Google Chromecast three-month free Netflix deal sells out in a day

Google Chromecast three-month free Netflix deal sells out in a day
Google’s biggest surprise at its ‘breakfast with Sundar Pichai’ Nexus7/Android 4.3 event was the unveiling of its TV USB flash drive the Chromecast. Priced at only $35, it’s a steal and no wonder it sold out in minutes on the Google Play store and is now sold on eBay for around $100 to wannabe buyers. One of the best things about the Chromecast was that included in those $35 already were three months of free Netflix. This alone would cost $24 making buying the Google Chromecast a no-brainer.

However, given that the promotion was one in limited quantities, Google sold out of it so quickly some (including prominent Apple fanalysts) thought it was a mistake. It’s not - the limited Netflix deal was exactly what Google announced it was - limited. Google even released an official message explaining the situation:

“Due to overwhelming demand for Chromecast devices since launch, the 3-month Netflix promotion (which was available in limited quantities) is no longer available.”

Right now, the Chromecast is sold out on Amazon as demand for the tiny TV streamer is huge. You can still get it on Google Play and on Best Buy.

Even without the free Netflix deal, at $35, the Chromecast still seems like a steal to us. What do you think, have you gotten yours already?

source: AllThingsD

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8 Comments

1. fistigons

Posts: 368; Member since: Feb 11, 2012

I may pick up one of these for work.

2. dmsrfl

Posts: 76; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

Bought one 30 minutes after it was announced..can't wait to use it!

3. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2264; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

i thought it was a joke,..danm! missed it.

4. fanboy1974

Posts: 1345; Member since: Nov 12, 2011

I bought on Amazon yesterday morning when I noticed that playstore had a 3 to 4 week wait; glad I did. These things are selling for double on eBay due to the popularity. If your paying for Netflix right now it was a no brainer to get one of these.

6. rallyguy

Posts: 620; Member since: Mar 13, 2012

They are selling for $150 on Amazon also.

5. Mass88

Posts: 58; Member since: Jan 06, 2012

Google should really give this thing a solid marketing push. And I'm not talking ab out primarily online. This thing is priced right and offers some great features.

7. rallyguy

Posts: 620; Member since: Mar 13, 2012

Yeah I tried to buy one yesterday and couldn't find one anywhere.

8. N.Reynolds

Posts: 257; Member since: Feb 15, 2011

Got one today with my nexus 7 and got the free three months.

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