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Gamestop Nexus 7...identical to Play Store?

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4th July 2012, 08:17 PM   |  #1  
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Here's my question/situation...

I'm going to preorder the Nexus 7, however I think I'd rather go with Gamestop rather than the Play Store. They will give me 200 to trade in my Galaxy Tab 10 (having no luck selling it offhand), bringing it to around 50 bucks. To be honest, 200 isn't a bad trade in value for me. Plus I wouldn't have to pay for shipping

My only concern is that, do you think the firmware is going to be different since Gamestop usually "preloads" free games onto their Android tablets? Kind of like how the GSM Galaxy Nexus has a million different software variants?

Does anyone know how this is accomplished with the Android tablets that they already offer? Very concerned that the firmware/software won't be the same and will require separate OTAs handled by Asus/Gamestop.

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My only concern is that, do you think the firmware is going to be different since Gamestop usually "preloads" free games onto their Android tablets?

No. Google isn't being stupid this time.
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Here's my question/situation...

I'm going to preorder the Nexus 7, however I think I'd rather go with Gamestop rather than the Play Store. They will give me 200 to trade in my Galaxy Tab 10 (having no luck selling it offhand), bringing it to around 50 bucks. To be honest, 200 isn't a bad trade in value for me. Plus I wouldn't have to pay for shipping

My only concern is that, do you think the firmware is going to be different since Gamestop usually "preloads" free games onto their Android tablets? Kind of like how the GSM Galaxy Nexus has a million different software variants?

Does anyone know how this is accomplished with the Android tablets that they already offer? Very concerned that the firmware/software won't be the same and will require separate OTAs handled by Asus/Gamestop.

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In speaking to Gamestop, the N7 will come just as it would from play. GS is not tied to it apart from selling it (it wouldn't be a nexus if GS had a hand in what it shipped with).

I saw one user mention that they still got the 25$ play credit even though they ordered it through GS. Not sure if this is confirmed or not.. Will call google to find out.

EDIT: From Google Support, only devices purchased through Google Play will receive the 25$ content credit. I guess the other guy got duped.
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4th July 2012, 09:11 PM   |  #4  
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I have a friend that works at Gamestop and she's been told by her supervisors that they will be getting the $25 credit and that you get it by activating the tablet with your google account.

now take that as you will because as above, google support is apparently saying something different.

but aside from the credit, the device will be exactly the same.
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They are giving the 25 credit
GS is giving the 25 credit.
They have a flyer on most stores.
25 credit and movie/book included.
No difference in regards to buying directly from google store.
Call and ask any GS store, they will tell you the same.
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Preorder mine yesterday at gamestop....manager told me "whatever Google play is offering with the Nexus 7 is what gamestop will be offering .....$25 credit/transformers movie...". I traded in a 4S and was surprised at the credit given to me. So I got the 16gb N7 and blackops 2.

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Preordered mine today at gs. I am getting the $25 dollar play store credit and transformer movie, you can only get the 16GB version. I brought in about 8 games a Nintendo ds and my first gen psp and got $90 total store credit. They give you an extra 30% on your trades if you pre-order the nexus 7. Going back with two iPod nano's, they have a promotion going for those too up to $72 for the iPods depending on model. Estimating I'll spend about $100 out of pocket or less depending on what the iPods are worth. It's a good way to go if you have some games or technology to trade.

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Called about trading my OG Transformer and they said they just stopped taking them only the Prime.
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Good chance Gamestop will be over-whelmed with tradeins...
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Yeah, I just went unsuccessfully to Gamestop.

Yesterday and today, two separate Gamestops told me over the phone that my Galaxy Tab trade-in was going to be 195, since the regular value was 150 plus the extra 30 percent.

I get to the store and magically, just like that, there is a *glitch* (right) in the computer, and now the tablet is only worth 115, plus the 30 percent, bringing it to 150 total trade-in.

Classic bait and switch on Gamestop's part. The associate was actually very helpful, showing me on their computer that there are two separate trade-in values showing for the Tab. What Gamestop likely did was decrease all the trade values by 30 percent right before they added the "extra 30 percent" promotion.

I could settle with an almost 200 trade in, but 150 is a bit ridiculous. Gamestop just lost a purchase.

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