Google Nexus S out Wednesday
Snow, stock supplies permitting
Carphone Warehouse is knocking back the release of the Samsung-Google Nexus S a couple of days.
You'll pay £430, if you buy it sans Sim when it arrives on Wednesday, 22 December.
If you can get your mitts on it at all. Both CW and Best Buy, which is also selling the Nexus S in the UK, said onmly "key" stores will have stock. Other shops will happily take your order and tell you in due course when it's available for collection.
You'll be able to order it online too.
The reason for the "limited" availability? "Strong customer interest", apparently. Or maybe Samsung is sending as many units as it can to Google in the US.
Either that or they're stuck, unable to be flown into snow-bound Britain.
The Nexus S will be free on a £30-a-month contract - of two-year duration, presumably. ®
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The price really hacked me off last week so I phoned them up pretending to be a journalist explaining that I was putting together an article on how to get around rip-off Britain by buying from Best Buy, and asking if they had a comment as to why they were £150 more than their US counterparts, and explaining some law regarding abuse of a monopoly.
They didn't seem that interested so I put in a complaint to the Competition Commission & Ofcom too.
I expect others have done the same too, but it's nice to know if you shout loud enough these rip-offs can be fixed.
549 > 429 in 24 hrs?!
Thx El Reg... you just saved me 120 quid... I preordered on Sunday, and if it hadn't have been for this article I would have paid 549 quid.
A swift call to customer services (which was like pulling teeth) and I managed to cancel the order, and reorder at the new price from the website.
Still - highly unlikely to see the phone this side of xmas... there's no stock according to c/s, despite what it says on the site...
"Strong customer interest"..?
Are they blaming it or shamelessly trying to stump some up?
My money's on the latter.
CW & Best Buy?
Aren't they the same organistation these days. Sort of like PC-World & Curry's. Same old shit in both places. I mean £17.99 for a USB Cable? Please.