Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 18th Oct 2012 11:58 UTC, submitted by lucas_maximus
Windows "This may be a good sign for Microsoft: a little over a day after putting its new Surface RT tablet up for pre-order, the entry-level $499 version of the tablet has sold out. Its estimated shipping time has slipped from October 26, Windows 8's release date, to a more nebulous 'within three weeks'." We'll see. Wouldn't be the first time a company artificially keeps supply short to generate 'sold-out' hype.
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Comment by krreagan
by krreagan on Thu 18th Oct 2012 22:00 UTC
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When you manufacture only a handful it's easy to "sell out", artificially "creating" a demand for a product that would have otherwise bombed. Why else would MS not give numbers on how many they built.

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