If you are on Verizon you can grab yourself a great deal by way of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus right now. Phandroid reports that you can get it for $230 off contract via the Verizon Wireless website.
Verizon Samsung Galaxy Nexus now available for $229 contract-free
Before you rush out to get your hands on this Samsung Galaxy Nexus deal bear in mind that there is a catch, this is that the handsets are being sold cheap as they have been classed as pre-owned/re-furbished. On a good note the devices have gone through 100+ quality checks and they do come with warranty for one year. This means that if the device does go wrong during this time, Verizon will give you a replacement of a “comparable unit”.
Another thing to bear in mind is that the device is known for not having the best LTE connection on Verizon and it doesn’t have what you would call excellent battery life. So these aren’t defects but just the quirks of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus.
But if you want to update your old handset and you want to enjoy Jelly Bean without paying out a small fortune, then the Nexus at $230 unlocked, is a great deal. I wouldn’t be going and signing a two-year plan on a device that is already a year old anyways!