Google Nexus 7 eBay listings turn up, tablet not quite so affordable for everyone

by: Chris SmithJune 28, 2012
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Google’s first tablet ever was unveiled only yesterday during the company’s first Google I/O keynote, and one day later we have spotted several Google Nexus 7 eBay listings that will certainly be appreciated by those of you that can’t pre-order the device from Google Play at this time.

While most of these listings will let buyers pre-order the Google Nexus 7 for a marked up price, there are various offers that include one of the Google Nexus 7 tablets that were given for free to all Google I/O attendees. We’ll remind you that you can pre-order the device from Google Play for $199 and $249, for the 8GB and 16GB version, respectively.

But the bad news is that the device is only available for pre-order in the U.S., Canada and Australia, leaving many Android fans to look for a Nexus 7 tablet on other sites such as eBay, where the price can go as high as $500. One such auction lists a sealed white Google Nexus 7 given to one Google I/O attendant, and the current bid is at $275 with just over 16 hours left on the clock.

Will you buy this first Android 4.1 Jelly Bean tablet from Google Play or are you already hunting Google Nexus 7 deals? How much would you be willing to pay for the device on top of its list price?

  • Daniel

    I’d rather wait a few weeks ..

  • angryfrog

    A 7-inch tablet? I’d pay $200 tops.

  • Kebabpete

    Can anyone explain why they are $50 more expensive ($249/$299ea) in Aus than the US? The Aus$ is actually stronger than the US$ these days so they should be the same, if not cheaper!

    • Matthew Muir

      the $199/$249 US price doesn’t include sales tax, whereas the Australian price does. so for some US states with a sales tax higher than our G.S.T, the price will be even more.