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New Nexus 7 Available and Shipping From Amazon Today, Store Pick-ups at Best Buy Too

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The new Nexus 7 isn’t technically supposed to launch until July 30, but retailers like Amazon and Best Buy flipped the switch to “available” today. Amazon in particular is simply showing the device as “available.” Should you have a Prime account and choose the 1-day $3.99 shipping option, you could have it as early as Monday, but if you can’t wait even that long, $8.99 will get it to you tomorrow. They have both 16GB and 32GB WiFi models in stock at the same $229 and $269 prices. 

Amazon Links:  Nexus 7 16GB | Nexus 7 32GB

Store pick-ups also are popping up as an option through select Best Buy stores. In fact, our inbox was flooded with emails from readers who had their pre-order statuses updated to “pickup in-store today.” As you can see in the image below, most stores around me are showing “ship to store in 3 to 5 days,” however, at least one store out of Spokane is listing the device as available for pick-up immediately.

So if you want the device today, it’s at least worth checking out your list of nearby Best Buy stores to see if they have any in stock.

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Via:  Best Buy

Cheers Luke, Matt, Mike, Justin, Erich, Justtyn, Michael, Patrick, and Josh!

  • Ervin Dinh

    Just ordered one form Staples with the $30off coupon…it worked and was able to add to cart and confirmation of order received. $256 after tax for the 32gb….so stoked…

  • Flyinion

    Any reason NOT to buy it at Best Buy instead of the Play store? Looks like one of the Best Buy’s by my has it in stock in the store.

  • valjean615

    And now it’s on sale at Google Play to ship by 7/30. Guess they want to get into the early action too.

  • LewisSD

    Bought one this morning at best buy. Got the last one .

  • Jonathan Reid

    Just called my store and while it wasn’t available, the floor manager said she would let me pick it up tonight after the truck comes in!

  • Dave Bell

    Google really hit distribution out of the park this time… Available almost immediately, from so many sources. Great job, Google!

  • parkler

    I have a Nexus 4… Is it worth getting the new Nexus 7?

  • joejoe5709

    Oh what? I thought that was auto populated based on my location. I’m in Spokane! Ha! Awesome!

  • Jonathan Reid

    I guess Google uses their staggered release technique on hardware as well…

  • turdbogls

    Thanks DL, just picked up mine at my local Best Buy. sold my old N7 and bought this one…out of pocket expense: $50. well worth the upgrade. especially since i traded my HP touchpad straight up for the N7. total cost: $150 🙂

  • CraigBoyte

    Just went and picked mine up from Best Buy – sweet!

  • Brad Thompson

    Perfect timing, just busted the screen on my old Nexus 7… on my birthday. Present to myself.

  • punkroyale

    Have to swing by the store to pick up my 32 GB (wifi). No interest in LTE version. I have enough monthly bills haha.

  • JamesU513

    Ordered mine, Best Buy in-store pick up, hope they let me pick it up. Just washed car yesterday, don’t want to go out in the rain, but i will for a new N7.

    • Jon Youngblood

      If they give you any problems ask them to check their internal memos.

    • BeLogical

      I just picked mine up from Best Buy, no issues.

  • cmbeid

    Oh hello Amazon. You want an extra $9 to ship next day? Hell yeah.

  • Keith0606

    anyone else’s new N7 do a 4.3 system update after turning it on?

    • sirmipsalot

      Yes. Additionally, mine also seemed to reboot itself immediately after logging in to my google account (I thought it had crashed… I’m still not sure what exactly happened).

  • Jon Youngblood

    What a CROCK!! My local Best Buy wouldn’t give me my order… they sent the email that my order was ready for pick, then refused to give me the tablet… said I had to wait till Tuesday.

    • JamesU513

      no way, im sorry dude…hope they don’t do that to me today

    • punkroyale

      Just show them the comments here. Every other best buy is giving them out like candy.

  • Daniel Russell

    Thanks Droid-Life. Just ordered my 16 GB version and will be picking it up from Best Buy on the way back from work!!!!

  • TuckandRoll84

    Nope, I don’t need it. My N7 from last year works perfectly. Nope. Hand, what are you doing? Don’t you click on that one click buy button, We don’t need it. Hand, stop! Damnit, it’ll be here tomorrow.

    • jahsoul

      LOL,…I’m fighting that same battle bro…

    • Keith0606

      I also had the same battle and lost.

    • George264

      I lost. It’ll be here tomorrow. Damn.

    • adbFreedom

      Amazon makes it even harder when they give you $100 for your old Nexus 7. Brings it down to $168 to upgrade!! Damn Amazon! I curse my Prime membership every time I go on Amazon… then I fall in love with it again every time FedEx shows up the next day with my package for $3.99. My wife generally hates it all the time lol

      • TuckandRoll84

        Yeah, I don’t think the wife will be too happy. I’m hoping to smooth things over by giving her the old N7. I don’t think it is going to work as well as I hope.

        • Nw_adventure

          I tried that too with the wife- didnt work 🙁 lol

      • anezarati

        wait a second, how do you get $100 back for the old one?!

        • adbFreedom

          Go on the old Nexus 7 listing and chose “Trade In” option on the right side. They will give you an Amazon Gift card you can use toward your new N7

    • Drome

      def lost the same battle. Arrives Monday. OG one on CL and ebay

    • TuckandRoll84

      Good job, hand. You made the right choice.

  • Payaso

    $291 after tax?!?!?!

  • EC8CH

    ef it.

    Just posted my OG N7 on craigslist.


    • geedee82

      I put my 16GB up on Craig’s list yesterday for $125 just to see if I’d get any takers, I got four offers within 3 hours. I told them all I had already sold it though because I don’t want to part with it till I get the new one, but now I know.

      • EC8CH

        I’ve got my 16GB (in basically perfect condition) and a Moko case at $175, I’d probably go down to $150… we’ll see.

        • geedee82

          Yeah, I’m gonna bump mine up to $150 when I post it for real. I don’t have any cases or anything with it though, just tablet and charger with original packaging, but its in really good condition.

          • EC8CH

            that seems like the ballpark they have been going for on the bay…

            good luck!

  • tyguy829

    Got mine!

  • LiterofCola


  • Just bought a 32gb one on Amazon…even with overnight Sat shipping it’s only $277.97 while I’m sure BB would be about $300 after tax. I can wait one more day for those savings since I’m about to go to work for a long Friday shift anyway.

    • cmbeid

      Lucky you…didnt have to pay tax. Mine was $294 with the overnight shipping and tax.

      • What state are you in? I’m in Missouri….I guess I’ve just gotten used to never seeing any tax on my amazon orders.

  • brkshr

    I wonder if Google allowed the early sales to help prevent bad pr about the play store?

  • Taylor Abrahamson

    Contemplating ordering this.. Almost solely to be my nightstand alarm clock, and chromecast remote haha

    • brkshr

      Don’t contemplate too long. They’ll be sold out soon.

  • matt

    I got a 32gb in CT this morning! I was super excited cuz I have to go on a trip with my inl-laws tonight lol now i’ll have something to do in the car!

  • AC

    ordered with tomorrow delivery! score!

  • fixxxer7

    Best Buy pickup for me!!! Thanks DL

  • markgbe

    Picked mine up just now. YAY.

  • Tom Luley

    Staples has a 30 dollar off any tablet coupon on their site, ending tomorrow. Just called my local Staples and they JUST got the Nexus 7 in the door and are honoring that coupon! under $200 for a Nexus 7? YES PLEASE!

    • Richard

      I tried ordering it, but it’s out of stock 🙁

      • Tom Luley

        That sucks! Yeah, I am sticking to in store. I want it NOW! 2 locations around me have it so hopefully I will be lucky when I take lunch and get one.

    • Detonation

      Hoping I can get BB to match the coupon, already have a 16GB ready for pickup. It’s a longshot, but worth a try. I have no staples within reasonable driving distance and I don’t want to wait for shipping.

    • JDizzle

      Just ordered one online with the $30 off at 12pm PST. Earlier today it stated discontinued but checked back and it was ready for me to buy it!

  • bkosh84

    They are available at EVERY Best Buy store in the Cleveland/Akron area just so my fellow Northeast Ohioans are aware 🙂

    • bkosh84

      And Andrew beat me to it, lol

  • PhilyP

    JUUUUUST got my mine from best buy 😀 😀 😀 😀 setting it up right now

  • Tyrone Best

    Just ordered mine from Best Buy. Waiting till they provide me with my pick up notice.

  • J_Boch

    Awesome update, already in stock at Michigan Best Buys, off to get mine on lunch

  • JG

    I ordered one from staples. itll be here monday and i got $30 off with coupon code 41178 and free shipping!

    • JG

      UPDATE: seems they figured out and you cant buy it anymore. waiting a bit to see if the order pops up in my account. no cancellation email as of now

      • 2001400ex

        It shows out of stock now.

      • Marcus Trainer

        My local store (Macon, GA) has them in stock. Walked out of the store an hour ago with a 16gb for $199 after $30 coupon.

    • JDizzle

      Just ordered mine with $30 off at 12pm PST with that coupon code and free shipping!!! Should have it no later then Tuesday, well worth the wait! Thanks for the heads up and the savings!

  • Dan

    To get a 32gb or 16gb……..

    • Tojen1981

      Have you ever said to yourself “I have way too much storage on this thing”.
      At $50 difference, I’d say go for the 32 GB. I’m holding out for the LTE version.

      • Drome

        as the verge article states. It is a lot easier to justify spending $230 every year than $260 or $350. 16gb ftw

        • Tojen1981

          If we were talking apple pricing structure for storage upgrades then I’d recommend the 16gb. But, with about 12-14 GB usable and some games clocking in around 1gb, plus music, and pics since it has a rear camera, 32gb really does make more sense to me.

          • Drome

            well that is exactly why there are two options available. I only use my tablet at home or when traveling. I have a computer and phone with higher storage for home. My current nexus 7 is 16 and has over 4 gb open

          • Tojen1981

            My current nexus 7 is a 32 and I have about 18 used up atm. It’s also nice to have the extra space if he’s into flashing custom roms. Most roms clock in around 300mb or more and backups can be a gb or better. To each his own though.

  • Alex Goings

    Does anyone know what the availabilty on these will be? Does it look like they will sell out everywhere and be tough to get? I’m not sure if I should get one. I’m going to play with my dads old nexus 7 tonight to see if I want to go with the smaller size.

  • Detonation

    16GB waiting to be picked up at my local best buy after work!

  • Andrew

    Plenty of stores in the Cleveland area have them. Got the same notification this morning.

  • MJZ

    Picked up a 32GB from Best Buy this morning, setting it up now!

    • jahsoul

      What’s you opinion about the screen. Other than the resolution, it is an improvement over last years model?

  • C-Law

    Every best buy near me has it. I already ordered my chromecast and am about to go pick it up. Hmm, should I add this?

    • Steve B

      Silly question 🙂

    • Justin W

      When it comes to Google products, just say yes.

  • Alex Buck

    wonder when i get get an LTE model? -_-

  • JimmyHACK

    Picked up 2 32 gigs from mine this morning with in store pickup.

  • zepfloyd

    Mine’s all set for pickup at lunch. What a great way to start the weekend.

  • Bill

    Ordered mine waiting for them to open

    • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

      I love a man that gets things done.

      • Eric De La Fuente

        Creepiest comment ever

        • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

          Lol. That’s pretty much what I was AIMing for.

          • Eric De La Fuente

            Lol in that case well played…

          • Especially with that Pinocchio avatar. How is chromecast working out so far?

          • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

            It’s beautiful. It just works. I was surprised how well. Though Netflix isn’t content with its controls living in the notification area every time you unlock the phone it pops up a full screen menu automatically. I don’t mind it so much… Yet.

            Looking forward to Hulu Plus support.

          • Taylor Abrahamson

            I thought Hulu was about to die?

          • Justin W

            Netflix just needs to get more TV shows in and it just might… IMO, I’d rather subscribe to Netflix and have a few more TV shows than subscribe to Hulu Plus and have a very limited amount of movies. Here’s an idea: Netflix, buy Hulu.

          • Nice! Looking forward to mine coming in.

    • Justin W

      I work today and can’t pick one up, so I ordered from Amazon and am having it delivered tomorrow 🙂

    • Jarred Sutherland

      Ordered mine as well but from Amazon with next day shipping. It helps I had a $50 GC with them. Woohoo!