You can buy the Nexus 7 direct from Google right now for mid-July delivery and a stack of local retailers will be selling the 16GB model from July 19. If you're not in a hurry, you may also be able to score it from Kogan at some point in the future.
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While it made its name with Kogan-branded products such its own recent Agora tablet, an increasing chunk of Kogan's business has been in reselling big name brands at discounted prices. As such, the Nexus 7 is a tempting target. We asked Kogan if it was attempting to procure supplies of the Nexus 7, and were told: "Kogan will ensure all technology that is in demand will be available to Australian customers at the world's best price."
The obvious challenge for Kogan will be to source the Nexus 7 for a lower price than Google is selling the device for itself. That seems a tall order, but it is a trick that Kogan (and other grey importers) have managed with the iPad. One minor advantage for Kogan: Google isn't selling the device with free shipping, so adding a shipping charge won't reduce its competitiveness.
If Kogan can find a source (most likely in Asia) for the Nexus 7, it seems likely other importers such as Expansys and Mobicity will also jump on the bandwagon. Would you like to see the Nexus 7 get cheaper (a virtual inevitability in the long term) or do you think the price is reasonable? Share your thoughts in the comments.