Microsoft Surface Pro 3 Is Selling Out?

Subject: General Tech, Systems | September 15, 2014 - 01:31 AM |
Tagged: surface 3, surface, microsoft

Through their blog, Microsoft claims that their Surface Pro 3 devices are selling out in their recently added, overseas markets. In parts of Australia, all models were sold out early in the first day (we can of course question how many is "some retailers" and how much stock each had). The company expects to have appropriate stock levels in a week or two.

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Honestly, I never quite get these announcements of low stock. While it is better than having too much stock, and these releases might ease the nerves of shy investors, having too low stock is a problem, too. It is often a sign of something lacking: production, confidence, market insight, distribution, and so forth. It can tell an interesting story if these sales figures are immense, see the Nintendo Wii, but often it just raises a critical eyebrow. This is especially true if concrete figures are danced around.

I mean, if someone is at a store and looking for a Surface but none is available, do you really need to let them know that you intend to make more?

Source: Microsoft

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September 15, 2014 | 01:56 AM - Posted by dragosmp (not verified)

There is demand, folks would have bought Surface-s, but none were available in EU. At the same time MS haven't shipped many, if there are none to buy it's more because retailers only had a handful.

September 15, 2014 | 09:57 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Yes demand, but is it the consumer with the means to afford one, is it the enterprises getting them for employees, or the government entities with the infinite deep pockets(taxpayers money, and future debt), because a damn powerful laptop could be had for the price of one of these slabs. Apple really needs to get an OSX based tablet, and don't tell me that a quad core A8 is not up to the task, as more than likely any big number crunching done on Tablets, Windows based, or otherwise, is probably done with some Cloud assistance, and whatever brand of tablet device is just running a thin client/VPN remote desktop service anyways! And do not forget the RAW numbers, because without the RAWS there is a certain Statistics, and Marketing + Statistics never adds up to the truth.

September 15, 2014 | 10:59 AM - Posted by JohnGR

When no one cares about your products, just write a letter about how exited you are that every one loves your products. At least a few will believe you and go out to buy what every one else is buying.

September 15, 2014 | 02:07 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

What a waste of an article.

Not really but it is kinda of obvious - if MS was selling millions then we would hear about the numbers. Was there ever an expectation that they would sell 10's of millions? Part of MS providing this information is to let future buyers know what is going on. I have my SP3 but if I was looking to get one I would like to know this information.

September 15, 2014 | 03:29 PM - Posted by funandjam

I like the part where MS paid multi-millions(wasn't it $400 mil?) to NFL for product placement and the idiotic announcers called the devices as "ipads"!

back on topic, around here at work, I've overheard several of the higher ups that they want to get themselves the highend SP3s. It appears in the corporate management enviroment that these devices are quite popular(or at least at my job)

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