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Where can I get a Google Nexus 4 in the UK?

Is there somewhere else I can buy a Google Nexus 4 for £239/£279? Google Play being SOLD OUT again :(

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Pondlife  Dec. 17, 2012 at 14:42

No there isn't anywhere else to get it for that price.
Mind you you couldn't get it for that price from them either really as nearly a tenner delivery charge.

Cpw, 3 and o2 have them for rather more new, or cex for still rather more 2nd hand.

matt101101 / MOD  Dec. 17, 2012 at 17:00

£400 from CPW/O2 is still a good price for the specs, just avoid any of your friends who managed to get one for £290 delivered from the Play Store.

Pondlife  Dec. 17, 2012 at 17:46

fwiw £390 sim free at cpw or £380 +£10 top up on virgin, o2 or vodafone...
Oddly £399 + £15 top up on 3 through cpw.

matt101101 / MOD  Dec. 17, 2012 at 17:57

So an extra £100 to get it this side of Xmas and cut out a more than 7 week wait (since it was 6-7 weeks for delivery and is now showing OOS on the Play Store).

Also, returning it to a shop, should anything go wrong, would be easier than sending it back to el Goog.

Pondlife  Dec. 17, 2012 at 18:15

Not sure cpw is as easy to return to as Google tbh. Easy to get there I guess, getting them to actually do something...

matt101101 / MOD  Dec. 17, 2012 at 18:28

Not sure cpw is as easy to return to as Google tbh. Easy to get there I guess, getting them to actually do something...
I have a printed copy of the Sales of Goods Act 1979, I find taking it with me when I'm dealing with shops I know are likely to try and get clever about returns, really helps me get what I want.

Pondlife  Dec. 17, 2012 at 19:08

Think I might have to send a friend back to p4u with one of those.
Link doesn't work though.
Thinking you being a lawyer might help just a touch too..

matt101101 / MOD  Dec. 17, 2012 at 19:20

It's only worth doing if you know what the SOGA actually says, you don't need to be a lawyer to understand it, you just need to sit down and read the relevant parts before you go waving it around in a shop.

What are P4U doing now? They really do make CPW look like angels...

I forgot Lexis is subscription based, here's a link to a free to access version of the same act:
http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/1979/54

Pondlife  Dec. 17, 2012 at 19:31

I've quoted sections from memory in the past and that seems to worry them a bit.. Didn't say you needed to be a lawyer but do think it helps :)

She took the phone in for repair as the usb socket has failed (common se fault I was reading earlier) at the time (I happened to be there) she was told no problem, yep we know you bought it earlier this year from p4u it's on the system, we've seen that fault before, will send it for warranty repair. Should get it back in a couple of weeks...
Then three weeks later gets a call saying they need to see proof of purchase
Then when she finds it and takes it in they say it's not a part covered by the warranty after all and it'll be £50...

I'm not seeing the charging port as something that wouldn't be covered myself..

CTPAHHIK  Dec. 18, 2012 at 08:07

I never had to return anything for repair in UK, what can you expect? Do you get a phone to use while yours is being serviced (you do in US)?
Why do you deal with P4U? If phone is made by Sony, why not go directly to them? Another thing, if you are in a contract, does your provider help you with anything? or you always go to where you purchased it?
I never bought anything from CPW, P4U, Affordable Crap or any other "Insert something here" Mobile.

My only experience dealing with warranty was PNY video card (lifetime warranty) bought in US. I had to ship it to France (a little pricy), but got a newer model back as mine was too old.

Dav1m  Dec. 18, 2012 at 09:37

Guys, whats a reasonable price to sell nexus 4, had it since Dec 8th. Used of course. 16gb model.

Pondlife  Dec. 18, 2012 at 12:20

I'd expect and have got better than that in the past. Nope they don't usually provide a phone whilst yours is being repaired, though the paperwork I saw said about returning one when collecting yours post repair if it had been provided..
Because your warranty is with the retailer in the UK, so first port of call is supposed to be with them, mind you I've seen some manufacturers say they'd rather you went direct. (Possibly so the retailers don't know how many problems there are) Though I did go direct with iiyama monitor. If you are in a contract then you can try through them but even within the first year they often aren't much help, they mainly want to push insurance at you for such things. Tbh on a contract phone I think insurance makes sense anyway.
Might suggest she tries Sony now anyway. Though the workaround with external charger and extra battery for 8 quid off eBay might be good enough for her not to bother going without a phone for a while again.

Damn fine warranty on that pny card btw. Thought 3 years swap out on monitor was good but lifetime on a graphics card is amazing.

CTPAHHIK  Dec. 18, 2012 at 12:49

Back in the days PNY, EVGA and XFX offered lifetime. Right now it's only XFX and all others are up to 3 years.
Lifetime does not mean forever, but for a lifetime of the product. If product is available on sale somewhere it's still in warranty.

Almost all RAM and CPUs for OEMs come with lifetime warranty - that is until product is discontinued.

Pondlife  Dec. 18, 2012 at 12:57

Ah. Until a product is discontinued isn't much cover at all then, mind you ram development seems to have slowed from when I was putting machines together in the 90s and early 00s so guess they might be around longer. 3 years would have been longer than lifetime then though.

Pondlife  Dec. 18, 2012 at 14:27

Guys, whats a reasonable price to sell nexus 4, had it since Dec 8th. Used of course. 16gb model.

Cex buy them for £310 assuming A grade. Could maybe get more on ebay but then there's the fees...

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