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Amazon Chromecast orders apparently delayed by 2-3 months [Update - denied]
Update: According to the WSJ, Amazon claims that the email notifications contained “incorrect estimated order delivery of late October”. In other words, those who ordered should get their Chromecasts much sooner.
Chromecast buyers that ordered the dongle from Amazon, or those of you planning to get one from the giant retailers shouldn’t expect the product to be delivered sooner than 2-3 months.
Chromespot reports that Amazon is already notifying some Chromecast buyers that their device won’t ship earlier than late October – apparently a shipping window has been provided, October 17-30, which is certainly disconcerting news for those of you that managed to get an order in with the company.
Apparently Chromecast orders that were supposed to ship by August 21 have been delayed as well, so you may very well look elsewhere for the device.
Amazon still accepts orders for the Chromecast, but it lists a very strange delivery estimate: “usually ships within 2 to 3 months.” That means that any orders placed with Amazon right now will get you a Chromecast in time for… Christmas?
In addition to Amazon, the device is available for sale from Google Play and Best Buy, although neither store has the device in stock yet. With the Google Play Store you’ll have to wait 2-3 weeks to get it, while Best Buy’s online stock apparently varies – it’s currently sold out, but you could always check your local Best Buy stores as well.
Naturally, you’ll be able to find the device from eBay or Craigslist, but expect to premium on top of the $35 you’d have to shell out for the dongle.