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While the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P weren’t meant to be available in stores until sometime next week (3 November, to be precise), it appears that our predictions were right; JB Hi-Fi stores have been receiving stock this week, and some of them are even prepared to sell what stock they have now, despite it being a few days early.

Ausdroid reader Daniel Adams told us that he visited his local JB Hi-Fi store in Cranbourne (VIC), and while the front-end stock system reported that the Nexus 6P was still on-order, a keen salesman checked out the back and found that the Nexus 6P had in fact arrived. Better yet, this salesman was keen to make the deal, and sold Daniel the phone yesterday (Thursday 29 October), almost a week before the phones were meant to go on sale.

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If you’ve been waiting for next week to go get yourself a Nexus, it’s time to check your local JB Hi-Fi or Harvey Norman store and see whether they’ve got stock that they’d be prepared to sell you today. The golden rule of retail has always been if you’ve got stock, try to sell it, so there’s a good chance you’ll find yourself an early Nexus by shopping around.

Let us know how you get on!

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11pts
11pts
5 years ago

on another note, Optus update status shows Pre-Order is on the road, looks like a Monday delivery!

NT
NT
Reply to  11pts
5 years ago

Got the same from Vodafone.

Pumpino
Pumpino
Reply to  NT
5 years ago

How is it that people ordering from the telcos are receiving their handsets before Google Play customers haven’t had theirs despatched? Seems a little backwards.

Alex Di Blasio
Alex Di Blasio
5 years ago

Called Sydney Westfield store and they said they didn’t have stock!

whispy_snippet
whispy_snippet
5 years ago

*sigh* They’re just so expensive this year. I’m more than happy to pay a high price for a new phone but it’s hard to justify when my N5 2013 still works so well.

geoff
geoff
5 years ago

Dude in the Bourke Street store checked out the back for me. He said there was a big sign covering them saying embargoed.

Pumpino
Pumpino
5 years ago

I just rang Cranbourne and the guy said he let the 6P go before he received the memo. He didn’t even know about the 5X though.

MrJayTee74
MrJayTee74
5 years ago

Got told an hour ago, not till Tuesday

Pumpino
Pumpino
Reply to  MrJayTee74
5 years ago

Source?

Montalbert_Scott
Montalbert_Scott
Reply to  Pumpino
5 years ago

I could be a source. Embargo finishes 8am Monday. Most stores seem to have 3 each

Chris
Reply to  Montalbert_Scott
5 years ago

I have a sneaking suspicion that this story was the reason for that email from head office… 😉

Pumpino
Pumpino
Reply to  Montalbert_Scott
5 years ago

I thought he meant that Google Play orders won’t be despatched until Tuesday.

Pumpino
Pumpino
5 years ago

Just as Google begins charging credit cards. You’d want to make sure that you can still cancel any order through the Play Store. JB is only selling the 32GB version of the N5X, isn’t it?

SammyK300
SammyK300
5 years ago

A memo went out telling them not to sell till next week, not all have gotten it so you can get lucky…

Jamie S
Jamie S
5 years ago

Yep, called JB Hobart store and have one on hold for $994 64GB model. Only a couple in stock apparently.