Nexus 7 sells out at several retailers on first day of availability

We knew voracious Android users itching to be on the bleeding edge of mobile tech were hot for the Nexus 7, but a new report from Reuters suggests sales of ┬áthe world’s first Jelly Bean tablet are greatly outpacing supply. GameStop says they have already gone through their first two shipments of the slate, while Sam’s Club and Wal-Mart show the device as being out of stock on their websites.

GameStop is not expecting another shipment of Nexus 7 units until August, so those without a pre-order might have to do a bit of hunting to locate retailers still stocking the tablet. Though some might be a bit miffed at the lack of availability, the news is a good sign for Google. The $199 Nexus 7, which is manufactured by ASUS, is the first tablet jointly developed by the tech giant and looks to shake up the low price tablet market.

[via Reuters]

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  • toomuchgame441

    Go Google/Asus!

    • Butters619

      I tried combining the names, but Asgle, Asogle, Gasus, and Goosus all sound terrible. :P

      • kangaruhs

        That’s because you never thought of Googasus, which sounds awesome… like a sneeze.

      • Jeffery Fernandez

        GoogleAce it is

        • aiden9

          That sounds more like a combination of Google and Acer.

  • Cameron John Schluchtner

    evweryone is so pissy about preorders comming later…

    • Michael Thompson

      As long as mine is coming that’s fine.

      More people having them is more interesting (usually) stuff to read.

    • Ben Kapferer

      At least the Google Play preorders are supposed to come in in the next week or so. The next batch of tablets aren’t supposed to be getting into Gamestop or Staples until the middle of August!

  • billcollier

    The place store took my money today so I should be receiving mine by tomorrow or monday.

  • Juan Carlos Contreras

    Wow…good thing I got my order in yesterday at Sam’s Club for $246.98 for the 16GB and free shipping.

  • Be Logical

    just bought one at Sams club, canceling my preorder now

    • vincent misseri

      you can’t cancel it they have to deliver it first

    • Alonzo Davalos

      Word! My local club had 10 this morning!

    • Be Logical

      This device is amazing! Blows my transformer prime away.

      • HalfwayCrook

        did you cancel your preorder?? I had no luck, mind sharing what you said?

    • JamesS

      Yup, did the same.

  • Giuseppe Muratori

    Come on google, deliver mine already.

  • Brian

    Sams club showed out if stock online, but there was plenty in the store

  • briankh

    Got mine from Sam’s Club about 30 minutes ago. They had several in stock.

  • C-Law

    Anyone find one at a Sam’s club in Houston? I went to two, didn’t see any on display

  • kev2684

    I just got an email to from Google Play that says my nexus 7 has shipped. I ordered day 1. so pumped!

  • AmneonX

    I got the phone call from GameStop today. Picked it up and loving every minute of it. I didn’t preorder until a week ago.

  • b_to_the_randon

    Hey Google! Hope you find this — I’m never pre-ordering anything through your store again. Can’t believe you treat your own storefront as an ancillary service. Boo!

    • aeok18109

      This was my first and last time im ever ordering anything through the store. absolute BOVINE EXCREMENT. they focked the pig on this launch. i understand the need for a widespread launch but they could have shipped ours 2 days ago so they reach us the day they decide to unleash it on the masses via brick and mortar outlets.

  • C-Law

    Yes! For you guys in Houston, I just walked in to Sam’s club by the memorial city mall and they had a ton. Got it for $246 plus tax

  • http://phandroid deh2002

    I’m a little ticked that I pre ordered mine on day one and haven’t heard anything about it shipping.
    I thought they put things on pre order so that you get it first. Must have been wrong I guess.

  • Jason Farrell

    I pre-ordered on day2, any my 16GB would’ve shipped today, but instead the charge failed because of and old expiration date. I updated the CC info 12 hours ago, but they still haven’t attempted to charge it again. Probably lost a day… but hopefully I wasn’t kicked ALL THE WAY to end of the line. :)

  • Jason Farrell

    What if it only came in red? j/k

  • Jason Farrell

    BTW – If you’re peeved with Google re: the Google Play + Nexus 7, let ’em know “how they’re doing” by filling out their 5 question survey with a comment box at the bottom:

  • JulianZHuang

    no thanks. tablet isnt my thing.

    • HalfwayCrook

      then why bother posting?

      • JulianZHuang

        why bother to reply?

        • HalfwayCrook

          To inform you that you’re an idiot! Good Day.

          • JulianZHuang

            as long as my comments made you relief some stress, i will be fine with it. :D

          • itmustbejj

            HalwaysCrook didn’t say it so I will: “I SAID GOOD DAY!!”

  • Biohaz7331

    I have to say I am a little pissed off at Google. I ordered mine as soon as they said it was available on day one. I don’t feel it is right to make pre orders pay shipping AND not get it even a day before anyone else, or even same day. We took the time and money to pre order and all Google seems to be saying is |=uck you. Per say.

    • Ben Woods

      It’s “Per Se”, short stack.

      • Biohaz7331

        Oh my apologizes thank you for the correction. And yes I am short :)

  • Dean Jorge Bocobo

    It could shake up the high end tablet market too!

  • wtpanos

    Mine just shipped, not to upset about the preorder from the play store, I just won’t ever do that again

    • Brian S.

      Sounds like Google hit a homerun with this tablet.

  • briankh

    Walmart and Sam’s club may show out of stock on their website but that is not true of their retail stores.

  • NealJ777

    Google does not appear to be honoring “first ordered, first served.” There are people that have ordered after July 4th that are getting confirmation messages, meanwhile, I ordered on Day #1 and haven’t heard squat. Google really messed up on this. I will not be ordering any other physical device from the Google Play store. Google has already proven that they are unable to handle the order process.

  • dennishh

    Just received the e-mail from Google! Ordered on the 27th it has SHIPPED.

  • Paul Riley

    Well I am a bit disappointed I haven’t even had my card charged, I’m in the UK! I did phone up up Google to have a rant but got a nice American guy and I just couldn’t be annoyed! Damn you Americans with your cool accents and nice friendly staff! Saying that he couldn’t cancel my order which was annoying as I could have just ordered from someone else and got free p and p and have it by now! Oh well something to look forward to next week :)

  • Jaime J. Denizard

    I’m not an impatient guy, but I AM thinking about canceling my pre-order. Mostly because I got charged shipping AND taxes, and I can avoid both of those things (saving me $30) if I order it from another online website.

    But I do have a question though: does anyone know if the $25 Google Play credit comes with all Nexus 7 purchases? Or is it only for the people that pre-ordered through the Google Play Store?