I was going to buy this until i realized that its only around 35 less after bestbuy nationwide tax than one normally priced. I asked myself do I really need this. Realize that you will need to root it to gain functionality to the google play store which voids the warranty. Also, I'm sure this is the version with advertisements as it was regularly 269.99, and im sure amazon only ships units with ads to the retail stores anyway. It is worth it for someone who was going to buy one anyway, but it's not really a steal as I'm hearing some of you say. This does not come with an A/C adapter as well, so newcomers who are unsure know you will want to buy that. Just my reasoning, if this allowed me access to google play WITHOUT voiding the warranty i'd want this. But I don't really feel like voiding the warranty of a new unit to give me device functionality it should already have.