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Groupon offers a steal of a deal for 2012's Nexus 7

If you're interested in snagging the original Nexus 7 from Google, circa 2012, then Groupon has a deal for you for both the 16 GB and the 32 GB WiFi-only variants. The 16 GB is now selling for $119.99 on the deals site while the 32 GB edition is just a tad more for $124.99, which may be the better option for users. To sweeten the deal, the tablet comes bundled with a travel cover.

The Nexus 7 runs on a quad-core NVIDIA's Tegra 3 processor and comes with a 90-day parts and labor warranty.

Since it's release, Google has already updated the slate with newer hardware inside the 2013 Nexus 7, which is priced starting at $229 on the Play store. The flip cover itself costs an added $49.99 for this year's tablet through Google, bringing the total package price to $278.99.

If you want a solid tablet on the cheap, the O.G. Nexus 7 from last year may be a good value. Groupon says that there is only a "limited time remaining" to claim this deal.

Do you intend on picking up the original Nexus 7? At $125, the 2012 Nexus 7 may be a good companion for reading or watching Netflix or YouTube videos in bed.

Source: Groupon (opens in new tab)

  • For $10 more than the 16gb here you can get the 16GB 2013 at
  • Came here to say this. 15 if you include shipping.
  • Exactly what I was going to say...
  • Thank you. I was about to be all over this because I've been meaning to get a Nexus tablet, but I'd much rather get the 2013 version.
  • Yawp. That one's listed in our daily post — along with a lot of other great stuff.
  • Hey Phil, maybe it's just me but those "top app, accessories, and deals" posts are kind of hard to read. I tend to skip them instead of wading through all the links. Just my thoughts. Thought I'd mention it to see if anyone else felt the same way.
  • Why are they hard to read?
  • I feel similarly. I think it is the boring bullet list of text in your face. I think adding images (for the best of the best deals) can help to grab the eye.
    Lifehacker/Gizmodo/Etc had a similar format to the current AC format, but recently have jumped to this: The best of the best deals have an image associated with them. You can quickly scan and see "laptop" or "case" or "nexus" and it grabs your interest quicker. Just a thought... love the site!
  • Fair enough. Lemme see what I can do. :)
  • Very well explained. Better than I could have done.
  • Too much rational thought, positivity, and productivity in this thread. We better stop or the internets is going to implode.
  • I have to admit, when I see the post title "Top app, device and accessory sales for x/x/xx" my first reaction is to ignore it, thinking that it's referring to sales volumes and not sales/deals. Maybe I'm just working too hard...
  • Hahaha... Yup, sounds like your "work brain" is still running.
  • The original Nexus 7 is a pile of poop, especially at this price. Mine has been converted into a digital photo frame and it regularly shuts itself off or reboots. It also has an entire line of pixels out on the screen. I wouldn't buy another one at half this price.
  • I'm still trying to figure out how this is a "steal of a deal"...
  • I don't consider this to be a steal, although it is a decent price. Also this is refurbished. Something like the tab 3 which was $25 on clearance not too long ago would be a steal. If for some reason you were hard set on a Nexus 7, it was $50 not too long ago on clearance.
  • I picked up the 2012 nexus 7 right after the 2013 hit the shelves. They had it on clearance at Wal Mart for $99. Been using it for many months now. I keep seeing these deals for $119 and $129 and such everywhere long after I got mine. Guess I just happened to be at the right place at the right time. What a bargain!
  • I own the 2012 Nexus 7, and have had it since February of last year. It's has performed like a champ. No issues whatsoever. That is a pretty good deal for those on the fence. Posted from my Verizon Galaxy S III via Android Central App... And Don't Eat Yellow Snow!
  • You really shouldn't be recommending these when the 2013 model is that much better and has appeared at $110-130 very very many times in the past few months.
  • I paid 165 for my 2013 Nexus 7 Black Friday.who on earth would pay 120 for something 2 years old?