There's a big question here, though: what about the people who already paid full price for a Nexus 9? Well, short of returning it and buying again, you're totally out of luck. That's a very raw deal for being an early adopter of Android 5.0, and we'd be curious to know how Google feels about this whole thing. For anyone that hadn't bought one yet, well, there was no better time than today. For $200, HTC's Nexus 9 is one heck of a product. You can check out our full review to make sure it's right for you.
Update 2:00PM ET: HTC almost instantly sold out of the $199 Nexus 9, and it's apparently also sold through its entire "limited quantity" stock for the $50 offer. Sorry, folks: this one's all over. But on the bright side, HTC says it's "working on something" for everyone that missed out.