Phones 4u gets greedy, jacks Samsung Galaxy Nexus price to £630

Phones 4u gets greedy, jacks Samsung Galaxy Nexus price to £630Phones 4u landed itself a pretty sweet exclusive when it became the first retailer in the UK – and indeed one of the first in the world – to offer the Samsung Galaxy Nexus.

Our boss man decided to snap one up on Friday, but discovered that Phones 4u had jacked the price by a whopping £100.

The Samsung Galaxy Nexus went on sale on Thursday at £529.95 SIM free, but the following day the in-store price had risen inexplicably to a wallet-punching £629.95. Incroyable!

A visit to the Phones 4u twitter profile reveals a host of angry customers. One understandably irate user, @marcode, reports: “so.. @phones4u tell me they have some nexus in stock... but their stand alone price is 650 quid. F*ck that. absolute f*ckin jokers.”.

@WMusialkiewicz adds: “@phones4u is spitting in their customers faces by rising the price of Galaxy Nexus overnight. Worst customer experience ever.”

@dajmeister called the Oxford Street store and reveals: “They are calling the 529 price a 'release date price ' now it is 629 sim free.”

However, Phones 4u has quickly u-turned, and announced via twitter: “We want you to be happy with our deals, so we’re dropping the price of the SIM free Galaxy Nexus back down to £529.95 from (Sunday) morning!”

You cheeky buggers.

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11 comments

Stelph  Nov. 19, 2011 at 23:07

Jebus, even half a grand seems expensive. Is it really 5x the phone as the Zte blade? That's more than a lot of tablets out there like the transformer...

Certinfy  Nov. 19, 2011 at 23:11

Was in store today and the price tag said £529.95 Sim Free. Either way I still think that's way too much for a mobile phone, I can't even justify paying £499 for an iPhone 4S which I'm going to buy led alone another £30 for a phone that'll lose it's value quicker. :(

Treab  Nov. 20, 2011 at 00:04

Tbh isnt this almost illegal? its almost like p4u are profiteering so its good to see them drop the price but it should never have been allowed in the first place.

blizzard7  Nov. 20, 2011 at 00:05

@Certinfy
That extra £30 buys you a fantastic 720p display though. Not that I'd buy it (I've said it before, 16 GBs non-expandable isn't enough for apps, photos, videos, music etc.).

matt101101 / MOD  Nov. 20, 2011 at 00:23

Treab, unfortunately it's nowhere near being illegal, just immoral. Greedy c*nts. Glad they were forced to drop the price again by consumer pressure. Still, 530 is way too much, I'd recommend people wait for MWC and see what pops up there.

DuWolfy  Nov. 20, 2011 at 01:47

@blizzard but a fckin 1080p tv for £300 if you wanna watch movie ..

Tools

blizzard7  Nov. 20, 2011 at 10:21

@DuWolfy
Umm... Yes it is. I'll keep that in mind next time I'm on a train.

Fields25  Nov. 20, 2011 at 11:42

They didn't even have a demo model I could use in my local. I'd be hard pushed to buy anything from them.

JanSt / MOD  Nov. 20, 2011 at 12:52

Hahahaha...
Blizzard, you commute without that 22in HD telly?

blizzard7  Nov. 20, 2011 at 15:09

Well National Express wasn't too fussed about the TV, but they wouldn't let me plug in my Betamax player.

Treab  Nov. 20, 2011 at 15:40

Im shocked blizz... i would of thought they would be worshipping it as a god.... this is new technology for National Express... i took out my phone the other day and i had all the staff around me asking me if i was a god...

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