I pre-ordered Google’s Nexus 7 on July 3, and I received an email bright and early this morning (July 14) that my order has shipped.
I ordered the 8GB model of the 7″ tablet from the Google Play store for $199. After sales tax and shipping were included, the total cost was $225.
The 8GB model is currently only available at Google Play, but the 16GB model is being sold at Google Play as well as retailers like Staples, Game Stop, and Office Depotfor $249. I’ve heard that many of the retailers are sold out and may not be getting another shipment until mid August.
If the rock bottom price hasn’t enticed you to purchase one of these shiny new tablets, Google Play is offering a $25 credit with
the purchase of a Nexus 7. With this credit you can purchase apps, music, movies, books, and it just occured to me that you may be able to purchase the Nexus 7 cover, which is listed in Google Play as coming soon for $19.99.