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You Can Buy the Nexus 7 Through Amazon, If You Like Overspending for Things

If you were one of the few waiting for the Nexus 7 to arrive on Amazon, we thought we would let you know that the wait is over. We also thought we should point out that you’ll pay more through Amazon than you will any other retailer on the planet. The device retails for $199 (8GB) and $249 (16GB) at places like Staples, Office Depot, Gamestop, and of course, the Google Play store. If you choose to go the Amazon route, you’ll pay at least $271 for the 8GB version and $289 for the 16GB version.

At one point, when the 16GB version was sold out across the country, you could have made the argument that purchasing it for $290 would have been worth it. With stock showing back up through Google Play this morning, you’d be foolish to pay more than $250.

Via:  Amazon

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  • feztheforeigner

    Amazon is usually so cheap for everything. It’s weird how with the Nexus devices they seem to overprice all of them.

  • Tom Gervasio

    Bought mine yesterday from macmall at $249 with no tax and no shipping.. Ships in 2 days and is the cheapest total price I’ve seen yet.

  • NexusPhan69

    Just placed my order for 30 with Amazon! I’m gonna make a killer re-selling these. Thanks for the heads up Kellex.

  • inSF

    What a moronic news post. Nice job.

    • EvanTheGamer

      What a moronic comment. Nice job.

      • JoshGroff

        For the sake of the combo, what a moronic response.

        • Hunter

          vicious circle….

          • Man of Steele

            ISU huh? Same here…

        • EvanTheGamer


          What a moronic reply to my moronic response to his moronic comment.


    • Jeff Metzger

      It’s not moronic, if you can use Amazon points to buy it from third party sellers.

  • col3rsc

    The price is now 289.72.

  • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

    Come on Kellex! This is a 3rd Party Seller . . . Not “Amazon” . . . Amazon really has nothing to do with this… Silly post is silly . . .#disappointed

  • Liderc

    Saw this last night, thought it was funny. But yeah, it’s through a third party which apparently thinks people should pay a $71 mark up price for the 8GB version, which defeats the whole purpose of buying the 8GB version.

    • S_T_R

      On the other side, though, this seller will probably ship to more places than Google will.

  • EvanTheGamer

    Again…GameStop FTW! No shipping charge, tax is reasonable, and you can pick up the device right then and there, no waiting!

    I sometimes buy games(when they offer a $10 or $20 credit) through Amazon, but I don’t think I’ll ever buy any devices through ’em.

    • Liderc

      Most gamestops are only getting in what they pre-order though, so it’s kind of not optimal.

      • EvanTheGamer

        True…I pre-ordered it though. I really wanted to buy it through the Android Market, but I didn’t have the funds at the time and they actually “reserve” the amount so wasn’t an option. Then I found out that GS was offering pre-orders of the device, so I rushed over. Just $50 down. Not bad.

        • Liderc

          Yeah, it would have been smart if people did it in the first batch, because they got theirs quick. But a friend of mine tried to pre-order one with every GS in our area and they were on their 3rd shipment and it wouldn’t be in until August 7th? or 13th can’t remember. I told him to go to Sams club, they had like 10 of them I guess because people wouldn’t expect Sams Club to have tech.

          • JoshGroff

            I ended up cancelling my Game Stop pre-order because the local Staples received a second shipment, but I was told mid August.

    • Detonation

      “tax is reasonable” – That’s not really something you can change (unless you move).

      And I’ll easily take Amazon’s far superior customer service and support over a place like Gamestop. In this case it doesn’t really matter, since it’s not even Amazon selling it.

      • EvanTheGamer

        Well…I’ve never ONCE had any issues with GameStop in the past, and I’ve been a frequent loyal customer since 2005(before that though I was a loyal EB customer…until GS consumed ’em), so…guess I’ve just been lucky.

        But I will agree that Amazon does provide really great service and support though.

  • jer85008

    Do you think Amazon will even sell this direct? I suspect they won’t, and you will only be able to get it through a 3rd party vendor through them.

    On a side note – my local Staples is stocking the 8GB version, they ordered them when they couldn’t get the 16GB. Not sure if it will continue now that the 16 is available again, just an FYI.

    • Detonation

      Sell a device that is the direct competition of their own? That’s like asking if the Play Store is ever going to start selling Kindle Fires

      • JoshGroff

        Saying the Nexus 7 competes with the Kindle Fire is like saying an Aston Martin competes with a Corvette. Ergo, they’re in entirely different leagues.

        • Detonation

          To us, yes. To a non tech-savvy customer who doesn’t know what specs mean, they just see two 7″ tablets

          • JoshGroff

            In that case, the Galaxy Tab 2 7″, Acer Iconia a100, and Nook are also competition. Does Amazon sell any of those? (don’t really care enough to look into it right now, but I’ll check later if someone doesn’t beat me to it.)

      • Hunter

        Not really. Amazon is a marketplace for just about anything whereas the Play store historically has only offered Google’s devices.

  • ddevito

    I thought about keeping my original, then getting charged the full amount for the replacement – then would sell it to make a profit.

    But as it turned out, I have a soul and decided not to.

  • BSweetness

    The article really should directly point out that it’s a third-party seller that’s offering it, and that it’s not being offered directly by Amazon.

    • The same has always been true with nexus devices, none were cold by amazon themselves and of course were always overpriced.

  • Destroythanet

    Does Amazon charge tax now?

    • EvanTheGamer

      Nope…but I live in Cali, so not sure if they charge you tax if you live someplace else.

      • CIFchamp24

        You know we’re getting taxed staring in Sept. right? (Also if Cali)

    • JB

      They do in Texas.

  • JG

    But i payed almost 280 for mine on the google play store…so isn’t this a better deal? Amazon doesn’t charge tax where I live and im sure this falls under there free shipping option.

    EDIT: durr didn’t see this was for the 8gb one. herp to the derp

  • Amazon is the opposite of a jerky company. They would not do this to sabotage the N7’s sales. This is being sold through a 3rd party retailer via Amazon.

    • michael arazan

      Its amazon, not apple. If amazon can make money on a top selling device, they will, they don’t give a crap from what I’ve seen

  • 4n1m4L

    I lol’d

  • kfath1978

    My first DL mention! WooT!!!

    • meh

      • kfath1978

        always haters out there….lol

    • Adam Wiggins

      Congrats, and go Bucks! Looking forward to September!

  • Andrew

    Don’t kid yourself, this is being sold by a 3rd party company through Amazon. I would imagine once Amazon gets it into their warehouse they would be at or below MSRP (probably $199.97 if I had to guess).

  • Greg Buxton

    To be fair to Amazon that listing is for a 3rd party seller.

  • mikeGsays

    Yeah, but isn’t it fun to screw up Amazon’s analysis of what’s hot in the tablet category? I know that if I end up buying one, I’m buying a TPU case for it I’ve had my eye on from Amazon!