So the new Microsoft Surface 2 and Surface Pro tablets will be available early next week.

There are a few ways you can preorder your new surface tablet. First of all you could preorder it online from Best Buy or the Microsoft Store.

I just found a much easier way to do it.

You can simply do a search on the Microsoft Store page for your local Microsoft Store.

It should be in the top right hand side of the sales page.

Microsoft Store 1

Microsoft Store 1

In my case, it automatically identifies the nearest store to my geographical location (Pasadena, California). That’s the Glendale Store.

Next, you click on the location and it takes you to the homepage for the store.

Microsoft Glendale Store

Microsoft Glendale Store

You can call the 855 number and that takes you to the national center where you explain what you want.

Once they determine you want to preorder hardware from your local store, the operator transfers you to someone at the local store.

The local person took down my name and address. They already had me in the system so they were able to identify me and they sent me an email receipt.

Microsoft Surface Order

The whole thing took 2 minutes.

No credit card information needed, just my name and my address and now I have a receipt to pick up my device from the store.

2 minutes!

Very well done….

About the Author

Onuora Amobi is the Founder and VP of Digital Marketing at Learn About The Web Inc. Onuora has more than a decade of information security, project management and management consulting experience. He has specialized in the management and deployment of large scale ERP client/server systems.

In addition to being a former Microsoft MVP and the founder and editor of, he is the CEO of a Pasadena based online marketing education startup - Learn About The Web Inc. ( and The Redmond Cloud (

Related Posts

Up to 60% Off New Hosting + $4.99 on Select Domains with Promo Code 60OFF2017! The...

Up to 60% Off New Hosting + $4.99 on Select Domains with Promo Code 60OFF2017! Did...

Up to 60% Off New Hosting + $4.99 on Select Domains with Promo Code 60OFF2017! At least,...

  • Mark White

    Thanks guy.

    Thats very helpful.. I ordered mine as well.

    Tuesday pickup baby!

  • 1stkorean

    I am currently in San Francisco and ordered mine last Wednesday. I am also going to a midnight launch party at the Microsoft Store on Market Steet in downtown SF and will leave with my Surface for the trip home.

    • Onuora Amobi

      Midnight when? Monday night?

      • 1stkorean

        Monday night into Tuesday morning
        1159 hrs > 0000 hrs

        • Onuora Amobi

          Very cool. Send some pictures in to the site and I’ll publish em. Should be fun.

          • 1stkorean

            Hi Onuora,
            Just wanted to let you know, I have spent most of the day reading about Surface 2 from Ed Bott, Mary Jo Foley, Paul Thurrott, people from the Verge, Mashable, and Cnet. They all say Surface 2 is a hands down improvement over Surface RT, BUT…..and it seems there are to many BUTS to not take notice.

            I wanted to take pictures and send them in to you, but I apologize I will not be able to deliver on that request at this time. This is all very disappointing to me but life goes on.

            I have made the following decisions,

            1. I cancelled my pre-order 🙁
            2. Will not be attending the midnight launch party on recommendation of the Korean Consulate here in SF. Consulate Security said that area of downtown is not safe at that hour even with security.
            3. Will hold off on getting Surface 2 and watch how consumer reviews are going and of reported sales over the next couple of months.
            4. Cannot justify Surface Pro 2 price with everybody pointing out its limitations.
            4. Leave for Seoul (Inchon) on Wednesday morning.
            5. Be back in SF in Dec. maybe then things will be different.

          • Onuora Amobi

            Damn dude! You’re cancelling your order?

            Thats a little extreme. Yeah I read the reviews on the Verge and I’m a little saddened. I’ll have a review on here tomorrow..

            Watch people blame me for being negative 🙂

            Have a great flight!

          • 1stkorean

            Since I consider you a highly trusted source, I will make sure and see your review tomorrow.

          • Onuora Amobi
  • Rodney Longoria

    @Ammalgam:disqus … WHAT??? Are you having them install Windows 7 on it?

    Hehehe! 😉

    • Onuora Amobi


      Now that you mention it…………….