Live in the US? Want a 32GB Microsoft Surface tablet on Friday? Tough luck. Microsoft has confirmed via the Microsoft Store online that it has already sold out of the base model that costs $499.99.

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Customers not so keen to go to the shops to get one from a physical Microsoft Store in their local shopping mall will now have to wait three weeks to get one shipped to them.

At the moment Microsoft is still listing stock of the 32GB model with Touch Cover and the 64GB model with Touch Cover.

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Stock shortages don't appear to have affected the UK. Microsoft's UK store is still saying that if you order a Surface today you can have it by Friday.

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