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If you're like many would-be customers still searching high and low for a Nexus 4, you're likely ready to pounce on any source that's got the device at a price lower than the astronomical offerings over on eBay.

Daily Steals Mobile, looking to end your Nexus 4 woes, is selling the 16GB version, unlocked, for $499 with free shipping. That's higher than the Play Store's price for the same device, but on par with T-Mobile's off-contract price.

Before you scroll down and click through to the "Get it now!" page though, it should be noted that – besides charging more than the Play Store – Daily Steals often takes six days to ship orders, with products sometimes arriving weeks later. To read some first-hand customer accounts, just check out DS' Reseller Ratings profile here.

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If you're willing to pay a premium and would rather wait a little longer for your Nexus 4 than sit idly while the Play Store inventory remains "sold out," just head over to Daily Steals Mobile, linked below. If, on the other hand, you prefer faster shipping and direct support from Google, we'd advise you to keep your browser on the N4's Play Store listing and your finger on the F5 key.

Source: Daily Steals

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  • S K

    ahaha i can wait

  • http://twitter.com/xAndr00 Andrew

    Glad I got mine last Monday :D

  • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

    I'd maybe get it at a premium but knowing that it'll likely take ages to arrive, possibly after the Play Store has it available, turns me right off.

    • Kenny O

      Exactly. I order little things from this site often, the items always come but I never get tracking info and sometimes it takes a full month to get it.

  • Vallhalen

    Ofcourse we can wait ;] Really dissapointed when see ebay auctions :|

  • defred34

    Ok, so is this not oficially supported by Google? If not, why?

    • abcfish223

      Direct support from Google meaning you buy it directly from Google (Play Store).

  • YodaRocks

    16GB Nexus 4 is available in India through ebay and Tradus at ~ $539.
    32GB Nexus 7 is available through the same sources at ~ $359

    What do you say to that?

  • lordmerovingian

    Ripoffskiis !!

    A month or two from now, Google store will be well stocked (hopefully) and everyone can buy at better prices vs the highway robbery i'm seeing everywhere. People just need to calm down and use their brains a bit more. Are you going to die if you don't have this phone the very minute it comes out?

    I'm not in the market for this phone, but if i were, i can wait however long it takes to get it at the official $350. I have that kind of patience, and so does my wallet.

  • http://twitter.com/dimeim dim.

    Yeah, it surely is a steal.. As in, they're stealing money from stupid people...

  • Jav11 .

    this is some mean steal price,think ill pass.

  • Cherokee4Life

    I buy from there all the time but what people have to understand is that the shipping here takes forever. I mean literally months sometimes. What I think happens if they don't have any in stock until the day if over and then go and get that many orders. I have bought over 20 things from this site. All come exactly as they are described (except once) but take weeks and weeks to get here.
    The shortest I have waited for an item is 2 weeks. the longest is about 2 months.

    • http://codytoombs.wordpress.com/ Cody Toombs

      I think that's why they don't send shipping notices, they don't want people to know how much time they are waiting to send stuff vs how long shipping takes. I've got two pending orders with them right now and one is from just over 3 weeks ago. I've already sent an email to their support. I'm giving them a few days to either reply or have the package to my door, or I'm going to call the credit card company to reverse the charges. It's illegal to bill a credit card without shipping the product.

      • Cherokee4Life

        yeah, I feel like they should preface this on their website that they will ALWAYS ship the item but it will take a very long time.

        I did notice its free shipping until 2013, when usually it's Free Shipping Friday

  • http://twitter.com/LV2355 Laurentiu

    LOOOOL
    $799 list price?

  • http://www.facebook.com/archercc Ryan Stewart

    This kind of stinks of those 3rd party sellers on Amazon that take a product that was discontinued (and usually replaced with a newer/better product and charging 3x retail for it just because nobody else has it, hoping to dupe someone who doesnt know there is a replacement out for 1/3rd the price.

  • ChainsawCharlie

    They wouldn't do this if no one was be buying.

  • Huton Gergö

    I consider this price is to high while on goohle play is too high!
    This year i dont will by a Nexus :(
    I bought an Acer Cloud Mobile S500 and its 95% stock ICS and it has weary good hardware!

  • Scott Ricketts

    I'm a sucker. I can't wait. I know I'll hate myself in about an hour.

  • Guest

    some observations..
    it look likes google is playing some smart marketing strategy here..
    1st) they sell a limited amount of nexus at low price and then it gets sold out.
    2nd) since its no more available for sale a buzz is created and also people want it more becoz of being nexus device.
    3rd) nexus is not back in stock with google but with other sellers like tmobile or daily deals etc etc.
    4th) these sellers are selling these nexus at high price than play store.
    5th) is google entitled to some profit these third party sellers are generating from nexus devices.
    if yes ( which is highly likely ) then that may be the reason nexus is not in stock with google unless they make up for the losses for the nexus they sold for low price or profit ( which is highly likely)
    5th) so non availability of nexus on play store is just a smart marketing strategy of google for covering losses or making profit by selling at high prices through third party sellers.
    in short they are shooting by keeping guns on other shoulders.