Having trouble buying Nexus 5

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  1. ilman
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    If you live anywhere outside the US, you're most likely dazzled by the insane prices of smartphones and their release dates (myself included). Since I want a new phone and I got my scholarship on Friday, I was willing to buy a Nexus 5 (and I don't want to wait 5 years for it to get released here).
    Basically, what I want to do is access the Google Play page for the Nexus 5 and order it to my cousin's address, who will be coming here in two weeks or so (and I won't have to pay the crapton of money it needs to get shipped here).
    The problem: Google locks their Device part of the Play Store to shitty countries like mine. So when I try to enter the product page, it gives me a message that I can't proceed.
    "Oh well, time to load up a proxy", I said to myself and tried at least 20 different US proxies, each of which always ends up getting a "No connection" error.
    And I'm sure I'm doing it right, as I've used a UK proxy the same way and it worked without connection issues (albeit with a lot of lag).

    Sooo...I have no idea what to do now...

    I could always ask my cousin to buy it and send him the money via PayPal, but I'd just rather buy it myself.


    Any ideas? :wacko:
     
  2. yusuo

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    Use a proxy on a computer. Job done.

    Edit. Woops didn't read properly. You could try using tor browser or worst comes to worst trust someone in a viable country to do it for you
     
  3. yusuo

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    EBay is another option, just use the us site, you may pay a little more but beggers can't be choosers
     
  4. ilman
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    ilman Gbatemp's Official Noise Eraser

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    Ugh, the cheapest offer is 85 dollars more expensive than the offer on google play (435$ as opposed to 350$). That's quite a lot more money.
    And I'm a cheapskate, so I'll keep trying other proxies.
    Btw, what is this 'for browser'?

    Edit: Tor browser, that makes more sense.
     
  5. yusuo

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    Tor browser is a browser that has access to a lot of different proxies and you can change to a different one at the click of a button
     
  6. Joe88

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    There is a 1+ month wait on the play store right now till it ships
    Thats why people are charging more on ebay
     
  7. ilman
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    ilman Gbatemp's Official Noise Eraser

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    Ahh, I see...
    Dammit, now I gotta wait...
    Thanks for pointing that out though.
     
  8. Chocolina

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    People are charging more on eBay because they're dicks.... They were still charging $120 more for the Nexus 4, even after Nexus 4 received a price cut on the official store. You could buy a Nexus for $250-$300, but were still going for $400+ on eBay.

    However on thing you shouldn't forget when buying a Nexus device on eBay is taxes and other fees.
    For Texas residents where the tax rate is 8.25% and theres still a shipping charge, the Nexus 5 32GB is $441.37.
    I'm contempt with buying my Nexus for $480 on eBay. Whats an extra $40 really when I was already going to spend atleast $440+?

    What really gets me was how sudden the announcement of Nex5 was. Nex5 was rumored/nearly confirmed, but never had a release, and then POOF! Suddenly Nexus5 shows up and it was sold out before I even knew it was being sold.


    Anyone reading should consider buying their Nexus5 on eBay or pre-order the next shipment now because Christmas is coming and who knows how much harder it will be to get one.
     
  9. ilman
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    Or just buy an LG G2, 'cuz it has the same specs with a superior battery (which I need), a similar price and isn't as hard to find as the Nexus.