Nexus 7 shipping now – pickup available from Gamestop

July 13, 2012
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We are still confused with this bizarre Google Nexus 7 tablet release, but now have multiple confirmations that the device is being shipped from multiple channels across the US and UK. Here in the US Gamestop and Staples are both not able to "sell" the tablet today, but are allowing those who pre-ordered to head down to a store and pickup the tablet, and Ebuyer in the UK shipped multiple out yesterday, and they are arriving this very moment.

Reports are coming in from multiple channels all confirming that the tablet is being shipped today. Although those who pre-ordered from Google themselves still seem to be waiting for a "shipped" confirmation. A few tips suggests Google is charging pre-orders now and getting ready, but that's all we've heard. GottaBeMobile confirmed themselves with Gamestop that they are available in-store right now, but only for those who've pre-ordered.

Apparently you can't walk in and buy one just yet, as this is only for those who ordered early. Most likely a few are still falling through the cracks as Droid-Life reported at least one customer walked out a happy camper. Then of course for you in the UK the Nexus 7 is shipping from multiple outlets there as well. EBuyer started shipping tablets yesterday, and the picture above is from one of their customers. Basically multiple outlets in both the US, UK, and other areas are all starting distribution on the Nexus 7 tablet. For such an amazing product I sure wish the launch would be going a little smoother, but sadly it isn't.

If you've already received your Nexus 7 be sure to drop us any info available in the comment section below. We'd all love to hear where it came from. Good luck and happy hunting guys. I'd be heading to my nearest Staples or Gamestop right about now.

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  • furlonium

    Preordered mine July 1st through the Play Store, haven’t heard a damn thing.

    • Allison

      Me to!

    • Siva Kiran

      The Same goes for me too.

    • coolboy123321

      Me too

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=526140936 John Higgins

    First and last product I will be buying directly from Google. This is freaking ridiculous.

    • Aaron Dugger

      What is ridiculous? When you pre-ordered it they told you it would be 2-3 Weeks before shipping. You still have a week left to fall in that time frame, its not like they told you that you would be receiving it before anyone else in the world or anything.

      • Jon

        As the nexus 7′s already received have had to go through a middle man, when you would expect buying straight from the source that it would come first. That is obviously why it is ridiculous. Doesn’t matter that they have said there is 1-2 weeks to wait as obviously they have been able to ship out the nexus 7′s to other customers.

      • http://twitter.com/MilhouseMN Thomas Q. Thumb

        When you preorder directly from a company the assumption is you will get the product either the same time as or before the general public.

      • John

        That is YOUR assumption, there has never been a clause like that for any preorder I have ever done… You can assume all you want, doesn’t mean its true.

    • http://www.androidcommunity.com Cory Gunther

      @facebook-526140936:disqus they are shipping TODAY from Google. News coming soon

      • mike

        Hope you are right.

    • http://www.facebook.com/ferdinand.arcinue Ferdinand Arcinue

      I agree with John. Had I known that I could pick it up at a store quicker than ordering through google, I would have done that and saved the $15 shipping fees. I would have had it sooner and the local sales tax would come back to my neighborhood rather than somewhere else. Plus, I would have liked to play with it over the weekend.

  • Ray2Jerry

    I’m really glad I ordered mine through Google… the nearest GameStop is a whole 10 minute walk away but I’d much rather pay $20 deliver and have to deal with the clowns at UPS and pick up my Nexus 7 package in that shady warehouse by the airport that the bus doesn’t even go to when they claim no one answered the door… thanks Google!!! :-D
    (PS: It didn’t take this long to get my Nexus One pre-order all the way from Mountain View, and this time my order was based 4 hours away in Toronto.. another win…)

  • http://www.androidcommunity.com Cory Gunther

    We are hearing a few reports of them shipping from Google now too, but can’t confirm yet.

    developing guys

  • Al

    Got a text from GameStop and went right in and picked my preorder up. No line no wait.

    • http://www.androidcommunity.com Cory Gunther

      Yup those who pre-ordered from Gamestop are enjoying it right now.. haha although I don’t think Google is happy about that.

      We’ll update when we know more

      • MSM

        They might not be happy, but then again they had it within their power to make it happen the right way – the way someone like myself would appreciate ordering direct… Ordered June 28th from Play Store, and this will be the last non-software purchase I make from them.

  • Stealth

    Preorder on 11th – Got mine today from Ebuyer! :)

    • Justin Winford

      Congrats to you for not being suckered into the assumption that Google would have it to pre-orders on G Play first!

  • mikeak

    Pre-ordered from Google as well and sure it would have been great to avoid the $13.99 and to have the option of buying the extended warranty plan that gamestop will offer (I have 3 kids ready to break this thing) BUT with that said $25 credit from google still makes them cheaper AND if I am going to have this thing for the next year how much do I really care about getting this on Monday instead. Not enough to complain like some people.

    • DJ

      You do know that everyone gets the 25$ right? I bought mine from GameStop and still received my credit and movie…..

      • http://twitter.com/MilhouseMN Thomas Q. Thumb

        And I cry… If I don’t hear anything by Monday I might try to cancel my preorder that I placed over two weeks ago and just buy one from a store. I might not get it for a few weeks but I’ll save the shipping.

    • http://twitter.com/Lobato1987 Luis J L

      I just called my gamestop and you still get the $25 for the play store

  • http://halljake.com Jake Hall

    I’m just as anxious as the next guy, but what the hell were you expecting from Google? When you ordered you were clearly told what shipping would cost and you were told it would be 2-3 weeks (it’s been just over 2 since IO) before orders started shipping. Calm down. It’s not Google’s fault that 3rd party retailers broke street dates…

    • http://www.facebook.com/cwjuhl Chuck Juhl

      For all of those Google defenders that are alleging that “Game Stop” jumped the gun and it isn’t Google’s fault, in fact every retailer, including Sam’s Club, Staples, Walmart, that recieved an initial batch of Nexus 7′s sold them until they sold out. No retailer ceased selling because of any request from Google. Every single one of them sold those units that they were shipped. Ask them. They are back to pre-orders now because the intial stock (which was frankly limited to begin with) was depleted.
      Further, every retailer that took pre-orders that fell within the intial wave are STILL today fullfilling those pre-orders with units from the initial batch set aside to fullfil those pre-orders.
      There is no rational way to spin it: Google screwed its loyalist customers.

  • Jonathan Matthews

    Picked mine up from Gamestop. However I also have one ordered through Staples and they have yet to get them in stock. Central PA.

    • Kevin B

      Yea, I pre-ordered thru Staples and they said it is deliver only (can’t pick up at stores even if they have them). And they aren’t shipping till 16-17th!! Wish I bought thru Gamestop!!

  • David Hickes

    Do the people complaining realize that Google told these places not to sell them until further notice? Every company ships products to retailers early so they can have a big release but it doesn’t really work when those retailers don’t follow simple instructions.

    • http://www.facebook.com/cwjuhl Chuck Juhl

      Not true.
      For all of those Google defenders that are alleging that “Game Stop” jumped the gun and it isn’t Google’s fault, in fact every retailer, including Sam’s Club, Staples, Walmart, that recieved an initial batch of Nexus 7′s sold them until they sold out. No retailer ceased selling because of any request from Google. Every single one of them sold those units that they were shipped. Ask them. They are back to pre-orders now because the intial stock (which was frankly limited to begin with) was depleted.
      Further, every retailer that took pre-orders that fell within the intial wave are STILL today fullfilling those pre-orders with units from the initial batch set aside to fullfil those pre-orders.
      There is no rational way to spin it: Google screwed its loyalist customers.

  • gop08doa

    Gosh. You kids have short memories. Let’s take a little trip back in time. The year was late 2011. Google and Samsung thoroughly hosed the release of the Galaxy Nexus. By the time it was available in the states, nobody cared. Now Google can’t even get the release of the Nexus 7 off the ground in a meaningful way. And it’s launching here, in the US first! Pa-thetic.

  • http://www.technogeekguy.com dswartze

    I pre-ordered mine from the Google Play store on June 27th – minutes after it was announced that they are ready to be pre-ordered. My card hasn’t even been charged yet! Who knows when I’ll get mine!

    • Antifastfood

      same here.
      Though I’m Canadian so who knows whether or not I’ll get it next week.

  • http://www.facebook.com/STEPHxxMARIExx Stephanie Dodson

    I just talked to a manager at my local GameStop. If you pre-ordered by Monday the 9th, you can pick it up today. If you pre-ordered by yesterday, the 12th, you won’t get yours until the 17th. And they’re about to start doing another round of pre-orders before selling to the “public”

  • Banjo

    Got mine from e-buyer at lunchtime today. What a quality product, it surpasses my expectations!

  • Grievous

    Having pre-ordered my Nexus 7 8Gb from Google Play on 30th June, I was really disappointed to hear that some retail outlets were as of yesterday shipping to their customers for delivery today. Since placing my order with Google, I have yet to hear when my Nexus 7 is to ship. I think Google Commerce Ltd should wake up to reality now and reveal when they plan to ship the pre-orders placed with them. A firm release date may go some way to calming those that feel let down by the lack of information from Google.

  • Ryzilla

    Gamestop called me this afternoon and said It was ready to pick up. Charging right now :)

  • Adam Eyster

    I ordered mine this morning since it was payday I bought it from Google play the minute I did, it charged my card… before I ordered it said it wouldn’t charge me until it shipped . since it charged me, does that mean it’s shipping today ?

    • http://www.matthewdlyons.com/ matthewdlyons

      It’s probably just an authorization. I suspect you’ll see that “charge” drop off. My account was “charged” on June 27th, when I placed the order on the Google Play store. That amount dropped off, and I JUST was charged for the full amount today. It’s really unclear where you’ll fall in the delivery queue if you just ordered today. Good luck.

      • Adam Eyster

        a authorization should be a dollar…not 230. I’m calling Google now to refund me if this is the case. been on hold forever 15 minutes now!

      • Allison

        They will say it’s being shipped soon! That’s all I got!

  • topgun966

    Last time I EVER order a device from the Play store. This is pathetic. A friend of mine (who we are very competitive) called and texted me saying HEY LOOK AT MY NEXUS 7. He preordered through Gamestop, I did through google thinking, Hey its from the source I’ll get mine first. Thanks google for effing us over. Next time I will just go to Gamestop as they seem to have their shit together. O, to add insult to injury, WE PAID FOR SHIPPING, gamestop preorders didn’t. So we pay more money to get our devices after.

    • http://www.facebook.com/brinlee Chris Brinlee Jr

      I want mine too, but it’s not really going to kill you having to wait a day or two.

      • Spencer Rhodes

        Well wouldn’t you feel pretty bad if that guy actually died from Nexus 7 deprivation?

        (I’m joking btw) lol

  • Paul

    Pre ordered my Nexus 7 from Curry’s in the UK on July 3rd. No work from them yet since I’ve ordered. Though the web site now has an expected date of July 16th. It was July 19th when I first ordered. So hopefully delivery will be on Monday.

  • pgoll001

    Never would happen with an Apple release. I’m not an apple fanboy or anything, but it’s clear that the power that they hold over Authorized Reseller certification keeps retailers in line. I just think, like most of you, that if you preorder a product, you should be the among the first to get it…that means ship your stock to your preorders before to retailers….and don’t leak BS that UPS can’t handle the volume b/c you are Google, you can afford to use multiple shipping providers (Fedex, USPS, DHL) to properly handle your biggest product release ever

  • Les

    It wouldn’t hurt so much if the Nexus 7 wasn’t so desirable…

  • http://www.facebook.com/cwjuhl Chuck Juhl

    The REASON I pre-ordered from Google Play was to be one of the first to get the device. Why ELSE would anyone pre-order it? Do you think I or anyone else would pre-order and pony up an additional $14 for 2-day shipping if we could buy it at a local retailer sooner? HUH???? Do you not think it rather F’d up that those if us who pre-ordered are now going to pay $14 MORE for the device AND have to wait longer than if we would have not pre-ordered and just picked it up at Gamestop????

    If I could cancel my pre-order I would. This is the LAST straw. I’m dumping it when it gets here AND my Galaxy Nexus phone and switching to Apple. Apple does not treat its loyalist users like $h%t.

    Get an f’n clue Google: customer service means something.

    • Andrew

      You mad bro?

      • http://www.facebook.com/cwjuhl Chuck Juhl

        F yea.

      • AnthonyUK

        And he has every right to be, and Google compete with Apple…. lol..no competition, I have two on pre order and they are being refused upon delivery. Cut my nose to spite my face maybe, but f**k you Google…I’ll wait till Apple release the iPod mini

  • perspective people

    waa, waaa waaa.. what a bunch of whining babies. there are people on this planet that starving to death and your complaining that your not getting your new toy faster than that guy. i see the words freeking ridiculous , pathetic… yes it is that all right. you people really need a little perspective..

    here’s some perspective for you.. in about 2 weeks no one will care about these pre-order issues. in 2 weeks thousands will have died of starvation, aids, and malaria.

    • moopuna

      you must be a south pole elf

    • Uh…OK.

      Yes, you are so right. We should never complain about anything ever, because someone out there has it worse than us. Have you ever complained about anything in your entire life? Have you ever been disappointed? Or frustrated? Well, then that is pathetic because there are people starving out there!

    • Manojkumar Muralidharan

      When some one does something wrong or failed to keep up their word, we have every right to speak and stand up against it. We all fight but for different reasons.

  • http://www.androidcommunity.com Cory Gunther
  • NoNexus7Yet

    My question is why did Google even ship ANY stock to 3rd party suppliers before shipping to customers who directly preordered from their new play store??
    I’m fine with how the device said 3-4 weeks when I originally preordered, but why could they ship to suppliers and NOT ship to customers then???

    • Adam Eyster

      As I was just informed by Google Google did not ship to these retailers it was ASUS who does the sending out to retailers, as well as,Google.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=505417135 Yancy Amornkul

        I find it rather amusing that Google themselves probably couldn’t get stock for their preorders before these retail stores. Considering they commissioned ASUS to make them. And if Google indeed did receive a supply of Nexus 7′s, WHY did they hold them until AFTER retail stores could sell them? It makes no sense.

        And before someone gets onto me about street dates, first off Google sets the street date. If they wanted to send out Play preorders, they have more than enough power to do that. Secondly, the Play orders don’t even coincide with street date. My order hasn’t even(technically) shipped yet.. And yet I have a Nexus from Gamestop in my lap.

  • Adam Eyster

    after a one hour long phone call with Google I finally came to find out my charge was just an authorization that has not actually been charged out and won’t until it ships however he did let me know the people who have preorder tthrough GameStop won’t have the advantage of a 12 month warranty as you will if you ordered through Google . So cheers to us who are waiting

  • Casey

    Just got off the phone with Google after AN HOUR HOLD. There was no notice (or at least none that I saw) that Google was shipping via UPS. UPS won’t ship to Po Boxes. They cannot change shipping addresses OR cancel orders. I can’t cancel the order through GooglePlay. Their solution…tie up another $284 of my money by placing a second order.

  • Uh…OK

    This is like an airline making its loyalty members board last. Or those who buy tickets first can only choose middle seats. Yeah, you’ll all get there in the end, but most companies know that if you can identify your best customers (or brand champions), you treat them special and they remain loyal. It costs the company nothing, but engenders massive goodwill. That has been totally squandered by Google in this case.

  • Tommy Sadler

    So if we ordered in early July, when will it ship to our house?

  • http://www.facebook.com/daphne.gil.5 Daphne Gil

    i wemt to pick up my preorder and they said they couldn’t give it to me

  • Vnguyen

    Got mine from GameStop 10am 7/13/12. This comment posted using the Nexus 7. Absolutely sick machine. Be patient!

    • Spencer Rhodes

      Patience is easy to preach when you didn’t even have to have any…

  • brett

    Am I disappointed that I will not be getting it first even tho I pre-ordered…yes. But because I’m getting $25 free in the play store it’s a little better. That’s the only thing that’s keeping me disappointed instead of being royally pissed off. Google definitively screwed up, and they know it. It would be nice if they would do something a little extra for us loyals…but sadly they won’t, they got our money and once we get the nexus the witch hunt will quiet down. Still, they really should try to keep us happy if they want our business in the future..it wouldn’t be hard to sell all our droids and tablets on ebay and switch to apple, even though I’m a google loyal apple still makes a solid product and treats their “VIP’S” well.

  • Spencer Rhodes

    Ordered from Play Store on July 10th and just got a shipping confirmation email. Guess I’ll be seeing it on that brown truck coming down the road in a couple days. Anyone know if the shipping is two business days or just two days?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=505417135 Yancy Amornkul

    Preordered my Nexus 7 on June 27th, the same day they announced it. Haven’t heard a word since. Found out yesterday(July 13th) that retail stores were in stock with the 7, went down to my local Gamestop WITHOUT preordering and walked out with a brand new Nexus 7 16gb. Google hadn’t even charged my card at that point in time. Went home and sent Google a cancellation request email(I wanted to call but figured I’d just get a load of BS). Now, it’s 2:10AM July 14th and all of the sudden Google decided to ship my Nexus 7… Unfortunately, the tracking number I was given is invalid.

    I’m getting the feeling that Google didn’t like my cancellation request and expedited my order… The invalid tracking number has my BS meter on high though.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=505417135 Yancy Amornkul

      Now, instead of paying return shipping to send it BACK to Google, I’ll probably just take the Nexus and return it to Gamestop. Definitely going through a brick and mortar store for whatever I want from them in the future. Just ridiculous.

  • Findo Gask

    I’m happy.Well done Ebuyer. I only pre-ordered mid-week, I received an email in the morning stating it had been dispatched. Post man left mine with a neighbour yesterday. Got my £15 playstore balance and Transformers movie. Packaging very Apple like, so gives the impression of a quality product. Feels better than a generic chinese tablet.

    Now I’m torn with my phone update, Galaxy S3 or wait for iPhone as originally planned.

  • ady leicester

    got mine yesterday from ebuyer and it’s frickin wicked so smooth and fast and came with tranformers dark side of the moon and £15 of play store credit and free delivery!!!!

  • Justin Winker

    Mine has shipped, will arrive on Tuesday, won’t be able to play with it until I get back from Vacation in the end of July. Still psyched that it shipped though!!!!

  • jorge ruiz

    google would sent me a shipping notification at 2:08 am :D but finnally its shipping :D

  • Curtis

    Woooooooo I just got the email from google my unit shipped but they gave me a not working tracking id

  • ET

    Is it an earth-shatteringly big deal that Google charged it’s most eager customers $13.99 extra to not get something first? No. Company-shattering? Perhaps… What Google has revealed is a disturbing naivete. They simply don’t seem competent in consumer relations. Not their fault that retailers disregarded their directives? With decades of examples of such problems to draw on? Can’t control their partner, Asus? Not a confidence builder. Google play being unusable as well (try to find all three “Korgi” books by searching on “Korgi”) suggests that the engineers are in charge. Expect to hear statements like “It should be obvious that…” and “if you just…” as they struggle to understand why you can’t comprehend an engineer’s perspective on customer service.

  • Abarbee

    I pre ordered my 16gb tablet on July 8 from Goofle Play got my shipping confirmation email this morning!

    • http://www.facebook.com/ian.c.edwards Ian Edwards

      Now… how is THAT right? Ordered mine on 2nd of July from Google Play and not a word from them… surely they need to fulfill their own pre-orders in the order in which they received them?

  • husayn94

    nexus 7 are being sold right now at gamestop…

  • http://twitter.com/ICMovies peter covino

    I like there is so much feedback on this, but the complaints should go straight to Google. Think it would be better served #nexus7. what a mess.

  • http://www.facebook.com/cwjuhl Chuck Juhl

    For all of those Google defenders that are alleging that “Game Stop” jumped the gun and it isn’t Google’s fault, in fact every retailer, including Sam’s Club, Staples, Walmart, that recieved an initial batch of Nexus 7′s sold them until they sold out. No retailer ceased selling because of any request from Google. Every single one of them sold those units that they were shipped. Ask them. They are back to pre-orders now because the intial stock (which was frankly limited to begin with) was depleted.

    Further, every retailer that took pre-orders that fell within the intial wave are STILL today fullfilling those pre-orders with units from the initial batch set aside to fullfil those pre-orders.

    There is no rational way to spin it: Google screwed its loyalist customers.

    First, during the launch keynote they made a misleading statement that led anyone of reasonable intelligence to believe that only pre-orders would recieve the $25 play credit. I hold two advanced degrees, one in computer science, and have an IQ well above average – and I certainly fell for it.

    Second, charging us an additional $13.99 for “two-day” shipping. Then “shipping” on a Friday evening. And actually not even shipping, but just sending the notice to UPS that they intend to ship. So it will not actually ship until Monday, with a Wednesday arrival date – which ends up being nearly a week from the “shipped” notification I recieved. And as UPS requires a signature for the package, I will either have to take Wednesday off of work or wait until Friday afternoon to go pick it up at the UPS center.

    When I could have pre-ordered from my local Game Stop (10 blocks from my house) on as late as the 9th and picked it up at my convenience this past Friday with no UPS hassle and have it in my hand today and for $13.99 LESS (that’s about a 7% discount on the total price), then yes I DO believe I was screwed by pre-ordering on the Play store.

  • http://twitter.com/jwoody Jerome Woody

    I got mine on Friday. I pre-ordered at game stop a week ago and at the time they said I wouldn’t receive it until early next month. I was screaming like a 12 year old girl at a Justin Bieber concert when a got the text two days ago.

  • catta99

    Chased order three times with Google Commerce, no response.

    Disappointed……………………….