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Nexus 7 Sells for $1825 on eBay – Dude Couldn’t Wait 2 Weeks to Spend Only $199?

We see yet-to-be-released products go up for sale on eBay all of the time. It’s just something that happens when people are given free stuff before the general public. In the case of the guy that just bought a Google Nexus 7 for $1825 though, we can’t help but shake our heads. The fact that someone was willing to spend close to $2K on a device that will be here in 2 weeks for $199, has left us 100% speechless. Now, the Nexus 7 is a heck of a little tablet, plus this special edition white version from I/O is extra hot, but it sure as hell isn’t worth $1825. Dude could have gone and almost bought a brand new retina Macbook Pro or something really impressive. 

Via:  eBay

Cheers evltwn!

  • Kevin Guinn

    What a dipdong

  • Dan

    I’m the same way, money is no object to me, when I want something I get it.. I don’t care what the cost.

    • Droidzilla

      You should purchase some grammar lessons.

  • If the person actually PAYS.

  • I sold a stock seat off my Harley to a guy in South Korea, shipping was more than what he paid me for it lol

  • one thing is for sure, that is one happy seller lol , i have sold things on ebay and got more than I ever thought I would, but damn

  • sinofue

    If you’re really smart, you wait until the fall and get an iPad mini for $249

    • Droidzilla

      You said “smart” up there. You might want to correct that before someone sees it and you’re all embarrassed.

  • Glenn

    If you’re 100% speechless, how did you make this blogpost?!

    • Mark

      They only had to type, not speak

      • Droidzilla


  • ocdtrekkie

    Nah, he couldn’t have bought a Retina MacBook, we’re doing #BoycottApple 😉

  • airwolf

    Well, the joke is really on him. Since they are shipping it thru the mail it’s gonna take 2 weeks for him to get it. It will propbably arrive on the same day they are released in the stores. LOL

  • what an idiot, in a few months they will be everywhere for 99 bucks

  • michael arazan

    Wow, Rich People Problems

  • seebrock

    And its usps so he prolly won’t get it for two weeks when everyone else starts getting their too.

  • DeJarvis Oliver

    Patience and research man…

  • Card-carrying member of the more money than brains club right there!

  • Buckoman

    Just a question here – Is there any way to get it in white instead of black, or was that an I/O exclusive model?

    • Bionic

      not in the play store

  • master94

    “Dude could have gone and almost bought a brand new retina Macbook Pro or something really impressive.” Nothing Apple makes is worth $2000 or impressive anymore.

  • enob

    This sale is a complete outlier. All the other completed listings hit around $400 max. Something seems strange here…

  • Even if I had a massive, unthinkable amount of disposable income, this is NOT how I would spend any portion of it. What an idiot.

  • AJA0

    The guy that won has a whoppnig two feedback, good luck getting payment mooha52.

  • Jeff “BIG RED”

    I totally agree that what they spent was crazy. But I also realize there are some people out there that aren’t strapped for cash and if they spend that much on a tablet they probably don’t value the cash value as most of us do…..

  • Bionic

    I want to know the exact date mine will be shipped, all this silence from google and the whole “ships in 2-3 weeks” thing is pissing me off

    • EvanTheGamer

      It’s only been like less than a week. Relax, drink some spiked coffee, and Google will ship the Nexus 7 to everyone when they damn well want to! Also, when it’s ready.

      • Bionic

        They should ship it this week, but they wont

        • EvanTheGamer

          Dude, that would be AWESOME! But I’m sure they have a reason though, and it’s probably a good one.

          • Nat

            Like an injunction/ban starting…. tomorrow? Just you wait and see LOL

          • EvanTheGamer

            DON’T speak like that! Don’t even THINK that!

            Also, *knock on wood* three times and maybe that patent infringement will go away.

  • nightscout13

    What i don’t like about the nexus 7, is the UI is a stretched phone overlay, instead of a tablet overlay WTF!

    • r0lct

      Actually there are two tablet layouts, one for devices meant to be help portrait like the N7 and one for landscape like the rest of the Android tablets.

  • nightscout13

    Can you imagine at what price you can buy this on black friday???????

  • nightscout13

    Kinda disrespectful to sell this, but to each his own.

  • nightscout13

    Don’t get your hopes up, it might be a non-paying bidder who wants his 15 minutes of fame.

  • GreenMeansGo


  • interstellarmind

    Best headline. Ever.

  • Ausitn

    I mean it did have free shipping…

  • Grumpy Old Man

    Back in my day I could buy 20 cars for the amount he paid for that tablet. And I even had to walk 15 miles in the snow to pick them up.

    • Vad

      Uphill both ways

    • feztheforeigner

      A $100 car? Where can I pick one of those up?

  • tvjrc603

    shipping via USPS? the pre-orders will be showing up on doorsteps long before that thing makes its way across the country…

    • nightscout13

      LOL @ USPS shipping times. Like 11 business days sometimes, when i ship from western seaboard to eastern seaboard.

      • ericshmerick

        Priority Mail. Arrives anywhere in the US in 2-3 business days. 100% of the time. It’s all I use and costs like $2 more than first class.

        • nightscout13

          When shipping a package with Parcel Post.

        • Droidzilla

          Dude, USPS sucks. FedEx ftw!

          Just thought I’d mix it up and we could be shipping company fanbois for a day.

  • I’d like to know why someone would bid against him that much too though ahah

  • For some people money isn’t an object!

  • I just noticed the winning bidders username. It’s redacted, but it’s i***t. What word is 5 letters long, begins with an I and ends with T? 😉

    • Nat

      nah, it only shows the first and last letter and that’s it. those 3 “*” in the middle mean nothing.

  • Diego

    Obviously he’s racist.

    • Droidzilla

      I’m going to racistly buy only the black one, because the white one is inferior.

  • Dave Bell

    There was one up for $500 then reduced to $350-$400, I can’t remember the exact amount.. should have jumped on it REAL hard and flipped it. : It was a Buy It Now too.

  • Buying it for almost four times the price of a high-end iPad defeats the purpose of Google pricing the Nexus 7 at two hundred dollars.

    • nightscout13

      It’s a limited edition, and it’s not sold anywhere yet. But $2,000 is too much.

  • I really, really hate the phrase “in hand”.

  • Sirx

    “A fool and his money are soon parted”

  • Collin L

    At least he got the free shipping. That will save him 14 dollars right there.

  • Jeff Tycz

    I wonder how much a pair of google glasses would go for if that tablet went for almost 2k

    • Droidzilla

      One . . . million dollars! MWAHAHAHA!

  • Lionel Y.
  • niuguy

    Somebody bought my Transformer for the price of the Nexus 7. Dunno why, but thanks. 🙂

  • Michael_NM

    It was Nokia patent troll who bought it.

  • Blood

    It’s Apple the one who bought it. They’re trying to get their hands on one early to see what features they’re going to use on their next Ipad.

    • EvanTheGamer

      Yeah, exactly, damn copycats. Why can’t they just go away never to be heard of again? Only if I could find a magical genie…

      • nightscout13

        That’ what you would wish for? For the demise of Apple? I would wish for something beneficial, like 1000 concubines, Bill Gates’ assets, and my own island.

        • EvanTheGamer

          See…that’s how much I HATE and DESPISE Apple. So much I would use my one only wish to wish them no more!

          /not a threat, but a wish

          • michael arazan

            New chinese knock-off in two weeks? the Rexus 7

          • EvanTheGamer

            LOL! DAMN, EVERYONE and their donkeys want a piece of what Google brings to the world!

            GET YOUR OWN freaking ideas you damn monkeys!

    • Trevor

      Or they’re trying to figure out how many different ways they want to try and sue Google over this tablet.

      • EvanTheGamer

        Very true. haha

      • MKader17

        Their hopes are that they can get a law suit rolling to stop the sale of the tablet before it’s released.

        • Trevor

          I could see this being the case, especially if Apple feels like the Nexus 7 will take a chunk of the tablet market share, which I’m assuming is currently dominated by the iPad.

      • Keii Graham

        I’m sure some Apple rep will hold the two up and ask the judge to tell them apart. It’s a winning strategy for Apple since this is a generation that called everything gaming-related a Nintendo.

    • angermeans

      Despite the Nexus 7 being a nice device I doubt apple is the slightest bit concerned of an android tablet when it comes to their iPad. Googles goal with the 7 should be to change that

  • Heck, there’s even dumbasses on Ebay buying a *pre-order* 8GB version for $249, like really, how stupid are they?

    • EvanTheGamer

      THAT stupid. I mean, COME ON! Think McFly THINK, ANYBODY home?

      • I’m assuming the people that are purchasing these ones may be in countries that Google hasn’t made the Nexus 7 available to.. or doesn’t ship to.

        • EvanTheGamer

          That’s actually what we were just thinking. That could definitely be a possibility.

          • nightscout13

            Whose we? Do you have multiple personality disorder? I do on friday’s

          • EvanTheGamer

            Yes, we are discussing your comment in much detail. We will come to a conclusion on how to respond to it soon enough.

          • Some people have spouses. Families. Friends. You know…those things.

          • nightscout13

            When one does not specify, others are left to wonder.

          • EvanTheGamer

            Fine, when I said “what we were just thinking…”, I was referring to my pet monkey. He’s always up in my business. Damn monkey, get a life!

            Also, his name is Monkey.

          • nightscout13

            Oh ok that makes sense.

    • evltwn

      There’s some idiot on there saying he has 10 and is selling them for 278+5.00 for shipping.

    • C-Law

      Haha omg! I was just telling this to my gf earlier saying “how stupid are people?” Maybe I should do the same and pick up an extra $50

  • Jbrown2339

    A fool and his money….

  • EvanTheGamer

    And that folks is the world we live in. Stupidity at its finest!

    I want off this rock.

    • Why get off the rock? Cash in while you’re still here!

      • EvanTheGamer

        When inexpensive consumer space travel becomes available, trust me, I’ll be the first to sign up.

        • La2da

          Haha! Just saw on Slashgear that a trip to the moon will cost $150 mil. [Puts pikny up to lips].

          • EvanTheGamer

            Time to start saving every penny…

            AND WOW, $150m? That’s chump change to some people. And you know what, I hate those people! A lot.

  • afox2015

    It had 43 bids. More than one person was willing to pay up
    Wow. Might sell mine and just pre order one lol

    • I was just looking at some other ones selling for 400-600. Now I kinda want to sell mine and pre-order the 16GB retail version.

      • Kinda thinkin’ the same.. O_o

        • nightscout13

          Whoa! Watcha doin’ here??? Behind enemy lines? LOL

      • ericshmerick

        Sold mine in a matter of minutes for $349. Fine by me. 8 gigs is too small. Only 5 available on a fresh format. Not enough for much at all.

    • EvanTheGamer

      YOU have a limited edition white Nexus 7??

      You lucky son of a fire monkey!

      Honestly though, if you don’t need the money that bad, then you should just keep that Nexus 7.

      I honestly don’t understand people that sell things that are LIMITED EDITION items. Sure, I can understand if you need the money, like yesterday, but if you don’t, then WHY sell something that no one else has? Just doesn’t make any freaking sense to me. At all.

      • Thats the only reason some people even go to I/O it seems, when real developers who wanted to go couldn’t because tickets were sold out or whatever

        • EvanTheGamer

          Yeah, that’s pretty horrible. How much were tickets anyways?

          • Lionel Y.

            $900 I believe

          • EvanTheGamer

            Wow! Unless of course you were press, then they were cheaper?

          • nightscout13

            $300 Academic, and $900 everyone else.

          • EvanTheGamer

            Ahh, okay, $900 is definitely a lot. I’d have paid it though, just so I can say I went to Google I/O. Not to get three incredible items at the end of it. Nope, that’s not why I would want to go at all.

  • tanknspank

    That white back is SO worth the extra $1575 though! /s

    • EvanTheGamer


    • Jarred Sutherland

      Yeah, you guys just don’t know value when you see it!

  • paul_cus


  • Maybe he just really really wanted the white I/O version.