The official release date for the new Nexus 7 is July 30, but release dates have never stopped stores from selling devices early. However, it has always been singular cases of store employees letting a customer buy one. A few lucky people would get them, while most stores would refuse to sell them. This time, it’s a little different.
Multiple stores have been selling the new tablets early. So far, it’s been Walmart, Best Buy, GameStop and Amazon. Amazon will allow you to ship your tablet by Monday, while the other three will ship early and even allow some to walk into stores and pick them up. This has been reported multiple times, so it’s probably working out.
If you want that tablet today, give it a try. Call your local Best Buy, Walmart or GameStop and ask if they’ll sell you one early. Ask if they have any in the back. Ask for the bright blue box. If you’re lucky, you’ll be a Nexus 7 owner by tonight! Tell us if you succeed, and if your local stores will sell one!