GameStop begins taking pre-orders for the Nexus 7 tablet


While Google’s offering a hassle-free buying experience on the Google Play Store for the Nexus 7 tablet, there’s nothing like the brick and mortar retail model that surely won’t be going anywhere any time soon.

GameStop is continuing its tablet aspirations by offering up Google’s latest. They’re even accepting trade-ins of other tablets to go toward the device for pre-order, and anything traded in specifically toward the tablet will get you 30% more in store credit. Read on for full press details.

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

Quentyn Kennemer
The "Google Phone" sounded too awesome to pass up, so I bought a G1. The rest is history. And yes, I know my name isn't Wilson.

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  1. I wonder if there are any perks to purchasing the tablet from here instead of the play store. Like do you still get the 25 dollar credit in the play store and does Gamestop hook you up with anything?

    1. My guess is that you get the Game Stop app store thing preinstalled, no $25 dollars in credit, and Game Stops totally awesome customer service. But if they take in my Kindle Fire and I barely have to pay anything it might be worth it.

    2. they tend to sell the tablets with games like Quarty or Sonic the Hedgehog 4 ep. 1 or something and a few others for preinstalled so you dont have to buy them, thats the perk of buying from them. i personally would rather it from they play store and buy what i wanted with the 25 dollar credit.

    3. you still get the $25 credit and the Transformers movie. The promotion is for when you sign into the play store with the nexus7 for the first time. The promotional stuff does not become active until the tablet connects. It is like the promotional credit with Google Wallet when you sign in with a new device.

  2. I absolutely loathe Gamestop. Never would I consider buying anything there, expecially when I can get it straight from Google.

  3. If you live in a state where Google charges sales tax, this isn’t a bad deal. Tax+shipping from the Play Store comes out to almost $30 extra. If I get it from Gamestop, I’m just paying ~$16 in tax.

    If Google doesn’t charge you sales tax, then Google’s shipping charge vs. Gamestop’s sale tax would probably make it a wash.

  4. The fact that I lyk this is I can sell all my older games and stuff. =.P

  5. 250 seems like a great price.

  6. Would GameStop trade for a Sega Dreamcast?

  7. Just preordered mine at GameStop earlier today so here is the deal. You definitely still get the extras that Google were offering. There is no real advantage or disadvantage to buying it online through Google, or buying it at Gamestop. The one cool thing that my local gamestop manager told me, is that if they have it in store early, then he will open at midnight for a midnight launch of the tablet. That will be per store obviously, but still really cool to think I could get it at midnight on launch day. I also traded in some games and got 30% bonus credit for trading towards the Nexus 7. Can’t wait for my tablet.

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