Very, Woolworths and Littlewoods start selling new Nexus 7 in UK before official launch

August 7, 2013
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    nexus 7 2013 aa design two handedThe Nexus 7 (2013) isn’t yet officially available via the Google Play store in the UK, but online retailer Very and its sisters sites Woolworths and Littlewoods are all carrying listings for the device with the 4G version listed as having a three day delivery time.

    Some online retailers in the UK are already taking pre-orders for the new Nexus 7 with delivery in mid-September. Current pre-order prices are £199.99  for the 16GB version and at £239.99  for the 32GB model. The Very.co.uk website is listing the 16GB and 32GB models at the same price points as the other online retailers with a delivery time of four weeks. However the 32GB 4G model is currently listed as being in stock with a three day delivery – the price, £299.00.

    This could of course be a mistake and there are no reviews or comments attached to any of the three sites to verify if anyone has actually received a device at this price. The listing does however seem to confirm comments made by an Asus spokesperson last week who confirmed that the 4G version of the new Nexus 7 tablet with 32GB will cost £299 in the UK. However what is surprising is the delivery time.

    As for the price, those in the UK are all too familiar with the discrepancies between US and European prices. The Nexus 7 (2013) with LTE will cost $349 in the USA which is £227.  Even if you allow for a hefty 20%  markup for “doing business in Europe” the UK price for the 4G Nexus 7 is still expensive when compared to the USA, but then again not as expensive as the iPad mini with 4G, which costs £369 with 16GB of storage.

    Comments

    • Jeff Moreira

      All these three companies are part of the same group called Shop Direct Limited, and as far as I know they are not the cheapest place to buy stuff online so I wouldn’t say that those are the final prices in UK. Obviously they might have got it right this time, but until it’s officially released I’d not buy from them.

    • Jeff Moreira

      All these three companies are part of the same group called Shop Direct Limited, and as far as I know they are not the cheapest place to buy stuff online so I wouldn’t say that those are the final prices in UK. Obviously they might have got it right this time, but until it’s officially released I’d not buy from them.

      • samster11

        No, you got it right… they were just taking the mick…

    • Adrian Stainton

      Ebuyer are taking pre-orders with a guaranteed delivery of Saturday 24th August 2013, nearly a month before these slow pokes!

      https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/20477/Pictures/ebuyer_nexus_7_2013.png

    • Adrian Stainton

      Ebuyer are taking pre-orders with a guaranteed delivery of Saturday 24th August 2013, nearly a month before these slow pokes!

      https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/20477/Pictures/ebuyer_nexus_7_2013.png

      • David

        I phoned Ebuyer today and that date it the date it is delivered to them which is a Saturday, so I don’t think they will be sending it out until Monday 26th for the people who pre-ordered, then they are offering free delivery and that option is normally 5 days from when you place the order, so the Nexus may not be with them until the end of August or beginning of September, I hope I’m wrong!

    • marksyzm

      That link for the nexus 4g is now down… Nice to have a preview though

    • Martin

      I’ve ordered through them today 299 plus the 3.99 for the delivery on Monday… Oh well, probably is a mistake on the website and refund will be issued,,, if not i’ll get it in monday lol

      • Flaggy

        Mail order catalogues are about as bad as Pay Day loans. An extra £100, a whole 50% on the price, for what they call “Interest Free”.

      • samster11

        So, I cancelled my order with VERY. They are a complete joke. They changed the delivery date to end of August (surprise, surprise) but didn’t even send a ‘status change’ email.

    • Flaggy

      Very, Woolworths and Littlewoods are all the same thing.

      And all their sites say “low stock, selling fast” for the thumbnail, but then when you click the item it says “delivery in 4 weeks”.

      This is just another retailer doing what the others are, harvesting pre-orders.

      And although many sites are quoting these as being the confirmed prices and release dates, I still can’t help thinking that they won’t be the final official ones. PC World just seems to have a more cautious September delivery date than Ebuyer, and this group seems to be even more vague.

      As for price I think all these players are just exploiting an appetite for pre-orders and the official pricing will be at least £10-£20 less. Given all parties considered’s past record.

      It aint over till Google Play Store sings.

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