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Google Nexus 7 expected to go on sale at some retail locations in Australia

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Google Nexus 7 expected to go on sale at some retail locations in Australia
The Google Nexus 7 will be available from some Australian retailers

The Google Nexus 7 will be available from some Australian retailers

The Google Nexus 7 tablet can be pre-ordered from the Google Play Store, but the Android 4.1 tablet is not going to be an exclusive to the online marketplace. Carphone Warehouse in the U.K. has already announced that it will be offering the 32GB variant of the tablet. And now, Gizmodo Australia has listed a number of locations in that country where the tablet will soon be found such as Harvey Norman, JB Hi-Fi, Dick Smith, Bing Lee, The Good Guys, Retravision, Radio Rentals, Officeworks, EB Games, Costco, BSR and authorized ASUS resellers.

In Australia, the 16GB version of the Google Nexus 7 will cost $319 Australian Dollars instead of the regular $299 to cover the cost of shipping the tablet into the country. ASUS has confirmed this in a statement. And if you guys in Australia think that you'll get around this extra $20 Australian Dollar charge by ordering directly from the Google Play Store, forget it. Google will tack on to any order heading to Australia, the same $20 Australian Dollar shipping and handling charge.
"The RRP of $319 for the 16GB Google Nexus 7 takes into account the costs associated with shipping the device to Australian stores. We believe this is great value and provides Australian consumers with the convenience of being able to purchase the 16GB Google Nexus 7 from their local store."-ASUS statement

source: GizmodoAustralia via AndroidAuthority

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posted on 03 Jul 2012, 08:15

1. pancaked25 (Posts: 1; Member since: 03 Jul 2012)


Wow nice, for me i'm willing to pay that extra $20 and buy from a store to deal with warranty issues and such. Much easier that way imo, being able to talk to a person face to face

posted on 03 Jul 2012, 08:25

2. Zylam (Posts: 47; Member since: 20 Oct 2010)


Just like always, they mask the government tax in "Shipping" and take us for fools. Assuming these Nexus tablets are made in China, China is closer to Australia, it costs less to ship items to Australia from china.

I've been following the Nexus Tablet in Aus playstore, on the verge weather to buy, but the prices in Australia are a far cry from 199 which is the strongest selling point.

Base 8GB Model (With actual 5GB, no sd card) costs 249, than add 20 for shipping, 269.

the 16GB model costs 299 and add 20, 319 dollars,

we dont even have a 32gb, but 319 for a 7 inch tablet without hdmi, sd card, usb host, pretty much nothing apart from jelly bean which has already made its way to roms.

i got my Iconia 16GB 3G for 300 aus on a clearance sale, brandnew, 10inch, 16GB, sd card, usb host, 3G for less than this tablet.

Its sad to see Aus people get ripped, the only selling point is the 199 price, id have pre-ordered on day 1 had it been 199 or even if it had a sd card slot.

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