A lot of Chromecast buyers have chosen to purchase their hot new Google media streamer from Amazon instead of the Google Play Store in order to take advantage of the free shipping that the retailer offers. The Google Play Store sold out of the Chromecast within hours of its introduction and ever since there has been a several week wait, which might also explain why customers are going to alternative sources. However, yesterday a lot of Amazon customers who have a Chromecast on order received a disheartening email claiming they might not see their purchase until mid to late October. This of course sent quite a number of them into a tizzy but we're happy to say that it was all a mistake.
The company, in an email sent to the Wall Street Journal clarified the situation and said ""We are actively fulfilling orders and all customers who placed orders prior to August 7 should receive their orders in the coming weeks,". Now this time-frame applies to those who ordered the device prior to August 7th. If you order today, there in fact is a wait of 2-3 months. We have to think the popularity of the Chromecast has to have taken the company by surprise, even though it was fairly predictable given the low price. The good news is that we're sure they've ramped up production and we see Chromecasts-a-plenty come holiday season.CNET