"We've seen great consumer enthusiasm for our recommerce initiatives, particularly our iDevice trade program that launched last fall. 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."-Tony Bartel, GameStop president
Known mostly as the place to trade in your old and unused video games, Game Stop has expanded into the buying and selling of mobile devices. The stores have already started buying and selling Apple iPhones and Apple iPads along with Android tablets. With the introduction of the Google Nexus 7 on Wednesday, Game Stop has announced that it is accepting pre-orders for the Android 4.1 powered tablet, manufactured by ASUS. And in a smart move designed to grab some Google Nexus 7 business away from the more traditional retailers, Game Stop will tack on 30% to whatever accepted items you bring into the stores to use as trade toward the purchase of the tablet. That includes old video games, hardware, software, accessories, Apple iPhones and Apple iPads and other Android tablets. The Google Nexus 7, with 16GB of storage, will launch during the middle of next month at a price of $249.
The Google Nexus 7
Game Stop has been accepting Android tablets as trade, paying as much as $200 cash or $250 in-store credit depending on the model, memory size and condition of the device. The retailer also offers a trade in program for iDevices as well. With many game players now using their smartphone or tablet for game play on the road, the mobile electronics business feels like a perfect fit for Game Stop.
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.
Yep! The 16GB is $249. I think I might hop on this deal. Trade-in my Kindle Fire (or sell it to some sucker for full retail value), and with a few trade-ins, I might walk out without paying an arm and a leg. Nice.
But the REAL questions is........ Will Gamestop have these on Day 1 of the release? Or will they have to ship as well like Google. Because I'd rather pre-order with Gamestop and go pick it up the day it releases than wait 2 more days after it releases to show up at my door for an extra $15.
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