Google Nexus 7 hitting retail stores in Australia, same minimum price to be expected

July 3, 2012
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The recently announced Google Nexus 7 Jelly Bean tablet is available from pre-order directly from Google Play in certain markets and it’s supposed to start shipping at some point this month. But the device will not be a Google Play exclusive, as Google plans to partner up with various third party electronics retailers to sell the device.

In the UK, Carphone Warehouse already announced that it’s going to have the 32GB version in stores in the near future, and now we hear that a variety of Australian stores are going to sell the device soon. Gizmodo Australia cites various companies that will stock the Nexus 7 in the coming weeks including Harvey Norman, JB Hi-Fi, Dick Smith, Bing Lee, The Good Guys, Retravision, Radio Rentals, Officeworks, EB Games, Costco, BSR and authorized ASUS resellers

The 16GB Google Nexus 7 tablet that will be available from these companies will cost $319 rather than the regular $299, but the extra $20 is supposed to cover shipping and handling for the device. Asus confirmed the extra charge in a brief statement:

The RRP of $319 for the 16GB Google Nexus 7 takes into account the costs associated with shipping the device to Australian stores. We believe this is great value and provides Australian consumers with the convenience of being able to purchase the 16GB Google Nexus 7 from their local store.

Apparently Google will also charge the same shipping fee to everyone else that orders the device via Google Play – before you question the price of the 16GB tablet, we’ll notice that all the prices we mentioned are in Australian dollars.

Comments

  • David M

    I would have thought the $50US price difference between the US version and the AU version would cover the “Shipping and handling for the device”.

    • Level380

      You need to add taxes onto the us price and Australian price already has taxes included, so the $50 is closer to about $20 premium in oz when everything is factored in, which is nothing.

  • candlelarbra5212

    Money Gougers

    We already have a $50 premium over the US Nexus 7s, this should have
    covered shipping to Australia, getting it through Aussie regulations, the millions of taxes we have and
    getting it on store shelves. If they didn’t want to have retail undercutting
    them once shipping was included in the online price they should
    offer free shipping. Our dollar is buying more than one US dollar and now they
    chuck an extra $20 on top of the excessive $50 premium.

    Don’t be evil Google, just greedy.

    • Werdnanotroh

      GST has to be added to, and the product sent from America… I think it’s a little sneaky… Not not excessive.

      • Tony G

        sent from America?

  • wayne

    I’ve already ordered it, its $319 for the 16gb model including shipping and the order goes to Google Asia, so I don’t think its coming from america. Edgewise my care factor is zero. I’m still buying it!

    • Drummo88

      My order shows it shippimg from Singapore. The Oz version via Google includes 10% GST and $20 postage so not massively different from the US. Wonder if the version from local retailers includes the Playstore credit?

      • wayne

        EB games are advertising it with the play store credit and the movie transformers: dark side of the moon for;$298. They’ve got the release date as the 27th ofJ uly. I don’t know if ordering it through google play will get it to me sooner but I’m hoping it shall!

  • Muideen

    Hello, pls how can i get this nexus 7 in nigeria and for how much would it cost me with shipping charges to Nigeria? i will be very happy if i can be helped out…Thanks alot..