Google Nexus 7 delivery delays: who is to blame?

Google Nexus 7 delivery delays: who is to blame?You're waiting for your shiny new gadget to arrive. The date of release comes and goes - what's the worst that could happen? A delivery cock-up maybe!

That's what's apparently happened to some who're patiently awaiting a knock on the door from TNT with a shiny Nexus 7 clutched in the delivery man/woman's hands.

As to who is to blame - that's a touchy subject. But according to Expert Reviews, some customers got an email saying their precious had been despatched, yet when they called TNT, were told Google has given them 'incomplete addresses.' Google, meanwhile, blames TNT for the mix up.

That said, it does appear to all be in order now - those nice chaps over at Pocket Lint have spoken to Google and it has confirmed that there was a small issue but it's all ironed out. Funnily though, Google does still use the opportunity to very subtly lay the blame, once again, at TNT's feet: “There was a small issue on the TNT side with labelling but it was quickly rectified and orders continued to be processed.”

I can only imagine how these punters feel. I remember ordering the Nexus One (back in the day) when it first came out.

I waited patiently for the release date, then ordered through some archaic system using Google checkout that looked like it'd been made up as part of a school project. This was obviously before the days of civilisation and Google Play.

The handset had to come all the way from the US and I tracked it intently using the DHL website. Unfortunately, the delivery also coincided with heavy snow (which London cannot cope with - especially with me living on a hill and drivers refusing to try to navigate it) and a postal strike.

The Nexus One did eventually arrive - but that wait was horrid. Something only a fellow geek (or saddo) would ever truly appreciate.

Anyway, there's no snow this time. And TNT don't appear to be striking. So with any luck, Nexus 7s should be arriving any time. Let us know if you get yours.

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Treab  Jul. 20, 2012 at 21:00

As a man who ordered today and is awaiting my 8gb version i hate you phil... making me nervous how could you..

barrybarryk  Jul. 20, 2012 at 21:07

I wouldn't worry, a friend of mine ordered his on Sunday from the Google Play store and he has it already (I think it came yesterday but not sure)

Treab  Jul. 20, 2012 at 21:09

a week :( i dont have a week :(

barrybarryk  Jul. 20, 2012 at 21:25

Yeah but at the time when he ordered it (I was standing beside him) Google play said it'll take 1-2 weeks and they hadn't been released in the UK yet (It was a pre-order with no solid date given). If you ordered today it'll probably be there monday or so

Treab  Jul. 20, 2012 at 21:30

thats if they send it out today/tomorrow... its in stock and they reckon 3-5 days so could be next friday shocking for 9,99 delivery fee...

barrybarryk  Jul. 20, 2012 at 21:38

You could have just bought one in a store if you can't wait the standard time for delivery. PC World & Argos are selling them already instore

Treab  Jul. 20, 2012 at 21:40

yeah but i dont wanna spend the full 200 quid ;) plus the local currys/pc world arent instore... actually really hard to find one with one in stock.

matt101101 / MOD  Jul. 20, 2012 at 22:07

yeah but i dont wanna spend the full 200 quid ;) plus the local currys/pc world arent instore... actually really hard to find one with one in stock.
You only saved £30, hell, if you'd bought one from Tesco yesterday, you'd only have saved a tenner :p. Let me know if it's good when it finally arrives.

Treab  Jul. 20, 2012 at 22:09

yeah but i dont wanna spend the full 200 quid ;) plus the local currys/pc world arent instore... actually really hard to find one with one in stock.
You only saved £30, hell, if you'd bought one from Tesco yesterday, you'd only have saved a tenner :p. Let me know if it's good when it finally arrives.


i saw that but it was oos when i saw it... and its tesco ;)

matt101101 / MOD  Jul. 20, 2012 at 22:21

yeah but i dont wanna spend the full 200 quid ;) plus the local currys/pc world arent instore... actually really hard to find one with one in stock.
You only saved £30, hell, if you'd bought one from Tesco yesterday, you'd only have saved a tenner :p. Let me know if it's good when it finally arrives.


i saw that but it was oos when i saw it... and its tesco ;)

I'll let you off then, and what's wrong with Tesco?

Treab  Jul. 20, 2012 at 22:25

yeah but i dont wanna spend the full 200 quid ;) plus the local currys/pc world arent instore... actually really hard to find one with one in stock.
You only saved £30, hell, if you'd bought one from Tesco yesterday, you'd only have saved a tenner :p. Let me know if it's good when it finally arrives.


i saw that but it was oos when i saw it... and its tesco ;)

I'll let you off then, and what's wrong with Tesco?


they use yodel ... *shudders...* then again dhl weren't much better.

matt101101 / MOD  Jul. 21, 2012 at 00:11

yeah but i dont wanna spend the full 200 quid ;) plus the local currys/pc world arent instore... actually really hard to find one with one in stock.
You only saved £30, hell, if you'd bought one from Tesco yesterday, you'd only have saved a tenner :p. Let me know if it's good when it finally arrives.


i saw that but it was oos when i saw it... and its tesco ;)

I'll let you off then, and what's wrong with Tesco?


they use yodel ... *shudders...* then again dhl weren't much better.

Eugh, Yodel...you've said enough already.

Pondlife  Jul. 21, 2012 at 01:28

Makes little odds who delivery company are if you collect from store ;)

matt101101 / MOD  Jul. 21, 2012 at 01:31

Makes little odds who delivery company are if you collect from store ;)
That, my friend, is a very good point :p.

Treab  Jul. 21, 2012 at 01:40

Makes little odds who delivery company are if you collect from store ;)
That, my friend, is a very good point :p.


not really.. why order it mail delivery then pay the same amount to collect it... madness... madness i say ;)

matt101101 / MOD  Jul. 21, 2012 at 11:35

Makes little odds who delivery company are if you collect from store ;)
That, my friend, is a very good point :p.


not really.. why order it mail delivery then pay the same amount to collect it... madness... madness i say ;)

To avoid Yodel having anything to do with your purchase?

Treab  Jul. 21, 2012 at 12:46

Makes little odds who delivery company are if you collect from store ;)
That, my friend, is a very good point :p.


not really.. why order it mail delivery then pay the same amount to collect it... madness... madness i say ;)

To avoid Yodel having anything to do with your purchase?


please notice winky face... when hes around try not to take everything seriously :p

i know your a lawyer but common matty boi :p

Treab  Jul. 21, 2012 at 14:05

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