Nexus 7 shipping woes are continuing giving tough time to fans. Meanwhile reports suggest that Google tablet is Selling on Bay with premiums
Aftre having gone on sale, Google’s Samsung Galaxy Nexus 7 has been out of stock in most retail stores except on eBay, where it is available at prices averaging at $300, a hundred dollars more than its marked price.
On Google’s online store GooglePlay, the shipping wait is from one to four weeks. There the 8GB models are available for $199 and are being shipped one to two weeks after purchase. The 16GB models can be had for $249 and ship within three to four weeks.
On eBay the new 8GB Nexus 7 tablets begin for sale with prices starting at about $255 and for the 16GB models, the prices start at $329.99. to this eBay adds shipping charges varying from free to $10 or more.
An eBay seller wrote on the auction website, “Just got this in hand today direct from Google and discovered they shipped more units than I required!” He was willing to sell the tablet with his 8GB “extra” unit for a minimum bid of $249.
Another seller wrote, “I have it in hand and will ship it the same day.” His bid for the 8GB model began at $285.99.
Besides these two places, the tablet is also being sold through other online retailers and local stores but most of these outlets do not have the units in stock or have already run out of them.
Google’s Nexus 7 is a seven-inch tablet, which runs the latest Android version of Jelly Bean. It has been received positively generally and PCWorld Senior Editor Melissa Perenson claims that among seven-inch Android tablets, the Nexus 7 “is the one to beat.”
Manufactured by Asus, the Samsung Galaxy Nexus 7 has the distinction always to boast the latest Android version. It is because unlike other Android smartphones and tablets, some of which are still stuck on the ancient Gingerbread version when two more versions, aka Ice Cream Sandwich Android 4.0 and Jelly Bean Android 4.1 have been released, Nexus 7 will be upgraded by Google itself.
It has been available for preorder since its launch last month, but is sold out. The Google Play store lists “SHIPS SOON” on their Nexus 7 page.
GameStop was one of the first retailers to announce Nexus 7 on its website and even it will not be shipping it in less than three weeks.
A spokesperson of the company said, “We blew through the first two allotments.”
The tablet is listed as sold out on Office Depot and Staples and the websites are not currently allowing users to add the item to the cart.