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I'm looking forward to getting the Dell Venue 11 Pro (the $499 model) for my mom. I'm wondering if others here are waiting for delivery. I ordered mine on November 7th. Its original estimated ship date was December 5th, but it hasn't shipped yet.


I understand shipping dates can get delayed. However, on Dell's product page they are showing a shipping date of December 18th for newly ordered tablets! I can't see how that is true. I'd think if they can ship a newly ordered tablet four days from now they could ship the one I ordered in November.


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In theory, someone could order one the night before and have it shipped the same day as yours (on release day) - but if they run out of stock, then obviously they will be waiting much longer than you. If they are offering the same shipping date for new orders as they are for the pre-orders - then the tablet hasn't sold out of its initial first run. 

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My order status has not changed. I chatted with Dell today and they could not give me ANY estimate of when it would ship. They said there was an "inventory/part shortage".


So I cancelled the order, drove five minutes to my nearest Best Buy and bought the 128GB Surface Pro 2. It's more expensive, but I love the build quality, the built-in stand, the greater processing power and the pen.


One funny thing is that with the purchase Best Buy gave me a free copy of Trend Micro antivirus. On a CD! I pity the poor non-technical people who somehow think they should install that on the Surface.

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Seriously.  I would have told them to keep it.  Did you get the $25 App credit in your e-mail?  Also, see the blog here so you can get in the drawing for the Surface Dock!

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Would direct from Dell devices like the Venue Pro 11 included the $25 Windows Store credit?


"Participating retailers include Amazon, Best Buy, Fry’s Staples, Newegg, Office Depot and OfficeMax, Walmart, and the Microsoft Store."


And Amazon isn't including it on any devices I have bought from them. They seem to be older gen devices.

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There was no Windows Store credit with the purchase of my Venue 11 Pro from Dell.


And I took the CD because it was busy and the salespeople were frazzled. I didn't want to knock them off script. :)

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