Prospective second-gen Nexus 7 buyers, you've got one more option for when the Play Store is (probably) overwhelmed on July 30th. Staple has already posted pages for the 16GB and 32GB WiFi versions of the new Nexus 7, though of course you can't buy one just yet - they're both marked as out of stock. Staples was one of 11 retail partners mentioned in the Google announcement. The prices are the standard $229.99 and $269.99, respectively.

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The good news: based on my own experiences, Staples tends to put new hardware products on sale the morning of their release, so you can stroll down to the local brick and mortar retailer to hunt for one. The bad news, also based on my own experience, is that they tend to have only a few units of any given tablet on hand at each retail store. Their online listings can be a bit sluggish as well.

Of course, retail employees have been known to put a new product out before the official time on occasion, and the new Nexus 7 looks an awful lot like the old one. You might just keep an eye on the tablet aisle if you need to pick up a new printer cartridge or something.

Source: Staples 1, 2

Jeremiah Rice
Jeremiah is a US-based blogger who bought a Nexus One the day it came out and never looked back. In his spare time he watches Star Trek, cooks eggs, and completely fails to write novels.
  • Michael Pahl

    Dont let Staples talk you into screen protector, case, warranty, and a new printer to go along with your nexus 7, lol.

  • Scott

    I'm curious to see if Amazon is going to be selling them at everyone else's price.

  • Mystery Man

    Does anyone know if the amazon page is up yet?

    • Scott

      I've been looking... can't find anything other than the original Nexus 7.

  • Jose Torres

    Well, so much for that surprise upcoming annoincement...

  • lensgrabber

    meh I just called the local store and they said it was in stock. I gave them the item number and verified the $269 price on the phone. Made the trip and NO. not in stock! DAMNIT! I'll wait for Amazon.

  • DWdrum

    Just called STaples......they said they got their demo model in, hmmm

  • Dan Giaimo

    Just picked up a 32gb model at best buy, i have a buddy that works at staples that said theyre also selling them at stores, but only in the 16gb model, and i saw a post on XDA that walmart has sold before release as well, but i can't confirm