Thursday, July 25, 2013

Where to buy a Google Chromecast

Here are a list of places to buy a Google Chromecast right now.

  1. BestBuy - Check your local BestBuy. This is where I found mine. They were not on the floor and the first person I asked thought that they weren't going to be available for a few more days. Another employee overheard and told me to go to the "solution center" to purchase one. Calling in to your local BestBuy may not work as the person who answers phone may not know if they are in or not. I just happened to stop on my way home and they happened to have them despite the BestBuy website not listing them as being available at the store via their stock check. If you luck out you might be able to score one for the retail price of $35.00
  2. eBay - This is probably the next best option. While I have seen some go for over $100 earlier today they are starting to come down a bit but this may not be the case for long. Google's estimating 3-4 weeks to ship them out right now if you order through Play and Amazon isn't even accepting back orders if you want to buy through them and not pay a third party seller an inflated price.
  3. Amazon - As mentioned above Amazon sold through their stock quickly and even stopped taking back orders earlier today. If you want to buy through Amazon you will wind up paying an inflated rate through a third party seller. ~$80 last I looked.
  4. Google Play - 3-4 week lead time but $35.00

I have listed a second Chromecast I picked up at BestBuy here on eBay for a starting bid of $40:

If you know of any other places to pick one up let me know and I will add it to the list.