Google sends out emails to announce that it is refunding shipping costs for the Nexus 7 Sleeve

Google sends out emails to announce that it is refunding shipping costs for the Nexus 7 Sleeve
On Tuesday, we pointed out the ridiculously high shipping price that Google was charging for the official Nexus 7 Sleeve. This is a protective case that you slide your Google Nexus 7 (2013) tablet into and then zipper it up. The only official accessory for the slate available from the Google Play Store, the Nexus 7 Sleeve is priced at $29.99. But once you throw in the cheapest shipping option of $17.98 for shipment via ground, and any applicable state sales tax, you're looking at a price as high as $50 for the accessory.

On Wednesday, in response to complaints about the price Google was charging for shipping the sleeve, the tech titan started sending out emails to those who had ordered the Nexus 7 Sleeve, refunding shipping and the sales tax in some cases. For those who have yet to order the accessory, Google is cutting the price of shipping and has added a third option. You can now request two-day shipping for $11.99, Ground shipping (3 to 5 days) for $7.99 or the Saver which offers delivery in 5 to 10 days for $3.99.

Kudos to Google for lowering the shipping costs and arranging the refunds. Who ever heard of a shipping fee amounting to 60% of the price of the product being shipped. Having said that, who at Google thought that such a high shipping fee was okay to begin with? The good news is that those who purchased the sleeve early will be essentially receiving free shipping thanks to the refund.

source: AndroidCentral

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Nexus 7 (2013)
  • Display 7.0" 1920 x 1200 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP / 1.2 MP front
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  • Storage 32 GB
  • Battery 3950 mAh



1. skyline88

Posts: 700; Member since: Jul 15, 2013

the same sleeve cost about 8 - 10 USD in my country *LOL*

2. ibap

Posts: 871; Member since: Sep 09, 2009

There are lots of goofy situations where the shipping is a disproportionate amount of the item cost. Ordering any 1 item less than $25 from many places will get you a shipping cost, that if you had any sense, you'd just cancel the whole thing. This one was particularly dumb, but they aren't the only ones to do something like this.

4. ardent1

Posts: 2000; Member since: Apr 16, 2011

Btw, the sleeve costs $29.99, which is more than $25.

3. PootisMan

Posts: 266; Member since: Aug 02, 2013

I am glad they did that. Google is awesome!

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