It looks like Google has jumped in to help ease the sting felt by early adopters who’ve recently purchased a 16GB Nexus 7 tablet for $249. If you didn’t hear, Google has decided to drop the price of the 16GB Nexus 7 to $199 and add a 32GB model into the mix for $249. Naturally, this upset some customers and therefore Google has decided to go ahead and offer Price Protection for anyone who purchased the 16GB Nexus 7 on or after October 14th.
If you fit that criteria, all you have to do is fill out a requests for a price protection refund and Google will refund you the difference (which in this case is $50). Now you’ll only have 15 days after the price reduction to request a refund and I’m not sure if that starts from the day Google made the announcement or the day the device began selling.
Either way, you’ll want to get that request in as soon as possible to ensure yourself a refund. Google states refunds will be issued within 14 days of your request, so at least you won’t have too long once you send in your request.
Good on Google for making things right, even though I’m ineligible (at least I got $25 in Play credit).
- Source Google Support