks and get it cheaper Decisions
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