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    Default Will Best Buy get this early again?

    I got my Nexus 7 from there when it came out and I got it a couple days early. Obviously it has to be announced but this seems like a weird announcement to me. No Keynote or presentation of any sort and just an announcement is what everyone is thinking. I hope this happens and I will likely buy this if it isn't more than $449 for a 32gb but I want to get it from Best Buy because of their 0% interest and rewards plus their return policy is nice if I decide I'd rather stick with my 5s (I know, its a sin haha). Anyone think they'll get it before Google Play orders arrive or will it be after like sometime next week (if it is announced and ready to order today).
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    I work at Best Buy Mobile. Thoroughly checked our system the other day and came up totally empty. Nothing at all related to a Nexus 5. This probably has to do with the device being generally off-contract, then again if it is coming to Sprint on 11/1 as rumored, then there's a chance we could eventually have it. I'll check again when I go into work in an hour and report back, but I'm doubting we have anything even on the way as of right now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jtshurtleff View Post
    I got my Nexus 7 from there when it came out and I got it a couple days early. Obviously it has to be announced but this seems like a weird announcement to me. No Keynote or presentation of any sort and just an announcement is what everyone is thinking. I hope this happens and I will likely buy this if it isn't more than $449 for a 32gb but I want to get it from Best Buy because of their 0% interest and rewards plus their return policy is nice if I decide I'd rather stick with my 5s (I know, its a sin haha). Anyone think they'll get it before Google Play orders arrive or will it be after like sometime next week (if it is announced and ready to order today).
    I would bet 100% no
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    Lame...I won't get my hopes up but I'll keep my fingers crossed. Rumors say Amazon may get it today though and I'll probably order from there.
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    If stores like Best buy will have it would we not expect it to be available in store at 10EST when they open??
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    Best Buy never got the Nexus 4. i doubt they will get an unlocked Nexus 5 - especially at Play Store pricing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gekko View Post
    Best Buy never got the Nexus 4. i doubt they will get an unlocked Nexus 5 - especially at Play Store pricing.
    ...But they got the Nexus 7 at Play Store pricing. And they have the Google display up at a couple of my local BB's, which accommodate both phones and tablets.
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    Quote Originally Posted by octobermagic View Post
    ...But they got the Nexus 7 at Play Store pricing. And they have the Google display up at a couple of my local BB's, which accommodate both phones and tablets.
    different animal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gekko View Post
    different animal.
    Sure, but a first nonetheless. And again, those phone displays are there for a reason, I'm sure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by octobermagic View Post
    Sure, but a first nonetheless. And again, those phone displays are there for a reason, I'm sure.
    displays were already disproven long ago.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gekko View Post
    displays were already disproven long ago.
    Then why do I see them in my local BB's?
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    Quote Originally Posted by octobermagic View Post
    Then why do I see them in my local BB's?
    For Nexus 7/10 and maybe Chromebooks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Woosh View Post
    For Nexus 7/10 and maybe Chromebooks.
    There's already another display for chromebooks in the store.

    I'm just saying it's there. I believe it's for the phone. You don't have to agree, but that's what I believe. And I believe I'm right, but won't sweat it if I'm wrong.
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    Quote Originally Posted by octobermagic View Post
    There's already another display for chromebooks in the store.

    I'm just saying it's there. I believe it's for the phone. You don't have to agree, but that's what I believe. And I believe I'm right, but won't sweat it if I'm wrong.
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    Quote Originally Posted by octobermagic View Post
    There's already another display for chromebooks in the store.

    I'm just saying it's there. I believe it's for the phone. You don't have to agree, but that's what I believe. And I believe I'm right, but won't sweat it if I'm wrong.
    I won't sweat it if I'm wrong either but it doesn't make a lot of sense for BB to stock this phone since they make their profits from tying ppl to contracts. Stocking this seems counter productive and even if they do stock it, it'll be roughly $500 or so and not worth getting in store.
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    The one at my store doesn't have that setup. And I'll repeat, the chromebooks are in a different display somewhere else in the store. Capish?

    By the way, you can but refurbished Nexus 4's at Best Buy online through their third party marketplace.
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    Default Re: Will Best Buy get this early again?

    Quote Originally Posted by Woosh View Post
    I won't sweat it if I'm wrong either but it doesn't make a lot of sense for BB to stock this phone since they make their profits from tying ppl to contracts. Stocking this seems counter productive and even if they do stock it, it'll be roughly $500 or so and not worth getting in store.
    I agree. I believe of they sell it, it would be priced closer to what Tmobile is going to sell it for at their stores than what the Play Store will. Probably in the $500-$600 range.
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    Quote Originally Posted by octobermagic View Post
    I agree. I believe of they sell it, it would be priced closer to what Tmobile is going to sell it for at their stores than what the Play Store will. Probably in the $500-$600 range.
    Probably even more than what T-Mo does because T-Mo gets monthly payments from you when you buy from them so they don't need as much built in profit as BB does. This would actually be a first also since they don't sell phones that aren't tied to carriers. They have prepaid but it's not exactly the same thing as a completely unlocked/unbranded phone. I just don't see what BB would gain from selling this unfortunately. Although I'd love to stop there otwh and pick one up with my BB CC. I just doubt it'll happen.
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    Just went to the local Best Buy stores and couldn't find any Google displays that I have seen pictures of on phone sites. Ask the Best Buy Mobil guy and he looked up and found nothing other that tell me they are getting a truck at 2pm but no clue if he gets Nexus 5. Then he ask me what carrier I was using and I told him I wanted a unlocked phone. He then told me Best Buy doesn't sell unlocked phones. No clue if he is right or wrong but I just left.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shilohcane View Post
    He then told me Best Buy doesn't sell unlocked phones. No clue if he is right or wrong but I just left.

    Best Buy employees are often clueless. They only have 237 options.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shilohcane View Post
    Just went to the local Best Buy stores and couldn't find any Google displays that I have seen pictures of on phone sites. Ask the Best Buy Mobil guy and he looked up and found nothing other that tell me they are getting a truck at 2pm but no clue if he gets Nexus 5. Then he ask me what carrier I was using and I told him I wanted a unlocked phone. He then told me Best Buy doesn't sell unlocked phones. No clue if he is right or wrong but I just left.
    Pretty much. They want you on contract. They make a ton from carriers kickbacks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shilohcane View Post
    Just went to the local Best Buy stores and couldn't find any Google displays that I have seen pictures of on phone sites. Ask the Best Buy Mobil guy and he looked up and found nothing other that tell me they are getting a truck at 2pm but no clue if he gets Nexus 5. Then he ask me what carrier I was using and I told him I wanted a unlocked phone. He then told me Best Buy doesn't sell unlocked phones. No clue if he is right or wrong but I just left.

    He is wrong, you can look online at Bestbuy and they will show you off contract prices, to be honest the store associates at Bestbuy are not the most clued up people, i asked one last night when the LG G Pad will be in store, he had no idea what i was talking about, had never heard of it, didnt even know LG was making a tablet.....

    I also see not reason why they wouldnt sell the Nexus 5... they sell the Nexus 7 so why not?
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    Quote Originally Posted by angry english View Post
    He is wrong, you can look online at Bestbuy and they will show you off contract prices, to be honest the store associates at Bestbuy are not the most clued up people, i asked one last night when the LG G Pad will be in store, he had no idea what i was talking about, had never heard of it, didnt even know LG was making a tablet.....

    I also see not reason why they wouldnt sell the Nexus 5... they sell the Nexus 7 so why not?
    I don't believe they sell any unlocked phones in stores.

    The difference between the N7 and N5 is that BB makes money from carriers when they make you sign a contract. Tablets aren't the same and even the phones off contract are WAY hiked up in price because they don't want to sell you phones without a contract.
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    The press release says that Best Buy will carry this phone, but when I went there, everyone was clueless. Any help from the peanut gallery?
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    I work for Best Buy Mobile.
    We do not sell unlocked phones in stores, we order them and ship them directly to customers.
    We will carry the phone, for Sprint only and on-contract at $149.99, for sale beginning on 11/8.
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