In June, Microsoft said that inventory of the Surface 3 was "limited", and that it will stop making the device by the end of this year. But even before then, some retailers were already offering deep discounts on Microsoft's most affordable range of tablets.
Among them was Currys PC World, part of the UK's Dixons Carphone retail group. In May, the company slashed up to 17% off the cost of the Surface 3, redesignating it as 'clearance' stock. Now, the company has cut the price of the tablet even further.
All models of the Surface 3 are now sold out at PCWorld.co.uk with the exception of the entry-level 64GB/Wi-Fi version. Usually priced at £419, it's now available for £318.97, saving you £100.03 (24%) on its full price. However, the product is no longer available for home delivery, so if you want to take advantage of that offer, you'll have to be prepared to collect it in store.
If you'd prefer to get a Surface 3 with integrated 4G LTE support, the Microsoft Store is offering a sizeable discount on the model with 64GB of storage and 2GB of RAM. Usually priced at £499.99, you can grab it for £399.99, a discount of £100 (20%), until August 31.
However, the savings on the range-topping 128GB/4GB RAM model with 4G LTE are somewhat less impressive there. Normally £579.99, the Microsoft Store has reduced its price by a rather feeble £4.99 (0.9%) to £575.
Both of the Wi-Fi-only models are now sold out at the Microsoft Store in the UK - and given that the company has already discussed the end of its retail life, it seems unlikely that more stock will be on the way. If you've got your heart set on a Surface 3, it's probably best not to wait too long before buying one.