This morning in the US there were reports that the Nexus 7 has begun arriving in store and were actually being sold but the sales were stopped almost immediately by Google apparently, We however in Australia haven’t even seen so much as a tracking # for people who pre-ordered the tablet on the day it came up for pre-order in the Google Play store. You can still order the 8GB or 16GB Nexus 7 from the Google Play store and the current lead time from them is 1-2 Weeks.
Some people however like to see and feel a product before ordering and as we found out earlier the tablet will be on-sale in bricks and mortar retailers. After checking the Asus Website’s list of tablet retailers I’ve contacted them to find out what the current state of play is for pre-orders or just plain carrying it overall, bear in mind that this post will be updated as new information comes to hand:
Officeworks advise that stock is running low at all stores, their next shipment is due in the 3rd week of August.
I sent a tweet to EBGames asking if there would be any left over stock from their second shipment to sell in-store to non pre-order customers and they replied with : ‘we’ll be able to probably confirm more at the end of the week. At this stage I am doubtful there will be leftovers.’
I’m hoping by that that the second shipment will be in their warehouse to distribute to stores by the end of this week.
Asus Australia can only advise to check with local retailers for stock levels. It’s getting extremely difficult to find stock of these tablets. I’m assured that MLN in Victoria still have the 16GB in stock. I’m still trying to find places but it’s getting pretty hard.
I haven’t forgotten about this post I’m just finding it incredibly difficult to actually track down stock. Here in Canberra I found one at Harvey Norman in Fyshwick, Office works had none in stock, Dick Smith had display models only, Bing Lee had none in stock but 4 on order due on the 10th of August.
wireless1 at Parramatta Westfield in Sydney has a few in stock at $318. (Thanks Darrell)
CPL in Victoria still have a couple of Nexus 7’s in stock across their stores, they should also be receiving another shipment sometime in August call ahead to the store to check before you head over anyway.
DigitalStar in Sydney has advised they have only a few units left so better hurry.
OnlineComputer in Sydney advise they have almost sold out, they are down to their last 10 units, next shipment due around mid-August.
I think the fact that people are constantly asking about this is indicative of just how much demand for the tablet was underestimated by Austrlian Retailers. I will continue to try and find out who has stock but please if you happen to see any let me know by tweeting me or emailing me.
My apologies for not updating this post, I’ve had to work and haven’t had the time, but I’ll get a few updates in today before I go to see The Dark Knight Rises and hopefully get some more in after.
To start with the Google Play store is showing both the 8GB and the 16GB Nexus 7 as in-stock with a 3-5 day lead time for delivery. There is a $20 delivery charge so remember that you can get stock from them.
In terms of retailers Dick Smith reports that they have received their initial shipment ahead of the 1st of August they were estimating so they are ready to go, call your local store for actual stock numbers. I spoke with Dick Smith in the Civic store in Canberra, they have no stock but advised the Airport and Belconnen store still have some and they should be getting more next week hopefully.
Officeworks have stock but to make sure your local store does have some left they encourage you to jump on their website and use the Store Availability function. The current status is Vic and NSW have good stock levels, 50% of QLD stores have stock and WA stores should see stock next week.
JB Hifi have advised that stock levels are varied across stores, call your local store to find out if they have stock, I know in the ACT they’re getting hard to track down.
Harvey Norman are advising that you should either email them via their contact form but really you’ll get a quicker response by calling your local store.
Bing Lee advise that they have stock and are expecting more in 2 weeks, they advise to call 1300980399 and check for stock levels at your store.
OnlineComputer in Sydney advise they have almost sold out the 2nd shipment, and new stock will arrive first week of August according to Asus .
MLN in Victoria have the 16GB on their website for $299 with a $19 shipping charge on top, they have plenty in stock and advise they have more coming, they also advise they have the majority of local allocation so check them out.
PLE Computers in Western Australia advised their latest shipment arrived in their Wangara warehouse yesterday and stock will be going to the Bentley and Cockburn stores today with stock arriving this afternooon so plenty in stock for the weekend, with West Australians desperate for stock these should sell through fairly quickly and they have a second order due in the second week of August.
DigitalStar has advised they have just received some stock of the Nexus 7, jump on their website to ensure you get one, they also have another order on the way which should hopefully arrive towards the end of next week.
I’ve been advised that Computer Alliance in Brisbane has the Nexus 7 back in stock and has plenty at the moment.
Centrecom have advised me that they unfortunately have no eta for stock of the Nexus 7.
CPL in Victoria have a couple of Nexus 7’s in stock they should also be receiving some more stock today and another shipment sometime in August but still worth a call to the store to check before you head over.
Scorpion Technology in Victoria has plenty of stock in their Clayton head office, 4 units at their Rowville store, 3 at their Malvern store and currently zero at South Melbourne. They have more stock coming but it seems the demand for the Nexus 7 is far outstripping supply and they will be arriving sometime around mid-August.
That’s all I have at the moment but keep refreshing the page as more information comes in.
So after the weekend what is the situation with stock around the place? If you see stock in a store that isn’t on here let us know in the comments, email me at Daniel At Ausdroid dawt net or Tweetme.
I’ve been advised that Computer Alliance in Brisbane has around 30 Nexus 7’s in stock.(Thanks Magid)
According to Lucky7 in the comments Bing Lee at Haymarket have stock and are selling them for $300.
JB Hifi in Canberra still had some stock in stores. I asked about cases, in terms of just generic e-reader cases etc, they had nothing.
My local Harvey Norman advised me by email yesterday that they would be receiving stock into their store today, so I would call your local store to see if they had received their allocation as yet. I checked their store for cases yesterday and found they had some generic stuff but mostly fairly expensive($50-70) leather cases.
PLE Computers in Western Australia sold out of their initial allocation according to a few of our readers, they’ve advised they will have another delivery on the 25th of July.
CPL in Victoria were expecting stock in on the 27th of July but still worth a call to the store to pre-order one if you can.
JW Computers advise they have plenty of stock across all 3 of their stores in Bankstown, Bella Vista and Villawood.
OnlineComputer in George St Sydney have just advised that they have received their second shipment and are ready to sell tomorrow.
DigitalStar has just advised they still have the Nexus 7 in stock for pickup or delivery.
I’ll update as I get word from stores today but it seems like most of the major retailers should see stock this week.
PLE Computers in Western Australian have received early delivery of the Nexus 7, $319 but limited stock so you may want to hurry.
JW Computers have just advised that they have received stock of the 16GB Nexus 7 in their Bella Vista and Villawood branches you can hit their website to order, the cost is $319 and they do charge $9.95 extra for delivery, but call the store to see if you can pick one up.
Bing Lee now has the 16GB Nexus 7 on their website for $319 with free shipping and listed as in-stock. They advised that stock will be in all stores by the middle of next week.
Spoke with an EBGames here in Ballina and they were expecting stock this afternoon for their pre-order customers. Lachlan in the comments has advised he picked his up this morning. EB Games Belconnen in Canberra advise their first shipment for pre-orders will arrive next week, with the next shipment due in August(Thanks Myk)
Good Guys have advised stock is on the way but they didn’t have any here locally yet, their Twitter account recommended you call your store to see if their stock has arrived yet.
Harvey Norman still had not received stock yet, their Twitter account advised that they expect stockMid/Late Next week.
JB Hifi :
Another Update, stock could be in JB Hifi stores all over Australia depending on the couriers, call your local store to find out. Apparently some Adelaide stores are reporting they have stock now.
Just been advised that JB Hifi in Sydney, Galeries Victoria store has the Nexus 7 in-stock and selling for $317, with 2 left. (Thanks John)
Looks like JB Hifi could be getting their stock either today or in the next couple of days but their price will be competitive too with one store in SA quoting $298. Doesn’t look like too many other places in SA have stock at this stage either. (Thanks Michelle)
Just waiting to hear back from other suppliers at the moment but keep your eye on this page and I’ll update it as soon as I have more information.
DigitalStar has just advised their shipment has arrived so they’re in stock for pickup or delivery.
OnlineComputer in George St Sydney have just advised that they also have some stock left and also have another delivery arriving Tuesday but if you want it for the weekend head in now.
Scorpion Technology in Victoria has now advised they have now sold out of their initial run, they expect more on Monday and this is a much larger order so they should be able to fulfil any back orders and new orders placed so hit their website and pre-order to guarantee yourself one.
CPL in Victoria have advised me they are sold out currently but expect more stock next week on the 27th.
The GoodGuys have just supplied information on their Nexus 7 stock :
@phroghollow Just heard, stock has been shipped- arriving in stores over next couple of days. Call your local store to talk the best deal.
— The Good Guys AU (@TheGoodGuysAU) July 19, 2012
DigitalStar has just advised they now have
limited stock SOLD OUT but more stock is expected tomorrow Afternoon!
Scorpion Technology in Victoria has now advised they have stock, they have sold through half their allocation but have back ordered some more.
OnlineComputer in George St Sydney have just advised that they also have stock.
Looks like Bing Lee has joined the Nexus 7 bandwagon despite inital denials that they would stock it :
@phroghollow We expect stock to hit the stores next week.
— Bing Lee (@ilikebinglee) July 19, 2012
Principal Computers in Canberra advised they won’t be holding the Nexus 7 in-stock but will be special ordering it and interested parties should contact them for pricing.
In Victoria you have options of CPL who advised me yesterday they actually had them in-stock or Scorpion Technology who have now advised me that they have now got units in stock hit their webpage for details on stock levels. MLN has advised that their stock is due in on Monday whilst one of the first stores to have it on their website, Centrecom have advised me that they will not have stock for a few weeks unfortunately.
Computer Alliance in QLD is still expecting stock next week.
Austin Computers in WA appear to only be doing orders on request so if you want to order hit the link up. But on a happier note PLE Computers will be receiving their stock on the 25th to their Wangara store, and should be in their other branches by the 26th.
No updates on major suppliers today but there are a few smaller computer stores who have advised they have the tablet in-stock which I’m still trying to confirm. Google has update the Play Store entry for the Nexus 7 8GB to advise it is shipping immediately with 3-5 days shipping, 16GB version still has a fair wait advising 1-2 weeks lead time still.
J&W Computers in NSW has added the 16GB Nexus 7 to their website with free shipping(Getting bit tired of saying that at these prices) for $329. No eta I can see on the site.
Scorpion Technology in Vic have the 16GB on their website now with an eta of yesterday, I’ve emailed them but haven’t heard back as yet.
CPL also in Victoria have the 16GB version on their website and listed as in-stock for $319
I’ve also emailed them but have yet to hear back from them Just received word that they have the tablet in stock.
EB Games has upped the price of their pre-order from $298 to $318 bringing it more into line with the pricing of other retailers who are selling the Nexus 7. They have also changed the date of the expected delivery to August and a notification on the website advises they have sold out of their first shipment of Nexus 7 tablets, sounds like sales have been good so far.
Looks like OfficeWorks will also be stocking the Nexus 7 with stock due mid/late next week :
@phroghollow We’ll be receiving stock mid/late next week
— Officeworks Pty Ltd (@Officeworks) July 17, 2012
More independent computer retailers adding it to their websites :
Digital Star in NSW have the 16GB on their website for $319 with free delivery and an eta of the 20th of July.
MLN in Victoria have the 16GB on their website for $299 but there is an $19 shipping charge on top, no ETA I could see and no information on if in-store pickup was available.
Update on OnlineComputer who claimed they would have stock yesterday, STILL don’t have stock and are blaming the delivery company and are apparently still hoping for stock to arrive tomorrow. Their banner ad remains in place claiming “In-Stock NOW”.
Mooloolaba Computers in QLD have a splash ad for the Nexus 7 on their website but no pre-order info and very little information other than that.
Not listed on the Asus retailers page but coming up in Google Shopping search
Unique Mobile have the 16GB on their website for $319 it lists the title as coming soon and the Availability as In-Stock.
JB Hi-Fi are now on the Nexus 7 train, not taking pre-orders as yet and they have no price or availability but they have put up a place holder page for it. You can check it out here.
EB Games expect stock in their warehouse on Thursday and will then be sending it out to stores on Friday and Monday. Meaning you should be able to pick it up on Tuesday at all stores. They also appear to have sold out of their first batch and any pre-orders will have to wait for the second round although their website does not reflect that information at this stage.
We now have more online computer retailers offering the Nexus 7:
Online Computer based in Sydney have the 16GB on their website for $319 including delivery(it says free delivery but really?). They say in their banner ad that it is in-stock now but I’m unable to confirm if you can walk in and get one. They advised via email that they will either have stock from 4pm today or will have them first thing in the morning
MSY have the 16GB on their website but no price or stock information they list it as Coming Soon and advise you check with your local outlet.
Computer Alliance in QLD have the 16GB available on their website for $319 but it is only for order they say nothing of having stock. No lead time on stock either.
Austin Computers in WA also have the 16GB available on their website again at $319 except at their Midland and Osborne Park stores where it will cost you $339.
Dick Smith Now has them on their Website listed at $319 with a date of 1st of August.
EBGames are the cheapest with their website offering it for a sans delivery pre-order price of $298 to pick it up in-store, listing the 27th of July as the release date.
Harvey Norman has it on their website for pre-order at $319 with in store pickup however a $5.95 deliver fee was added to deliver it to me, they list it as available from the 28th of July. At this stage they do not know if accessories will be available.
JB HiFi have nothing on their website but when I emailed via their website called me back and advised they are taking pre-orders in store but have no eta for stock, they will only be stocking the 16GB version and they quoted $318, they have no idea if they would be stocking accessories but previous history of Asus products has been that they do not have accessories.
The Good Guys also have nothing on their website and were hit and miss dependent on stores, one advised that they would be looking at stock in a couple of weeks however they only placed the order today and would have more information closer to the release date but another one advised that they were still waiting to be advised if it would be carried as core stock but they should be able to order it.
does not have the tablet listed on their website Now has them on their Website listed at $319 with a date of 1st of August. One store I spoke to advised their computer system said that they had stock in their warehouse and it should be arriving early next week hopefully, they advised they will be selling it for $319.
Bing Lee Electrical when asked if they will be stocking the Nexus 7 and for details on pricing and availability they replied :
‘Unfortunately that model is not available to us although we’re a reseller of Asus products.’.
Officeworks advise they don’t have the unit in their system as yet nor do they have any date on hand as yet, as you can see you’ll probably be able to special order it but at this stage there is no information :
‘Thank you for your below email. At this point in time I do not have any information about stock due dates, or accessories that we may or may not be ranging with this item. As we do not have the product in stock yet it has not been loaded into our system so I cannot view any further information about it. As we do supply Asus products we may be able to Special Order this item in for you – to do so please visit the Special Orders team in any of our retail stores.’.
Retravision has nothing on their website for the Nexus 7 currently, again I have contacted stores and the two I contacted were not going to be stocking it. I’m still waiting on a reply from the website in regards to online sales.
Radio Rentals advised they wouldn’t be getting it.
Betta Electrical had nothing on their website, I called a store and they advised they hadn’t planned on getting it but could order it in, they quoted $399, I’m still waiting on a reply from their website.
2 smaller independent computer retailers also have the Nexus 7 up for pre-order:
Centrecom in Victoria has the 16GB version on their website for pre-order on their website and when I emailed them they advised they did not have a date for when the tablet would be in store.
PLE Computers listed as being in Western Australia has the 16GB listed for $319, they currently list it as out of stock however they give an ETA of 25/07/2012.