Google Nexus 10 Price at Walmart to be $499!

Walmart, Walmart, what are we gonna do without you? I’m beginning to fall in love with Walmart. They seem to be making a habit of somehow getting innocently caught with devices, and in-store pricing tags days before the product is scheduled for a release.

Take for instance the T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy Note 2, in-store pricing details of which had leaked out almost a week prior to when it was actually debuted by T-Mobile. And then the Nexus 7 32GB, which was actually listed for pre-order on the Walmart website, a good fortnight before its scheduled release date of November 13th.

The latest to grace the Walmart leak-stream is none other than the much awaited Samsung made Google Nexus 10, which again is scheduled for a November 13th release, only on the Google Play Store though. Google had announced a Play Store pricing of $399 and $499 for the 16GB and 32GB versions of the UltraHD 10-incher with a 300 PPI display.

An unsuspecting customer who was browsing Walmart late last night, was surprised to spot a Nexus 10 (at least the tag says so) at Walmart, with a price tag of $499 for the 32GB tablet. Which happens to be the exact same price as what you will find it for on the Google Play Store. It was quite late, and there was nobody around to help this lucky guy with questions that he had, so all we get is a pic that he managed to click. had  there been someone around, he might have got luckier.

The other aspect that this find raises, is that IF the Nexus 10 is indeed available at a retailer for the same price as Google Play, wouldn’t it be more cost-effective to pick it up in-store. That way you save on shipping charges, and if something were to ever go wrong with the device (rare case scenario for a Nexus device), one can always take it back to Walmart for an exchange, which might not be the easiest thing to do if purchased online from Google Play.

The other, and perhaps more important question, is that should the Nexus 10 indeed be available at Walmart, there is a good chance that the Nexus 4 smartphone, which is also supposed to hit the Google Play shelves on November 13th for $299 & $349 for 8GB and 16GB respectively, could also be available. Retail channel pricing details heard about in Europe seem to indicate that Nexus 4 pricing is nowhere close to that on Google Play, and logically, one would assume it to be similar across geographies.

Well, Walmart doesn’t seem to think so. Looks like they’re going to get a lot of late evening visitors asking questions about the Nexus 10, and it wouldn’t be surprising if someone gets to score one too.

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