Following weeks of speculation and leaks last week Google and Asus unveiled the new 32GB version of the popular Nexus 7 that also has a 3G option as well. This meant that the 16GB version was priced the same as the new model leading up to its announcement, which understandably left many owners somewhat frustrated. Today though we have the good news of some Google Nexus 7 16GB price protection and vouchers.
There will be many people that may have purchased the 16GB version of the Nexus 7 in the days leading up to Google’s announcement on October 29th of the new 32GB versions, as well as the new pricing for the 16GB model. As The Verge is reporting these customers can now receive a voucher from Asus as an apology for the price change of the device as long as the tablet was purchased from Google or Asus.
The company will compensate European Nexus 7 owners who purchased the 16GB model just before the price changes with €30, or if you live in the UK £25 worth of vouchers to spend at Asus stores.
An Asus spokesperson has confirmed that the offer is valid for the entire European region, but it seems US customers are getting the better deal though. For customers that purchased the 16GB model on or after October 14th will receive a $50 refund into their accounts.
European customers meanwhile have to prove they purchased the Nexus 7 from either Google or Asus and have until November 30th to request their voucher, and then have until December 31st to spend it. Google now has a new Price Protection policy on Google Play that states if there is price reduction users can get a refund if it happens within 15 days of the purchase.
Although not ideal at least those that purchased the device in Europe can get some accessories for the device, but it would have been nice if they got a similar deal to US customers, and that doesn’t include all the people that purchased the tablet from other third party retailers who are out of pocket.
Did you purchase the 16GB Nexus 7 just before the price changes?