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Some pre-orders for the Asus Transformer Prime are being canceled by Amazon

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Some pre-orders for the Asus Transformer Prime are being canceled by Amazon
It could be the quad-core processor, or the promised update to Ice Cream Sandwich, or even the detachable keyboard. Regardless for the reason, pre-orders of the Asus Transformer Prime are brisk. So brisk, in fact, that Amazon will not have enough supply of the tablet to fill all of the pre-orders it has accepted.

The Asus Transformer Prime

The Asus Transformer Prime

The unlucky ones are receiving an email from Amazon that blames a "lack of  availability from our suppliers" for their order being canceled. Amazon says it will refund those orders that have been 86'd in 1-2 business days. The online retailer started taking reservations in the third week of last month. The latest speculation on a possible launch date focuses on December 19th which Android Central says came from Asus itself.

Those with canceled pre-orders might consider going to Best Buy where they started taking reservations for the Asus Transformer Prime a few days after Amazon started. So far we have heard nothing from the big box retailer about canceling orders.

source: AndroidCentral

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posted on 02 Dec 2011, 16:32 3

1. LewsTherin006 (Posts: 140; Member since: 18 Nov 2011)


Well at least we know its in demand. Its not a bad problem to have if you are asus, but they need to get the supply up before people get tired of waiting and look else were.

posted on 02 Dec 2011, 16:57 2

2. imkyle (Posts: 947; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)


I wonder if Best Buy will do the same...... crap.

posted on 02 Dec 2011, 16:59 2

3. shifu (Posts: 44; Member since: 23 Nov 2011)


As expected; as an ex bestbuy manager i saw this coming. the moment i saw the per-orders went up on the bby website on my phone i did it right then and there.

posted on 04 Dec 2011, 13:26

4. roscuthiii (Posts: 1717; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)


Amazon and Asus should come to some kind of arrangement. Amazon Prime, Transformer Prime... could be a great opportunity for some cross company marketing strategies.
However, I could see that as being construed as anti-competitive collusion.

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