Xoom up for Preorder on BestBuy for Only… $1200?

The guys over at Engadget have gotten wind of a Best Buy preorder page for the Moto Xoom. The page has since been removed, but for a short period of time, the preorder price for the Xoom was $1,199. Yeah, we said $1,199. Best Buy is known for overpricing things on preorders, but $1200? Seriously? I’m sure the Xoom will sell out as soon as it’s released, but is it worth over a grand just to be the first to get your hands on one? The preorder date was set to be Thursday, February 17th, but it’s unclear if that’s still the date, since Best Buy removed the page. Obviously, this is just a starting price, and will drop to the $800 price tag we’ve seen. Even so, it’s hard to imagine anyone paying $1200 just to get a Xoom on day one. More on this as it develops. Anyone else surprised that Best Buy racked up the preorder price on this one?

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  1. Scott G
    February 14, 09:21 Reply

    Why even bother posting this story you are so out of date on it you don’t even have the full story right

    • Justin Marden
      February 15, 14:19 Reply

      We only posted this when we did because weekend news doesn’t get a lot of traffic. We realize the story broke Sunday, but we held off until Monday to post it. We apologize for the lateness.

  2. Mats
    February 14, 09:24 Reply

    ..and here I was, thinking Samsung Galaxy Tab was ridiculously overpriced when it arrived. Best Buy/Xoom sets a new standard.

  3. Ragflan
    February 14, 09:44 Reply

    This story is only … 3 days late?

  4. Ragflan
    February 14, 09:45 Reply

    Come on! You guys were so good. Don’t become another BGR. They get their reports after every other site does. Don’t become another BGR – just reposting what others already have.

  5. itsme
    February 14, 10:37 Reply

    wow, this is so late BestBuy doesn’t even have it posted any more. GET WITH IT!

  6. deezus
    February 14, 13:54 Reply

    Wow, epic fail for android. This should spike ipad sales. How long will we have to wait for a stable reasonably priced android tablet?

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