Microsoft Store website out of stock, again, of the 128GB Surface Pro

 

The Microsoft Store website in the U.S. is now showing that it is out of stock once again of the 128GB Surface Pro tablets. The site had been selling the $999 Windows 8 Pro tablet again starting on Friday night, with shipments beginning March 1.

However, that designation has now been removed from the site's listing, which indicates that the demand for the more expensive version of the Surface Pro continues to exceed supply. The good news? If you live near a Microsoft Store location in the U.S. and have been waiting patiently for the store to receive more units of the scarce 128GB, you might be in luck today. There are reports that more retail store locations have received units of the tablet.

CNET reports that Microsoft Stores in Los Angeles and Palo Alto, California, along with Boston, Massachusetts, and Huntington Station, New York, have all received "limited quantities" of the 128GB Surface Pro. It's likely that the low shipment numbers means they may not be in stock much longer. Microsoft has never given out any specific numbers for how many of the 128 GB Surface Pro tablets have been shipped.

Other Microsoft Store locations have still not received any additional 128GB Surface Pro units since the tablet first went on sale earlier this month. If you live near one of them, your best bet is still to call ahead to see if they have any in stock.

Source: Microsoft Store website | Image via Microsoft

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Once they throw in the Type Cover, Office (Starter edition at minimum) and 50GB of SkyDrive space, I'll check back in.

Yup and in case you don't check every damn day like I do... you may not have realised they changed it to "Coming early 2013. Starting at £" a few weeks ago, but now they've changed it back! Really, really annoying.

Two things happened here:

1. Microsoft thought no one would buy their tablet.

Or......

2. Microsoft produced so many as a marketing stunt to make this device look popular.

JHBrown said,
Two things happened here:

1. Microsoft thought no one would buy their tablet.

Or......

2. Microsoft produced so many as a marketing stunt to make this device look popular.

I think they did not expect that so many people like devices with real, physical storage... They felt victim of the "Cloud" mantra.

JHBrown said,
Two things happened here:
.

3. There is less of the VaporMag material than they had available than demand is requesting

Fritzly said
I think they did not expect that so many people like devices with real, physical storage... They felt victim of the "Cloud" mantra.
What do you mean, real physical storage? What about it..?

Fritzly said
Storage in the device itself, not in the Cloud.
Okay. But the Surface Pro isn't the first device to have "real, physical storage".. Other devices have it too..

dtourond said,
Okay. But the Surface Pro isn't the first device to have "real, physical storage".. Other devices have it too..

Yes of course; what I was referring to was the fact that it seems people prefer the 128 GB version versus the 64 GB one.

The parallels of the Surface's marketing problems are similar to the hoola-hoop, CabbagePatch dolls, and the Furby. Yawn.

Jose_49 said,
I want to see the sold figures *_*

All the 69 units that were produced were sold. The second batch is now in Panos Panays suitcase enroute to the US.

Bern@rd said,
When you get it don't forget to get the 2-year Complete warranty/tech support with it! It's only $99!

2 years warranty is standard/ mandatory in EU. Apple tried to challenge it in Court... and lost.

Fritzly said,

2 years warranty is standard/ mandatory in EU. Apple tried to challenge it in Court... and lost.

Yes, but accidents aren't covered by the standard warranty.

Bern@rd said,
When you get it don't forget to get the 2-year Complete warranty/tech support with it! It's only $99!

And don't forget that flimsy plastic keyboard! Only $129.99!

Vladislav Nagorny said,

Yes, but accidents aren't covered by the standard warranty.


No of course it is not but in the US standard warranty is one year.

Fritzly said,

2 years warranty is standard/ mandatory in EU. Apple tried to challenge it in Court... and lost.


Same in AUS, Warranty on the SurfaceRT was 2Yrs over the US 1 Yr

They really aren't shipping them out fast enough it seems. Probably expected more people would buy the 64GB model which is a bit cheaper.

meh... they should go and produce more of this thing... the out of stock business is old... am tired of waiting for it in the uk... why not make 1million and send 500k to the uk and leave 500k in the States.

benalvino said,
meh... they should go and produce more of this thing... the out of stock business is old... am tired of waiting for it in the uk... why not make 1million and send 500k to the uk and leave 500k in the States.

Stupid Chinese workers right?

People are also forgetting that touchscreen panels are not easy to come by at the moment, with demand far outstripping supply. Pretty much all new products are running out of stock. Google Nexus, Lumia, Surface, etc.