Monday Deals: Nexus 7 (2013) $169, Chromecast $30, R2D2 DROID 2 $69 and More

We noticed a couple of deals floating around today that were worth sharing, one of which includes a special edition Star Wars version of the DROID 2. Everyone remember the R2D2 slideout DROID 2 that Verizon wanted $250 on-contract for? Since the phone was priced insanely high, it never did sell out even though limited numbers were produced. The proof is today’s deal through eBay that has the device readily available for $69.99. At that price point, we are talking impulse buy/novelty/collectible territory.

Outside of that random throwback, we thought we should point out that Amazon has had the Chromecast listed for $29.99 for a couple of weeks – that’s $5 off retail. Amazon is also hosting a flash memory sale for PNY cards, including a 64GB microSD card for $35.  (more…)

Deal: Refurbished Nexus 7 (2013) From eBay for $140, With Free Shipping

There is a good chance that Google gives us a Nexus 7 (2014) in a couple of months, but that doesn’t mean the 2013 model shouldn’t be considered for your next 7-inch tablet, especially at the rock bottom prices we keep seeing through daily deal sites. Take for example the deal running today through eBay. For $139.99, you could pick up the Nexus 7 (2013) with 16GB of storage. Sure, it’s “manufacturer refurbished,” but some would argue that’s a good thing.

The 16GB version through Google Play still current retails for $229. Do the words “manufacturer refurbished” scare you enough to give up a $90 discount?  (more…)

Nexus 5, Nexus 7, and Chromecast Available in All Sorts of New Countries

Last night, Google pushed forward on its quest to bring its range of hardware to other parts of the world outside the U.S.

The Nexus 5 and Nexus 7 are now available in eight new countries including Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Netherlands, Portugal and Sweden.

Google’s HDMI dongle, the Chromecast, is now available in eleven new countries including Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden and the U.K. Retailers like Amazon, Google Play, Currys PC World, Elkjøp, FNAC, Saturn, and Media Markt will all carry it.

And, yep.  (more…)

Deal: Best Buy Selling Nexus 7 (2013) With LTE for $299

Best Buy is currently selling the Nexus 7 (2013) with LTE for $299, $50 off its retail price. This is the same tablet that Verizon now sells for $349 or $49 on-contact. This is also the same Nexus 7 (2013) with LTE that can be purchased on Google Play and will work with AT&T, T-Mobile, and Big Red’s LTE networks.

For $299, and with LTE connectivity on those three carriers, you can’t really beat the value.

Best Buy Link

Cheers Scott and Stephen!