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Posted Jul 25 '13 @ 1:30 PM

Well, that didn't take long at all.

 

"Due to overwhelming demand for Chromecast devices since launch, the 3-month Netflix promotion (which was available in limited quantities) is no longer available," Google told The Times in a statement.

 

I ordered mine from Amazon yesterday; right now, it's on track to ship "now" and be delivered by next Tuesday.  No email with the Netflix code yet, however.  That could be because it hasn't shipped, and Amazon technically does not charge you until that event occurs.  (Technically.)

 

Have you ordered a Chromecast?  If so, have you received an email with the redemption code?  If not, is the decision not to order quickly the greatest regret of your life?


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Posted Jul 25 '13 @ 1:40 PM

Have you ordered a Chromecast?  If so, have you received an email with the redemption code?  If not, is the decision not to order quickly the greatest regret of your life?

 

I tried to... No email because I failed to... and to answer your last question, FUCK YEAH :( ...

 

Some Best Buys have it in stock but I don't feel like going on a hunt...I was told by a BB rep that it would be back in stock on July 30th the same day my pre-ordered N7 should be shipping ... 



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Posted Jul 25 '13 @ 1:45 PM

 

Have you ordered a Chromecast?  If so, have you received an email with the redemption code?  If not, is the decision not to order quickly the greatest regret of your life?

 

I tried to... No email because I failed to... and to answer your last question, FUCK YEAH :( ...

 

Some Best Buys have it in stock but I don't feel like going on a hunt...I was told by a BB rep that it would be back in stock on July 30th the same day my pre-ordered N7 should be shipping ... 

 

 

You preordered from BB right?  Because as we know from last year's N7 and N4 debacle, the Play Store has no fucking clue how to properly and efficiently handle a preorder process.


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Posted Jul 25 '13 @ 1:53 PM

You preordered from BB right?  Because as we know from last year's N7 and N4 debacle, the Play Store has no fucking clue how to properly and efficiently handle a preorder process.

 

Yes! BB it is... would not wanna risk a pre-order with GP until they actually learn how to handle that ;)  



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Posted Jul 25 '13 @ 1:56 PM

 

You preordered from BB right?  Because as we know from last year's N7 and N4 debacle, the Play Store has no fucking clue how to properly and efficiently handle a preorder process.

 

Yes! BB it is... would not wanna risk a pre-order with GP until they actually learn how to handle that ;)

 

 

The sun will nova before such an event occurs. 


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Posted Jul 25 '13 @ 2:30 PM

Wow, glad I ordered one right away. I think I most likely would have bought one even if the Netflix promo wasn't included, in matter of fact, I ordered so quickly that I didn't even notice the free Netflix until after I paid.. but yea, that sucks for those who won't be getting the extra bonus.

I'm pretty sure Netflix gives a free month to new subscribers anyways, its not 3 months, but it's at least something.

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Posted Jul 25 '13 @ 5:43 PM

This is BS. 



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Posted Jul 25 '13 @ 6:00 PM

Someone posted on Android Central that they had asked a customer service rep from Amazon and they were told that if the device was ordered yesterday, the code would be included with the device when it shipped.  I guess those of us who have to wait until Tuesday will find out then.  Can anyone who gets it tomorrow let us know?


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Posted Jul 25 '13 @ 6:04 PM

I really wasn't going to get one, but I just happened to be out today and decided to stop in Best Buy.  While browsing I was asked by an associate if they could help me find anything.  I jokingly said that I'd love a Chromecast.  She told me to follow her.  We went to the tv area where they have the Boxee and Roku devices and there was five of them on the shelf, unmarked and without price.  I thought to myself that it looked like someone was trying to hide them in plain sight.  I picked up one for myself and one for a coworker.

 

First thoughts:

For a $35 device it's pretty nice.  I like the idea of being able to stream movies and music from my Note 2 or N7 to my tv.  And using the Google Cast extension I can send Chrome browser to my tv also.  I had it installed and set up in about 10 minutes and with the 3 months of Netflix I had a movie streaming not long after that.  I hate they decided to end the Netflix deal, but I feel the price will drop after that since the $35 included the Netflix trial.

 

Now, I don't feel this is a replacement for Roku, Boxee or a pc connected to your tv.  This will, however, enhance whatever setup you already have.  Since I already have a Windows 8 and a Linux pc connected to my tv in my living room, I decided to put the Chromecast on the tv on the bedroom.  

 

Again, for only $35 it's a great device.  I'll be getting another one for the tv upstairs.  :-)


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Posted Jul 25 '13 @ 6:04 PM

Ok, too much wine.   Apparently I posted my reply 3 times.


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Posted Jul 25 '13 @ 6:04 PM

This is what it says on Amazon's website:

 

Netflix Promotion No Longer Available

Please note that the Netflix promotional offer (which was available in limited supply) has now ended. Customers who ordered their Chromecast prior to 5:31 PM PST on July 24, 2013 will receive a Netflix gift code via email within 5 days of their product's ship date.


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Posted Jul 25 '13 @ 6:04 PM

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Posted Jul 25 '13 @ 6:28 PM

This is what it says on Amazon's website:

Netflix Promotion No Longer Available
Please note that the Netflix promotional offer (which was available in limited supply) has now ended. Customers who ordered their Chromecast prior to 5:31 PM PST on July 24, 2013 will receive a Netflix gift code via email within 5 days of their product's ship date.


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Posted Jul 25 '13 @ 6:30 PM

I really wasn't going to get one, but I just happened to be out today and decided to stop in Best Buy. While browsing I was asked by an associate if they could help me find anything. I jokingly said that I'd love a Chromecast. She told me to follow her. We went to the tv area where they have the Boxee and Roku devices and there was five of them on the shelf, unmarked and without price. I thought to myself that it looked like someone was trying to hide them in plain sight. I picked up one for myself and one for a coworker.

First thoughts:
For a $35 device it's pretty nice. I like the idea of being able to stream movies and music from my Note 2 or N7 to my tv. And using the Google Cast extension I can send Chrome browser to my tv also. I had it installed and set up in about 10 minutes and with the 3 months of Netflix I had a movie streaming not long after that. I hate they decided to end the Netflix deal, but I feel the price will drop after that since the $35 included the Netflix trial.

Now, I don't feel this is a replacement for Roku, Boxee or a pc connected to your tv. This will, however, enhance whatever setup you already have. Since I already have a Windows 8 and a Linux pc connected to my tv in my living room, I decided to put the Chromecast on the tv on the bedroom.

Again, for only $35 it's a great device. I'll be getting another one for the tv upstairs. :-)


Lucky man! How's build quality? Stream quality from browser?

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Posted Jul 25 '13 @ 6:37 PM

Lucky man! How's build quality? Stream quality from browser?

 

The build is pretty solid.  It does not feel cheap in any way.  Even has a reset button on it for those "just in case" moments.  Streaming from YouTube or Netflix is a little grainy for a few seconds until the stream catches up, then the video is very good.  But Netflix has always been like that for me on my laptop.


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Posted Jul 25 '13 @ 6:37 PM

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Posted Jul 25 '13 @ 6:57 PM

Woohoo!!!  $149!!  What a bargain.  :-)


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Posted Jul 25 '13 @ 8:27 PM

 

Lucky man! How's build quality? Stream quality from browser?

 

The build is pretty solid.  It does not feel cheap in any way.  Even has a reset button on it for those "just in case" moments.  Streaming from YouTube or Netflix is a little grainy for a few seconds until the stream catches up, then the video is very good.  But Netflix has always been like that for me on my laptop.

 

 

Is there any type of eject, like using a flash drive? or can you plug and unplug whenever.



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Posted Jul 25 '13 @ 8:33 PM

 

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Posted Jul 26 '13 @ 4:11 AM

Cmon Cyber, don't you watch Pawn Stars?! Just because someone is asking for that price doesn't mean it's selling at that price :P

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Posted Jul 26 '13 @ 1:52 PM

I got the promo email. Anyone else?
 
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Posted Jul 26 '13 @ 2:39 PM

I got the promo email. Anyone else?

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Posted Jul 27 '13 @ 6:15 PM

Just got the shipping notification email today along with another email to redeem my 3 months of Netflix :) I ordered on the 24th, day of the announcement through Google Play.

 

 

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Posted Jul 28 '13 @ 3:36 PM

I got the shipment notification from Amazon and it stated it would take up to 5 days to receive the promo code.  Eagerly waiting!


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Posted Jul 28 '13 @ 6:38 PM

I got the shipment notification from Amazon and it stated it would take up to 5 days to receive the promo code.  Eagerly waiting!

 

Same.  Mine should be here tomorrow...yet I don't have a promo email.


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Posted Jul 30 '13 @ 10:06 AM

My Chromecast has arrived and the code arrived by email almost simultaneously!  LOL 


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Posted Jul 30 '13 @ 1:04 PM

Just got the email.  Had me worried, Amazon.


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Posted Jul 31 '13 @ 8:23 AM

Just FYI for anyone still looking to get a CC with the Netflix promo included:

 

Best Buy still has the offer available on their website, and if you can find a Best Buy (relatively nearby) that has them in stock, then you should be able to still get the 3 months of Netflix for free ...

 

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Posted Jul 31 '13 @ 5:19 PM

Just FYI for anyone still looking to get a CC with the Netflix promo included:

Best Buy still has the offer available on their website, and if you can find a Best Buy (relatively nearby) that has them in stock, then you should be able to still get the 3 months of Netflix for free ...

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