GameStop announced that buyers can now preorder a 16GB Google Nexus 7 Tablet. The video game retailer will accept trades of video games, old gaming systems and Android Tablets, iPads, iPod Touches and some phones. Users with old gadgets lying around may want to consider letting GameStop take them in for a discount on the new Android 4.1 Jelly Bean tablet.
Google announced the ASUS made Nexus 7 Tablet at this year’s Google I/O 2012 Keynote.
The tablet still costs $249 at GameStop, minus any credit for traded in games or devices. Shoppers who trade in devices or games when pre-ordering will receive a 30% bonus on the trade in value. The tablet is available to purchase without any trades, but it won’t ship until July, when the rest of the pre-orders go out. The Google Play store offers the Google Nexus 7 tablet for $199 with 8GB of storage as well as the 16GB model sold by GameStop.
With a preorder you still get the $25 in Google Play Store credit for use on the purchase of one of the many Android games that will probably play quite nicely on the tablet. You can also get other Google Play Store content.
Users shouldn’t expect to trade their old tablets for anywhere near the prices tablets go for on eBay or to a dedicated gadget buyer like Gazelle. GameStop has a history of low trade values. They also won’t credit more than the $250 price of the tablet unless shoppers buy something else from the store at the time of the preorder.
In the event that GameStop deems trade in gadgets worthless, they will recycle it for free. GameStop shares more information on the tablets they sell at their site.