Nexus 10 orders shipping within 24 hours, despite stated 2-3 week delay
Despite Google stating a two to three week shipping delay on Nexus 10 orders, it appears that some orders, placed as early as this week on the UK Google Play store, have already been delivered to customers.
According to several users on Google+, orders have been shipping within 24 hours of the initial purchase and arriving at customer’s doors in as little as 72 hours. Unlike the Nexus 4 smartphone, which is not even available for pre-order, Nexus 10 orders can still be placed on the Google Play store.
Some customers assumed the unexpected availability was due to cancellations by previous customers, subsequently freeing up previously assigned stock, but this is likely not the case. Any cancellations would benefit those who purchased Nexus 10 first, rather than last. Any availability would trickling down to the most recent purchases last. That is, of course, depending on whether the Google Play store is functioning as it’s supposed to.
It’s no secret that Google poorly managed the launch of the Nexus lineup on their online store. Sporadic availability and inaccurate shipping notifications could well be a byproduct of this failure. It seems some orders are still delayed, despite being place a couple of weeks ago.
Google+ is littered with complaints and frustrations regarding the launch, with many people dumbfounded as to how Google, a company known for their reliable online services, could struggle so much with a simple online store catering for a handful of products.
Regardless of the chaos surrounding the launch, if you’re hoping to secure a Nexus 10 in time for Christmas, I think it might be worth placing your order now, as there’s always the possibility that a Nexus 10 could arrive at your door within the next few days.
Take advantage of the availability now if you can. Even if your order does take up to 3 weeks to arrive, at least you’ll have it in time for the holidays, which is essential if it’s intended as a gift. Stock levels may well become even more constrained as we get closer to Christmas.
One thing to bear in mind is the 15 day returns policy for devices purchased from the Google Play store. This time limit takes effect from the date your device is delivered, not the day that it is ordered. Any orders received before December 11th at the very latest, will exceed this 15 day return window, so just make sure your loved one really wants a tablet!Tagged in: google, Google Play store, Nexus, Nexus 10
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