05
Feb
nex7back

Update 2: 1SaleADay has now decided that its 16GB Nexus 7 was worth $250 originally, as opposed to the $260 'list price' when we posted this story. At least they're getting closer.

Hey, are you the sort of person that likes getting a bad deal disguised as a good deal on the internet? No? Me neither. But 1SaleADay seems to be looking for the poor souls uninformed enough to believe a refurbished 16GB Nexus 7 was worth $260 new (yes, they couldn't even be bothered to say $250), and that this refurb is an absolute steal at just $190. Update: They've since changed it to $180. Still not a good deal.

LIES

Here's the deal, 1SaleADay: your deal doesn't just suck, it's borderline fraud. You are lying to your potential customers, and not in the "whoops, typo, our bad!" sort of way. You are actively causing them to believe that this product is worth more than it is in order to make your lamentable $20 discount look like a savings of $80. Which is exactly what Groupon did last week.

It doesn't matter that the 16GB Nexus 7 cost $250 six months ago (I still have no idea where they got $260). Maybe legally it might, but hiding behind that defense is lamer than the deal itself. Today, right here, right now, the same exact tablet can be had brand-new on Google Play for just $200. And you're probably well aware of that. But I feel a little bad for all of the people who aren't privy to such knowledge.

1SaleADay, you can sell a refurbished 16GB Nexus 7 for $180 - that I don't care about. Just don't lie about it.

1SaleADay

David Ruddock
David's phone is an HTC One. He is an avid writer, and enjoys playing devil's advocate in editorials, imparting a legal perspective on tech news, and reviewing the latest phones and gadgets. He also doesn't usually write such boring sentences.

  • KeithQuick

    Its posted for 179 still not good and the 260 is ridiculous.

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ David Ruddock

      They changed it. Sneaky, sneaky.

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      Curiously, they only changed the sale price but not the original. Asswipes.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1519620310 Zac Rodriguez

    They do this on Groupon and LivingSocial as well. Always research first!

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      David says it right in the post: "Which is exactly what Groupon did last week."

      Always read first!

      Edit: Unless you're talking about consumers researching first, not David. It wasn't clear.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1519620310 Zac Rodriguez

        Ha, ya I was talking to consumers about products they sell on there in general. I did miss the part in the article mentioning Groupon though.

    • HopelesslyFaithful

      that is why you have froogle....errr i mean google shopping. Best shopping search engine ever. Every purchase i use it and it either confirms i found the lowest price or found me one cheaper! I think it has only failed me once

  • TylerChappell

    It's always frustrating to see sales like this. But one retail store does this price-gauging-while-pretending-it's-a-sale far worse than any other on the planet: Kohl's.
    Best example, Philips Sonicare replacement brush heads; 3-pack, MSRP: $30, can be had from Amazon for about $21.
    How much does Kohl's say they are? $60 ON SALE for $45.
    I hope Kohl's burns in a fire.

    • William Meitzler

      Toys R Us.Kill it with fire.

    • HopelesslyFaithful

      yea but get their credit card and they send you 30% coupons with 10 dollars kohls cash for every 50 bucks spent. Basically everything is 40% off ^^

  • AhChoo

    they probably said 260 due to tax i guess? its still sleazy

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      Nobody uses tax to show the original price. Either way, it wouldn't match up. Who has 4% tax? Or 30%. Either way.

      • Guest

        what retail means is MSRB price...most things are never sold at MSRB....some are some are not...cars are one. You buy it at MSRB you are an idiot ^^. truecar.com that one is on me ^^

        • HopelesslyFaithful

          odd i got signed out...ment to post on the guy above you artem

        • lordmerovingian

          What in the world is "MSRB"? Do you mean "MSRP" ?

          • HopelesslyFaithful

            lol my bad

  • http://cashd00d.co.cc/ WHAT?

    A month or 2 ago, I saw the Microsoft Kin on that site listed at $250 original price and now for $50. Um... yeah.

  • clarke

    It should be around 150 then its good.

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      It should be around tree fiddy, then it's good.

      • defred34

        Oh ok, so now we're making racial jokes?

        • HopelesslyFaithful

          how the hell is that racist? You must be one of those people that call everyone racist but down in your basement you have a whole wall of hate shit laying around

        • Mr. Mark

          Please enlighten as us to exactly what race he's being racist against? Then explain to us how it is him being racist and not you?

        • squiddy20

          Man, you're just as bad as the people reporting on VW's Super Bowl ad and saying how it was racist against "black people". Not all black people have a Jamaican accent (I'm pretty sure there's white people that have a Jamaican accent), and those that think so have suddenly become what they are accusing others of being... Hypocrite.

        • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

          Lolwut?

      • Dude love

        Uncalled for but hilarious lol

      • HopelesslyFaithful

        isn't that 350??? kinda back words

        • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

          $3.50

          • HopelesslyFaithful

            oh....

      • Kenny O

        Damn Lockness Monster.

        • lordmerovingian

          Lochness Monster....'Nessie is my sister :) Get it right.

          • Kenny O

            lol....damn, I always want to spell it like that :-)

  • http://www.facebook.com/amishcrusader Shane Capuano

    Best. Tag. Ever.

  • Athishay

    Liars are people who lie. So doesn't that make lying liars people who tell the truth?

    • PINJ

      Nope. Just Because You're Not Telling A Lie Doesn't Mean You're Telling The Truth.

      • Athishay

        Just derping around! :P

    • jake
      • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

        Why is he getting downvoted?

        • Athishay

          Probably because the book he refers to talks about politics.

          You're welcome.

          • HopelesslyFaithful

            yep i down voted him for a politics book on a computer forum...i am all about politics but not with tech. I would like to leave my computer world in a la la land state away from people's bullshit. That means global warming, politics, science (science is riddled with agendas and politics and various forms of beliefs), and religion are out of computers!

          • goodnamesgoquick

            Yes, let's all make more of an effort to remove the science from our technology!

          • HopelesslyFaithful

            i am talking about science when it comes to global warming and big bang....the amount of propaganda and personal agendas in those areas are huge

          • enomele

            God is a lie.

          • HopelesslyFaithful

            when did i mention god?

    • HopelesslyFaithful

      funny but lying is not a grammatical negative....wait did i just get something grammar related right? Holy shit!

  • http://www.yepiclip.com/ yepi

    I do not care about the price, I'm interested in the quality and warranty services

    • HopelesslyFaithful

      you do have a point there...damn G51j!

  • EMullins

    I wish more writers would go right to the jugular on stupid crap and lying scum like David does.

    • bayareamike

      Awwwwww.... Someone is upset..... (tears......) EMullins must work for the marketing department at 1saleaday. I don't care about the "list price" and "sale price". I care because they are the WORSE e-seller with Customer Service that is ANYTHING but, and if you order something, expect it in 2 (or more) months. And, if you send an e-mail asking where the item is, expect a 'canned' e-mail response, or NO RESPONSE at all....! What a pathetic place to shop.... I thought I was the only one getting the middle-finger, until I began to research and see others are getting screwed also. So, "EMullins" (a.k.a. works for 1saleaday), instead of trying to do damage control on websites, try treating your customers with respect!

      • Regal

        wut....He said he likes the post. Did you take reading comprehension in 6th grade?

  • defred34

    While I feel these guys are doing handy-panky business like lots of shady guys out there, AP and its writer has gone out of line here. If they have been persistently doing this kind of thing for all their deals, then yes by all means they are fraudsters. But there's also the chance that they genuinely did not revise the price of these tablets from many months ago. The extra $10 might account for tax, shipping... I don't know. But to say all those nasty things about this business borders on the abhorrent.

    • HopelesslyFaithful

      dude they do this for everything....they had a ATI graphics card for 700 bucks retail...ATI has never had a graphics card that much detail....in years. I check that site out daily same with daily steals and 1saleaday is horrible...they have saved the American people 1.5 billion dollars....bullshit! They have good prices once in a while but overall BS. Only place worse is overstock.com They were saying some computer was 90% off and the laptop retailed for 5 grand! it was like a 800 dollar laptop in its prime.

      • defred34

        Like I said, if the guys have a track record in doing this, then by all means they deserve the bashing from this AP article. Good on them.

  • HopelesslyFaithful

    it is always that...i say a graphics card going for retail 700 dollars on retail is 350 and actual price at the time was 200...they were selling it for 180 if i remember. Was some radeon card

  • Afif

    You should do "Lying Alert" new tag .... strong one David

  • Kenny O

    This site is notorious for doing this all the time. Anytime I see a "deal" on here I double check with Amazon or Invisible Hand to see what the item REALLY costs retail.

    • HopelesslyFaithful

      serious? they posts deals that are actual deals....everything i have seen posted in a deals alert has had a good price....they are doing you a service. By all means double check with a froogle search...err google shopping search

      • Kenny O

        They most definitely do post a lot a great deals I religiously check their site each morning to see what they have for the day and have purchased a lot of stuff from them. I'm just saying that they often over inflate the "original price" to make some items seem like a better deal.

      • http://cashd00d.co.cc/ WHAT?

        I think one of you is referring to 1 Sale A Day and one of you is referring to Android Police, but I may be wrong.

        • HopelesslyFaithful

          no we both are talking about AP

          • http://cashd00d.co.cc/ WHAT?

            No, Kenny O is obviously talking about 1 Sale A Day.

          • HopelesslyFaithful

            nm i read over it again...your right.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1594969351 Marty Elder

    It's like watching the Home Shopping Network

  • Lexster

    Yeah, I've used 1SaleADay a bunch of times in the past. And while, I've always received everything I ordered promptly, they do lie about their pricing. Best thing to do is always do your own research before buying from them. They can have some really good deals, but their electronics tend to have the "deal" very exaggerated.

  • Devoid75

    Yeah, this is a BS listing from 1SaleADay, but in their defense, I have had pretty good luck with them on other things. They're not as sketchy as say, Graveyard Mall, for example, but they make me more nervous than Woot.

  • http://www.facebook.com/akulion Akbar Khan

    BUSTED!!!!! lol

  • Jays2Kings

    1Saleaday does this all the time. It's absolutely disgusting looking at the "original" prices. Then with the sweet time they take to get a package shipped off and the bad handling of them, I stopped using it

  • http://www.facebook.com/alanhrh Alan Rodriguez

    U should look at craigslist a lot of people posting retail prices on products when there used come on

  • Kevin Kintner

    1SaleADay is notorious for over inflating the list price for everything they sell. Just watch the site for a few days.

  • tbonefsg

    good stuff

  • burp

    thats no surprise. they do that all the time. all those deal sites always do this. Not saying they do it with everything they sell, sometimes the deals are legit, but they also pull off this crap. i always cross-check first to see how good a "deal" it really is. nobody should be surprised at their dishonesty.. theyre a business, almost inherently evil by nature lol.

  • Kenos

    Every single product on Amazon is the same.

  • Chris Caldwell

    LOL they arent liars, they just arent quoting the absolutely minimum price available, but rather ONE of the prices available. Ill agree with you when you find the add that says "Next best price available anywhere: $260" This is a practice more common than not. Are you really this upset that there might be a consumer out there so lazy that they dont even do a basic search and thus could be vulnerable? Save your crying and alarm bells for someone actually doing something unethical.

  • http://www.yepi-yepi.com/ Yepi Friv

    A month or 2 ago, I saw the Microsoft Kin on that site listed at $250 original price and now for $50. Um... yeah.

  • http://www.y8u.org/ Y8

    . Your info is thought-provoking and practical. I am sure it will be very useful for me in my studies.

  • http://www.ebog.me/ ebog

    I really think that for the price, the Nexus 7 is a great choice, then, is not necessarily so pinched them.