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LG Nexus 4 Selling for over $700 on eBay

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The LG Nexus 4 remains out of stock in the Google Play Store and eBay shoppers are paying a premium of up to twice the retail value for the Nexus 4.

On eBay shoppers looking to buy the LG Nexus 4 won’t score any deals with sellers asking as much as $1,749 for a Buy it Now, and completed auctions coming in as high as $720 and $749.

The Nexus 4 16GB unlocked Android smartphone runs Android 4.2 and retails for $349 on the Google Play Store where it sold out in the first day. The $299 8GB Nexus 4 model also sold out on the first day and is commanding high prices on eBay.

LG Nexus 4 eBay

The LG Nexus 4 is marked up on eBay.

Smartphone shoppers who can’t wait for Google to stock the Nexus 4 in the Play Store should expect to pay around $500 for the 8GB LG Nexus 4 on eBay or on Craigslist.

The 16GB Nexus 4 commands a higher price, but can be found for as low as $575. Many completed listings show $629 as the going rate for a 16GB model.

The LG Nexus 4 is currently out of stock on the Google Play Store and on T-Mobile, which mans users that can’t wait can only turn to third-party services like eBay and Craigslist.

Read: LG Nexus 4 Unboxing and Overview

Google did not respond to a request for comment on when the LG Nexus 4 would be back in stock in the Google Play, a task that is compounded by backorders for users that ordered on the first day. The Nexus 7 is back in stock, but the Nexus 4 remains listed as out of stock with no way to sign up for alerts.

Google promised that the Nexus 4 stock would return to the Google Play store in the coming weeks, so there is hope that the Nexus 4 will go on sale through Google by mid December.

Read: LG Nexus 4 Carrier Comparison

The video below provides a look at the LG Nexus 4 hardware and what comes in the box.

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2 Comments

  1. Rr

    11/27/2012 at 9:21 am

    Yeah… Always love the douchbags out there trying to make a silly profit off of people during the holidays.. May they get what they deserve in the near future

  2. Ryan

    12/02/2012 at 10:10 am

    Just like any other popular item that has limited qnt, scalpers are going to try and make a quick buck. Nothing new here, just got to wait a little while longer for the frenzy to die down and google to get more of them.. my receipt says 4-5 weeks.

    I do wish there was more competition for unlocked reasonably priced smartphones to choose from. Paying $300 for a new ‘subsidized’ smartphone and then paying another x-thou over the life of a contract sucks. Currently the once a year Nexus w/ the latest tech and low price is where its at.

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