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Old 01-03-2013, 06:59 PM   #31
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That would be a great deal! Sold out online though and didn't see anything in the store.
Keep checking back if you can wait. It took a couple of weeks of me checking before I lucked out w/ one.

I will say that the refurbs only have a 90 day warranty. I've been meaning to check and see if i can get a square trade warranty. WM did offer an extended warranty, but i don't recall the price or what it covered.
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Old 01-03-2013, 10:43 PM   #32
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Definitely Nexus 7. Among other considerations, it's also worth noting that it's a 'pure google' experience. E.g. the android OS isn't cluttered with manufacturer specific crap. It's also virtually guaranteed to get updates more reliably and faster than any other tablet on the market.

Many of the cheaper tables, including the one linked by the OP a few posts up, are running older versions of Android (2.3/Gingerbread typically) which don't include all the features of the latest versions.
This is very helpful, thank you.

I'll keep looking for a decent price / refurb Nexus 7 (or hope that $99 one comes out soon!) DD9 is pretty bummed; this was one of her Christmas gifts. Is $199 the best price I'll find?
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Old 01-03-2013, 11:16 PM   #33
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Another vote for the Nexus 7! DS13 loves it! I shopped around and couldn't find a price better than $199 but sometimes they offer a google play credit with purchase.
We had a Nook Color and had so many problems. Fortunately we had a warranty through SquareTrade and got a full refund.
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Old 01-04-2013, 05:31 AM   #34
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Another thumbs up for the Nexus 7. I did a bunch of research prior to purchasing this for my dh for Christmas. A good sign to me, whenever I mentioned my purchase to teen boys (I teach high school and we have two of our own), they all without hesitation were like, "Oh! Good choice!!"

Since Christmas my husband has greatly enjoyed the tablet, and truthfully it is in my daughters' hands (8 and 12) almost as much as his!
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Old 01-04-2013, 06:54 AM   #35
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Another vote for the Kindle Fire HD. My 10 yr old DD got one from Santa this year and loves it! She already has multiple games, books, and music and even a movie downloaded. I have the parental controls on so I can limit the amount of time she is spending playing on it.

I have used it for web surfing, checking my online banking, even a little Dissing!

I'm wishing Santa would have brought me one!
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Old 01-04-2013, 08:35 AM   #36
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Clueless OP here again, LOL

I'm hesitant to spend the $199 on the Nexus 7 - even though the reviews are awesome. Money is tight and I work on a Christmas budget, and the extra $100 puts me over that.

If I get the refurb Kindle Fire... can she still use her Google Play gift cards? I don't have Amazon Prime - is that ok? Or worth it to get down the line? Is 8gb enough? Can you add more?

Basically she wants to play games, apps, some music, etc. Typical 9yo stuff.
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Old 01-04-2013, 09:02 AM   #37
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Clueless OP here again, LOL

I'm hesitant to spend the $199 on the Nexus 7 - even though the reviews are awesome. Money is tight and I work on a Christmas budget, and the extra $100 puts me over that.

If I get the refurb Kindle Fire... can she still use her Google Play gift cards? I don't have Amazon Prime - is that ok? Or worth it to get down the line? Is 8gb enough? Can you add more?

Basically she wants to play games, apps, some music, etc. Typical 9yo stuff.
We got our two younger kids tablets off of amazon. Tbey were about $100 each, I think the brand is Dragon Touch, and is an android platform. The tablets are not bad!!! They can listen to music, play games and the picture is good quality for movies. It also has a camera.

My DH has a kindle fire and I have an iPad, so we have been comparing all the tablets. So far, I'm still happy that I made that purchase.
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Old 01-04-2013, 04:39 PM   #38
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Omg!!

I'm so excited, I had to share this!

OP again.. got a letter in the mail today regarding my Visa checking account card. It's a points card. The letter said they were stopping the points at the end of the month and moving to a cash back card. So I'd have to redeem my points or lose them.

To be totally honest, I didn't even realize my check card was earning points all this time

I just went online.... I had almost 54,000 points! - which equals $125 in Staples gift cards! My local Staples has the Nexus 7 for $199 so I can get that for only $75 out of pocket to replace my daughter's crappy $99 tablet!!

I needed some good news today; I'm super excited!

Off to check my DH's Visa to see if he has any points as well!
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Awesome!

She'll love it!
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I don't know much about the tablet situations, but that is awesome about the unexpected points! I love when things like that happen!
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That's wonderful! The Nexus has amazing reviews!!!
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I'm so excited, I had to share this!

OP again.. got a letter in the mail today regarding my Visa checking account card. It's a points card. The letter said they were stopping the points at the end of the month and moving to a cash back card. So I'd have to redeem my points or lose them.

To be totally honest, I didn't even realize my check card was earning points all this time

I just went online.... I had almost 54,000 points! - which equals $125 in Staples gift cards! My local Staples has the Nexus 7 for $199 so I can get that for only $75 out of pocket to replace my daughter's crappy $99 tablet!!

I needed some good news today; I'm super excited!

Off to check my DH's Visa to see if he has any points as well!

Great news!
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I'm so excited, I had to share this!

OP again.. got a letter in the mail today regarding my Visa checking account card. It's a points card. The letter said they were stopping the points at the end of the month and moving to a cash back card. So I'd have to redeem my points or lose them.

To be totally honest, I didn't even realize my check card was earning points all this time

I just went online.... I had almost 54,000 points! - which equals $125 in Staples gift cards! My local Staples has the Nexus 7 for $199 so I can get that for only $75 out of pocket to replace my daughter's crappy $99 tablet!!

I needed some good news today; I'm super excited!

Off to check my DH's Visa to see if he has any points as well!
YAY!!!
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