11-06-2013 11:17 AM
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  1. garak0410's Avatar
    I am still searching for a 256 GB Surface Pro 2. I have one on pre-order through the Microsoft Store and it still says December 15th. Best Buy still says NOT FOR SHIPPING and my local stores show it unavailable. I did see on Best Buy where some Los Angeles area stores have some. Wonder if I call Best Buy if they could arrange a store transfter?

    TigerDirect, PCMall and Staples all show Pre-Order.

    There is no Microsoft Store near me.

    Is there ANY place to get a 256GB model, now?
    10-30-2013 02:17 PM
  2. PB_H's Avatar
    Call those LA stores and ask but if MS is a pre-order item more than likely those LA Best Buys are wrong.

    And where are you: "near me" ?

    I just checked every Best Buy from San Francisco to San Diego ( includes all of LA and Orange Co) and at any Best Buy "unavailable"

    It's not available YET, period.

    You find a Best Buy store in LA that has it I'll ship it to for an extra $100.
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    10-30-2013 03:17 PM
  3. garak0410's Avatar
    Call those LA stores and ask but if MS is a pre-order item more than likely those LA Best Buys are wrong.

    And where are you: "near me" ?

    I just checked every Best Buy from San Francisco to San Diego ( includes all of LA and Orange Co) and at any Best Buy "unavailable"

    It's not available YET, period.

    You find a Best Buy store in LA that has it I'll ship it to for an extra $100.

    Yeah, those LA stores already show unavailable. And Staples says Currently Out of Stock..
    10-30-2013 03:29 PM
  4. MBytes's Avatar
    Why don't drive to BestBuy and buy it there. I see the same thing on my side, but in store they have it. But I am in Canada.
    I am just not getting there, as I want my student special, so I have to get it online at Microsoft Store (the closest Microsoft Store is over 5h drive, no traffic)
    10-30-2013 03:35 PM
  5. garak0410's Avatar
    Why don't drive to BestBuy and buy it there. I see the same thing on my side, but in store they have it. But I am in Canada.
    I am just not getting there, as I want my student special, so I have to get it online at Microsoft Store (the closest Microsoft Store is over 5h drive, no traffic)
    Sorry...I did a nationwide check and at the time, LA stores had them. My local stores (5 of them in the Little Rock area) didn't have any and have never had them. :(
    10-30-2013 03:44 PM
  6. PB_H's Avatar
    They aren't available and "weren't avaiable at a Best Buy store" I -call them and ask, I did and "Henry" said they
    are a preorder item only at this point, stores didn't have them, "the LA stores had it wrong"
    10-30-2013 03:47 PM
  7. superlawyer15's Avatar
    I just picked up the 256gb model today at the microsoft store in New Jersey
    10-30-2013 04:31 PM
  8. jhoff80's Avatar
    Apparently some Microcenter and Fry's stores have them now too, if you have any of those in your area.
    10-30-2013 05:04 PM
  9. PB_H's Avatar
    I just picked up the 256gb model today at the microsoft store in New Jersey
    A photo or it didn't happen

    I called the main Fry's in Sunnyvale CA and they know of none of theirs stores that have any -and they can check nation wide.
    Last edited by PB_H; 10-30-2013 at 09:54 PM.
    10-30-2013 07:23 PM
  10. superlawyer15's Avatar
    A photo or it didn't happen

    I called the main Fry's in Sunnyvale CA and they know of noneof theirs stores that have any -and they can check nation wide.
    Do you want a picture of the device or the receipt?
    ...there's really no need to lie to people I don't know on the internet
    they only had 2 left in stock after I got mine ...no 512gb at all
    10-30-2013 08:24 PM
  11. MBytes's Avatar
    I think PB-H was joking you with you, hence the ";)" smiley.
    It simply means that he was trying to find one and could not, and you were are able to get (ignoring the fact that both of live in different places), so PB-H is "not believing hes/her eyes".
    Also, he/she is opening the door to show off your device, from a successful and lucky search. :)
    10-30-2013 08:54 PM
  12. eallan's Avatar
    I decided to be patient since i saved $129 with the education discount through Ms
    10-30-2013 08:58 PM
  13. PB_H's Avatar
    Do you want a picture of the device or the receipt?
    ...there's really no need to lie to people I don't know on the internet
    they only had 2 left in stock after I got mine ...no 512gb at all
    That's a standard forum joke no one is saying you are lying, we just want to see this rare beast !
    10-30-2013 09:56 PM
  14. superlawyer15's Avatar
    ah I see = )

    In any event, if anyone is still interested, they have a few more.
    So glad I didn't have to wait until Dec. 15 to get my hands on this thing..

    ..now only if they would hurry up and release the power cover
    10-31-2013 12:00 PM
  15. garak0410's Avatar
    Here's an update and a strange one at that.

    This Surface Pro 2 256GB is for our HR VP. She kind of needs it now and didn't want to wait until December. At the Microsoft Store, we still have the pre order of the Surface Pro 2 256. I went ahead an ordered a first gen Pro 128GB and she was good with that.

    I called Microsoft Store and cancelled the Pro 2. I get an email a few hours later saying the dang thing shipped (The Surface Pro 2 256GB model)...so I called to cancel the 128 first gen and they did and same thing...it shipped...geesh...

    So, not complaining because we will finally get the Pro 2 and just refuse delivery on the 128 Pro. It seems like their customer service (all in India) couldn't even see that the Pro 2 was shipping today when the day before, they still stood by the December 15th date...
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    10-31-2013 12:34 PM
  16. jhoff80's Avatar
    I called the main Fry's in Sunnyvale CA and they know of none of theirs stores that have any -and they can check nation wide.
    Sorry about the misinformation then, I was just going by the fact that it's listed on their website as being available for store pickup.

    Not that it helps you out there, but there's apparently 7 of them at the Cambridge, MA Microcenter... :D
    10-31-2013 01:36 PM
  17. PB_H's Avatar
    ah I see = )

    In any event, if anyone is still interested, they have a few more.
    So glad I didn't have to wait until Dec. 15 to get my hands on this thing..

    ..now only if they would hurry up and release the power cover
    I just picked up the 256gb model today at the microsoft store in New Jersey
    I guarantee that if you bought it in NJ it's "hot" off a hijacked truck or it's a good Chinese counterfeit / OE with a MS label made by
    hand to "look" like the real thing.
    10-31-2013 01:37 PM
  18. superlawyer15's Avatar
    I guarantee that if you bought it in NJ it's "hot" off a hijacked truck or it's a good Chinese counterfeit / OE with a MS label made by
    hand to "look" like the real thing.
    I take it someone has been burned in Jersey before
    10-31-2013 02:04 PM
  19. PB_H's Avatar
    I take it someone has been burned in Jersey before
    To the contrary I've been able to acquire some nice cameras with a deep discount...
    10-31-2013 02:39 PM
  20. jazzimat's Avatar
    Best Buy on Harrison St. in San Francisco has the 256's now at the store. Also the 512's are also available now for shipping. It says leaves warehouse in 1 business day. If anyone is interested.
    Best Buy
    SAN FRANCISCO CA
    1717 HARRISON ST , SAN FRANCISCO , CA 94103
    Available now
    Pick up 10/31/2013
    10-31-2013 03:52 PM
  21. PB_H's Avatar
    Best Buy on Harrison St. in San Francisco has the 256's now at the store. Also the 512's are also available now for shipping. It says leaves warehouse in 1 business day. If anyone is interested.
    Best Buy
    SAN FRANCISCO CA
    1717 HARRISON ST , SAN FRANCISCO , CA 94103
    Available now
    Pick up 10/31/2013

    Yup - Store Pick up Only
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    10-31-2013 04:15 PM
  22. dwigfor's Avatar
    Wonder if that's the only store in CA that has it.... Even sold out in Compton!
    10-31-2013 04:29 PM
  23. stephen_az's Avatar
    Sorry about the misinformation then, I was just going by the fact that it's listed on their website as being available for store pickup.

    Not that it helps you out there, but there's apparently 7 of them at the Cambridge, MA Microcenter... :D
    As a point of reference that is not misinformation. If someone lives near a Fry's location and wants one they should stop at the store. Fry's inventory system is notoriously unreliable and their people run the gamut from very conscientious to absolutely useless.
    10-31-2013 09:40 PM
  24. HOTDAWG's Avatar
    All of the inventory systems are unreliable, I'd say.

    Me in MS store on Wednesday: I'd really like a 256 gig.
    MS Guy #1: Uh, I'll have to check in back (goes away)
    MS Guy #2: Can I help you?
    Me: MS Guy #1 is checking in back for a 256 gig for me
    MS Guy #2: Oh, no those are out everywhere. we haven't got any at all. Did you try the website?
    MS Guy #1 comes back: Here you go
    Me: Yay!
    The two MS guys then have a long whispered discussion. I never figured out if they happened to have one or if they had a secret stash or what.
    I had just spent 4 weeks trying to get my Samsung Series 7 Slate repaired and they couldn't so this was an insurance replacement. I think he was trying to keep me happy.

    I'm happy.
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    11-01-2013 10:01 AM
  25. vipkl's Avatar
    FWIW, a couple of days ago I was able to order the 512GB model from Staples online, and they just emailed me the shipment tracking number. Concerned about the status, I had called them yesterday and luckily they were able to connect me through to the order verification dept to "clear" it (since this is a large purchase and I had to open a new account as I'd never ordered from them before).
    11-02-2013 03:24 PM
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