Those looking to pick up a Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) Surface 2 or a Surface Pro 2 for the holiday season may find themselves in a bind. Both devices have been reported as sold out in many locations across the country, sparking rumors that sales numbers for the devices are much higher than anyone could have possibly anticipated.
A search of Microsoft’s website and Wal-Mart’s online portal by Mashable revealed that any version of the Surface 2 is completely out of stock. Apparently, Best Buy has had its fair share of trouble keeping the device in stock in its stores, as well. Mashable’s sampling of several calls to stores across the country revealed that most did not have any copies of the device currently on their shelves. Even stashes on Amazon have been dwindling in number, according to the publication.
Clearly, there are not enough units of the device on the shelves right now. This could be problematic with the holiday shopping season in full swing: Those looking to pick up a Surface 2 as a gift may move on to another item if stocks are no replenished before Christmas. For some potential customers, their business will have already moved on if the item proves at all difficult to obtain. Especially with the high price point of the initial release, there are fears that delaying sales will cost Microsoft a considerable sum of money, as well.