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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 06-17-2011, 09:18 AM Thread Starter
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BestBuy Samsung Chromebook on "BackOrder" now

My order for a number of Samsung Series 5 Chromebooks WiFi-only appears to have been placed on backorder. I placed the order on June 15 on BestBuy.com and its already backordered, with an expecting ship-date of June 23rd or later.

Is this a sign the Chromebooks are selling well? Or are there major production capacity issues? I noticed the Acer's are also late.... beginning to think the software wasn't ready on-time, and it slowed up production of the machines.
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 06-17-2011, 09:33 AM
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It could be that demand was higher than expected. That's my guess. Software shouldn't have stopped anything. I don't think Google had any reservations about shipping these things while promising to work on the system through the summer for Netflix and offline Docs, etc.

Otherwise, there might be a manufacturing shortage... My bet is that demand is higher than expected.
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Not sure what's going on, but Best Buy told me orders are being shipped between June 21-25 and there's stock in the warehouse.
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post #4 of 10 (permalink) Old 06-20-2011, 09:27 AM
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Amazon shows the White Samsung Series 5 3G in stock but all other models (including Acer) as pre-order. I wonder if Best Buy is in the same boat. I ordered the Silver Samsung Series 5 3G on 6/17 and my order was immediately backordered.
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Glad i ordered from Amazon. Placed an order on Thursday and got it on friday.
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Glad i ordered from Amazon. Placed an order on Thursday and got it on friday.
Lancer, what specs did you order? White?
It seems like the white Samsung 3g is shipping OK. All others are delayed.
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Lancer, what specs did you order? White?
It seems like the white Samsung 3g is shipping OK. All others are delayed.
yeah, i wanted to have the 3G option for when i'm traveling, didn't care about the color.
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So the 3G's are shipping? I may just buckle and pay the extra to get my hands on it!



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My order for a number of Samsung Series 5 Chromebooks WiFi-only appears to have been placed on backorder. I placed the order on June 15 on BestBuy.com and its already backordered, with an expecting ship-date of June 23rd or later.

Is this a sign the Chromebooks are selling well? Or are there major production capacity issues? I noticed the Acer's are also late.... beginning to think the software wasn't ready on-time, and it slowed up production of the machines.

I purchased mine from a recommended blog site (I'm not sure if posting the site is okay from this forum site, oh well...) click here. I'm just waiting for my order since I like the new laptop cloud based better than other Linux based laptops; I was also one of the beta testers for Cr-48.
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I purchased mine from a recommended blog site (I'm not sure if posting the site is okay from this forum site, oh well...) click here. I'm just waiting for my order since I like the new laptop cloud based better than other Linux based laptops; I was also one of the beta testers for Cr-48.
Ugh I posted the wrong link.

I purchased mine from a recommended blog site (I'm not sure if posting the site is okay from this forum site, oh well...) click here. I'm just waiting for my order since I like the new laptop cloud based better than other Linux based laptops; I was also one of the beta testers for Cr-48.
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