Tablets For those wanting a Nexus 7...

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by ipadfreak, Jul 8, 2012.

  1. ipadfreak macrumors regular

    Mar 29, 2010
    I have an iPad 3 and just ordered a nexus 7. I wanted it just do I could have an android device and be familiar with another operating system besides iOS.

    If you are going to order one, I suggest going through staples. It ships from their by the 17 the latest, free 1-3 day shipping, and no restocking fee if needed.
  2. Rodster macrumors 68040

    May 15, 2007
    I found another source where you pay no shipping and no tax but you'll see the device mid August.
  3. brentsg, Jul 8, 2012
    Last edited: Jul 8, 2012

    brentsg macrumors 68040

    Oct 15, 2008
    I actually canceled my order direct from Google, since there isn't any solid shipping information.. plus there I'm paying both tax and shipping.

    I actually got my first (bad) taste of Google on the phone call. They guy asked why I was canceling and I mentioned that I'd probably just wait and pick it up locally at Staples. He then explains that I'll have no warranty or support from Google if I chose to purchase it from a retailer and not from Google directly.

    I honestly don't really care what their support policies are, as I'm just purchasing it to tinker around with the new OS. I understand that the warranty is via the manufacturer anyways, so it seems silly that Google would want to spook me from using one of their retailers. Why not just skip them entirely and only sell it direct?

    Either way, saving shipping plus 5% cash back via ShopDiscover amounts to about $25. Thanks OP..
  4. Rodster macrumors 68040

    May 15, 2007
    I agree, they just prefer to keep the sale than lose it to a retailer. Also don't forget the Nexus 7 is being sold at a break even for Google. They lose money when a B&M store sells it to you. So yeah I can't blame them but that's pretty cheesy to suggest you have no warranty buying it at Staples. That's false. :p

    Does anyone know if you still get a $25 credit for the Google Store if you buy the Nexus 7 elsewhere? :confused:
  5. brentsg macrumors 68040

    Oct 15, 2008
    That's a good question. I'd say it's ambiguous, since this is in the Staples ad:

    Buy the new tablet from Google and get $25 credit to spend on Google Play, as well as some great free content, including your own copy of Transformers: Dark of the Moon.

    So are they saying that if you buy it direct, or is it a clumsy way of referring to the Nexus 7 as the "new tablet from Google"?

    If they are hyping a feature of buying direct it would seem an odd place to do so (in the Staples ad).
  6. ipadfreak thread starter macrumors regular

    Mar 29, 2010
    Yes, it does still come with the credit. I called Staples to order it and asked them, and they confirmed. They also gave me a guaranteed delivery date of the 17th. :D
  7. johndallas999 macrumors 6502a


    Oct 9, 2008
    I was thinking about getting one but wasn't sure about the return policy. You say no restocking fee if returned to Staples though?
  8. Rodster macrumors 68040

    May 15, 2007
    I can confirm that Staples is probably the only Office Superstore that has no restocking fee. Office Depot changed their policy and have been charging 15% restocking fee the last couple of years. No wonder their sales have tanked. :p
  9. ChrisTX macrumors 68030


    Dec 30, 2009
    I've considered ordering one just to tinker around with it, but I'm synonymous for buying stuff like this that I don't REALLY want and only using them a few times. Example: HP Touchpad. I've always had an iPad but ordered a Touchpad, that now barely gets used. So I'm going to take a wait and see approach here.
  10. Technarchy macrumors 604


    May 21, 2012
    I look forward to getting one for $125 used a couple of months after it is released and giving it to my kids.

    It will keep them from touching my iPad.

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