Chromecast Demand Outstripping Supply
Google appears to have a hit with its new, $35 Chromecast dongle. It's sold out at BestBuy.com, it's on a 3-4 week backlog from the Google Play store, and Amazon only has secondary purchases, most of them marked up well over the MSRP.
We called some local Best Buy locations Wednesday morning to see if they had any in stock, and one said they had nine. But by the time we arrived at the store less than two hours later, they were sold out. When a store associate showed us the inventory screen for the product at all local stores, it was all zeroes, with the exception of one location in another state.
The Chromecast was announced July 24 and released the same day in the U.S. It received mixed-to-positive reviews from top tech critics.