Nexus 5 price?

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Nexus 5 price?

Does anyone else find it odd that if you buy a nexus 5 from fido (or any of the big 3) you pay $150 above retail? Does fido do pricematch? It seems a bit silly that I need to order my phone online directly from google when I'd be completely happy to fork over my $350 to fido (not the $500 they're listing).

 

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Re: Nexus 5 price?

Well that's silly, you sign into a contract for the one and only benifit of subsidizing the price of a phone, but in this case there's no subsidy and you're still locked in for 2 years. Weird, so the answer is that it's such a bad deal to buy from the carrier you should just buy directly from google.

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They do that so you will get it at the on contract price

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Re: Nexus 5 price?

Well that's silly, you sign into a contract for the one and only benifit of subsidizing the price of a phone, but in this case there's no subsidy and you're still locked in for 2 years. Weird, so the answer is that it's such a bad deal to buy from the carrier you should just buy directly from google.

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Quick clarification, if you buy it at full price (either through Fido or elsewhere) and receive no subsidy, you're not locked in (unless you already have a contract for a previous phone you already bought, which is a different story).
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