The Nexus 7 (2013) was launched in the U.S a month ago, and while Google had promised to launch the tablet in other countries soon, the U.S. is still the only country where you can find the Nexus 7 (2013) on the Google Play Store.
If you are living in Australia and you’re just desperate to pick up the Full HD tablet, you can, as online retailer Kogan has begun selling the Nexus 7 (2013) for a reasonable price.
Kogan is selling the Nexus 7 (2013) for $279 and $329 for the 16 and 32GB models respectively, with a limit of 2 per customer. That’s a mark up of exactly $50 when compared to U.S. prices for the 16GB model and $60 for the 32BG model, which is very decent. Kogan is claiming that your shiny new Nexus 7 will ship in 1-2 weeks and like all Kogan sold products it comes with 12 month warranty.
We would recommend that if you choose to buy one from Kogan, you should do so quickly, as we don’t know how many units Kogan has in stock and the Nexus 7 (2013) is going to be a big seller.
Are you picking up the Nexus 7 (2013)?
Update: Kogan has raised the price for the 16GB model to $289, meaning the markup is now $60.
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Assuming this is Australian dollars, it would be a markup of $22 and $27, respectively since $279 AUD = $252 USD and $329 AUD = $297 USD
If you look at the original nexus 7 prices compared to US you’ll see that this is the same mark up the play store had.
Other people have told me you should take the 10% GST off the Australian product before comparing as the $229 and $269 US prices don’t have tax included. Not sure if that’s true or not but that would mean essentially close to no markup.
That’s true, U.S prices don’t include tax as only some states make consumers pay tax. Although, I’m not sure you pay tax on Kogan.
The state of the Aussie dollar rarely ever gets put into consideration in the tech world. When the AUS dollar was soaring at $1.10 when compared to the U.S. dollar, products were still consistently priced as when the dollar was much weaker. Case in point: In Europe smartphones cost close to 800 euros yet in America it ends up being $800 even though the converting rates would set it closer to $1500.
Already had one imported from the US on the day of release. :)
Given that it doesn’t ship immediately and we’re getting close to Aug 28th (the rumoured release date for a few countries) I’m hoping this will be the official Australian stock and pricing. $30 more than the old 32Gb WiFi model sounds fair to me.
I talked to a source at Harvey Norman and they told me that it would be arriving late August, early September. *Fingers crossed*
Any updates on an Australian release given that UK, Japan, e.t.c. just got availability through Google Play. I expected we’d get it at the same time. It’s pretty disappointing that as a nation with a history of being one of the fastest uptakers of new tech we are still waiting yet again. Has Google even confirmed they will release the N7 (2013) in Australia?
$329 AU versus $269 US is a $60 difference on the 32Gb model.
Maths has once again proven to be the downfall of me.. ;)
In all fairness I don’t think you explicitly mentioned the 32Gb model.
It’s FREE SHIPPING too :)
Rumoured release date in Australia is end August/beginning September in stores. As this has a 1-2 week time frame before despatch, chances are we’ll get it sooner from a retail store.
Can you give me any idea about the launch date of nexus 7 in India?
Might be even as closs as August 28 out in Australia b/c it comes out on that day in Japan… =D