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Google Nexus 7 available for pre-order from GameStop

June 29, 2012

Google’s low-cost but high-specced tablet, the Nexus 7, has been making waves since its announcement a couple of days ago. The 8GB and 16GB versions of the device are already up for pre-order from the Google Play Store (only for consumers in the US, UK, and Australia so far) and we know that the initial pre-order numbers are already huge. While we expected the Nexus 7 to reach electronics store at some point, Gamestop already has the Google game-changer available for pre-order online.

Gamestop will be selling only the 16GB version of the Nexus 7. True to form, Gamestop has come up with a few good deals to reduce the already low cost of the device. Let’s take a look.

  • You can avail a 30% trade bonus on all items traded towards the Nexus 7 pre-order. This includes video game hardware, software, accessories, iDevices, and eligible Android tablets. In case you’re confused, this is not a 30% discount, but a 30% boost to the value that you would have received for your trade-in product.
  • Apart from the special Nexus 7 deal, Gamestop’s regular trade-in program is also applicable. You can receive up to $250 in in-store credit or $200 cash if you trade-in Android tablets from top brands. Trade values are based on model, memory size, and physical condition.

GameStop looks to be a better option if you’re looking to trade-in any old hardware you have lying around. Of course, if you’re looking for the 8GB device, then the Google Play Store is your only option for now. If you would like to pre-order the Nexus 7 from GameStop today, you can do so here.

I’m sure we all have the Nexus 7 specifications memorized by now, but as a quick recap, so you can see again what an amazing device you’ll be getting for $249, here they are:

  • 1.3 Ghz quad-core Nvidia Tegra 3 processor
  • 7″ back-lit IPS display
  • 1280×800 resolution
  • 1GB RAM
  • Android 4.1 Jellybean out of the box
  • 16GB internal storage, no microSD expansion available
  • 1.2 MP front camera
  • 4325 mAH battery

You can also find out more about the Nexus 7 and Android 4.1 from the handy guidebook that is now available on the Google Play Store.

What are your thoughts? Do you have any old hardware that you would be looking to trade-in to pre-order the Nexus 7 from GameStop? Let us know in the comments section below.


GameStop Taking Pre-Orders on New Google Nexus 7 Tablet

Trades of popular Android tablets now accepted in all U.S. stores

GRAPEVINE, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–GameStop (NYSE: GME), the world’s largest multichannel retailer of video games, has again expanded its mobile electronics business with new trade-in and pre-order programs. The company is now accepting trades on a wide range of Android tablets and is taking pre-orders on the brand new Google Nexus 7 tablet (16GB). The Nexus 7, which was just announced at Google’s I/O developer conference, is the first tablet to feature the latest Android OS – Jelly Bean – and will be available for $249 in mid-July.

“With the increasing popularity of Android tablets and the emerging multiscreen gaming trend, this is the ideal time to expand the program to meet the needs of our hybrid customers.”
Beginning tomorrow, consumers can pre-order the Nexus 7 at all U.S. GameStop stores. GameStop customers can also take advantage of a 30% trade bonus on all items traded towards the pre-order of the Nexus 7. This includes trades of video game hardware, software and accessories as well as iDevices and eligible Android tablets.

“We’ve seen great consumer enthusiasm for our recommerce initiatives, particularly our iDevice trade program that launched last fall,” stated GameStop president Tony Bartel. “With the increasing popularity of Android tablets and the emerging multiscreen gaming trend, this is the ideal time to expand the program to meet the needs of our hybrid customers.”

For consumers looking to trade in an Android tablet, all U.S. GameStop stores are now offering instant cash or in-store credit for Android tablets from a variety of top brands. Trade values, ranging up to $250 in-store credit or $200 cash, are based on model, memory size and physical condition. GameStop also offers a recycling option to help consumers properly dispose of non-working or damaged tablets.

To learn more about GameStop’s latest tablet offerings, visit

About GameStop Corp.

GameStop Corp. (NYSE: GME), a Fortune 500 and S&P 500 company headquartered in Grapevine, Texas, is the world’s largest multichannel video game retailer. GameStop’s retail network and family of brands include 6,614 company-operated stores in 15 countries worldwide and online The network also includes:, a leading browser-based game site; Game Informer(R) magazine, the leading multi-platform video game publication; Spawn Labs, a streaming technology company; and a digital PC game distribution platform available at

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