Well folks, this entire ordeal of Google selling devices in their own Store has slowly but surely became an absolute disaster. Users all over the place are having a nearly impossible time buying themselves a shiny new LG Nexus 4 or Nexus 10. Earlier we reported that Google announced more stock would be available at 12 PST, then they apparently “sold out” within a matter of minutes. That isn’t the case though, read on below for more details.

See the image above? Google’s just confirmed stock is still available. Just like the first round of devices that went up for sale. It looks like Google, who is like the king of the internet (or so we thought) is having trouble keeping up with the demand. There’s millions and billions of Google searches a day, but their Play Store can’t handle a few nerds trying to buy a new Nexus 4.

We’re hearing multiple reports that the LG Nexus 4 in both 8 and 16GB versions is in fact NOT sold out right now, and instead the Play Store is just having a hard time keeping up. As a result if you’re patient enough to hit F5 (or refresh) a few times they’ll be back in stock. Multiple tips have stated they’ve still managed to buy one, and they’ve been available for nearly 2 hours. Google’s also confirming this right on the store themselves.

On launch day they sold out in just about 24 minutes, but then users still snagged a few throughout the day. If you can manage to get one in your cart, and not have an error (this is getting ridiculous) you should hopefully still be able to pickup and get your own LG Nexus 4 headed your way in time for Christmas. /rant

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  1. Maybe if they put them in stores or just let us flipping PRE-ORDER them, then they wouldn’t have such a problem. What difference does it make anyways?? Open them for pre-ordering for 1 day only, then see how many people want them, then send an email informing people when it’s going to be arriving. Wow, I just solved all your problems Google…

  2. infuriating. Been stuck in the cart since 3:06 EST and can’t “proceed” thru checkout. Wasted half the afternoon of a workday. Just let me backorder it.

  3. Saw this tip on Yahoo!, worked for me. (1) Add to cart. (2) Set quantity. (3) Press tab until highlight is on the PROCEED button. (4) Press and hold ENTER key until the Google Wallet window appears.

  4. This to me seems like a physiological statistic. It’s like holding a piece of cheese in front a mouse, How far will you run before you stop clicking the mouse…

  5. Once you get it in your cart press and hold enter for like 40 seconds. Then let go. The screen will grey out. Then open google wallet. If it doesnt work try a few more times. it worked for me after the 2nd try.

  6. Thank you David – “Press and hold ENTER key until the Google Wallet window appears” did the trick. I actually decided to change the order to the 16GB model, as the shipping time was stated as 2-3 weeks versus 6-7 weeks for the 8GB model.

  7. I thought I’d let you all know that I was able to purchase one at 3:35pm Pacific Time, 3.5 hours after the site went live. I used the following link https://play.google.com/store/devices/details?id=nexus_4_8gb

    I hit CTRL-R repeatedly inside the “Proceed button” and it finally came back with a request to go into G-Wallet and then the order was complete. It says it will be 6 to 7 weeks for delivery. Not too happy about that, but I can live with the old iPhone 4 until then. In San Diego County, HSPA+ is faster than Verizon LTE, so I am really looking forward to the new phone.


  8. Maybe they wanted to be sold out so they will start selling the device in a year when that price is normal and now they are only getting marketing with an unreal price as theh are not selling one. If you want a nexus 4 you have to go to the shop and pay a normal price. this is marketing. a year is too much. just to make u understand that everyday they are wining money if they dont sell the device. so it will be sold out for a loooooong time.


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