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How (and why) a visit to a Microsoft Store left one enthusiast feeling dejected


Staff member
Dec 17, 2013

As a Microsoft enthusiast, I was disappointed when my local Microsoft Store wouldn't sell me a Surface Pro bundle for the same price as Costco.
Though I write extensively about Microsoft, I've never owned (but have always wanted) a Surface Pro. So, I recently visited the Microsoft Store in Farmington, CT and bought a Core M3 Surface Pro and Type Cover Bundle for $699 to replace my failing Toshiba 2-in-1. I added a Surface Pen and Microsoft Complete Warranty for $89 and $149, respectively. After spending $997 total for my new Surface, I left the store feeling good ... but also a little guilty.