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TAIWANESE HARDWARE VENDOR Asus is offering early Nexus 7 buyers a £25 voucher to spend on its store, thanks to the tablet's recent price drop.
Asus is offering the free £25 to those who bought the Google Nexus 7 on or before 29 October, the date when the price of the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean tablet was slashed from £199 to £159 at the Google Play store.
Asus boasts about its act of goodwill on its UK website. It says, "So you've carefully done your research and decided to purchase the award winning Nexus 7 by Asus. We'd like to welcome you to the family by offering you a ₤25 coupon valid for purchases from our Asus Shop online store!"
It's not all plain and simple though. To quality for the voucher, you'll first need to register as part of the Asus members website, and also submit proof that you bought the Nexus 7 at Asus' "physical channels or its online shop".
Still, once done, you've got £25 to spend over on the vendor's online store, and we've taken a look at what you'll be able to buy with the voucher. Our favourite item has to be this fetching pink laptop bag, which you can purchase with a penny left to spend, or you could opt for something a bit more sensible like this Nexus 7 travel cover or the ASUS Crosslink 2GB Cable Plus.
To get you're free £25, head to the Asus website before 30 November.
Uh oh. We've just spotted on Asus' Twitter feed that it won't be offering the compensation to those who bought the tablet via Google, news that is no doubt going to irk a fair few buyers.
Asus explains, "Apologies for any confusion caused RE: Nexus 7 Rebate. Devices sold on Google Play are completely independent of #ASUS so do not qualify." µ
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