Everyone has their favorite brick and mortar stores for buying things, and for some, it is mass-seller Costco and its chain stores. Even though Microsoft is out of the Core i5 Surface Pro 3 with 128 GB of storage, Costco is ready to sell them next week.
Heading to the Costco site, and you can find the Core i5 version up for preorder at $1,149.99. If that sounds more expensive compared to the $999 Microsoft Store version, it is only because Costco is selling the Surface as a bundle, complete with a black Type Cover and one-year of Microsoft Office 365 Personal. With the 365 inclusion, you also get an extra 1 TB of OneDrive storage and 60-minutes of free Skype calls per month.
So far, the Surface Pro 3 appears to be selling well, or rather, Microsoft's stock is often running low. Presumably that is a result of keeping production in check, but there may be some movement here too in terms of actual demand.
Regardless, if you are eying a Surface Pro 3 and you have a Costco card, here is your chance.
Read my full Surface Pro 3 review here for more details.
Source: Costco; Thanks, Kishore, for the tip