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nexusDaily deal website Groupon recently misled promotion seekers when the company ran a deal for a manufacturer refurbished Nexus 7 for $189. Groupon listed the original price of the Android tablet as $260, when in reality potential purchasers can pick one up from Google for $199.

The confusion in this mess was where are users exactly getting a deal? Pay $189 for a refurbished N7 or pay $10 more for a brand new one? Purchasers would really be saving 5% for the Groupon deal instead of an exaggerated 30% that the Groupon claims.

A Groupon executive released this statement regarding the deal:

“The value and discount percentage listed on each deal reflect the regular full price for that product or service. If the business offers other temporary discounts or decides to change their standard pricing after their deal is featured, the relative savings and value might change.”

However, there are arguments that the price of the Google Nexus 16 GB has not be altered in a while. When the product originally launched the price of the tablet was $249, which was then decreased to $199. According to an article by TheDroidGuy, Groupon executives were reluctant about accepting that fact that this was a mistake on behalf of the daily deal site. A Groupon executive further clarified their side of the story:Screen-Shot-2013-01-28-at-7.20.17-PM-575x313

“List prices may be based on a survey of other online merchants, tied to a particular merchant’s current or former price, or suggested by either the manufacturer or our supplier. It is not necessarily representative of current prices of other online merchants or the prevailing retail price in every area.”

Groupon may have made a mistake, but they sure aren’t ready to admit it. While a parade of articles are revealing the reality of the situation, as of right now, users can no longer save $10 on the Nexus 16 GB tablet – it’s sold out, claiming that over 1,000 have purchased the product.

Source: TheDroidGuy

Megan Bildner

Megan is currently the Jr. Editor of the Daily Deal Media and Digital MI sites with Mogul Media. Here, she is responsible for the site's content and publication. Along with these tasks, Megan also engages with the DDM & DMI audience through social pages/groups/tweets. When she is not working on the DDM & DMI sites Megan enjoys tweeting, traveling, snowboarding, hiking, and socializing with her friends. She grew up in Michigan's Clarkston and Lake Orion and loves being on the lake, boating, and wake-boarding. You can follow her @MeganBildner or e-mail her at megan@mogulmedia.com
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