Thursday , June 7 2018

JB Hi-Fi appear to be selling the new Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P early

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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!

Chris Rowland   Editor and Publisher

Chris has been at the forefront of smartphone reporting in Australia since smartphones were a thing, and has used mobile phones since they came with giant lead-acid batteries that were "transportable" and were carried in a shoulder bag. He saw the transition from AMPS to GSM, loved the Motorola StarTac, and got into Palm technologies in a big way. The arrival some years later of the original iPhone, and then the early Androids, awoke a new interest in mobile technology, and Chris has been writing about it since.

Today, Chris publishes one of Australia's most popular technology websites, Ausdroid. His interests include mobile (of course), as well as connected technology and how it can make all our lives easier.

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

NT
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Got the same from Vodafone.

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

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Luke Vesty

*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.

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

Pumpino
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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
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MrJayTee74

Got told an hour ago, not till Tuesday

Pumpino
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Pumpino

Source?

Montalbert_Scott
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Montalbert_Scott

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

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

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

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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
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SammyK300

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

Jamie S
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Jamie S

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

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