We've been getting word from Target customers that due to severe product shortages, the Bulls Eye is canceling their Asus Transformer pre-orders. Customers following up by phone with Customer Service, however, are learning a different story - that the Transformer is actually just out of stock and that their orders aren't canceled. Checking on Target's Website, we found the Transformer listed as being out of stock. But whether it's just out of stock or Target is giving up sending it out, many customers are frustrated and just plain angry.
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Asus Eee Pad Transformer 10.1″ Android Tablet (TF101-A1) with 16GB Hard Drive, 1GB Memory – Black/Brown
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Earlier today we reported, Asus announcing they can only make about 10,000 units per month and that most were heading to Europe. A short production schedule is likely due to parts being in short supply. And that translates into retailer stocks being pretty low. And now, it's apparent they're running out.
Conspiracy theorists might think to link to Amazon where they may see the tablet ready to ship out the door - but take note! Amazon is supplied by Target, especially in this case you've got to know that the tablet wouldn't come to your door any faster than if you'd ordered the same thing from a Target store. That is, unless you get some super sweet one day shipping deal out of Amazon. That's always a possibility. As it stands now though, right around $600 is the best you're going to be able to do.