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Samsung Galaxy Nexus Listed for $289 at Costco

The mystery of when the Galaxy Nexus will launch and how much it will cost continues, but lucky for us, there are plenty of leaks to hold our attention until an official announcement is made. Late last week we saw internal Verizon marketing documents that suggested the device would launch around Thanksgiving/Black Friday. Today, we learn a little something about pricing for the device.

According to Android Central, the Samsung Galaxy Nexus has shown up in Costco's inventory. The site received a photograph from an anonymous tipster showing a Verizon Wireless version of the Galaxy Nexus in the chain's store inventory. Though it didn't mention anything about a release date, the compute does list the price for the phone at $289. Considering the mention of Verizon Wireless, we're going to assume that price includes some sort of contract with Big Red. If that turns out to be the case, it looks like the Galaxy Nexus is going to be a pricey piece of equipment.

Of course, it's not official yet, so there's still hope the price listed is a provisional estimate on Costco's part. Fingers crossed!

  • lunyone
    This probably means $299 or more at the regular store.
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  • jibbs
    welcome to last week....
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  • amk-aka-Phantom
    Hell, I thought it's $289 WITHOUT a contract :lol: Ignore...
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  • All smart phones are $500-$600 without contracts. Under $300 would not be too bad for this one. I've had the original Droid for years now and this might be the one to finally upgrade too.
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  • SneakySnake
    LOL. $300 on contract? wtf is this?

    Galaxy SII's go for $50 on contract in Canada
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  • SneakySnake
    get a Vertex 3 for your homebuild + a Galaxy SII instead, it's the same price
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  • Compulsive1
    Groupon just had a deal on these for 299 with no mention of contract.
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  • ArgleBargle
    @SneakySnake: Or $25 at Best Buy. Funny enough, I've been a Rogers wireless customer for 9 years, and they apparently have the S2 as well, or at least that's what the rep told me. So I could switch to Bell or Virgin Mobile for the $25 phone, or I could stay with Rogers (contract is up) and get the S2 for the "generous" price of $249 minus $50 for being a long-time customer. Hmm, $25 to switch, or $200 to stay. Oh, but the sales rep told me I have 94% coverage with Rogers and the fewest dropped calls and their network is sooooo much better! I guess my 9 years means jack shit because Rogers doesn't want to retain customers.Too bad so sad suck it Rogers I'm with Bell now!
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  • What phone you have doesn't mean anything if you are on a garbage network (anything but Verizon) It may sound like an ad...but who in their right mind wants to use a smartphone that is crippled by a network. What a waste of money. Argle Bargle is a complete idiot. Hmmm....should I waste my money on a phone with this garbage company....or this garbage company? People are so stupid!
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  • zak_mckraken
    @ArgleBargleisanidiot : Please, try not to embarass yourself.

    ArgleBargle is obviously from Canada, where Verizon doesn't exists and Rogers network is craptacular. Bell/Télus have the best network in here. So yes, his switch makes a lot of sense. New phone, less wasted money, better network. It's a win-win-win situation!
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