Google Nexus 7 sold out after “incredible demand” – where to buy the Jelly Bean tablet from?

July 21, 2012

    The Google Nexus 7 Jelly Bean tablet has been officially announced at this year’s Google I/O edition, with Google taking pre-orders on the same day it unveiled the device in late June. By mid-July, the company partnered up with various electronics retailers that have also started taking pre-orders for the device.

    The Nexus 7 started shipping last Friday, with customers not happy to see some of those retailers beat Google when it came to shipping pre-orders. Since then, we reported that various companies finished their first Nexus 7 allotments on the first days of sales, but the device continued to be available from Google’s own Google Play store.

    In the mean time, it looks like the tablet is sold out with major retailers, according to ZDNet. Not to mention that after performing a quick check on Google Play you’ll see that the 8GB version ships in 3-5 days while the 16GB model will reach your home in 3-4 weeks.

    So where should you buy a Nexus 7 tablet now? Well, you can always order from Google, but if you’d like to buy it in a physical store, here’s what you need to know regarding Nexus 7 availability from major retailers:

    • GameStop – 16GB Nexus 7 is backordered. The company waits for a third allotment of pre-orders to ship in August.
    • B&H – online orders accepted, but the store only has limited Nexus 7 stock.
    • Office Depot – 8GB version listed as “coming soon” while the 16GB model is “out of stock.”
    • Staples – 16GB version available in stores only.
    • Kmart – selling only the 16GB version, which is currently “out of stock.”
    • MobileCity – takes pre-orders for the 16GB version, but does not provide shipping dates.
    • Sam’s Club – does not take pre-orders: “this item is out of stock for delivery.”
    • Curry PC World Store – Nexus 7 is sold out at this UK retailer.

    As you can see, the device is pretty much sold out with everyone, although you’re surely going to find a device from eBay and/or Craigslist if you need one right now. Google notes:

    We’ve had incredible demand for our new Nexus 7 tablet and are shipping them as quickly as possible. When your device ships you will receive a notification from Google Play with a shipping tracking number.

    However, the company does not translate that “incredible demand” in actual numbers and we’re certainly interested to know how many Nexus tablets the company sold. The Search giant is expected to sell 2-3 million Nexus 7 units this year, and we’re yet to hear whether the device will ship in other markets in addition to the original four: USA, Canada, Australia and UK.

    Did you buy your Nexus 7 tablet yet?

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    Comments

    • Lawrence Greco

      Google sent me an email on 17th of July “one or two weeks”!

    • TekpalLimbu

      how does it will take if i order for 8GB one?i dont want to make my hopes up, if it takes more than 1 week.

    • Romas Cesas

      got mine yesterday and the shipping notification came hours later. A bit of a communications problem. so far no problems. i did order a case and that came with. It encloses the bezel so if mine has a display problem I probably wont see it. no software issue, sync with my google account and automatocally installed all the aps from my phone. i cant complain about the device, very nice

    • ibexx88

      I got mine last Friday and a credit of $25 for Google Play purchases. Love the device – the look, the functions, and the operational fluidity. Can’t say enough about its goodness. Nearly all my friends who saw it now plan to order one for themselves or family members.

    • Frank

      Yes, got one from Staples.
      One thing bothered me, the startup time is a bit long.
      And landscape is not available for everything.
      Also a problem with Words with Friends cannot seem to resolve.
      Other than those I love this Nexus 7 it is fast and screen is beautiful.

      • Drew

        Frank, try “Ultimate Rotation Control” for landscape orientation.

        My startup is about 15 sec.

        Not sure about Words with Friends.

      • HookedOnTabs

        There is a slide down screen setting to allow home screen in landscape.

    • Florida

      Buy it from walmart

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1079367475 Sam Polk

      I preordered one from Google but my friends that preordered theirs from GameStop had in hand before me and they did not have to pay shipping since they picked in the store.
      I also pick up a Nexus Q on Ebay so I have been playing around with Tegra 3 games and stream stuff to my TV

    • Scott McAtee

      Got mine from google play store. Like it.

    • vinubalaji

      the 8gb is available in staples as a special order item, it allows you to order only at store, but shipping to home is free!

    • http://www.facebook.com/jesus.barajas.96 Jesus Barajas

      my local gamestop has a ton of these devices, they don’t sell that good in my area since the people here are not that geeky

      • Kratoze

        Whereabouts are you?

        • http://www.facebook.com/jesus.barajas.96 Jesus Barajas

          im in ocean springs ms

    • Ody

      Incredible! Just Incredible!

    • http://www.facebook.com/alex.vainshtein Alex Vainshtein

      Already bought

    • Nic Gillespie

      Do you still get the $25 credit and Transformers if you buy in stores?

    • Matt

      Bought my 16gb at staples in so Cal. They said I bought the first one from that store. I am incredibly pleased with the device and yes, I did still get the $25 bucks and transformers.

    • RicBret

      Radio Shack has it as of last night.

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