Budget Google Android Jelly Bean tablets from Best Buy, K-mart, Wal-Mart, Big Lots, Wallgreens, CVS, etc.

About once a day I get an e-mail from a customer who tries to compare the costs of our tablets to something at one of the stores mentioned in the title.  Or if they have a problem with something as simple as a much needed update or something more mechanical like the charger, they take it to Wal-Mart or K-Mart to the electronics shop and have someone who is completely unqualified try and diagnose their tablet instead of just asking me or checking the forums where we offer support.  When they compare the tablet cost to that of those sold in said stores I always say “There’s no comparison” to.  And here’s why.

Budget tablets from Best Buy, Kmart, Wal-Mart, Big Lots and stores of the such are just not worth it.  Trust me when I tell you this.  If you buy a Google Android Tablet from one of these stores you are almost guaranteed that the market won’t work right and the tablet will not play or see 1/2 the games and apps on the market.  These companies have no clue what they are doing when it comes to electronics.  Especially Android tablets.  You only have yourself to blame when there is nobody to turn to when you need to ask them questions about your tablet.  So consider this when you are buying your Android tablets.  These companies are the guys who are buying the “cheap” China crap from unnamed manufacturers with no history(Trust me when I say this because at the CES there are 10 new tablet manufacturers every year looking for suckers to buy their products).  Companies with no reputation who are out there just to sell 1000 tablets to unsuspecting vendors(Insert American powerhouse here) and leave them in the dark when it’s time for the tablet to get an update.  Something that will never happen when you buy from us.  We roll out updates almost every other week. And when we can’t because the mfg hasn’t supplied us with source codes and various things we need to do it ourselves, we push the manufacturers to do it.  Every day.  We are relentless, just ask Amlogic(To their defense Amlogic was never at fault.  The manufacturers of their products were not applying their upstream sources and source codes.  Which after we found out we felt bad blaming them).

I always say “think about that” when I’m trying to prove a point, but this should be a no brainer.  K-Mart isn’t going out of business for a reason.  They are going out of business because the company sucks.  They are the king of selling cheap crap next to that other big store that is tearing up the nation.  If you turn to the electronics guy at the counter making $7.25 an hour and ask him if the tablet they are selling has the correct .xml and .jar files in the system directory so the market sees every app available.  He is going to look at you like you need to relay that question to a rocket scientist at Nasa.  If you asked me that question, I would probably tell you in depth the technical things we do to make sure that the tablet works out of the box the way you want it.

So when you buy a Google Android Tablet.  Buy it from someone who knows what they are selling.  Always consider first buying from small business because that was what this great country was founded on.  Small businesses can offer you better service and support because they specialize in the products they sell.

I think with the ease of internet commerce we can bring about a small business revolution again.  This country needs it.

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