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Should i buy a refurb nexus 7 8gb for $140?

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What could be wrong with one if its a refurb? I would prefer one not to be scratched or anything but i could take a little bit for a $60 saving. Is the Nexus 7 still a good tablet from the specs it looks alot better than all the other $140 tablets.

I forgot to ask, Idon't think i would ever use 8gb, but if i do could i put one of those external sd cards in it?
Edited by ShortySmalls - 3/21/13 at 10:31am
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I don't think it supports sd/microsd but you could use a OTG usb cable to connect any usb storage device. Not exactly convenient.
Probably better off using cloud based storage for anything that doesnt have to be installed locally.
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ehh, rather get a brand new one
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ehh, rather get a brand new one

ya i relized its an older model too, new models come with android 4.2, this was 4.0, and 8GB model, new is 16gb.

So for another $60 i can get new and double the storage, with newer os.
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Yes, its not a bad price.
Wouldn't you rather have a new blackberry playbook though?

If you insist on Android, its a great tablet. IDK why everyone needs memory on their tablet, I use google play music for music, and don't really store anything besides funny pics.
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ya i relized its an older model too, new models come with android 4.2, this was 4.0, and 8GB model, new is 16gb.

So for another $60 i can get new and double the storage, with newer os.

Pretty sure the original Nexus 7 models shipped with 4.1 already. How is the warranty on the refurb model? That's another thing you might want to consider.
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Just bought a Samsung Galaxy Tab refurbed from Newegg. Flawless. 

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ya i relized its an older model too, new models come with android 4.2, this was 4.0, and 8GB model, new is 16gb.

So for another $60 i can get new and double the storage, with newer os.

I bought a 16GB refurb from TigerDirect/ASUS and condition wise they are pretty much flawless. Mine does have the smallest hint of screen lift (where the glass on the left side feels as though it is lifting from the tablet), but its not noticeable unless you look for it. Once I booted it up it showed that the newest 4.2.x update was available, so I installed it.

With the new Nexus models coming out before summer, its a tough call as to whether or not to buy one. If its going to be your primary long term tablet, wait for the refresh. If you are just wanting a toy to play with for a couple months and upgrade from later, pick up the refurb.
 
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