Delayed international Surface tablets finally reaching some customers

While people in the US who ordered the Surface tablet early from the Microsoft Store website were able to get their products on its launch day of October 26th, people in other countries such as the UK, Canada and Germany found out that their shipments would be delayed.

While Microsoft apologized for the delays, and even offered those people who were affected a credit for the Microsoft Store, the company did not say why the shipments were delayed past October 26th. A couple of days ago, reports started coming in that some UK consumers had finally received their Surface tablets.

Now it looks like more UK residents are getting their Surface tablets, along with customers in Canada and Germany. The reports come from TheNextWeb.com, via various Twitter accounts.

Of course, if you decided to wait until now to order the Surface, perhaps because you wanted to wait until we gave our official review, you will have to endure a long wait between ordering and buying from the Microsoft Store website. The 32 GB version without the Touch Cover that sells for $499 is shown as "Out of Stock" on the Microsoft Store US website, although the other two more expensive models are no longer listed as being back ordered.

Source: TheNextWeb.com | Image via Microsoft

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I live in, Nova Scotia, Canada, and today would be Nov 2, and still NO surface yet, this pre order stuff is crap.

I live in Germany and my Surface arrived on Wednesday via UPS. It's well built and it's so much fun to use. Nice one Microsoft!!

Got mine in uk yesterday - should have been 26-30th. I have to say I am more than impressed though. It is sensational. Forget the doomlords comparing pixels with retina displays - this thing kicks ass and win8 is a different beast on a touch enabled machine such as this. The keyboard is unreal - it works a treat.

I wish I was on commission for selling these things, as 4 friends ordered the same day they saw mine. Get on it - this is going to be a massive hit, the app vendors will be all over this when they see the potential (and the 250m audience inside first 12months).

Well done Sinofsky et al - great job.

I ordered mine on October 17th and the confirmation email said I would get it for the 26th. Then I received an email saying that I wouldn't get it until early November. I then received another email saying the last email was sent in error and that I would receive it for the 26th. Then I received another email saying it would be between Oct 27th and 30th and they gave me a UPS tracking number. I visited the UPS site on the 28th and it stated that a label had been issued for it.
They next day it was still the same, and the day after, and the day after that. So finally I rang Microsoft Store support and they couldn't tell me what was happening. They told me to give it another 24 hours and ring back if it didn't arrive. So 24 hours later I rang back and they still couldn't tell me anything. So I gave it another 24 hours and rang them again. The helpful support guy actually got in touch with UPS, and told me it would probably be Monday the 5th.
The worst part is that I took Thursday and Friday of last week, and all of this week off so that I could play with the Surface Tablet and a new Windows 8 PC that I had ordered from Dell. The PC hasn't come either and I am told hat will be at least another week.
What a waste of a week. You live and learn.

Clamdigger63 said,
I ordered mine on October 17th and the confirmation email said I would get it for the 26th. Then I received an email saying that I wouldn't get it until early November. I then received another email saying the last email was sent in error and that I would receive it for the 26th. Then I received another email saying it would be between Oct 27th and 30th and they gave me a UPS tracking number. I visited the UPS site on the 28th and it stated that a label had been issued for it.
They next day it was still the same, and the day after, and the day after that. So finally I rang Microsoft Store support and they couldn't tell me what was happening. They told me to give it another 24 hours and ring back if it didn't arrive. So 24 hours later I rang back and they still couldn't tell me anything. So I gave it another 24 hours and rang them again. The helpful support guy actually got in touch with UPS, and told me it would probably be Monday the 5th.
The worst part is that I took Thursday and Friday of last week, and all of this week off so that I could play with the Surface Tablet and a new Windows 8 PC that I had ordered from Dell. The PC hasn't come either and I am told hat will be at least another week.
What a waste of a week. You live and learn.

Cool story bro.

Just got my tracking number a couple hours ago. It said completed on the MS Store website, for a minute I thought they shipped it to a wrong address I was freaking out lol