We knew this would happen. As soon as Google discontinued the 8GB version of the Nexus 7 and dropped the price of the 16 to $199, there were slew of comments along the lines of "now I'll just wait for the 8GB closeout sales." Well, Staples is the first to step up to the plate with that.


Presumably until they're sold out, you can walk into a Staples retail location and get an 8GB Nexus 7 for just $160. That's about $40 less than what they were going for in the Play Store just a few short weeks ago. Think about it - that's a solid, top-of-the-line Android tablet. For $160! That's quite the savings. Sure, it's limited on storage, but for the price, it's hard to beat.

Unfortunately, it doesn't look like this deal is available online, so you'll actually have to get in your car and go somewhere to score one. Bummer.

[via Slickdeals]

Cameron Summerson
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  • http://twitter.com/misterE33 Mr E

    It's crazy how this is near Touchpad firesale pricing

  • Simon Belmont

    Not a bad deal. An 8GB iPod Touch 4 from 2010 (and refurbished) is only $30 less.

    I'd sure as heck rather have a whole tablet (new at that) for the extra $30. My two cents.

  • FrillArtist

    They might as well just discontinue the 8GB.

    • coolblue830

      can't tell if trolling. It is discontinued. Hence the firesale prices.

  • Ryan

    Staples HQ says its a black Friday false alarm.

    • http://www.facebook.com/nicksmizzle Nicholas Smith

      i work at a staples and we've been selling them at 160, not that any one has any left really

  • GraveUypo

    still not worth it. 8gb just won't do.

    • Ben

      if you're like me and don't plan to store music and movies on it, it will do just fine...

      • http://twitter.com/Codexx Cody Curry

        Using just Windows 7's built-in network tools and file structures, you can build a small cloud on your internal network. If you use it for media at home, there's no need to store every movie on the device. And you can always pre-load it for road trips and the like, or tether it to your phone and use a VPN.

        If it weren't for the Nexus 10 coming out, I'd probably figure out a way to pony up the money for this. It'd make a great home media viewing device.

    • RaviShah

      i was planning on getting one as a textbook reader

  • MichaelK

    Bought! Thanks!

  • Slade412

    Just checked 3 stores in SoCal. All confirmed the sale. All were sold out. Bummer.

  • gehrig_Bradenton

    Thanks for the notice. Just picked up the last one at any Staples in my county.