Plan to get a Nexus 7 tablet soon, you now have more choices to choose to purchase the tablet. One day after Google announced the Nexus 7 tablet at Google I/O 2012’s keynote, GameStop announced that they are going to start selling the Nexus 7 and they are currently taking pre-orders for the 16 GB version of the tablet for $249, the same price as Google has it on their Play Store. This is after Google announced that the Nexus 7 will be sent to third-party US retailers soon, but it was not expected that one of the retailer announcing that they are going to sell the device one day after Google unveiled the tablet.
One of the things that may lure some current tablet owners that want to upgrade their tablet is that GameStop is accepting tablet trade-ins worth up to $200 in cash or $250 in GameStop store credit depending on the tablet. Also any tablet that is used to purchasing a Google Android based tablet will get an additional 30% boost in value.
GameStop said in a press statement…
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 www.GameStop.com/Tablets.