Put this one in the "deal alert with reservations" basket, but if you're really keen on getting a Nexus 5 at a potentially steep discount (and don't mind waiting for it), you may want to take advantage of Dailysteals' current eBay deal for the handset.

They're selling 32GB Nexus 5s - in white or black - for just $394 shipped, and with sales tax applied only in New York and New Jersey. If you're a CA resident like me, that nets you nearly $50 in savings compared to buying from the Play Store, which won't even ship your phone until the second week of December anyway.


The downside, though, is that you're dealing with Dailysteals. They have notoriously slow shipping, and don't have a great reputation when it comes to handling returns, or customer service in general. But hey, if a few weeks from now a brand-new Nexus 5 lands on your doorstep $50 cheaper than it would have been otherwise, are you going to complain?


David Ruddock
David's phone is whatever is currently sitting on his desk. He is an avid writer, and enjoys playing devil's advocate in editorials, and reviewing the latest phones and gadgets. He also doesn't usually write such boring sentences.

  • ergerg

    It's better to buy it off the play store, you get warranty through google over having to deal with LG.

  • ProductFRED

    Goddamit. I live in NY :(

    • Mario

      You don't have a friend in Jersey?

      • aNYthing6

        Jersey people also pay tax. Same difference, more or less. Regardless, you still save about $20 ordering it from here.

  • SHoTTa35

    It also mentions the black version as well from the drop down.

  • Humberto Hernandez

    So, ebay can sell it at 400$ but Amazon cannot...


  • epsiblivion

    true they're notorious for slow shipping, but the delivery estimate says dec 4-10 that's only a week

  • Anonymous

    After seeing this, it feels really nice living in Romania, where a discounted 32 GB Nexus 5 is $675.

  • Luis Augusto Fretes Cuevas

    God dammit. I don't have money until monday and my girlfriends needs a new smartphone.

    • Keith

      Get a Moto X on Monday for $150 off... or grab her a Moto G for $179.

    • Zain Kalwani

      How many girlfriends do you have?

      • Luis Augusto Fretes Cuevas

        LOL! My bad, it's only one.

  • Alan Shearer

    how is $394 for this phone on here a deal when you can get in on the play store for $399? (unless shipping is $50 from the play store)

    • Keith

      Close enough, mine was $437.77 after shipping... only $13.99 to ship but $24.78 tax.

    • Gabernasher

      It's a savings of about $40 which is about 10%, not bad. I guess you missed the whole "no tax" thing.

    • [A]dri[A]n

      Uhh no tax and no shipping charge? I'd definitely call that a deal. It's basically the price of the 16GB version after taxes and shipping on the Play Store.

  • Rob Cook

    Wait, slower shipping that Google? Is that possible, or does Google have fast shipping but just horrible order fulfillment? It's something like that. Why send the guy who orders a phone weeks/month before another guy who ordered it yesterday that would be downright crazy...

    Sorry been a bit of a rough experience with my N5.

    • http://www.tylerwatt12.com/ Tyler Watthanaphand

      I bought my N5 on the 27th at 3AM. I got it the 29th at 4PM

      • Rob Cook

        Exactly. I ordered mine on the 8th and it will be here on the 3rd. And no I'm not saying that Google is so fast that their getting me my device 5 days before I ordered it, it's taken almost an entire month. The fact that you can order yours close to 4 weeks after me and have it already is a total and complete farce.

  • talktech

    If this sale came 1 week earlier, I would have jumped right in. I just bought an LG G2 & am loving it

  • Matt

    Dammit!!! I should have waited a bit longer... My 16 GB comes on Tuesday...

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    • jimmiekain

      $444 w/ tax and shipping in California.

    • Guest

      but you have Play Store varranty

    • https://play.google.com/store/apps/developer?id=iWizard Bikram Agarwal

      Cost me $446 with tax and shipping in WA.

  • Marlon Almazan

    dammit New Jersey!

    • anon

      feels :T

  • https://play.google.com/store/apps/developer?id=iWizard Bikram Agarwal

    Darn it...!! Deals show up only after I've bought the thing at full price. :( Mine is arriving from Google on 5th Dec. $446.

  • wiek

    when nexus 5 in Poland?

  • Zack Teoh

    The sadest part is that Google only make it available in certain country T.T

  • Ryan Brantley

    For anyone that jumped on this deal, the phones started shipping today. Mine will be here Thursday.

  • durga

    Hi, Does this Nexus5 works in INDIA with standard GSM sim