[UPDATE 4] Ebuyer & Google dispatching Nexus 7 tablet

We’ve just received word from Ebuyer that the new Nexus 7 tablet will be ‘Out for Delivery’ tomorrow – the first that we’ve heard from any major retailer about a definite release date.  Assuming that Ebuyer stick to this (and Google don’t stop them from delivering the tablet), then a few of the CoolSmartPhone team should have their mitts on the device sometime soon.

We covered the Nexus 7 launch and aftermath here on CoolSmartPhone – click here to view our posts on the subject.

As of yet we haven’t heard  from any other retailers (including Google, as you can see from the screenshot above –  taken at the time of writing) about release dates – do you think they will release the tablet tomorrow or are Ebuyer jumping the gun? Let us know in the comments.

Update 12/07/12 17:58- A member of the Google support team has told us that no retailers are authorised to ship and that the Google orders are at the pre-shipping stage, meaning that the Google accounts are being loaded onto the device and then it will be shipped. The actual shipment will happen within the next day or two. We don’t know yet if this impacts on the previously-confirmed Ebuyer shipments tomorrow – more as we have it.

Update 2 12/07/12 22:27 – Ebuyer have confirmed the dispatch of Nexus 7 devices to several of the CoolSmartPhone staff. Still no word from anyone (other than Google) on when they will be fulfilling their pre-orders. Again, as soon as we hear more we will update this post!

Update 3 13/07/12 8:25 -
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As you can see from the photo above, our very own Ravi Patel has received his Nexus 7 from Ebuyer.

Update 4 13/07/12 19:15 -
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Google have updated their Pre-order information page to state that they have begun shipping the tablet to the first pre-order customers.

  • rinsitah

    I certainly hope its not a mistake! It says that they have shipped mine, and I even have a tracking number…

    • Snitch

      I’ll be hissed if this is true because I ordered mine from play store and expected mine before the 3rd party outlets. Anyway, latest is that Ebuyer has reverted to preorder. hope this is true and isn’t if you know what I mean.

      • Jamie Hoyle

        I’ve just updated the post… I’m afraid I have some bad news for you!

        • Snitch

          If this is true, I’ll cancel my order on principal and re-order through Ebuyer.

  • jools

    How can it be an exclusive when I have confirmation too?

    • Jamie Hoyle

      We’re the only news outlet to have covered it so far, therefore it is an exclusive story surely? There again, I’m new to this business… I could be wrong!

  • kirk_hughes90@hotmail.com

    Ive been told mine is invoiced and all out for delivery. Just checked Parcel force and they have a consignment for delivery AM tomorrow. Fingers crossed

  • martin clinton

    I assumed ordering from Google you’d get first dibs on the new device (which is where I ordered it)…maybe nobody told Ebuyer that. I imagine they’ve now put a stop on dispatching, but those people getting the units already out the door will be the lucky ones.

  • Snitch

    Well I’m happy for those who have (really) but I’ll never pre-order through play again-whats the point? I’ve just learned I cant cancel without 15% penalty. So I’ll have to wait, no harm done. Guys could you let us know your initial thoughts on the N7.

  • rinsitah

    Got it in the mail today!

  • jazd

    Google fail, pre ordered mine direct and not a peep from them, not happy!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=784863641 Stephen Murray

    i’m a little upset to, it would have been nice to have it for the weekend. I understand Google asked ebuyer to hold fire until Sunday…but someone jumped the gun! Probably got caught up in the hype!
    I hope Google are suitable p*ss*d at Ebuyer, and look less favourably towards them in the future.
    This is probably the last time I will order direct from google, as they b*llsed up my order for a GNex too, sending it to Uganda (UG) rather than United Kingdom (UK). Seems they still arent great at direct sales.

  • Liam

    So has anyone thats pre ordered from google direct actually had a delivery dispatch email?

  • Shane

    Well, I contacted them and got answer like this “If you placed you order before 9am today(16th July) then you should received your order this Friday. If it was after that time it will be 3rd August.”

    • arkadian

      I am in the same boat, ordered from ebuyer last Friday (13th) and my status still says due Monday 16th, no updates or anything. I’m assuming therefore it’ll be dispatched soon and get to me on Friday. Honestly I think this is pretty shoddy both from Google and ebuyer (who must be sat on a pile of Nexus tablets waiting for the green light to send), for such an anticipated tablet the launch has been incredibly poorly handled.