Published on June 29th, 2012 | by Flexinews.com0
Google Nexus 7 tablet now selling in GameStop
Those of you eyeing the Google Nexus 7 can pre-order the tablet from GameStop and get a cut in price if you’ve got something to trade.
Starting today, Nexus 7 buyers can pre-order the 16GB version of tablet at all GameStop stores in the U.S. Customers could score up to a 30 percent discount by trading in other items, including video game hardware, software, and accessories as well as Apple mobile devices and certain Android tablets.
The deal could make GameStop a more appealing alternative to Google itself, which is selling the Nexus 7 for $199 (8GB version) and $249 (16GB version) with taxes and shipping on top and obviously no trade-in program. GameStop is selling only the 16GB version, but shipping is free if you pre-order in the store rather than online.
Both Google and GameStop are throwing in a $25 credit good for any item in the Google Play store and some free content, including a copy of the move “Transformers: Dark of the Moon.”
Google is promising that the tablet will ship in 2 to 3 weeks. GameStop lists the ship date as July 31, but a spokeswoman told CNET that the company also expects to ship the Nexus mid-July, though it doesn’t yet have an exact date.
GameStop customers can order the tablet at their local store. But no in-store pickup is available, so they’ll have to wait for the tablet in the mail.
Aside from the Nexus 7 deal, GameStop will offer either cash or an in-store credit for a variety of top Android tablets. Buyers can grab up to $200 in cash or $250 in credit depending on the model, memory, and condition of the tablet. Consumers can also drop off their damaged tablets at a GameStop store for recycling.