SOLD OUT: MS Surface Pro, purposely understocked?
While it looks as if the Microsoft Surface Pro is flying off the shelves, the real culprit may be that there were never many in the first place. Some reports are suggesting that Microsoft purposely made sure their new product was under stocked at retailers.
If you caught a few headlines you might have noticed that the new Microsoft Surface Pro models sold out as fast as the stores got them in. While many took the story at face value, the real culprit is that Microsoft played with the numbers to make it look as if the Surface was selling like hotcakes, or at least that’s how it appears.
According to retailers the new tablet/laptop from Microsoft disappeared as fast as they got them, and for good reason – they never had that many in the first place. Most retailers, which included the Microsoft stores, reported that all models and colors were gone just as soon as sales began, but not to worry because they’d have more in very soon.
Some reports online are suggesting that Microsoft purposely under stocked retailers with the Surface simply to make it look as if the model was selling incredibly well. According to reports, some stores received as little as one or two 128GB models. Microsoft says that they would be shipping out more models soon, particularly the 64GB model, with the 128GB model by this weekend.
“Customer response to the launch of Surface Pro has been amazing,” reads a Feb 9 Microsoft website blogpost “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.”
No official numbers are in yet showing just how many Surfaces have sold.