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Target Canceling ASUS Eee Pad Transformer Orders?!

Written by Randy Harz. Posted in Android, Featured, News

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Published on May 04, 2011 with No Comments

The ASUS Eee Pad Android 3.0 Honeycomb tablet with its ‘cheap’ price has been a runaway success. The device sold out within minutes of hitting Amazon (supplied by Target) and the very next day at Best Buy. Pretty clear its quick sell out had to do with limited quantities. They’re experiencing a massive shortages on necessary components for the Transformer and can only produce very small quantities. So if you were wondering why this tablet wasn’t heaped up on the shelves and pretty hard to find, this could be why.

The Taiwanese hardware manufacturer can only deliver 10,000 units a month of this 10″ Tegra 2 tablet. You could try to hunt one down one on ebay or other sources. ASUS knows about the problem and is seeking volumes of 300,000 units a month. It appears that component shortages will not be overcome until mid June. Until then we probably going to see the device being hard to find.

While this means that customers would have to wait even longer for their orders to be fulfilled, part II of the story is beginning to built waves over on Reddit.

Recently Target ran a sale which offered a $40 coupon code discount for customers ordering the ASUS Eee Pad Transformer. This made the already very good price tag even more spectacular. Well if you thought that deal was too good to be true, you may be right. Over on Reddit a growing number of complaints are beginning to emerge of Target outright canceling these orders after taking them.

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The first post was from Reddit user Birdthday Shop”: “I was bummed because I had a $40 coupon code applied to that order and wanted the cheaper price, so I called Target to see if they could do anything for me. They told me that the order hadn’t been canceled and was still on track to ship as early as May 17th. I checked my order status online and couldn’t find any indication that it had been canceled. Given the unambiguous wording of the email, I am a bit torn as to what to believe. Has anyone else had this experience?”

True enough, a lot of other customers have gotten the same email.

We hope ASUS get’s this fixed quick.