The 8GB and 16GB versions of the LG Nexus 4 by Google have each been reduced by $100 in the Google Play Store, making the devices $199 and $249, respectively. The price drop was done quietly in the online storefront without much fanfare, and later announced on Google Play’s official Google+ page.
Additionally, if you happened to pull the trigger on the Nexus 4 right before the price drop became effective, Google is offering a $100 refund – as long as your purchase took place on or after August 12, 2013. If you purchased the phone before that date, you’re out of luck. To request the refund, you’ll have to submit this form within the next 15 days.
Some credit cards also have purchase protection built in, which is my case. I’ll be contacting my credit card company to request a refund of the difference, since I’m past my 15 days with Google, but still within the time frame with my credit card company. It’s definitely worth contacting your credit card company to see if these benefits apply to you, too, if you’re in the same position that I am.
Obviously, Google is making room for a new Nexus phone here. With rumors floating around about both LG and Motorola making the next Nexus phone, I’m on the edge of my seat. We should expect an official announcement soon.