Nexus 5 preorder pops up on eBay

An enterprising eBay seller offers the much-rumored 32GB Nexus 5 for $650 even though the phone has yet to be confirmed.

The Nexus 5 is up for preorder on eBay.
The unannounced Nexus 5 is already up for preorder on eBay. Screenshot by Lance Whitney/CNET

Consumers eager to grab LG's next Nexus smartphone can preorder the device from a seller on eBay.

Promising the 32GB Nexus 5 for $650, the seller, yoshio_221, seems confident that the phone will launch and that he'll be able to lay his hands on enough units to satisfy his buyers.

As yoshio_221 phrases the offer in his listing:

This is a pre-order for the brand new Nexus 5! The reason why I am doing this is because the phone will most likely not be available in most regions across the globe, so I am offering my time and effort to get the phone to you as fast as possible, so you don't have to wait weeks or months to get it. Be the first. The 16gb version is also available, just find my other listing! Will ship out as soon as I receive it, across the world. Buyer is responsible for all taxes and fees. I know nothing about the official specifications, but if you are looking at this listing you probably have been reading the rumors already. Thanks for looking!

Anyone hoping to snag the 16GB version is out of luck, though. The listing for that model has already ended.

So, is this deal worth grabbing? The recipient of 100 percent positive feedback, yoshio_221 already convinced five people to buy the 16GB edition. So far, one person has bought the 32GB version, leaving four still available.

Reports have been flying lately that the Nexus 5 is on its way. The phone even popped up on Google Play last week before being taken down. The device will supposedly run Android 4.4 KitKat and is expected to cost anywhere from $299 to $399 for the 16GB model, with a 32GB version fetching $399 or more.

Neither Google nor LG have announced the coming of the Nexus 5, let alone revealed a launch date. Cautious buyers may want to wait for the official word before plunking down their cash.

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