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#46 Richteralan

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 17:53

16 Gb Nexus 4 already sold out in US(It was open for 15-20 minutes). just 8 Gb version available at the moment. wtf

Got a 16GB a few minutes before they sold out.


#47 kjordan2001

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 17:56

And even that's not available now.

Or apparently not since I just bought one after several tries :woot:

Got the bumper now too after several tries on that :D

With everything having a cloud service now, 8GB is more than enough for me. If I turn off caching on Google Play music, I'm down to just over 3GB used.

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 18:20

due to glitching, people were sitting in front of their computers for hours.... hence... "the line up" lol


As glitched as the process was due to the load surge or whatever, considering Nexus 4 was sold out in about 20 minutes you could hardly spend "hours" there.
And anyway the glitches and delays were obviously not expected by those going to buy the phone, much unlike the queues on Apple stores where you know very well long before that you'll be standing there for hours waiting... not to speak that you don't even have to go out to buy online.

I mean, really, those two have nothing to do with each other.

#49 kjordan2001

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 18:27

As glitched as the process was due to the load surge or whatever, considering Nexus 4 was sold out in about 20 minutes you could hardly spend "hours" there.
And anyway the glitches and delays were obviously not expected by those going to buy the phone, much unlike the queues on Apple stores where you know very well long before that you'll be standing there for hours waiting... not to speak that you don't even have to go out to buy online.

I mean, really, those two have nothing to do with each other.

Didn't have any luck with the 16GB, but I'm not sure it's "sold out" as you can get the add to cart button to appear sometimes and check out with it still after several tries.

#50 ManMountain

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 18:34

I couldn't complete the purchase this morning, site kept giving errors :(

#51 kjordan2001

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 19:00

And yep, definitely not out on the 16GB as I just got one.

#52 ichi

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 19:42

Well, I've just set up a bash script to send me a gtalk message as soon as the phone is in stock again :laugh: I certainly don't feel like polling the web myself.

I was subscribed to the mail notifications for the 16GB Nexus4 but this morning I only got one mail about the 8GB one when the 16GB phone was sold out already.

#53 kjordan2001

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 19:43

Well, I've just set up a bash script to send me a gtalk message as soon as the phone is in stock again :laugh: I certainly don't feel like polling the web myself.

I was subscribed to the mail notifications for the 16GB Nexus4 but this morning I only got one mail about the 8GB one when the 16GB phone was sold out already.

I had put myself on the notifications and hadn't gotten anything so I had no idea when it actually started.

#54 still1

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 19:50

Got one. it came back for a brief moment.

#55 ichi

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 23:51

According Nate Swanner there'll be more stock for the US in about three days.

Not so for us Europeans though, "more devices being added to Google Play in the coming weeks" is all we get.

#56 Singh400

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 23:55

...or just wait for Google's mail notification...

That system completely and utterly failed. I was on the page when the sale went live around 08:07, and I had not received the email. By 08:25 all the UK stock had been sold out, and then after 08:30 I got an email taunting me to "come get it". Honestly, this was a complete and utter shambles from Google. There is absolutely no reason why they shouldn't have at least a pre-order system up and running now.

I really did expect better of Google.

#57 Richteralan

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 01:06

That system completely and utterly failed. I was on the page when the sale went live around 08:07, and I had not received the email. By 08:25 all the UK stock had been sold out, and then after 08:30 I got an email taunting me to "come get it". Honestly, this was a complete and utter shambles from Google. There is absolutely no reason why they shouldn't have at least a pre-order system up and running now.

I really did expect better of Google.

Agreed. Although I got my order through but the epic fail of both play store website and google wallet just infuriated me.

#58 Growled

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 01:09

I may to get me one when things calm down a bit.

#59 Richteralan

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 01:26

I may to get me one when things calm down a bit.

And make sure the new batch won't have the yellow tint problems.

http://forum.xda-dev...d.php?t=1990276

#60 TheLegendOfMart

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 05:46

due to glitching, people were sitting in front of their computers for hours.... hence... "the line up" lol

Yeah which is exactly the same as people camping out in the cold days earlier?