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Have any stores sold out of Xooms?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Dunbar, Feb 24, 2011.

  1. Dunbar

    Dunbar Newbie
    Thread Starter

    I pre-ordered from Best Buy (but won't be able to pick mine up until late tonight), so I should have a unit waiting for me. But I'm curious if the Xoom was popular enough to sell out at any locations today. Has anyone heard of any stores selling out? If so, post the news here.


  2. daddyd302

    daddyd302 Android Enthusiast

    I seriously doubt it will sell out considering it's high price. The only way is that Best Buy didn't get alot of them, like only 3-5 per store.
  3. p8ntballah21

    p8ntballah21 Android Enthusiast

    I didn't see anything yet, I had pre-order at BB and they never called me, still haven't called actually. So I walked into VZW first thing and there was one guy infront of me getting one as well, looks like they had 10 or so out on counter. I think you shouldn't have a problem getting one. even if BB drops the ball, VZW should have some.
  4. parrotheadmjb

    parrotheadmjb Member

    I think it will sell out in a number of places since even corporate stores didn't get too many, mine only had eight. Shouldn't stay sold out because of the price, but I'm under the impression there's enough people that are willing to get one initially.
  5. Air Force One

    Air Force One Android Enthusiast

    I was the only one at my Verizon store. nobody came in to buy one the entire time I was there and the guy said they were expecting more people. One guy was in the parking lot with me in his car but turned out he was just getting his phone fixed.
  6. AustinTech

    AustinTech Android Enthusiast

    I called my BB to ask about the T-Bolt release date. The manager said that the XOOMs were selling very well and that there was a line to get in this morning. I didn't think to ask how many they got in stock. It's a busy store in an affluent area, so I'd imagine if you were going to put your eggs somewhere, that store would be a good basket.

    For what it's worth...
  7. StrifeJester

    StrifeJester Android Enthusiast

    I heard from XDA Forums that there are only 5 xooms per store. This seems very odd to me especially in larger markets. I have a friend who is the BB mobile manager here will talk to him later and find out.
  8. dyezak

    dyezak Well-Known Member

    This was a pic from a Best Buy, and there's definately more than 5 here in this store:

    Motorola XOOM Arriving at Best Buy Stores | Android Phone Fans
  9. marctronixx


    the best buy i purchased from had 8 including the one i purchased....
  10. daddyd302

    daddyd302 Android Enthusiast

    Best Buy only had enough for their pre-order customers. I went over to Verizon and got mine. I saw a guy there asking about it and deciding to buy one too.
  11. blozout

    blozout Well-Known Member

    Costco by me had at least 30. Surprised the hell out of me.
  12. Amatherly

    Amatherly Newbie

    My best buy got 10, and they were sold out, all from pre-orders.

    When I went in at 1, there were only 3 left to be collected.
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  13. rjoudrey

    rjoudrey Android Expert

    My Verizon had 10 units and 6 reservations.
  14. Mike S

    Mike S Newbie

    I had preordered from best buy but ended up getting it from verizon to get the contract price. I called best buy to let them know that they didn't have to hold my order. The guy said they had sold the all they had and there was someone at the desk asking to buy one.
  15. Amatherly

    Amatherly Newbie

    Sounds like it was that guy's lucky day
  16. Proph

    Proph Android Enthusiast

    My verizon store got 12, 2 weren't spoken for including the one I am typing on. I was there when they unlocked the door so I am sure they sold out. They were prepping 3 xooms to be picked up while I was getting mine.
  17. Mostly Harmless

    Mostly Harmless Android Expert

    Went to my best buy to try one out, the guy told me there were out of stock but did have the display one.
  18. MX_1

    MX_1 Newbie

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  19. dbldwn02

    dbldwn02 Newbie

    Colorado Springs Best Buy....Sold Out
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  20. ghoticov

    ghoticov Member

    Fresno, CA Best Buy sold out within an hour this morning. I preordered and I was the only one that did... luckily they saved me one.
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  21. Dunbar

    Dunbar Newbie
    Thread Starter

    I finally picked up my Xoom at Best Buy about an hour ago. Just going through the activation now. I asked how many units they had left, and they said only two, and both were being held for people who had pre-ordered. So I am very glad I pre-ordered.

    As an aside, I went into the Verizon store to glance at the accessories. When I asked the woman behind the counter where the Xoom accessories were, she didn't know what I was talking about. Another employee overhead and said "you know, the Xoom, that thing we've been selling all day." So I think sales must be doing ok, at least in my neck of the woods.
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  22. marctronixx


    this is good news! this will tie in to the weekend numbers also. they will get shipments in tomorrow possibly for the weekend. good job moto!
  23. hkklife

    hkklife Member

    No, Xoom sellouts are not good news. Don't congratulate Moto for failing to understand the market or what Apple is bringing to the table. This thing needs to flop harder and faster than the 3Com Audrey or the Palm Foleo to teach the other hardware companies a lesson on pricing themselves out of the market. Beating or matching Apple on pricing while having an advantage in features & flexibility is the ONLY way Android as a tablet platform stands any kind of chance of making inroads against iOS.

    I played with a Xoom extensively today and in no way, shape or form do I see the value proposition in it. It's NICE hardware (as is Honeycomb) but not revolutionary, nor do I see how it's THAT much better than a Viewsonic GTablet to cost over 2x as much. The Xoom as an overall package seemed extremely rushed to me. Some occasional pauses and hiccups with switching apps and navigating through photos and toggling some menus & widgets. Maybe it was just the one I used but sometimes the touchscreen was overly sensitive and other times it seemed to lag a bit. I also miss the hard buttons (or at least a Nook Color or Apple-style single home button). I wouldn't pay a penny above $550 or maybe $600 for the Xoom in its current configuration (esp with no microSD & no LTE at present), especially considering how ill-suited the Android ecosystem is for tablets right now. Hopefully firmware updates will be frequent and substantial. I cannot wait to see an iSuppli teardown to reveal whether or not Moto has a ginormous markup on this thing or if Apple truly is able to squeeze their suppliers and leverage huge economies of scale in a way other companies cannot.

    At the very least, a Xoom flop will make Moto think twice before giving a middle finger to their fans in order to appears Big Red (ie no wi-fi version). If this pig is a hit, then it will only encourage higher prices and further tie-ups between all of the decent Android hardware makers and the carriers while discouraging innovation and reasonable pricing.

    Imagine if the first Asus EEE PC netbook back in '07 had been sold exclusively with a 3G radio built-in through a single carrier. It would have been DOA and the entire netbook industry that otherwise was sparked overnight likely would never have occured. And if the iPad had launched last year with a single comparable SKU (the 32GB 3G model) through AT&T stores, it would've been at best a minor flop and we wouldn't even be going tablet-crazy right now. Same thing is in effect now with the Nook Color.

    I'll go on a limb and say that the entire iPad and "iPad killer" craze has been fueled by "impulse" purchases at retail of the $499 16GB model. I know probably 15 or more people with iPads and at least a dozen of them are the 16GB wi-fi model (ie the "cheap" version). These things are a luxury, not a necessity, and folks are looking for the lowest possible point of entry to the tablet experience and not yet another monthly contract.

    Look, I love Moto (since the days when I carried a MicroTAC) and Android (got a Droid 1 on launch day) but this has just been too much to handle lately. First the infatuation with Blur, then the locked bootloaders, then the overpriced Atrix docks, and now the Xoom debacle. Sanjay Jha is at best arrogant and clueless or, at worst, secretly intent to on undoing all of the progress Moto has made since November of 2009.
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  24. cwrig

    cwrig Well-Known Member

    BB near me sold out and also sold their display model.
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  25. mrnserv

    mrnserv Lurker

    BB near work in Chicago burbs received 6, had sold 4 by Noon and the last 2 were reserved, so sold out according to store rep. Other BB closer to home had received 6 and sold 2 by Noon and a 3rd soon after I arrived. Looking at inventory screen as the rep checked local stock for other area BB stores most appeared to get 6-8 and averaged about 50% sold by mid day.
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