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$299 for Asus Nexus 7 32GB Wi-Fi 2013 Model

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Hey guys, looks like Bing Lee are selling the latest Nexus 7 tablet for $299 which is the cheapest I've seen for Australian stock.

I know price matching isn't a deal but you can get further discount by going to Officeworks and price-matching down to $284.05 and then further discount by using ING pay-wave to a final price of ~$270.

Anyways, without price matching, the Bing Lee price is already a pretty good deal I think.

EDIT - Credit to kearnsy & superforever
http://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/118581

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    • +2 votes

      Oopsie, I did a search for Nexus 7 and didn't see it. Sorry! Mods can delete!

      • +13 votes

        i think this is ok on its own.

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          Agreed. Thanks, OP, for bringing attn to price.

          Just waiting for someone to proudly(?) "dupe" this post.

  • +10 votes

    The other post does not show Nexus 7 on title. I missed it completely.

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    good price!~
    I bought one from amazon for $AU304 last month.

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      I bought one from jb as soon as they came out here for $338, combine with ING card plus trs ended up being $290 australian from a local b&m store. Really at the prices of local stock makes no sense to import. Unless you wanted it first, but with all the issues some people are getting a few dollar savings plus waiting isn't worth it.

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    That is a ridiculously good price. Great tablet, I picked it up weekend of release for more $ but no regrets.

  • +1 vote

    I got my LTE when it was first released in OZ. Contrary to what people say about dead pixel, touch probs etc, mine works excellente!!! Best tablet I've used among apple and samsung n this

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    OW will match price to this one?

  • +19 votes

    Great deal! Not sure if I would bother with OW price matching. I would rather support the store that had the cheaper price in the first place.

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    Has anyone successfully gotten OW to PM it yet?

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    Just got Bing Lee to price match Officeworks' extra 5% - so $285 from Bing Lee …. win!

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    Damn, no Bing Lee in Victoria

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    Thanks for the post OP.
    I got JB hifi to price match since I had an old jb voucher (birthday gift).

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    Is this online only or in stores as well?

    Bloody reminds me jb hifi won't reduce price from$333@top ryde

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    Does OW in Vic PM Binglee as there is no Binglee store in Vic?

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    Just went to JB and got them to price match the OW 5% off, so i got the nexus 7 for $285 at JB

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    Sticking with my $189 32Gb Nexus 2012. Would love the new one, but just not enough to justify another $100.

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    How can you get further 5% off via ING pay wave, isn't that only for purchases under $100?

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    bought it from bing lee for $290…

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    Does it come with a placeholder screen protector applied?

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    Thanks, Keyman for the great post. I got my bargain from JB Hi Fi. I asked if they would office match for $285 ($299 PM OW 5%). They said yes. I then asked what is their best price if I purchased two. They said $275.00 each. I went ahead and got two as it was a good deal. I have posted a link to the receipt for your information. Good luck.

    http://i201.photobucket.com/albums/aa77/leonard28888/Public%...

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    OW was out of stock where I went.

    For those who got Bing Lee to price match OW's 5% guarantee, did you do that online, or only in store? We got no Bings in Vic so we can't walk in and ask.

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      In store, they didn't even have a display model out yet, but had stock out the back when I asked.
      They didn't care about local stores, they said they'd have to charge the same (free) postage.

  • -2 votes

    I will buy this tablet if the ipad mini 2 does not have a retina screen…

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      When is that due out?

      Apple's definition of Retina is a bit fuzzy. In any case, I doubt it will have the pixel density of this tablet. Even the iPad with Retina does not. It's the highest PD tablet out there.

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        The announcement for the iPad and iPad mini should be this month so the release should be late-October or early November.

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        There's a lot more to tablets than just pixel density. My biggest gripe against the iPad mini is screen aspect ratio and width. I wouldn't like having such a wide screen that you can't hold comfortably in one hand and then have to put up with black strips on top and bottom watching videos. And yeah the current mini pixel density is unacceptable nowadays. I'd like to get a mini, but it would take more changes than better screen resolution before I'd get one.

        • +2 votes

          PD is what defines a retina display. MasterNoob said he wanted ipad mini 2 over this but only if it has a retina. He hasn't named any other features of a tablet that he prefers (since he will take this Nexus over a mini 2 if the mini 2 has no retina, the retina is very important to him and other features are not).

          I'm just saying if mini 2 has a retina and that's his #1 priority, I doubt the screen will be as dense as this one.

          Apple originally said that retina is just defined as a screen with 300 ppi when held at the typical distance from your face that you would hold a phone.

          iPad with retina is 264 ppi. Nexus 7 is 323, which is about what an iPhone is. Nexus 10 is 300.

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          To keep compatibility with apps written for Retina iPad, Apple would implement same resolution (and aspect ratio) on 8" iPad mini, hence, approximately 320dpi.

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          I have doubts this would happen at the price iPad mini sells for. It will need a beefier processor to handle the extra pixels, making it basically an iPad4 shrunk down instead of an iPad2 shrunk down. That's a massive amount of pixels to cram into 8".

          My iPad 3 struggled with the retina resolution in some apps.

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    So tempted!

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    Thanks.

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    Has anyone priced matched (+ OW 5% price match) at Dick Smith?

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    One thing to note with all this price matching is that the travel cover for these is $25 Au in the stores that have it and just like a camera bag you could ask for one to be added to your deal especially if you pay the $300 Au.
    (yes i have done this on previous model )

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      Finally caved in and got my first tablet (my previous one was forcefully taken away by my parter) and got the travel pack to get the price exceed 300.

      Realised when home that the travel pack was the old one so will have to now return and find something else useful lol.

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        Whats the difference between the old and the new? I think ill dive in this week as well as im travelling in <60 days. :)

        First tablet woot!

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          There are three glaring differences.

          1. The travel pack it seems will hold a thicker and wider tab
          2. No access for camera
          3. No access for headphone jack (the old one was located bottom right and the new one is on top right)

          Finally got a Kensington tablet cover stand (compatible with any 7-8 tablet)

          The issue with this is that no access for camera (I would not ever use it anyway as quality is ho…hmm)

          and bit wider for the new slim nexus 7 but offers good protection.

          Not to mention GST refund will render this almost free (~$2)

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    Managed to get one from OW from price matching and checked out by Gift cards (through ING wave $99). Very good deal though there is no flybuyer points and fuel discount voucher..

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    JB Hifi Artarmon wouldn't go lower than 300.

    Good Guys Artarmon wouldn't go lower than 293.

    Officeworks is open tomorrow so it's them I guess.

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      Officeworks was all business, and they did the 5% price beat no questions asked, as well the ING paywave to bring it to just under $270.00.

      It's a good product given that price (would never pay over 315 for this), though Android can be kinda quirky coming from iOS, especially the apps available. I don't know why mine was set in Italian when I opened it, but fingers crossed that I got a good one.

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        though Android can be kinda quirky coming from iOS

        It goes the other way around too.

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          After an hour of googling (fiddling with accounts, setting language keyboards, removing all the crapware, finding the MAC address -not on the box! etc)it took me over an hour to set everything up! And this is stock android!

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          What did you have to fiddle with? Enter in your gmail username and password.

          What crapware?

          What do you need the MAC address for? Did you try googling "nexus 7 mac address" and clicking on the first link?

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          My wifi network has a filter for devices. So until you setup your wifi, you can't actually view the mac address - A catch 22. I got my phone and created a hotspot, set it up through there, noted down the mac address, and was able to set it up on my network. Every other product ever made just lists the mac address on the box…

          There's Google hangouts, google+, keep, currents, books, movies, games, quickoffice (utter rubbish)…so ridiculous.

          I'm enjoying chrome though (that's what sold me), as well as my VPN app and a few other things cough torrent cough. The UI isn't as simple as I'd like - a lot of tiers of menus.

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          After an hour of googling (fiddling with accounts, setting language keyboards, removing all the crapware, finding the MAC address -not on the box! etc)it took me over an hour to set everything up! And this is stock android!

          Really? Only takes 2 minutes for me. I don't know what you need the mac address for? It should be in settings btw.

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          to add to his wifi network list of allowable devices.

          it's an extra level of security on wireless networks, though it is reasonably easy enough to bypass if someone really wants to. you can 'sniff' the active wifi and capture MAC addresses from the wireless packets.. take a guess and you 'spoof' you device with a MAC address already in use.

          from memory, on smarter routers you can also do QoS on MAC addresses as well.

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          I think the number of people who do this is in the minority. It's a self imposed problem.

          The mac address is displayed in the "About this device" menu in settings.

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          I agree with gizmomelb, having MAC filtering is an extra layer of security, although easily bypassed, something is better than nothing. I too had extreme difficulty setting up the tablet. When you first start it up, there is no possible way to identify the wifi MAC address of the tablet. The only solution was to temporarily disable MAC filtering on my router and proceed with the start up set up of the tablet.

          What would have frustrated me is if I was without internet (say I just purchased it and had to take a train ride home) and I was not able to use the tablet because it is required for you to first connect it to a wifi AP in order to set it up.

          But other than this annoyance, the tablet is great and I've now shifted the majority of browsing from my phone to the tablet :)

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          There's Google hangouts, google+, keep, currents, books, movies, games, quickoffice (utter rubbish)…so ridiculous.

          Do you realize you don't have to fiddle with any of that? Just enter in your username and password once at startup - that's it. Are you complicating things for yourself by fiddling with things you don't need to fiddle with?

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          I agree with gizmomelb, having MAC filtering is an extra layer of security, although easily bypassed, something is better than nothing.

          I personally think MAC filtering for security is pointless. If someone managed to crack your long WPA2-AES key, spoofing a mac address would be absolutely trivial in comparison. It's like using sticky tape to hold your front door shut after you've deadbolted it several times.

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          I don't think you're understanding properly, and you're being strangely defensive about the products of a multinational corporation.

          The MAC address in "About this Device" doesn't actually pop up until you set up your wifi, and you need a wifi connection to set up the device. Thus, if you aren't able to connect to your wifi network, you can't get to the mac address you need to connect to your filtered wifi setup.

          It's not a problem for 99.99% of incidences because they write the MAC address on the box.

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          Nah I went through and deactivated them individually. Or is there a better way to do this?

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