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The better part of a year has passed since the launch of the Nexus 5, but deals are popping up on eBay as regularly as ever. This time we're looking at the 32GB option available in black or white for $379. That may sound only marginally cheaper than the $399 the phone goes for in the Play Store, but when you factor in the free shipping and the lack of sales tax everywhere except in New York, you are looking at saving at least $50.

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These are new Nexus 5s, not used or refurbished handsets. There are a limited number of devices available, and even this close to the expected reveal of a new device, people tend to place orders pretty quickly. So if you think you're interested, don't dally about for too long. Seller hippsh could run out before you know it. Then again, it probably wouldn't be too long before the next Nexus 5 deal makes an appearance, so there's always that.

$379 32GB Nexus 5 on eBay

Bertel King, Jr.
Born and raised in the rural South, Bertel knows what it's like to live without 4G LTE - or 3G, for that matter. The only things he likes sweeter than his tea are his gadgets, and while few objects burn more than a metal phone on a summer day, he prefers them that way anyway.

  • http://tonybullard.com/ Tony Bullard

    The smart thing to do is wait until the price drops after the Nexus 6 gets announced, right?

    • NexusKoolaid

      Probably not. All these sales we've been seeing lately are intended to clear the distribution channel, so by the time the new Nexus drops the Nexus 5 may be hard to come by.

      • http://tonybullard.com/ Tony Bullard

        Really? I seem to remember the Nexus 4 selling in Google Play for a little bit of an overlap...

        • Blue Sun

          There wasn't an overlap. I remember that I referred my coworker to the Nexus 4 fire sale before the Nexus 5 announcement.

  • https://steamcommunity.com/id/m-p-3 m-p{3}

    Shipping: $88.21 UPS Worldwide Saver

    What the heck UPS, I don't call that "saving" money.

    • http://www.2girls1cup.nl The Blitz

      129$ here... However the unit it self is cheap.

  • jonathan3579

    Man, I'm really surprised how well the Nexus 5 still holds up in pricing.

    • http://www.2girls1cup.nl The Blitz

      I belive this might be in connection with the fact that it's not something that comes out every half year like the other android phones.

      • Mkvarner

        And it is already cheap. They probably wont earn money if they lower the price.

        • http://www.2girls1cup.nl The Blitz

          Most likely not, there aren't alot to make selling mobile phones.
          But maybe LG/Google lowered the margin to get rid of units.
          Don't know what other sites/seller are selling it for.

          • monkeybutts

            Still even buying a used one isn't cheap. I see them going for around $300. It's amazing considering people won't pay half the original price for a used Nexus 7 tablet now, which also carries the Nexus name

  • me me

    $6 less than the best deal of mid May. Hardly dropping fast really. So they stopped making them and all offered get sold quick so keeping price up?

  • Brian

    BUYER BEWARE! eBay has a huge problem of blacklisted IMEI devices even on brand new phones. Some work for a few months then get blacklisted others are blacklisted on arrival. The scam is they buy the phone on a payment plan sell the phone then never payoff the phone. The person who buys the phone is then screwed with a blacklisted IMEI a couple months down the road after eBay's money back guarantee expires.

    • rd2014

      Not what I wanted to hear, hope this doesn't happen to me!

  • Paul

    Hypothetically if you could get your hands on a OnePlus One invite. This phone for $250 vs the 16gb $299 OnePlus One. Spec for spec, feature for feature. I do consider the unlocked bootloader and relative ease of staying on top of the latest android version (thanks to cyanogenmod and their fast up date cycle) a feature.

  • Chia

    Beware there is a Hong Kong / China seller selling refurbished phones listed as Brand New on eBay. They have multiple accounts on eBay, so check out their negative feedback first before buying or bidding on any of these "new unlocked phones":
    - mellexstore88
    - goldenfield*2014
    - unlocked_nocontract
    - topcall
    - smartphone_wholesale
    - cellphoneforever
    - unlocked_smartphones
    - unlocked_breakfree
    - unlocked_nottobetied
    - ytshopping@gmail.com
    - sowaytech.service@gmail.com

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