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Hey Dude, Where is my Surface RT?

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    Hey Dude, Where is my Surface RT?


    I live in Ireland!

    I have tried to purchase a MS Surface RT. I have tried every possibility!

    The only possible way that I can buy one legally, is to buy it in the UK & have to shipped to someone in Northern Ireland (Part of the UK. A real Irishman would NEVER do this. I would have to cross the border into NI).

    I talked to my Electronics retailer here that has been in business for over 50 years! I buy all my electronics there.

    He told me that the only way he cold get them is to buy a skid load. He says he could not invest that kind of money at the expense of his general inventory!

    I have contacted the Irish office of Microsoft. All they do is transfer the call to the UK MS Website. I can fill in the order for the Surface, but at the check out, it tells me they CAN NOT ship to the IRSH REPUBLIC!!

    Why in HELL was I transferred to THE UK??

    I have contacted all the Electronic retailers in Ireland & no one has them!

    PC World told me I had to order them online! But they didn't have any idea where!!

    WHAT KIND OF SO-CALLED "WORLD WIDE COMPANY" would deliberately boycott A WORLD LEADING COUNTRY!!

    MAD AS HELL!!

    The "Old Fart"

    TULLY!!

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    Philadelphia
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    Windows 8.1 Pro x64


    Now you see what us Americans often go through when foreign companies make products, such as Nintendo, Samsung, etc, and we have to wait behind for availability.

    I'm quote certain Microsoft wouldn't boycott a "world leading country". They haven't been on the market very long, so my suggestion would be to go to the largest electronics retailer, either in person or online and find one there. If the one who went to isn't a nationwide chain, then they may not be able to purchase them as easily as the major retailers.
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    Posts : 1,925
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Well, Microsoft hasn't really fully rolled out their tablets yet. You can buy them in many countries, but you can't in many others.. And the Surface Pro's still have yet to ship.

    In fact, you can't buy a Surface in any brick and mortar store here in the US either, except for MS's own stores. They have deliberately kept it exclusive to their own stores, or online.

    According to this, Amazon ships to the republic of Ireland.

    Amazon.co.uk Help

    And they carry the surface... is there something wrong with using Amazon?
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    Well, Tully if you makes you feel any better, I don't know of a single person who owns a Microsoft tablet and I have yet to actually see one in the wild. So, maybe nobody else has them either.
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    Philadelphia
    Posts : 214
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64


    Quote Originally Posted by Mystere View Post
    In fact, you can't buy a Surface in any brick and mortar store here in the US either, except for MS's own stores. They have deliberately kept it exclusive to their own stores, or online.
    I can think of two stores local to me who have them in, physically for sale. MicroCenter and Staples. I believe Best Buy does as well.
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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    MicroCenter does not carry the Surface. They do carry various other RT tablets from other manufacturers, but not the Surface. I was there a couple of days ago, no Surfaces.. Also a search of their website reveals they don't even sell it online either.

    Staples, it appears has recently started selling the surface in stores. This just happened in the last few weeks, apparently. So far, I think they are the only retailer besides MS to carry it in store.
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    UK
    Posts : 177
    Win 8


    Maybe they don't really exist and Metro is just a horrible mass hallucination

    Get yourself an iPad and stop stressing
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    Oregon
    Posts : 214
    Windows 8 Pro w/Media Center, Windows RT


    Quote Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
    Well, Tully if you makes you feel any better, I don't know of a single person who owns a Microsoft tablet and I have yet to actually see one in the wild. So, maybe nobody else has them either.
    LOL. They do seem rare in the wild. I have the ASUS Vivo tab RT which I really like. Same specs as the Surface RT, but has GPS and NFC. Plus, I found it new for $30 less than the Surface. Fast, light, plenty of apps and fully integrates with ease into my Ms ecosystem.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mystere View Post
    Well, Microsoft hasn't really fully rolled out their tablets yet. You can buy them in many countries, but you can't in many others.. And the Surface Pro's still have yet to ship.

    In fact, you can't buy a Surface in any brick and mortar store here in the US either, except for MS's own stores. They have deliberately kept it exclusive to their own stores, or online.

    According to this, Amazon ships to the republic of Ireland.

    Amazon.co.uk Help

    And they carry the surface... is there something wrong with using Amazon?
    For $873.73, are you kidding?

    Tully

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    Posts : 1,925
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Ok, so the problem isn't that nobody will ship it, it's that nobody will ship it as cheaply as you'd like.
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