Microsoft Surface Price Could Drop 38% in Two Months

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.


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  • blurr91
    I "could" win the Lotto in 3 months...
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  • shiftstealth
    The vendors such as Asus and dell requested they keep their price high so that they could compete so this leaves me curious.
  • tuffjuff
    I don't know that these are at all directly comparable.

    The Playbook had no change from the start. At least Microsoft has the power of tens of millions of devices with Windows 8 on them, all using the same app store, to help force interest from developers.
  • blurr91
    I "could" win the Lotto in 3 months...