Dealnews has a bold prediction: The Microsoft Surface Tablet could repeat a scenario seen with the Blackberry Playbook.
Due to the high inventory an sales results that are rumored to be below expectations, the website believes that Microsoft could be forced to discount the tablet in a similar as Research in Motion discounted its Playbook. The site wrote that Microsoft is showing no signs of discounts at this time, but states that
"true bargain hunters may want to hold off a little longer, as just five months after the Playbook's debut, the 16GB Playbook dropped 38% in price. Even the higher 32GB model dropped an impressive 33% in price during the same timeframe. And the deals only got better from that point forward. In fact, in an effort to move inventory, some retailers, like Office Depot, began discounting the Playbook and bundling it with $100 gift cards. Again, this was just five months into the tablet's lifespan, which means we could see hefty discounts on the Surface RT as early as March 2013."
Dealnews noted that Microsoft would be "wise to discount its entry-level Surface RT tablet", such suggests that "holding off till the Pro's debut before making any purchasing decisions" is a good idea. Impatient shoppers should wait until the Surface RT gets better distribution, which seems to be happening soon, as Microsoft announced that Surface RT will be available at Staples and BestBuy.