This Guy Appears to Have Walked Out of Staples With a 32GB Nexus 7 in Hand

Lucky, lucky, man. The 32GB Nexus 7, that has received more coverage than an A-Rod phone number on baseball to Australian bikini model scandal, is available in limited quantities at some Staples stores. Most stores are not going to sell you one until the 29th, however, one lucky reader of ours appears to have worked some magic today when he got off work. Having purchased an 8GB model on 10/14, he returned it today in exchange for the new 32GB version, which as expected, retails for $249.

Who’s jealous of all that storage?  (more…)

You May be Able to Order a 32GB Nexus 7 From Staples Today (Updated)

Aren’t interested in waiting for Google to announce the new Nexus 7 with 32GB of storage on October 29 in NYC? You may be able to order one from Staples, today.

One of our readers took the item number that leaked over the last week (#100604), contacted their sales department, and was able to purchase the device. As you can see from the order sheet above and the shipping info below, it has already left the shipping center and should arrive on his doorstep by October 22.

If you listened to the first episode of The Droid Life Show, then you probably heard us first report that some shipments were already arriving at distribution centers on 10/17, with mass shipments hitting locations on 11/7. What I’m saying, is that it is possible to order a new Nexus 7 today, because some locations do indeed have a few in stock.

Our reader started a chat with support through the Staples website and was then transferred to sales. Feel free to give it a shot and let us know how it goes!

Update:  Our reader said he just received a call from Staples, informing him that they had to cancel his order due to contract details with Google. He was told that he could re-order on October 29.

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Order a 16GB Nexus 7 From Staples and Save $15 Plus Free Shipping

Ten minutes ago, I got all excited over the fact that if you order(ed) a Nexus 7 16GB from Staples today, you could save $15 off using a special coupon code, but also get free shipping since you would be spending over $45. Unfortunately, as I was in the middle of writing this, I noticed that they appear to have gone from “In Stock” to “Out of Stock” in minutes. I would assume that they will replenish stock of the device before too long, so I still thought I would share. Who knows, they could get another shipment in before the weekend is over and this code may continue to be valid. If you have yet to pick up an N7, you may want to jot this one down and continue to check back.  (more…)

Office Depot Receives Stock of Nexus 7, Gamestop Sends Texts for Pre-orders to be Picked Up

We get the feeling that today was supposed to be Nexus 7 day, but for whatever reason, Google isn’t ready to release the flood gates. Office Depot stores are getting in their minimal stock, while Gamestops are texting those that pre-order, reminding them to come pick up their orders. It’s not clear if Gamestop is actually selling units to customers or not or if this text was an automated system that was betting on a July 13 launch.

If you are able to pick one up at either Office Depot or Gamestop, be sure to let us know.  (more…)

Staples Offers $100 Off Coupon for Any Tablet Purchase

Anyone who hasn’t purchased one of this year’s first crop of tablets, still interested?  Staples just so happens to have a pretty decent selection and is now offering a $100 discount on “any tablet” that they carry.  After quickly cruising through their site, I noticed that they have the Galaxy Tab 10.1 WiFi, Toshiba Thrive, Asus Transformer, and Acer Iconia that are powered by Android.  Stores could be different, so you may want to call ahead and see which tablets they actually carry.  Not bad though – any tablet in the building for under $400?

*Valid in store only, if that wasn’t already clear.

Via:  Staples (coupon)

Cheers Brian and Craig!

Motorola XOOM Wi-Fi Pre-sale Also Starts at Staples

The Motorola XOOM Wi-Fi is approaching faster than I think anyone expected.  A pre-sale started this morning at Costco, and now Staples has joined in on the party.  As you may remember, our friends at Staples helped us spread a lot of news about this wifi-only XOOM, so we’ve got to show them some love now that the device can finally be ordered.  It’s $599, will ship on March 25th, and should arrive on either the 27th or 28th.  Yay!

Pre-order.

Cheers Joe!