Nexus 4

While nobody is sure how many Nexus 4s have been sold, eBay thinks the demand is high enough to warrant sales restrictions. Normally reserved for things like iPad's an Nintendo Wiis, these rules cover how many phones sellers can list.

You may list a Google Nexus 4 with some limitations:

  • Authorized resellers will be allowed to list an unlimited number of items per week.
  • eBay Top Rated Sellers will be allowed to list up to 8 items per week.
  • All sellers meeting minimum performance standards will be allowed to list 4 items per week.
  • New sellers who’ve confirmed their personal information may list 1 item per week.

Note: Sellers not meeting minimum performance standards or that haven’t confirmed their personal information will not be allowed to list the Google Nexus 4 during the post-launch sale period.

Google Nexus 4 Domain Name and Email Address Sales

Sellers offering Google Nexus 4-related domain names or email addresses for sale on eBay will be allowed up to 4 listings per week.

Officially used to prevent fraud on high-profile items, it's a pretty good feeling to see a Nexus phone get this sort of treatment. If you're planning on selling a Nexus 4, hit the source link to read up on everything.

Source: eBay; via eCommerceBytes


Reader comments

Nexus 4 gets high-demand status sales restrictions from eBay


Wow, never thought I'd see something like this happen to the Nexus 4! I'm glad the Nexus brand seems to be gaining steam. And kudos to eBay for trying to tackle the fraud surrounding it.

Google purposely did not set a hard limit to how many Nexus 4's can be sold to people online in order to achieve the "Apple publicity fiasco" that they wanted and as a result, a bunch of scummy people are reselling at a high markup. Let's not forget the people from India who buy in bulk just to send it to their relatives overseas.

There's a slimeball in Google marketing who is proably getting a pat on the back while most people in the US can't get their hands on this phone.

couldnt you end a transaction for 5 then start a new one for another 5? I would call that more of a soft cap if that was the case

5 is not a hard limit. That's a soft limit. Nobody buys 5 phones at a time except scalpers and people doing a favor for a group of people. It should have been 2 from the onset but Google clearly wanted to ensure that it would sell out in record time.

if they were only allowed 5 total than that would be a hard limit, you just don't like how high it is.

If you can buy 5+5+5 that would be a soft limit

I still would like to see numbers from google... The prospected time is now 6-8 weeks from google play store. Wowzers

The other thing is that it is a beast of a phone at a no-brainer price unlocked, no contract. I'm stating the obvious here, but word has gotten out beyond the Android community that the N4 is possibly the best consumer electronics value this year.

Agreed. This is the second Nexus device that my non-techie friends have asked me about. The first was the Nexus 7, so it looks like Google is on to something. Maybe they do have this figured out after all.

My initial reaction to the 4 was, LTE. Someone reassure me why my concerns are unjustified.

In the Chicago 'burbs I got 15 - 30 Mbs on Verizon LTE. I currently get between 6 - 15 Mbs on my GNex on T-mobile, but key is I pay a third of what I did on Verizon. Besides, many are reporting 20Mbs + on the Nexus 4's improved HSPA+ radio. That is more than enough speed for a mobile device.

I'll be sticking with my iPhone 5 now. I was going to switch to Android and sell my iPhone but since Google won't allow pre orders, there lack of support for parts (LG included), their crummy retail support and even the bumper I ordered didn't come and after two weeks I emailed asking about the status they were able to confirm I had ordered it! Freakin retards I know that. Either way if a company cant even be bothered to take my money how can I trust them to support me if something goes wrong. It's a shame because I really wanted to play with a new exciting OS. Maybe next year if Google relise that customers need some customer support sometimes and they allow people to order the stock that is coming down line like a professional business. That's my rant over with. Sorry to anyone who takes offence I was just trying to check out the other side of the fence.

That doesn't help me down here in Australia does it. Believe it or not Google but the world does actually consist of more than the USA!

Nexus4 + TMobile(service) = extraordinary value
I'm incredibly pleased with mine, I hope Google continues to build on the Nexus brand with this much effort and focus (minus the messy launch) much like Samsung has with "Galaxy".

This is a little artificial though -- there's only the roaring trade on ebay because people outside the US can't get it any other way at a sane price.

Mark (in the UK, sans Nexus 4)

I can't believe people would overpay for a phone that was just released. Just wait a couple weeks. It's not like your current phone isn't good enough for pretty much everything. The one time I could see it being a bit more than annoying would be if it was going to be your first smartphone.

Some sellers have the Nexus bumpers on sale for $70!!
Talk about scalping. If ppl would wait until they get their shipping notification the knock-off prices from China will be crazy low.

Exactly, I'm in no rush. But I do want a bigger screened phone... My Exhibit II 4G is looking a little small...