To be clear, this is the 2013 WiFi-only 16GB model, being sold at the price of the 2012 model. The eBay deal, available here, says that 584 devices have been sold in the past 24 hours, and at the time of this writing. These are new, and ship with the latest public version of Android, Jelly Bean 4.3.
Google is expected to release a new version of Android, codenamed KitKat, Android 4.4, very soon. As a Nexus device, the Nexus 7 will be among the first to receive an upgrade. Nexus devices come without the OEM customizations such as Sense or TouchWiz that many say "saddle" the devices with extras. These extras mean that it takes a lot longer to see a new Android version ported to them.
As always, we caution our readers to check the eBay seller's feedback carefully. In this case, cookieelectronics has 4093 ratings with a 100 percent positive feedback score. WIth that many deals and no negatives, this appears to be a very solid seller.
The Nexus 7 (2013) has the following specifications:
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro Quad-Core CPU
Adreno 320 with 400 MHz Graphics
7.02-inch1920x1200 HD display (323 ppi or Retina display resolution -- although Apple has trademarked that term) 1080p HD IPS
Scratch-resistant Corning® Gorilla Glass
2 GB RAM
Camera: 1.2MP front facing, fixed focus, 5MP rear facing, auto focus
114 x 200 x 8.65 mm
0.64 pounds in weight
G-Sensor, Gyroscope & E-Compass Sensor
For those interested, cookie electronic's return policy is as follows:
Customers may return merchandise purchased for a refund or a replacement, provided that the procedures and requirements referred to below are followed. All product returns require a return authorization number (RMA#). An RMA number must be issued within 14 calendar days after the date of receipt; it will be valid for 14 calendar days after it is issued.
Returns should be double boxed, to avoid defacing the original box/packing of the product. The RMA# should be clearly visible on the shipping label.
Returned or exchanged products must be in brand-new, original condition. Items must be in the original, undamaged manufacturer's packaging with all packaging materials, including instruction booklets, packing inserts, and the blank warranty cards. Any merchandise missing the original Universal Product Code (UPC) cannot be returned. The manufacturer's labeled packaging must be enclosed within an additional shipping carton. Please do not place stickers or shipping labels on the original manufacturer's package.
A processing fee of 15% will apply to the value of all merchandise returned for a refund.