Microsoft’s 128GB Surface Pro Tablet has barely been out of the headlines both before and since its release date earlier this month, though more often than not has been making a name for itself for less than idea reasons. Despite having been earmarked for greatness by its creators long before its launch, Microsoft deliberately or otherwise made so few units of the Surface Pro available that it immediately sold out and thus for some became all the more desirable.
Critics may have argued that the ploy was a deliberate one and the effect was the alienation of thousands who would have happily snapped one up for novelty value alone, but this has nevertheless not prevented the usual ruthless profiteers of the world doing their best to capitalize on Surface Pro shortage.
As of right now, those unwilling to wait the two to three week estimated shipping times can take home the less-than bargain-priced Surface Pro from eBay for an even less-attractive price-tag.
Some of those concerned with decent enough stockpiles of the things are asking in the region of $1,300 for the 128GB version, while those of a more optimistic persuasion are listing theirs for a whopping $1,500+. It remains to be seen whether anyone the world over is convinced enough to shell out a penny more than the standard assign price for an already hotly-debated tablet, but you’ve got to hand it to them for trying…albeit while hoping their greedy ways backfire!
Microsoft and its affiliates still remain adamant that the Surface Pro sold out debacle is a genuine one, which could have originated from supply chain issues. However, given the fact that both Surface tablets were hugely delayed…the Surface Pro in particular…it’s difficult to accept that Microsoft was only able to pull together such a pathetically small six-figure supply of them prior to launch.