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[Fido] 16GB NEXUS 4 @FIDO $100 2yr/$425 outright. @VIRGIN $0 TAB/$399 outright.

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not a deal

$359 + $18 shipping from Play Store = $377 + local taxes

So Fido is selling for about $50 MORE than the Play Store (yes you pay taxes in a Fido store - in case you were thinking it was a magical land of pixies and fairies)

No thanks.

$100 on 2 year contract is still crap for a $377 phone. That's $277 subsidized over 2 years (~$138/year) versus getting something like the GS3 on a $0 sale and about $600 subsidized over 3 years (~$200/year)

You're welcome for actually doing the math.
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I keep telling myself I shouldn't upgrade from my Galaxy Nexus ... but now that the Nexus 4 is readily available I might cave.
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enhanced wrote:
Feb 5th, 2013 1:37 pm
No it's not?

From the Play Store, it's $359 + $20 (shipping) = $380.
From Fido, it's $425.

An extra $45 for not having to wait for shipping and to have a physical brick and mortar store to go into for any problems/repairs/issues you may have with the phone and it's $45 well spent I'd say.

Awesome deal by Fido for once.
After having to have my Nexus 7 exchanged twice by Google I can tell you that I would rather order it from the Play store -- you'd get free return shipping and have your new device cross-shipped to you after contacting them with your issues -- much better than dropping your phone off in a repair store to pick it up after a month or so. That's worth the 1 week wait IMO.
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Google does not tax shipping when you order from the Play Store. And the shipping is $16.99, not $18 or $20. Please stop spreading false information.

It is $359 + Tax + $16.99 S/H.

For Albertans, it would be like this:

8 GB: 309*1.05+16.99 = $341.44
16 GB: 359*1.05+16.99 = $393.94

Fido:

16 GB: 425*1.05 = $446.25

I would rather buy from the Play Store just for the warranty service provided by Google (and it's considerably cheaper too).
You could buy cases and screen protectors and still be better off by buying from Google directly.
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No self-respecting RFDer would pay $50 extra for the privilege of dealing with Fido's horrible customer service. What are we even talking about here?!? This post is like Red Flag Deal bizarro world!
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jmeggs wrote:
Feb 5th, 2013 1:53 pm
No self-respecting RFDer would pay $50 for the privilege of dealing with Fido's horrible customer service. What are we even talking about here?!? This post is like Red Flag Deal bizarro world!
$50 is a rip off the RFDers, but I really expected carriers to sell them for $200 over purchase price from Google Play. $50 more for no shipping and getting the phone immediately is not too much for the masses.
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All of you shut your mouths and leave the OP alone.
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Nucks wrote:
Feb 5th, 2013 1:44 pm
Fido hasn't managed to convince the CRA that they should be tax-exempt either.
Better than any answer I could give. ;)
D-3vil wrote:
Feb 5th, 2013 1:53 pm
After having to have my Nexus 7 exchanged twice by Google I can tell you that I would rather order it from the Play store -- you'd get free return shipping and have your new device cross-shipped to you after contacting them with your issues -- much better than dropping your phone off in a repair store to pick it up after a month or so. That's worth the 1 week wait IMO.
jmeggs wrote:
Feb 5th, 2013 1:53 pm
No self-respecting RFDer would pay $50 for the privilege of dealing with Fido's horrible customer service. What are we even talking about here?!? This post is like Red Flag Deal bizarro world!
Meh. I agree that Google Play's warranty service has been stellar having RMA'ed my Nexus 4 myself. However, some people just don't want to deal with RMA shipping and all that junk and like the B&M interactions with real people. Still, $50 bucks for having the phone instantly over 2-3 weeks now on the Play Store is still a decent deal -- especially when we are talking about telcos here.
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$425 is still too much - 2 year contract. You can get it from the Google Play Store for the same price including shipping + taxes and NO CONTRACT!
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djemzine wrote:
Feb 5th, 2013 2:03 pm
$425 is still too much - 2 year contract. You can get it from the Google Play Store for the same price including shipping + taxes and NO CONTRACT!
Think you misread there. It's $100 on 2 year contract and $425 outright (no contract).
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mech9t5 wrote:
Feb 5th, 2013 1:27 pm
how is this hot exactly? It is over $100 more!
I would generally agree with this sentiment. However, if you are looking to buy the phone on contract, then it's a pretty good price. Wind, for example, wants $549 outright, and if you take their largest "tab" then you still have to pay $249, plus you have to stick with wind for 3 years in order for the $300 tab to be completely payed off. Therefore, if you don't mind a contract, this actually looks pretty decent.
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Someone kill this thread already

Buying something for $50 ABOVE MSRP is not a deal.
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iamdmc wrote:
Feb 5th, 2013 1:48 pm
not a deal

$359 + $18 shipping from Play Store = $377 + local taxes

So Fido is selling for about $50 MORE than the Play Store (yes you pay taxes in a Fido store - in case you were thinking it was a magical land of pixies and fairies)

No thanks.

$100 on 2 year contract is still crap for a $377 phone. That's $277 subsidized over 2 years (~$138/year) versus getting something like the GS3 on a $0 sale and about $600 subsidized over 3 years (~$200/year)

You're welcome for actually doing the math.
That's some very selective math.

You took the cheapest Nexus 4 option, which is $377 from the Play Store, and then you compared it to the highest-priced Galaxy S3, and threw in a time-machine deal as well.

To keep it consistent, let's compare the Fido Nexus 4 to the Fido Galaxy S3.

Nexus 4: $425 outright, $100 on a 2-year. Subsidy: $325 over 2 years, $162.5 a year.
Galaxy S3: $550 outright, $400 on a 2-year. Subsidy: $150 over 2 years, $75 a year.

You're welcome for the math.
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iamdmc wrote:
Feb 5th, 2013 2:06 pm
Someone kill this thread already

Buying something for $50 ABOVE MSRP is not a deal.
If you have a plan worth $25/month or more, fido dollars will return at least $50 after 2 years (4% of your bill goes to fido dollars). So yeah, in the end you pretty much pay same price as Google store.
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