It has not even been a week since the release of the Nexus 5 by Google and the price of the phone is varying like anything.
Retailers and service providers are trying to cash in on this hype and are selling it for sky high prices. For instance, for unknown reasons, Best Buy had priced the LG Nexus 5, 16 GB model at a whopping price of $800 initially.
This price was even more expensive than an iPhone 5S without contract (T-Mobile). But fortunately or unfortunately, it appears that Best Buy could have made a typing error there, as the retailer has corrected the price at its online store and now the new price of the phone is $450 at Best Buy.
However, this price offering by Best Buy is still $100 higher than the offered price by Google for a non-contract 16 GB model.
You can order your Nexus 5 directly from Google’s Play Store for only $350 for a 16 GB no contract model, the condition being it has to be in stock.
And it’s not only Best Buy with such creative prices. Even Sprint is following in the footsteps and has priced the non-contract Nexus 5 at a similar $450 price.
However, if you are ready to sign a 2-year contract to get your hands on a Nexus 5, then you would be happy to know that carriers are offering discounts as usual. For instance, Sprint is offering the Nexus 5 for $200 with a 2-year service contract and is even throwing in a $50 mail-in rebate.