07-31-2011 12:47 PM
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  1. aaoflaca's Avatar
    Staples has a $100 off coupon for any Android Tablet till 07/30 , valid in stores only

    Staples.com« | Staples« Coupons

    Enjoy !!!
    07-20-2011 12:05 PM
  2. IanMcB's Avatar
    Very tempting...with tax I'd be looking at $320. If I sell my Nook and GTab I should be able to break even.
    07-20-2011 01:02 PM
  3. SnyperX's Avatar
    Saw this on Slickdeals this morning and jumped on it. Been debating the Iconia or Transformer but my local staples doesn't carry the transformer so grabbed the Iconia.

    Sent from my MB860 using Tapatalk
    07-20-2011 02:10 PM
  4. eeosu#AC's Avatar
    Saw this on Slickdeals this morning and jumped on it. Been debating the Iconia or Transformer but my local staples doesn't carry the transformer so grabbed the Iconia.

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    I have enjoyed mine. Have fun with it.
    07-20-2011 02:18 PM
  5. cwstonewall's Avatar
    just picked one up, gonna have to return the one I bought at Target last night
    07-20-2011 02:30 PM
  6. Joelist's Avatar
    Just take the coupon to BestBuy then. I called Best Buy, and they said just bring the coupon and proof of Staples in store price before the coupon and they will price match!
    07-20-2011 02:45 PM
  7. splatoid's Avatar
    Damn I should have waited. But I never do.....
    07-20-2011 04:50 PM
  8. Apollo3T's Avatar
    I'm heading to the Staples near me as soon as it opens. My backup options are price-matching at Office Depot. This is a great deal and I've been looking at getting a HC tablet for awhile now.
    07-21-2011 05:53 AM
  9. Smitty_82's Avatar
    Got mine today!
    07-21-2011 08:02 PM
  10. redrocketship's Avatar
    Got mine today!
    Also got one today. Really like it so far!
    07-21-2011 09:09 PM
  11. Wolverines's Avatar
    Best Buy and Office Depot refused to match for me.
    07-22-2011 12:50 AM
  12. footysr's Avatar
    Best Buy and Office Depot refused to match for me.
    My local Office Depot didn't have any issues accepting the coupon. Though I will be exchanging it tomorrow because of a couple stuck pixels.
    07-22-2011 01:47 AM
  13. cguella's Avatar
    I would like to point out that the people I ran into at Best Buy are morons. They wouldn't match for the Transformer b/c not stocked by Staples. Fair enough. But the Iconia they wouldn't match either because while stocked st Staples at the connecting store they were out of stock except for the display and then BB claimed it had to be in stock within 1 mile of the BB. What a crock. 3 Staples stores had Iconia in stock I had to go find one of them. Best Buy and their nerd squad are a bunch of hacks. I had $150 in random crap I put back and they lost the tablet sale and I will NEVER go back to Best Buy. I hate them so much for this silliness I would buy an Apple iPad before I would go buy a bar of candy at the Best Buy.

    By the way I am really liking the Iconia A500 the first thing it did was update to 3.1. Running very well so far.
    07-22-2011 09:57 AM
  14. ellisz's Avatar
    I picked one up today as well. Now I just need to take one back to Target ...
    07-22-2011 06:14 PM
  15. cohoman's Avatar
    I stopped by a Staples on the way home yesterday to find all of their tablets being sold out. The Staples sales person stated that because of the "$100 tablet coupon" they've sold out all of their tablets in stock. When I asked if he could check any nearby stores for an Acer, he said he already did and that no stores in the Seattle area had them (then nearest that had one was in Portland). That morning he sold 36 tablets when the store opened when several Microsoft employees rushed in to use their $100 coupons.

    The rep also told me that Staples is losing $70 per tablet sold and the coupon offer was being treated as a "Black Friday"deal. Luckily, what he could do for me was to order it online (with the $100 coupon discount) and have it shipped to my house at no extra cost. I decided to go that route, and it arrived by UPS today!

    Normally, I wouldn't see a need for a tablet (especially at the $400-$600 price range), and if I did "need" one I would get an Apple iPad2. But at the $300 price it was too tempting.

    Here's a my mini review in case someone is considering buying it:

    After playing with one at the Staples store I was impressed with the quality of the high-res screen and the fit-n-finish of the case. The Acer isn't as thick as a lot of online reviews have stated. Sure, it might be thicker than the iPad, but it's still pretty thin to me. It's also not that heavy, so don't let the thinness and weight keep you from considering it. Just check one out for yourself. The Honeycomb Android OS seemed to run fine on the Acer tablet, and was switching screens and apps was very fast.

    What's nice is that it has a real USB port so you can connect a keyboard or other USB device for use with the Acer. You can also output HDMI video, and it has an SD card slot for expanded storage. WiFi and GPS rounds out the package. I'm currently downloading the OS update, so I haven't had time to play around with it very much.

    So if you're considering getting a tablet you might check them out at your local Staples store with the option of ordering one at the store to use the $100 coupon (coupon only works in the store, no home online orders).
    07-22-2011 11:59 PM
  16. cguella's Avatar
    For the money this was a great buy. Get your Staples coupon and get one of these if you haven't. It Linpack clocked higher than the Asus Transformer in my tests in the store, it upgraded to 3.1 immediately when I got home, and has been very good to get to know so far. I don't see how you get HC 3.1 on a fast dual core Tablet cheaper. I added a 32GB micro sd for lots of storage and rooted and got Netflix running. I wanted the transformer but with no coupon and the extra $150 for the keyboard made me look at my beautiful laptop and think why am I doing this I am getting a tablet not a netbook/laptop so in that case the Iconia made more sense for me.

    Skype native install does not recognize cameras. I am getting so tired of all of the Skype issues across devices and networks there's always something you can't do. It makes Skype calls fine which is pretty cool since we can at least place calls from the device if we need to but without video...

    Also, the feel of a 10 inch tablet is a little weird. My 7" Galaxy is easier to handle. I ordered a rooCase we'll see how that works out.

    07-23-2011 12:43 PM
  17. Apollo3T's Avatar
    Staples was sold out so I got mine price matched at Office Depot. You should have seen the manager's face haha. Loving my tab so far.
    07-23-2011 01:01 PM
  18. ls377's Avatar
    I did the price match today at Office Depot. Apparently they've sent out corporate policy specifically about this coupon, and they'll only match it on the Acer and the Playbook.

    BTW, if you're in Athens, GA, I got the last one. Sorry
    07-23-2011 03:44 PM
  19. Goldchamp's Avatar
    Got mine yesterday. Staples was actually pushing the coupon :-) and I am loving it so far

    Sent from my A500 using Tapatalk
    07-23-2011 07:11 PM
  20. failmatic's Avatar
    Had a friend buy one for me. Will get it later tonight. Suh wheat. Impatiently waiting.
    07-23-2011 09:29 PM
  21. milominderbinde's Avatar
    Staples Coupon for $100 Off Tablets through 7/30/11

    Here are are the details and success stories at Android Central: Staples giving $100 off select tablets, what will you be buying?

    The comments tell of taking the Staples coupon to nearby Office Max, Frys, Office Depot, Best Buy, etc. for their price match guarantees. Some Staples stores are struggling to re-stock each day.

    Here is the coupon that must be printed and taken to a local store:

    $100 OFF any tablet with this coupon. Limited exclusions apply. Models vary by store.

    The $399 Acer Iconia along with the Asus Transformer are now $299 until 7/30/11. The $499 Samsung Tab 10.1 and Motorola Xoom are now $399.

    What has been the result of this coupon at your local Staples and competing stores?
    07-23-2011 10:18 PM
  22. footysr's Avatar
    Replaced mine yesterday because of a couple stuck pixels, Office Depot exchanged it right out for me, didn't even turn it on to check.

    My son went out today looking for one, Office Depot had empty shelves today so he stopped by Staples and ordered one to be shipped on Tuesday. We'll be a 2 Iconia family.

    So far I couldn't be happier! Awesome purchase!

    The stock browser has closed on me once though, I'll keep an eye on it.
    07-23-2011 11:38 PM
  23. syoggy's Avatar
    I picked one up today. Originally went looking for the transformer, but they had no stock anywhere. I asked to look at the others and saw the acer was 399 and liked what I saw. So the guy went to get one - none left... They offered the demo, and after looking at it decided it was good, and asked if I could get 25 - 50 off for it being a demo, the sales guy thought 25 off would be easliy doable so I said I'd take it. They said it would be like 25 -3- mins to get it cleaned up and put back to stock, so off I went. When I got back, they actually gave me 20% off (so like 40 bucks) as it was treated like an open box. I am a very happy camper.
    07-24-2011 02:06 PM
  24. ls377's Avatar
    Replaced mine yesterday because of a couple stuck pixels, Office Depot exchanged it right out for me, didn't even turn it on to check.

    My son went out today looking for one, Office Depot had empty shelves today so he stopped by Staples and ordered one to be shipped on Tuesday. We'll be a 2 Iconia family.

    So far I couldn't be happier! Awesome purchase!

    The stock browser has closed on me once though, I'll keep an eye on it.
    I've had the same problem with the stock browser. It's happened a few times while on Google +, so I'm avoiding it and watching for it to happen again.
    07-24-2011 02:40 PM
  25. Speccers's Avatar
    picked mine up tonight, loving it so far. a nice addition to our already android heavy family (evo 3d for me, evo 4g for the wife, samsung intercept for the daughter, and my old evo 4g as backup).
    07-24-2011 10:07 PM
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