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Nexus 7: US and India Prices Compared

Posted in Android, Google, Nexus, Nexus 7, Nexus 7 2013 by madanlmg on 25 November, 2013

In November 2013, Google launched the Nexus 7 2013 edition in India. It was better than the 2012 version in many aspects, including the 321 dpi flanked all over the 1920×1200 screen.
I was looking forward to buying the 2013 edition. However, the pricing was a big let-down. It was overpriced, and I could not see any reason as to why Google would let such as flagship tablet be mistreated with this misjudgement in the Indian market. Here’s a small comparison to show the magnitude of overpricing.

 

Model

Google US Price ($)

US price in Rs.

Google India Price (Rs.)

India – US Price (Rs.)

2012 16 GB Wifi

165

10,348

9,999

-349

2012 32 GB Wifi

188

11,816

11,999

183

2013 16 GB Wifi

229

14,363

20,999

6,636

2013 32 GB Wifi

269

16,872

23,999

7,127

2013 32 GB LTE

349

21,889

27,999

6,110

The Nexus 2013 models have each been inflated at about Rs. 6,500 above the US prices. It was a huge disappointment for me. I thought a lot about it and finally gave in.

I got a 2012 model instead. 🙂

 

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Google Nexus 7 2013 Price in India

Posted in Android, Google, Nexus, Nexus 7, Nexus 7 2013 by madanlmg on 3 November, 2013

The Google Nexus 7 2013 Edition is releasing on 12th November 2013, and I am planning to buy one. On checking the Nexus 7 Webpage for its price, I find this very odd looking price description.

03 Nov 2013

The Asus Google Nexus 7 2013 on Google India

The prices are shown in 2 currencies, US Dollars and Indian Rupees!!!

I dug this down further on. At current rates, the price would look like this.

Source Firefox addon Simple Currency Convertor

Price of Nexus 7 2013 in INR at current US Dollar- Indian Rupee conversion rates

I looked up the prices for the 16 GB and 32 GB prices on Google UK websites and tried to calculate their costs, as the Nexus would not be as cheap outside the US. I came to the conclusion that the 16GB version would cost approximately Rs. 17,304 and the 32 GB version would cost Rs. 20,781.

Maybe, they would price it at Rs. 17,499 and 20,999!!! 😉

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