Surface Pro Shortage: Can anything go right for Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) regarding its Surface Pro tablet? Last week, we brought you this story: Microsoft Corporation Cancels Surface Pro Launch Event, Will it Matter? Now, it appears that there are supply shortage issues with the tablet that has only been on the market for a couple of days.
Despite the fact that the Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) official launch event was cancelled, many consumers still turned out Friday night at local Microsoft stores, Best Buy stores, and Staples.
Unfortunately, what they found when they got there was a big surprise.
According to a story initially run by WindowsObserver.com, the Surface Pro release day stock was quite low. Actually, it was so low that many consumers were unable to buy the tablet.
Here is an excerpt from a piece on ZDNet:
“I received e-mails from a few readers who made treks to their local stores on Saturday morning only to discover stores received a handful, or in some cases, just one 128 GB Surface Pro. Some stores still have 64 GB Surface Pros on hand as of February 10. Users can’t order these devices online via the Microsoft Store, Best Buy or Staples sites because they are “sold out.”
At this point, you probably have one question on your mind: what does Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) have to say about all of this?
As of right now, the company is not saying too much. Instead, Microsoft published the following on a Surface blog post:
“Customer response to the launch of Surface Pro has been amazing. We’re working with our retail partners who are currently out of stock of the 128GB Surface Pro to replenish supplies as quickly as possible. Our priority is to ensure that every customer gets their new Surface Pro as soon as possible.”
On one side of things, you have angry consumers who are wondering why the tablet was out of stock. On the other side of things, you have Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) playing down this fact and making it appear that the shortage is due to overwhelming customer response.
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