How I Ended Up Buying a Nexus 7



I said I wouldn’t do it…but here’s what happened.

It all started last week when I was reading all of the hype about the Nexus 7 and how it was simply the best Android experience to date. As someone with way too many computing devices already littering the house, I was skeptical but I waned to go to Best Buy to check them out.

So, last week, Brittani and I ventured over to my favorite store to look at all of the shiny new things. Right as we walked in the door I was perplexed by an Apple Macbook Air on display with a clearance price of $539. Surely that couldn’t be right…

I whisked Brittani to the Apple display where–much to my amazement–we confirmed that last year’s module of the 11″ Macbook Air was selling for a rock bottom price. I insisted she buy one to replace her aging Macbook that has served her so well over the last 7 years.

We were in such a hurry trying to make sure we got the Macbook Air deal that we forgot to inquire about the Nexus. Admittedly, I left the store defeated for Brittani (the non-geek of the house) had gotten the deal of the century and I walked away, once again empty handed.

After buying the laptop I thought about making a return trip during the tax holiday to return and repurchase the laptop without the burden of sales tax (9.25%) and save ourselves an easy $45.

So today we returned to Best Buy and went to the register to make the transaction. As the clerk was ringing us up Brittani pointed out a large crowd gathered around the tablet computer display and said to me that they must be stupid because the tax holiday only covers laptops. The clerk stopped what he was doing and interrupted, “No, actually it covers tablets, too.”

What?! I could save an extra 9.25% if I made a completely unplanned impulse purchase today? My heart started pounding. I knew the chances of a Nexus 7 being in stock were slim, but I had to ask, “You don’t have any… Nexus 7’s…do you?”

“Good choice,” he said.” Let me see if we have any in the cage.”

My eyes filled with wonderment and my smile grew ear to ear as we stood outside of the storage room and I saw a glorious tower of blue boxes. “Is a 16GB okay?” he asked.

Shut up and take my money, I said… well not really. But that’s the story of how I ended up with my new Nexus 7.

Do you have one?