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Nexus 7 an Early Hit, Selling Out at Most Retailers Already

Hopefully you pre-ordered a Nexus 7 and your retailer of choice is holding onto it for you if you have yet to pick it up. Reuters is reporting that stores like Gamestop, Sam’s Club, and Staples are all selling out of their first allotments of this hot little $199 tablet before it has officially gone on sale. All signs are pointing to next week being the official launch, since Google is just now shipping Play Store orders, however, pre-orders at many retailers have been available for pick up all day today. Online stores and brick and mortars have only a few left or none at all. If you had planned on trying to snag one this weekend, be sure to call ahead.

And if you haven’t yet, be sure to read our Nexus 7 review. Spoiler alert! We love it.

Via:  Reuters

  • cgg

    there are so many tablets on the market right now hard to pick which one

    Blackberry Playbook
    Kindle Fire
    Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1
    Sony Tablet S
    T-Mobile G-Slate
    Asus Eee Pad Transformer
    Motorola Xoom
    Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0
    HP Slate 500
    Dell Streak 7

    That is the most I can remember.

  • cgg

    i mean gonna be

  • cgg

    this is my first tablet

  • cgg


  • cgg

    Preorder it still waiting

  • Does anyone know when best buy will begin taking orders for the nexus 7?

  • Kevin Guinn

    I’m glad I waited to order one. I’ve been reading numerous reports that they are showing up with major screen defects and dead pixels. I’ll wait to see if these problems get fixed anytime soon before plopping down $250+

  • col3rsc

    My delivery date has been updated from today to tomorrow.

  • If I don’t hear an announcement soon about a Nexus 10in I may break and get it. But I reeeeally want a 10 as my first tablet. A 7in tab just isn’t big enough when my phone is already huge.

  • EvanTheGamer

    After using the Nexus 7 for two days, I can safely say that it is by far the greatest tablet I have ever owned before. Oh wait, the Neuxs 7 is THE only tablet I’ve ever owned. lol

    But…even with that said, the Nexus 7 IS THE tablet I’ve been waiting for.

    I passed up all other tablets, then Google announces the Nexus 7, a tablet that is just too damn impressive and awesome for words. Seriously, the tab kicks major ass! Also, it’s faster than Speedy what’s his name on his best day. And Jelly Bean is the single greatest piece of Android software that Google has put out yet, it makes the Nexus 7 just that much more mind numbingly fast!

    And lastly, I am SO damned glad I pre-ordered it at GameStop. I was going to pre-order it from the Google Play Store, but because I didn’t have the cash in my checking account to cover the “reserved” amount, I couldn’t do it. Then I heard that GS was taking pre-orders so I jetted on over there and pre-ordered it with just $50 down. Lucky enough, I was part of Pre-order Wave 1.

    Hell yeah, Google and GameStop FTW!!

  • wilco

    Received mine Friday 13th am. Ordered it earlier in the week on buyer.

  • luckyme

    Just got the last one at Sams, YES!

  • NexusMan

    Google FINALLY sent me my shipping confirmation at 8:06pm on Friday night, and I got another email from UPS at 6:17am this morning (Sunday) letting me know it will be delivered tomorrow (Monday) between 3pm & 7pm. Christmas comes tomorrow!

  • Just picked up a 16GB model at the Sam’s Club in Eagan, Minnesota!! pic.twitter.com/08xFGsBg

  • Aaron White

    Lovin mine. Shattered the screen on my Gnex a couple hours after getting the text from gamestop. Looks like I might have to get a SGS3 for an upgrade. Decision is: Keep SGS3 or sell to pick up another Gnex?????????????

  • RockyJ

    I’m holding out for the next iPad. These tablets are toys so I might as well get the one with the largest selection and best apps.

    • Bionic


  • Dave Sloboda

    Just saw this review that takes a crap on the Nexus 7…even going so far as to call Jelly Bean “clunky”!


    You’ll note the reviewers clear affinity for a certain fruit-based tablet…

  • AlexKCMO

    Since everyone is posting the status of their device… like we care, I’m going to just say it’s nice to see a device doing so well that doesn’t have fruit on it.

    Rock on Android.

  • currentsupply

    Posting from my brand new Nexus 7. Picked it up at Sams Club. Used friends card.

    Pretty cool device. Using the gnex to tether for internet. Typing is way easier on this thing than on larger tablets.

    Will be selling my gt 10.1 to pay for it.

  • Matt

    Got my email from Google. Am happy but of course would like my nexus 7 sooner 🙂

  • Bionic

    Is there any reason not to use the car charger in my car for my bionic to charge this? We have used it to charge my wife’s kindle fire before and it didnt do any harm to it. However, I recently let a friend at work borrow my motorola wall charger to charge his galaxy s2 and it killed his battery. Ever since then I worry about using the wrong kind of charger.

    • jeesung

      compare the output specs printed on the chargers. should be something like: Output: 5.0V – 0.85A

      if they’re close, you probably will be fine. i mix and match chargers from various devices that range from 0.7A to 1.1A and haven’t had an issue like your friend.

      i’d hesitate to use the largest output ones on my Bluetooth headset or digicam, though. both of those original chargers have output of 0.5A

      • Bionic

        so basically you are saying if the two are equal or less than the one that comes with it, im fine

        • jeesung

          yes, though lower output will charge slower and too low may not charge much at all (like the warning iPads give if you try and use your iPhone charger brick or plug into a computer USB port).

          • Bionic

            I just looked it up. The nexus 7 uses a 5V output just like all of my motorola chargers, so I am in luck

  • Liderc

    I want one..but I can’t get one from anywhere…sad face.

  • Got the email last night, but of course, it’s given a tracking number, but since I ordered soooo early, mine is not to UPS yet. So, probably wed. which will make me file a complaint with the NYS att. gen. on paying 2 day shipping and not getting it. Not that it matters other than making me feel better. NEVER AGAIN GOOGLE PLAYED! I will not be PLAYED again. I’ll use the $25 credit, but not so quick….too many other aves. to fill my N7 before the play store.

    • Bionic

      i’ve seen UPS do amazing things. Especailly at this time of year when its slow for them. I’ve had things delivered in 2 days when it was scheduled for 5. Im hoping i get mine Monday. UPS works around the clock unlike USPS.

    • jeesung

      i just checked my tracking #. yesterday it said not received yet. now it says 2-day delivery with Monday estimate.

  • Goat1202

    I’m having trouble unlocking the bootloader for my nexus 7. It is “waiting on the device.” I’ve enabled USB debugging and have the latest SDK including the Google USB driver. I did have the SDK already for my Galaxy Nexus. Any suggestions?

    • wouldnt you need the drivers from google or asus? since it wasnt samsung who made the N7.

      • Goat1202

        From everything I’ve read, installing the google usb driver in the SDK is supposed to work. I just ran “adb reboot” and it rebooted my Nexus 7, but when I try to run “fastboot oem unlock” it’s still “waiting on device.” So frustrating!

    • Bionic

      restart your computer. Oddly enough that worked for me in the past with other devices in this situation.

      • Goat1202

        Man, I tried that and even re installing the SDK software. Is it possible it could be confusing drivers with the Galaxy Nexus?

        • Bionic

          im not sure what to tell ya, im not a very experienced rooter/hacker. Thats why i always use one-click options when available.

          • Goat1202

            FYI – I typed adb reboot-bootloader and it booted the nexus 7 into bootloader. I then ran “fastboot oem unlock” and it worked.

    • Goat1202

      Another thing is that typing “adb devices” lists my nexus 7’s serial number. So I have no idea why fastboot isn’t working correctly

    • ALex Boro

      make sure your on your bootloader when you enter the command

  • ALex Boro

    just got mine at my local sams club

    • Joshyz73

      Same here. I was there yesterday on my normal grocery shopping trip, and just figured I’d look to see if they had any in stock. While they didn’t have a demo unit, they had the little think with the paper slips to take up to the register to get one. So I did…

  • Bionic

    By the way guys i just got my case that i ordered in the mail today. Its actually really nice. I obviously dont have my nexus 7 in it yet, but this case is sweet.


    • Goat1202

      Thanks for posting this. Just ordered it!

      • Bionic

        You wont regret it, especially for that price. I love the hand strap.

      • Bionic

        FYI i just put my wife’s kindle fire into it to test it out, again, its sweet.

  • Bionic

    Is monday expecting too much? Im off work

  • steve0617

    Sigh… Just called my closest Game Stop for shits and giggles as I didn’t preorder.

    They said they ‘have an instock date of 9/30.’

    Ummmmmmmmm. What? I clarified ‘You have an instock date of Sept. 30th?’

    He said yes.


    The next GS I called was on the ball. Said third wave preordering now. Due August 7th. If none were preordered at that particular location, they didn’t get any stock at all.

    Only chance to get one at all was if someone preordered, it came in, they then cancelled it and it still hadn’t sold. So slim to none chance there. But at least she was intelligent about it.

  • edubbz

    Called Staples that had stock, they were told by corporate not to sell. This is ridic!

  • MotoRulz

    I want jelly bean on my xoom..

  • BrianLipp

    what is googles crazy method behind their shipping them? i ordered on the 27th and havent gotten charged/confirmation, but my dad, who ordered days after me, has, and im seeing people who ordered last week get their confirmations. whats going on?

    • Kurt Edens

      From what I learned it seems the 8GB and 16GB units have separate shipping lists. The shipping order also depends on your location and order amounts in that location as Google has had them held by bus at various storehouse and shipping centers all over the US to allow for abspeedy delivery..

      • Bionic

        this makes sense

  • will

    Just went into Sams Club- Sioux Falls, SD. $247 for the 16 gig, and they are selling it!

  • nascpats

    is there a way to get flash on jellybean

  • LionStone

    Pre-ordered on the 29th…just got my email at 1:30a.m.!! Its on the way!!

  • Mike

    Got my 16GB yesterday…called around to like 10 Gamestops, all but one said they had them, but pre-order only..one store had an extra one and they held it for me until i got there…WIN

  • Zuki1216

    Ordered mine on the 2nd, it’s shipping today.