Office Depot offering 16GB Google Nexus 7 tablet for $179.99 through December 21

The retailer also has the 32GB version on sale for $229.99.
Written by Sean Portnoy, Contributor

Tablet deals continue to pop up as the holiday shopping season drags on. Just this week, we've seen a ridiculous special at Microsoft stores (a $99 Dell Venue 8 Pro tablet for the first 20 buyers at each retail location on Monday morning) and a sale from Amazon on its 7-inch Kindle Fire HDX for one day (also Monday). Now Office Depot has responded with a great deal of its own, though buyers will luckily have more time to take advantage of it.

The office superstore is dropping the price on the latest version of the Google Nexus 7 Android tablet through December 21, both online and through its brick-and-mortar locations. It's shaving $50 off the regular price of the 16GB version, reducing it to $179.99, and $40 from the 32GB model's price, now $229.99. That's an instant savings, not a mail-in rebate that makes you wait several weeks to get your money back.

If there's one very minor drawback, it's that the 16GB Nexus 7 is no longer available to be delivered straight to your home. You can order it online, but need to go to the store to pick it up. As of this writing, the 32GB configuration can still be shipped free to you. Of course, as this special continues, you can expect that to end, and possibly for Office Depot to run out of stock.

For its part, Google is offering a $35 Google Play credit if you purchase a Nexus 7 and its Chromecast streaming device together from its online store, but that's not quite the deal Office Depot is offering. Is the price right for you to buy a Nexus 7 now? Let us know in the Talkback section below.

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