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It appears this may have been a special offer limited to select customers who preordered a different color that was delayed, and that the web page was set up to never run out of stock. The shipping date may be completely wrong, as well. We're waiting on a response from Best Buy to confirm, but given that it's a holiday, we're not expecting it until Monday. We advise you not to order.

If you head over to the Best Buy website right now, for $499.99, you can get your very own ASUS Transformer Prime 32GB Amethyst Gray edition on its way to your doorstep from Best Buy's warehouse on Monday, December 27th. The tablet has been notoriously hard to find on the web the few times it has popped up (unless you want to wait 4-7 weeks on Amazon), with only a few lucky preorder customers and quick-clickers getting in on the action so far. It's still in stock as of this writing, but we'll update if it sells out. Sadly, the keyboard dock is still not available anywhere, it seems.

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  • tomkins

    they only have the champagne color right now

  • tomkins

    keyboard dock is available in the same color

  • Mark

    That link was supposed to be for people who'd purchased the Champagne model and given the option of switching to Gray. It's highly doubtful that there's actually any stock left.

    Also note that Monday is 12/26, and a federal holiday. So, nothing will actually ship until Tuesday, 12/27.

  • http://www.mobiletechview.com Johnd

    I am using it now and i can tell you it will be well worth the wait. Got it Friday from bhphotovideo. I preordered November 26.

  • Earl

    Just ordered mine with shipping of 12/29 - so it seems they are in stock and updating as they sell.

  • Jay Kesting

    I placed an order about half hour ago with a ship date of (express) of 12/27 and received a confirmaion.

  • cheri

    I hope this isn't really for original pre-orders because I cancelled my pre-order with Amazon.

    • laura

      same here, I really hope that it wasnt for original pre-orders

  • Ray B

    Just ordered mine in gray from bb about an hour ago. Shipping is noted as 12/29/02- 1/02/03. Well see! I cancelled my preorder from Tiger Direct. They are looking at a 01/17/03 ship date. Good luck everyone.

  • Vinny

    Just ordered it. Says it should arrive 12/29-01/03/2012. I really hope this is legit. Could have saves $46 by ordering from amazon but i really didn't want to wait 4-7 weeks!

  • Greg

    If you all have been ordering from B&H, it appears they are now sold out.

  • chris

    Just canceled my order for my 32gb asus prime champagne on amazon.com and ordered the grey one at best buy.com. Will arrive Tuesday along with origami cover!!!! finally!

  • optimus

    I swear if they cancel my BB pre-order I will flip. I had two other preorders with expansys and Amazon but I figured that since BB already charged my card and gave me a 27th December delivery date, I cancelled both of them.

  • Deathcloak

    I pre-ordered(Grey) on Nov 30 from BB. On Dec 19 got the "backorder" email. They started shipping it yesterday. Supposed to be here by Jan 3rd at the latest! Hope my prime enjoys its stay in Fresno, Ca for xmas. lol Can't wait to follow UPS on tues.

  • Escapism

    I ordered mine this morning and this is what they're telling me "Order in process of being fulfilled. Estimated arrival date: 12/27/2011 - 12/27/2011." Sooo I think that's a good sign.

  • Lucky Irish Tom

    BB has been very vague about their supply. I preordered mine from Gamestop and it arrived in Gray on 12/22. It is a truly awesome tablet. The fact that the Gamestop also installed 6 games on it one of which was Shadowgun was an added bonus. Hope yours arrive as advertised.

  • DaveH

    Ordered Mine BB said would ship Monday

  • jwilbanks79

    Ordered mine and canceled my Amazon preorder. Eff Amazon. Bastards canceled my 1st preorder. Preordered again with the hopes they'd fulfill it soon. 4 - 7 weeks?! Eff that.

  • Mikey G.

    Just place an ordered with BB. You have to follow the link on this page though. Said it will be here by next week. Cant wait!!

  • Greg

    Glad I didn't jump on this bandwagon. Patience is key.

    • Addison

      Looks like you should have jumped.

      • Waldi G

        did you get yours??

        • Addison

          Yep! gets here on the 3rd

  • @joshblackmun

    I ordered one yesterday and was billed the full amount so I sure hope they actually have it in stock. I also have preorders at Gamestop and Amazon which I will cancel if Best Buy comes through.

  • Joel

    I have a question for anyone who has the grey, all the pictures I saw looked more like purple to me, does it look more purple or grey. My champagne dock and tablet were delayed and I got his email, should I opt out for the grey or not

    • worm4603

      To joel who ask about the grey tablet looking purple
      Amethyst is purple

  • TiD

    Got Mine on the December 21st at Gamestop with the bonus games included. Loving the Tablet. I waited for my Skinomi Screen Protector to come in, but it seems to have a design flaw. It has 2 holes Prime only has one :/ so I never put it on the tablet yet, I haven't even peeled the plastic wrap yet from the tablet also. and it's still very responsive. Waiting on ICS and the Dock to be available.

  • John

    Guess I jumped on the bandwagon and ordered one. It doesn't hurt to try I guess. I tried to cancel it, but they say I can't cancel anymore

  • http://www.craftquake.com Nolam

    Ordered mine with normal shipping, confirmed and says it will arrive between the 29th and 3rd!!! :D

  • Keith

    I ordered mine yesterday from this link and it is surprising that people are still able to order them today with the delivery date being later this week or early next week. I have a hard time believing they have that many in stock to ship out especially since Amazon has a 4-7 week waiting period along with other sites being on backorder. Anyway, I wish us all luck but don't get too excited until you get a tracking number! :)

  • Rome

    Got mine in grey from Gamestop, it's really awesome!Hope those of you ordering are lucky enough to get one soon!

  • rebshalom

    I can't find it in stock anywhere. I pre ordered from Tiger Direct on 11/28. At that time they were the only people taking orders.
    Called them last week and they were clueless as to when they will ship.
    Part of the problem may be I want the 64k version.

  • Groblin

    Pre-ordered from Amazon on Nov. 22nd for the 64GB model. Got the late Jan./early Feb. expected delivery estimate. So giving this a shot but keeping my pre-order with Amazon active. Doubt I will need the 64GB version anyway. Paid for expedited shipping and it is estimated to arrive the 27th.

    To the person who said tomorrow is a Federal holiday...you are right, but FedEX and UPS are open.

  • Rudejamaican

    Have anyone checked to make sure that this link is not a scam, I search the regular best by for the SKU: 4038674 of the tablet and it could not be found. I even try to navigate to the link from the regular site and had no luck. For those who ordered, Go the the regular best buy site and try to do a Order status to see if your order shows up. If not then you are SOL.

    • Jeff

      I Ordered one and I can check my status on the real best buy website.

      • http://www.vinylftw.com AutoItKing

        Ditto. Got a real BestBuy order confirmation and it says "In Process." We'll see if it's true in the next few days.

  • jared

    I checked the best buy mobile site and only saw the champagne and it was not in stock. But on the same page it had a link to the grey. This is only on the mobile site. I placed an order and it seems to have gone through, they hit jy credit card with a funds request so I guess we shall see.

    http://m.bestbuy.com/m/e/product/detail.jsp?skuId=4038674&pid=1218450204286&ev=prodView

  • chanda

    I got mine on Friday from J&R. I placed the order on Nov 25th. It was $100 cheaper with a 3 year accident protection plan and they overnighted it to me so I could have it before Christmas, and I didn't even ask for overnight (NY to California)-I paid no shipping and no taxes. This was a really nice surprise for a first time customer. The only thing I don't have yet is the dock, it's backordered, and that's fine with me. I took a chance with a company I never dealt with and it paid off. Tablet plus dock and 3 year protection totalled $707 out the door.

  • http://Ozarkwoodworker.com Matt

    Why are you idiots canceling your Amazon orders? You aren't charged until it's shipped. It is not true until it is in your hands

    • Pete

      Exactly...If they both ship the same time I am keeping the lowest cost unit (Amazon).

    • @joshblackmun

      I was going to cancel mine but as you stated I was not charged yet, so I'm holding off. Bestbuy has already charged me though.

  • Keith

    Not sure if this is bad news or not but yesterday there was a hold on my credit card account for the total purchase and today the hold is gone and I have not been charged anything. I hope that does not mean that they are canceling these orders.

  • jonalisa

    FEDEX and UPS ARE closed today.

    My BB order was due here tomorrow (overnight shipping) and is now in CA and BB says they have NO IDEA when it will ship.

    • Keith

      I don't get it. If Fedex and UPS are closed, your order was due tomorrow, BB has no idea when it will ship, how do you even know it is in CA?

    • Groblin

      You are indeed right, they are closed. No 27th arrival... To be honest, I'm not expecting this to work out, just figured it was worth a shot. (Which is why I didn't cancel my over month old Amazon pre-order)

  • optimus

    Great News! I received my shipping information today!

    Edit: If anybody is wondering, it is shipping through UPS Express.
    ----------------
    Your shipment is on its way
    Dear ####:
    We have processed the item below and it is ready to leave our warehouse. Your method of payment has been charged. If you used a Reward Certificate, it has been applied to your purchase. For more information or questions about your account go to myrewardzone.bestbuy.com. If you ordered items not listed here, you'll receive a separate e-mail with the status of those items.
    You can check your order status and tracking number here.
    NOTE: If your tracking number or the package tracking results do not appear immediately when you attempt to track your package, the shipping carrier may still be processing the information. Orders packed on the weekend may not be available to track until the next business day.

    • Eric

      Optimus - when do you order? Does anyone else have shipping from an order they placed fri-sun?!?'. Mine says in process! ;(

  • Keith

    I ordered 12/24 at 4:30pm EST and still in process and my card has not been charged.

  • optimus

    Order date: 12/23/2011
    Order time: 2:30 PM PST
    Shipping: Express UPS

    Estimated date of arrival is 27th, but since Express UPS is Same Day Delivery, I'm hoping it will get here by the end of today.

  • Eric

    ...but in a way, the average person isn't going to find this link. But I still go with best buy wouldn't keep it with a 0-1 day availability if they really have none. Some thread somewhere else I did see a executive best buy email saying they are close to Asus warehouse and are getting a large order of gray on the 23rd (last Friday). We will see

  • Keith

    The link is now showing "Sold Out"

    • Eric

      That could mean something....sold out part. Lady on phone said my item was getting ready to have tracking. We shall see!

      • Keith

        When did you order yours?

  • Kevin G Sanchez

    Mine shipped today. I paid for express shipping. Got a tracking number too!!!!!

  • Alex C

    I ordered one on 12/23 at about 4:30pm, and got an email at 12:30pm today that my order had shipped via Express UPS, with a delivery estimate of 12/27.

    To clarify, I did not have an existing preorder with BB, but followed the link (from r/asustransformer) and placed a new order.

  • Keith

    Looks like those that ordered on 12/23 are getting it. I hope those of us that ordered on 12/24 are as lucky! Congrats to those that got shipment confirmation!

  • John

    Also noticed the ones with shipment have express shipping. Wonder if I should have picked that option. Its usually a waste for me to pick express since I live in AZ and a lot of shipments come from CA.

    • @joshblackmun

      I was thinking the same thing. Live and learn.

  • Eric

    I ordered Friday at 308 pm. Like 2 mind after it was available. Free shipping

  • Marty

    ordered one from this link at 9am 12/24 via express. got a tracking # at 1230pm today saying shipped via express yoohoo!!!!

  • DaveH

    Ordered mine on the 24th says its In Process!!

  • jboze

    Ordered late Xmas night and got tracking number today!

    • John

      Wow you got to be kidding me, after most of us ordered it and already a tracking number ! Did you order express ?

      • Addison

        I think they are fulfilling the orders that were express today first because those people paid more and there was no shipping yesterday.

  • @joshblackmun

    I ordered on 12:23 @ 10:29pm and have not received a shipment confirmation. It has said this for three days:

    Order Status: 1 item(s) - Order in process of being fulfilled; Usually ships in 0 - 1 days.

    I was charged for it so I am hoping it ships by tomorrow, considering other posts here have shipped and were ordered after mine.

  • MacaroniDuck

    I've been AFK and just caught on to this link this morning. I was able to place an order which is "in process". The charge is also pending on my credit card. I'm skeptical and expect to receive an email at some point citing web site errors and delivery delays and refunds. I'm holding some slim hope that, because shipping services are closed today, it simply won't be processed and shipped until tomorrow *crossing fingers*

    • MacaroniDuck

      About an hour ago I received my shipping confirmation with UPS tracking number. I ordered expedited and the original estimated arrival was 28th or 29th. Will be exciting to see what it says once the package actually hits the UPS tracking system. I had resigned myself to not getting this until end of January so this is a wonderful surprise.

      • MacaroniDuck

        Full on tracking number now available and movement observed. Scheduled for delivery tomorrow, the 29th. ROCK!

        • MacaroniDuck

          Watching it move from Fresno, to Oakland to Louisville, KY. Still on track for tomorrow delivery. Much coolness.

  • gakio12

    I ordered the afternoon of xmas, and I have my tracking number! UPS says they don't have the package yet, but that the shipping label has been printed. I ordered it with EXPRESS shipping.

  • Airiknm

    I ordered mine following this link on December 24th @ around 7:30 pm, and I received shipping confirmation yesterday December 26th with a tracking number. I ordered with express shipping.

    • Escapism

      Gahh, what the hell. I Ordered mine that morning and I still haven't gotten a tracking number.

  • Bill

    i am confused, everytime I go to BB to order one I get the coming soon responce which will not allow preorders. What gives?

  • rebshalom

    I have been trying since Sunday to find one at BB. They say coming soon.
    I called Tiger Direct about the order I placed 11/28 and was told that they have cut their back orders from over 1000 to about 400 and are expecting to fill those within the next 2-3 weeks.
    At this point I am almost willing to settle for 32G if I can get it sooner.

  • jwilbanks79

    Ordered mine from Best Buy the evening of Christmas Eve (a little before 8 PM) and still no tracking #. Order is still in process. Estimated delivery is between the 29th and 3rd. I did not choose express shipping, though.

  • Tyler E

    I ordered mine Dec. 23th, around 11ish at night, with regular shipping. I'm starting to think the ppl who ordered expressed shipping are getting first pick of the stock.

    • John

      I was thinking the same thing, wish I could change my shipping to express. I hope they don't cancel the regular shipping orders

      • Tyler E

        I know, if it gets dropped ill be very mad that i didn't pay the extra $30

        • John

          we know they will eventually have them in stores. The worse part is waiting to get your money back to the bank

  • http://ironvan.com Greg

    Hi guys. I ordered mine on 12/24 at about 0200 (late night of Skyrim!). I got a shipping confirmation with tracking number on 12/26 around 1300. UPS website says its "2.4" lbs and the label has been created. However, I am still actually waiting to see ground movement on the tracking. I will let you know. Also, I ordered the gray and paid for the expedited shipping. Good luck everyone!

  • John

    Has anyone who didn't order express called to see what is going on with the order ? Are you able to change your shipping status :)

    • Addison

      Mine was ordered mid day on the 25th, still in process.

  • Nik

    I ordered mine on the morning of X'Mas (express shipping) and got a tracking number about 23 hours ago with UPS. However, there seems to be no movement of the package within UPS' system. Scheduled delivery was for today and Im in MA. So Im not really sure if the product is on its way or not.

    For the folks with tracking numbers, any word from UPS about scheduled delivery date/time?
    Thanks.

    • Keith

      Not surprising since there was no mail movement yesterday from anyone despite what some people here say. Google Holiday Hours Fedex and you will see they were closed yesterday.

      If you got a tracking number, you are lucky! I now wish I had added express as it seems they are the ones shipping.

  • Michael

    Can anyone confirm the actual color of the amethyst gray model? I read a review that described it as being quite purple (and an accompanying photo to match), but the official photos make it look more gray.

    • @joshblackmun

      Gamestop "tablet" stores have them on display now, you could search their website to find one close to you. I went tot he on in King Of Prussia, PA and looked at it and it looks gray to me. Dark.

  • @joshblackmun

    Order placed 12/23/11 @ 10:29pm

    Just received this:

    SHIPPING CONFIRMATION

    12/27/2011
    Order Number: BBY01-xxxxxxxxxxxxx

    Dear Josh:
    We have processed the item below and it is ready to leave our warehouse. Your method of payment has been charged. If you used a Reward Certificate, it has been applied to your purchase. For more information or questions about your account go to myrewardzone.bestbuy.com. If you ordered items not listed here, you'll receive a separate e-mail with the status of those items.

    You can check your order status and tracking number here.

    NOTE: If your tracking number or the package tracking results do not appear immediately when you attempt to track your package, the shipping carrier may still be processing the information. Orders packed on the weekend may not be available to track until the next business day.

    To find out more about the delivery date and status of your order, call us at 1-888-BEST-BUY (1-888-237-8289).

    Thank you.
    Best Buy Customer Service

  • Eric

    I ordered 11 of them on Dec 23rd. 2 orders of 2. 7 single orders in case they tried some limit thing (which the next day they had a limit of 1 on website, initially they didnt). I ordered standard free shipping. I just received tracking UPS info on all the single orders!!!!!!!!! They cancelled my orders with 2 in them and said "couldnt verify payment" even though it was the same. They are full of it but hey I snuck in and got 7!!!

    • Allie

      I wouldn't go around bragging about how much of a douche you are... So because you ordered 7, 6 people aren't going to get theirs. Nice. It's like those people who ordered 15 to sell on eBay for the Christmas markup and then all those people, like me, ended up with nothing for Christmas.

  • Keith

    LOL!! So true. I just had to have one in each room! What is the problem?

  • Tyler E

    just got mine, standard shipping, can't track it tho, so excited!

    • Allie

      You mean you ordered it or got the shipping info?

      • Tyler E

        got shipping info, sorry for confusion

  • Donnie

    Ordered mine the 23rd or 24th... deleted the email. I ordered it standard shipping and I just received my tracking number from them but it doesnt show up yet on UPS.com but thats expected since it just shipped today.

  • Joe

    I ordered mine on 12/24 at best buy, says will arrive 12/29-1/03/12. I paid for standard shipping and still no tracking info, order says in process. I also have an order at office depot that is awaiting back ordered items. hopefully i cant get it before i have to go back to school for the spring semester.

    • Joe

      Got my shipping info!

  • Rfvgyhn

    Just got my tracking number. Ordered the 24th with standard shipping around 9:30PM MST.

  • Rudejamaican

    Has anyone received their order yet ?

    • Nik

      Not me. Its almost kinda funny. I received the "Order Shipped" email from BB about 27 hrs ago which said I have been charged for the device.

      My bank account still indicates that the amount is on hold and the UPS tracking number still says "A UPS shipping label has been created. Once the shipment arrives at our facility, the tracking status--including the scheduled delivery date--will be updated."

  • Kevin

    I'm still waiting for notification. Ordered mine early on the 24th. It's kind of silly, I'm maniacally hitting refresh/checking the order page. It won't get here any sooner that way, and seeing as others have received shipping notification, I can only assume I'll receive mine.
    Patience.

    In the meantime, I've got a shiny new Samsung Galaxy Tab to tide me over. I'll be returning it upon the receipt of the Prime, but it's keeping me occupied.

    • Kevin

      And just like that, it's shipped.

  • Felicia

    I was skeptical when I went and ordered. Didn't think I would actually get in. I ordered on 12/24 @ 10pm CST. Got an email from Best Buy today (12/27) with UPS tracking number.

    • Felicia

      Update: no movement on the UPS side. The getting a little nervous now.

  • Groblin

    Ordered 12/25 @ 10:32 AM Eastern time. I just got my shipping confirmation and tracking number now. I also did Express shipping.

  • chris

    UPDATE: ordered gray prime on dec 24th and just got my ups shipment confirmation email that it will arrive tomorrow!!

  • Allie

    Ordered 12/24 at 3PM Pacific. Just now received shipment confirmation (1PM Pacific). Used Standard Shipping.

  • John

    YES ordered mine LATE Christmas Eve and got a shipping confirmation today 12/27. Used the free shipping :)

  • JFA

    ordered on 24th (10am), shipping confirmation email received today

  • Mardet1

    Ordered at 12:30am Dec 25 free shipping just got tracking number and email saying its on its way.

  • jboze

    Yeah, I did indeed order express shipping. The tracking number still hasn't updated past the UPS shipping label being created though. Says the status will update once the shipment arrives at their facility.

  • Earl

    Ordered mine at around 1pm CST on 12/24.
    I just received my Tracking number today 12/27 at around 3:47pm.
    It's worth noting that I did call into CS and they said it was odd that it was taking so long to ship, then 30 minutes later - item shipped :)
    Also worth noting that the rep told me that the Champaign gold models still haven't arrived to BB's warehouse yet, Just the gray ones. So, very glad I got this gray/purple one.
    Also - to the person concerned that the CC statement still says pending - the charge won't finalize until the retailer who charged your card batches out. Usually at the end of every night. I know that gas stations, for instance, don't batch every night - they do it every few days. But BB should batch every night.

    Edit: I have standard shipping.

    • Kenny O

      That's funny....I ordered in the morning on 12/26 with Express Shipping, as of yesterday at 3 it still said processing. I called BB to complain (and get my money for express shipping back) the CSR told me that they are shipping directly from the ASUS warehouse, something about a deal BB worked out with them, and that he could not give me any shipping details. Less than 30 min later I received an email with tracking number. According to UPS this morning the package is on a truck and going to be here by 3pm.......

      • Earl

        I didn't pay for express - so mine is scheduled for next tuesday (3 day deliver, but Sat/Sun/Mon are no go because of the new years >_<)

        I'm just hoping the delivery movement (Mine's in the next stop after Fresno) isn't a lie and it is actually on the way!

  • http://www.vinylftw.com AutoItKing

    Got a tracking number today. Waiting for UPS to update and see some movement. Fingers crossed!

    • http://www.vinylftw.com AutoItKing

      BTW: Ordered 12/25 around 3pm with standard shipping.

  • CMcDonald

    This is an update to the above post. I ordered on Friday, December 23rd at around 6pm EST using "Standard/Free Shipping". I have received tracking information! Also, I was NOT part of the champagne-to-gray pre-order color swap that the original link was intended for!

    Thanks Best Buy!

  • Nik

    More than 31 hours since receiving the tracking number and yet no movement of the product within UPS. Weird. Anyone whose item has been shipped see any movement?

    • http://www.vinylftw.com AutoItKing

      Probably won't be until tomorrow. I bet they got all the shipments ready and are waiting for the UPS truck to pick them all up tomorrow. Or they might have just printed out all the labels to screw with us...

    • Keith

      OMG you are whining about the tracking status? I ordered on 12/24 and still have not been charged, spent 2 hours on the phone with Best Buy to get an explanation why it is beyond the 0-1 day processing and I am still sitting here wondering if this will ever ship!

      • Nik

        They do say patience is a virtue. No use calling BB. They are as useful as tits on a bull !

  • Groblin

    Just to keep people updated...I am seeing movement in my package I received a tracking number for today.

    Picked up in Fresno, CA and scheduled to be delivered by 3 PM in NY tomorrow.

    Nice!!!

    • Nik

      Same status for me now. Naice!!!

  • chris

    update- best buy delivery confirmation e-mail today at 3pm est, ups delivery confirmation tonight at 8:45 pm. In transit and set to arrive wed 3pm. Original order from bestbuy.com 12/24 afternoon.

  • Brian

    I just got the same update...leaving Fresno and being delivered tomorrow...I ordered on the 23rd with expedited shipping.

  • Kim

    While the Best Buy site had taken the link down for the gray Prime, I found it again in my cache. I ordered it -fully expecting the site to kick out the order before I could complete it. But, that never happened...now I have an email saying it has been shipped via UPS. I think I'm dreaming...I'll know when it arrives, I guess...

    • Keith

      I kind of feel like shitting on your face! lol

      • Kim

        Dang, Keith, where's the love? lol! It's not for me, I'm surprising my BF. :)

        • Groblin

          People express love in different ways... :)

  • bob

    Anyone in Canada receive a tracking number yet for orders placed on Dec. 24th?

    I ordered on Bestbuy.ca at 6:15pm on the 24th... I have received the processing emails but no tracking info yet. I used standard shipping.

    Guessing it is mainly due to CanadaPost being closed today... but just wondering if any other Canadians have received a tracking number for orders on the 24th.

  • Airiknm

    Update, I finally got some real movement from UPS. It left Fresno and I have a scheduled delivery for tomorrow!! I wish the same luck to all of you! :-)

  • Kevin G Sanchez

    Finally the tracking number is updated. Shows delivery by 3pm tomorrow :-) AWESOME!!!!

  • Chelsea

    Everyone who ordered later than I did seems to already have shipment confirmations. I ordered at 11:30 a.m. Mountain Time on 12/24 (free shipping) and though I've been charged, still no shipment confirmation. Anyone else in the same boat?

  • http://ironvan.com Greg

    Just got actual package movement information also. Left Fresno and due here tomorrow. I can't believe my eyes. I was skeptical too...I will finally believe it when its in my house.

  • Garrett

    I placed my order on the 23rd with express shipping, Best Buy just cancelled my express shipping and still hasn't processed my order. So sad, but I guess thats what I get for going with Best Buy this winter. At least I still have a pre-order maybe :(

  • Brent

    Best Buy canceled my order the same way Amazon did. They are telling me that they won't get the Grey in.

    • Garrett

      When did you order?

      • Earl

        What do you mean canceled your express shipping? Did you have a tracking number and then they canceled it? Or did you just have an order placed that was "In Process" and you paid for express shipping

        Edit: Was there movement on the tracking? Or was it just - "A shipping Label has been created"

        • Garrett

          Good point, no I only got an In Process notification, which I still have.

  • YG

    I ordered a 32GB Gray one with Standard shipping on 12/24 at 10 AM Pacific Time. I was not part of the original pre-order from Best Buy. I got my shipping confirmation yesterday at 1pm Pacific Time. UPS's tracking shows that it left San Pablo, CA headed to East Coast.
    I honestly did not expect to get this. I am actually kinda shocked that Best Buy shipped it. Thumbs up to Best Buy for honoring these.

  • Groblin

    Tablet is in my hands...woohoo! Time to cancel that Amazon order now.

    • Kim

      Congratulations!

  • Kevin G Sanchez

    Just received it also!!!!! Ordered Dec 23.

    • Kim

      Congratulations! - Is it normal, does it have all its 'fingers and toes'? :)

  • Keith

    Finally got email that mine has shipped! Very excited. Nothing to report with the tracking though but I am thrilled it is coming!
    Ordered 12/24 around 4:30pm EST
    Received email that it is shipped on 12/28 around 12:10pm EST
    This is standard free shipping.
    Canceled Amazon order.

  • jwilbanks79

    Finally got the tracking number email (11:08 AM CST). I ordered just before 8 PM on Christmas Eve. Standard shipping.

  • Jared

    good job bestbuy! woop. I ordered mine pretty late when the only place it could be found was on the mobile site! I never would have found it if i hadn't been browsing on my dad's iconia tablet. I will be getting it on Friday! Can't wait!

  • Garrett N

    the link is up again for 32GB gray. giving it a try. nowinstock.net just sent me the message. damn, i want this tablet bad.

  • mick3444

    I've been reading that the webpage best buy put up was false. I ordered on the 25th and received an email that my prime has shipped. There's been no movement on the tracking label for a day and a half and it says only a shipping label has been created. What does this mean??? Help!

  • Brian

    UPS just dropped mine off.

  • chris

    update- sent out from frenso yesterday , arrived today in queens nyc 3:45pm!

  • Airiknm

    Just got my tablet! It is awesome! :-)

    • @joshblackmun

      How was it packaged for shipping?

  • Joe

    sitting on 24 hours with no movement after best buy confirmed it has been shipped. UPS status is shipping label created, also my credit card has not been charged even though best buy said it did.

    • mick3444

      Same here, except I haven't checked if my credit card has been charge. I've email best buy about it. What should we do?!?!?!?!?

      • mick3444

        Update- I just called best buy and got them to track my tablet down. They said it l.eft the warehouse today and it should be here between friday and wednesday at the latest. So excited!!!

        • Joe

          Thanks for the update, that's some good news. when did u order it and did u pay for express or standard shipping?

        • mick3444

          @Joe: I ordered mine Dec. 25th in the evening. I got a shipping notification on the 27th and received an update that it has left the facility in Fresno at 5:15 today. It says it will be delivered to arrow!

  • Mike

    Ordered mine the evening of 12/25, got confirmation that it shipped with a tracking number this afternoon. Ordered with standard free shipping.

  • Joe

    also if anyone hasnt ordered one and is looking office depot has them in stock in there Minneapolis warehouse.

  • Rudejamaican

    Just got an alert from Nowinstock.net that bestbuy has some, I just place my order
    http://www.nowinstock.net/get3285/

  • Rudejamaican

    The Prime in gray is also in stock on best buy Mobile.

  • Joe

    Update- ordered on 12/24 got shipping email on 12/27, and today at 4:52 it left Fresno, CA, its supposed to be in Minnesota by 1/04/12 by the end of the day!

  • DaveH

    Mine is on the way ya!!

  • Mike

    Status update, now is in UPS system with an origin scan in Fresno, CA, projected delivery date of 1/5 . Funny now that I managed to snag one I'm *more* impatient waiting for it to get here lol .

    • Kim

      Me too, Mike! I was telling my mom about it and she said, "Oh I hope no one from UPS steals it!" Great...now I'm worried about that, lol!

    • Felicia

      Lol! Same here Mike! I finally see movement on my tracking number after two days of nothing. Won't be delivered until 1/4. Guess I should have sprung for express shipping, the suspense is killing me. Oh well at least I know it's coming.

      • Rudejamaican

        I got the express shipping, should be here between 12/30 and 1/3. just in time for my 5hr flight, Asus TP and GOGO wifi on the plane is gonna be sweet.

  • @joshblackmun

    Pre order the keyboard doc here for $119

    http://www.shopblt.com/cgi-bin/shop/shop.cgi?action=enter&thispage=011002005009_BLL5656P.shtml&order_id=!ORDERID!

    They are over their allotment now though, so wait time is ?? I ordered mine a week or two ago. ETA is Jan 5th.

    Still $119 with free shipping an no tax (makes up for best buy charging me freaking tax on a web order for the tablet)

    • Felicia

      Thanks for the link @josh. I'm not in a real hurry for the dock, so to get it for $40 bucks cheaper than BB is a good deal to me.

  • http://www.vinylftw.com AutoItKing

    Best Buy is back in stock. Seems like they got another shipment.

  • Mahesh

    I agree, just placed an order for the 32 GB Gray one on the website. Didnt tell me any shiping dates yet.

  • Tufluv

    I just ordered mine from BB (followed the link above) with express shipping. Order is processing and is expected to arrive Jan 2-3. I hope this is the real deal!!!

  • Rudejamaican

    Netegg has them now in stock

    Transformer Prime - 32GB - Champagne in stock for $499.00. Click the following link:
    http://www.nowinstock.net/get4060/

  • Nick

    sold out again... glad mine will be here tuesday!

  • Kayla

    I ordered mine (32Gb Amethyst Grey) late Christmas Night and received my shipping confirmation today w/ tracking number! UPS is saying a shipping label has indeed been made and the package is 2.30 lbs!

    I was NOT part of the pre-order crowd, I saw the link on Christmas and jumped on the chance, had my fingers crossed!

    I ordered with Next day, so hopefully it'll be here tomorrow! :)

  • Seattleman

    Ordered a gray prime 32gb yesterday the 28th and it shipped out this afternoon. Site now says out of stock. I have a hunch that Asus is feeding the pipeline on a day to day basis. I was shocked that it happened so fast based on all the posts lately.

  • rudejamaican

    Asus is making a killing on the prime, I cant wait to see some sales figures. I wonder if they hit 500K units yet ?

  • Kevin

    Woot! Order from Amazon just shipped, will arrive in 1/3. Thank god I didn't have to pay the extra money on tax!!! Ordered on 12/19 fr Amazon btw

  • Kevin

    Woot! Order from Amazon just shipped, will arrive in 1/3. Thankfully I didn't have to pay the extra money on tax!!! Ordered on 12/19 fr Amazon btw

  • John

    FInally got movement, should be here tomorrow according to UPS. So excited

  • Brian

    Android Police could you please cover this in an article. http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?p=20819267. I am having issue with my gps as well. Asus claims you need wireless to use GPS. However at times it works without wireless and even with wireless it is sketchy at best. What is the point of GPS with wireless? Garmins don't need wireless to give you navigation.

    • john

      As I understand, since its not a tablet connected to a 3g/4g network, that is constantly caching a map, you need to find a way to download the map before you use GPS navigation. This is why some people are able to use GPS from home or a nearby WIFI hotspot but will die once they lose the cached map. I usually go on google map, typed the destination then follow the route online so I can get the map then it will work.

  • Rudejamaican

    UPS just Deliver my Prime, Order was placed 2 days ago from BB, Merry Christmas to me :)

    • john

      That was super fast

      • Rudejamaican

        I paid the $21 for next day shipping

  • @joshblackmun

    For those who received their Prime from Best Buy - how was it packaged? I read on XDA that someone's was shipped in a non-padded envelope.

    • Rudejamaican

      I got mine in a very thin padded envelope, not the best way to ship a $500 Item.

  • stikfigure

    i ordered the 32gb grey one from best buys android app two days ago with it shipping to me on 1/3. then i received an email saying it was backordered, and a few hours later i received an email saying it has shipped and it is already on its way to my house. i find this really hard to believe since there has to be people out there who ordered it before me and still havent received it. plus i ordered it from amazon a week ago with a shipping date of 1/27.

  • LiqMat

    Plenty available here as of an hour ago. Friday Dec. 30, 2011 @ 3:30PM. I think one reason why this is not sold out is because the description header does not say Prime in it, but it is the TF201 confirmed.

    http://www.officedepot.com/a/products/906853/ASUS-Eee-Pad-Transformer-TF201-Tablet/

  • Rudejamaican

    Does anyone know where i can purchase the
    Eee Pad Transformer Prime TF201 TranSleeve ? Best buy does not seem to sell them

    • Mike

      Before you jump on that, read around some. People are reporting the Transleeve is scratching the back of their primes when folded under. Either the aluminum edge, or the edge of the "origami" material itself is leaving small scratches and gouges. Amazon has them listed in stock (some colors), and lots of the reviewers have commented on the scratching. If it's a must-have (and I reeeally wanted one til I read up on it), fair warning.

  • PRIME STBIH

    Purchased mine on 12/28 from BB. I ordered the gray one. Got shipping confirmation yesterday. It shipped from Cali and is now in Louisville. I live in Nashville. The tablet will be in my hands no later than Tuesday. I'm not understanding why it wouldn't come on Monday. Is Monday considered a holiday? Sometimes pre-ordering isn't the best route to go.

    • LiqMat

      yes. monday is a holiday.

  • Tuvluv

    Ordered mine on 12/29 from BB, received shipping info today!!!

  • TiD

    Aloha Everyone! I got my Prime on 12/21 @Gamestop Loving it. In fact I still didn't peel off the plastic wrapper on the prime :P. Just got my Skinomi TechSkin can't wait to finally take off the wrapper. Oh it actually works great with the wrapper. :P Whoever got there's yet, how's your experience with it? Also has anyone thinking of getting this http://www.amazon.com/rooCASE-Dual-View-Leather-Transformer-10-1-Inch/dp/B0062OKDIC/ref=sr_1_8?ie=UTF8&qid=1325320256&sr=8-8 Looks great, priced right too. Nice to meet you all.

    • Kim

      Aloha! I ordered this case in red from overstock.com for the Prime I purchased for my BF. It seems to be really nice quality, real leather. It uses velcro to allow the different views. It's not too bulky or heavy. I don't have the Prime yet so I can't speak to how well they work together...

      • TiD

        Hi Kim, I checked Overstock.com I saw only for the Transformer not the prime. Do you have the direct link of it? Thanks

        • Kim

          OMG...I didn't realize they aren't compatible until you pointed it out to me! Thanks for saving me from an embarrassing moment...guess I'll head back over to Amazon and pre-order from there.

  • http://androidpolice Wavewarrior

    Got my Prime tonight. Ordered on Christmas eve, reg. shipping to Hawaii. Did not have pre-order.

    Hooray! Did not believe I would get it by the end of the year. Awesome Best Buy.

    Canceled my Amazon order when I recvd email stating 4-7 week delivery. Actually got an IPad 2 also bcz not sure if Prime was going to make it in time. Going to use my Prime to keep track of mobile business for new year.

    • http://androidpolice Wavewarrior

      Returned my Prime to BB. Very disappointing. Wifi issues, maybe super slow web loading because of that. Also, touch on tablet was off by almost an inch at times. Sad, but gonna stick with IPad. Guess I gonna be an iOS slave. :)

      • John

        What is the deal with the Wifi issues. Mine is working perfectly, super fast. Starting to wonder if the Wifi driver doesn't like some routers. I did have a lag issue with the touch, but is perfect now since the last firmware. Issues I'm having is the one speaker :( and the backplate gets scratched up easily, but love it so far. As for Ipad, just waiting on the Ipad 3 :)

        • http://androidpolice Wavewarrior

          John,
          I don't know but the signal kept dropping. I only live in a sm. apt too. I did update to the new firmware and it did seem to help the touch issue but not the wifi. I have a Motorola router.

          Yes, the Ipad speaker is better and louder.
          I really wanted to stick w Android but it seems buggy for tablets. I use Android for my smartphone. I hope that ICS makes your tabs that much better and smoother. Cheers.

  • John

    Officially got mine today. I can't believe a simple google search found this. I was a little nervous about the warning afterwards but figured why not. Than you again for the info

  • Kim

    It came today - it's nice! It's going to be really hard to hand it over...well...he doesn't know it's coming...

    • Joe

      How was it packaged? i'm curious as to if this padded envelope rumor is true, if so im gonna be very upset at best buy

      • Kim

        Thanks, Joe - I meant to mention that! It does come packaged in a bubble envelope (from Best Buy, anyway). However, the manufacturer's packaging insulates the unit very well. I'm also disappointed in the wait times for the mobile doc and the protective case...

  • jwilbanks79

    Finally got mine today (ordered Christmas Eve, shipped standard on the 28th to KY) and it has a dead pixel. Arrrgh. Guess I'll be exchanging it in a Best Buy store (if they get any in within the next 30 days).

  • john

    FYI bestbuy has the gray dock for sale as of this post.

  • http://www.shopscounty.com Shops County

    Surely you will find on ShopsCounty. You can buy a ASUS Transformer at ShopsCounty.

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