Why does the Nexus 4 cost more from the webstore?

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I want to buy a Nexus 4 from koodo without tab which is $300 plus tax. I called some stores and they said that they dont sell it outright like i cant go to the store and just buy a nexus 4 for $300 plus tax and walk out but however when i buy their phone online at the checkout the final price is $340 why is this? That what the store is saying is different from what its said online? I dont want to buy online as I am one of those people that doesnt trust online shopping fully. Im with Rogers and I do not want to switch carriers. So can someone help me on what to do? How should I buy the nexus? Whats the procedure so that I buy a phone from Koodo but dont use it on their network?
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Well, there's taxes, which you would be charged at the store anyways. I believe it's Koodo Kiosks you can purchase the phone outright, but retailers you can't(or it's the other way around).

It won't really matter which way you purchase it, you're still gonna be paying around $340 with taxes included.
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Soban, I have explained why your thought on this is flawed. I am not going to repeat myself since you don't seem to be understanding my point of view. So have a nice day.
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mattjs, once again, we see eye to eye on this topic! Couldn't agree more!
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this is becoming a regular thing! lol
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mattjs, your argument in this specific case is invalid, since we are speaking about one of the few phones that is specifically available to the general public without going through a carrier. Google is not a 3rd party retailer. They commissioned the nexus series and they are the ones marketing and supporting it.
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I was more or less just commenting on the retail situation in general, the OP can absolutely go ahead and get this specific device from google directly. He probably should tbh, it's a nice option to have, instead of having to go through an additional 'middle man'.
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Taxes, friend
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No what I meant was that when I bought it online it was $340 with tax included and I didnt select a plan or anything only the phone and then clicked checkout but the store is saying if I wanna buy it outright its gonna be $350 plus tax
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Well look at all of the costs that are there. It will tell you.
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This is what I meant to post. Sort of in a goofy mood today
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As if this got a promoted response...

I guess a thanks is in order lol
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Well, thanx :D
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When purchasing the phone with taxes it is $339. If you want too buy it outright at a store without the tab and no plan, you must buy it for the prepaid price which is $350 + taxes. Other than that, you have to put it on a plan, buy it outright and then cancel, which will give you one months bill.
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Probably better of going to that link straight from Google...right?
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Exactly, just go to Google and purchase the phone, it will be unlocked either way. Less hassle if you do it the Google way, thanks Tyler!
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Haha yeah ive decided to just get it from a reselled because itll cost less and no hassle so thanks for your guys input! really appreciate it :)
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No problem! :) Hope everything works out!
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Some shop don't like to just cell devices outright, not that they can't they just don't want to. Best bet are usually with 3rd party sellers as they don't care about where the device goes just the sale
Can't speak for Koodo as I've never bought a device from them and used it for another carrier. but I have done this several time to bring Rogers phones to Koodo. Only time I let someone turn me down for selling a device outright was due to it just being released an there being limited quantities.
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Yeah im probably just gonna end up getting it from a 3rd party reseller as the koodo way is a hassle and buying from google ends up costing you around $420 because of tax and shipping
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Alright thanks for the replies guys. Can someone guide me as to how to delete this whole post? I will also be deleting my account as I am not a koodo customer so Im not really fit to be helping others, you guys already do a good job at that
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