Sony Vaio VPCZ112GX/​S Availabili​ty?

Hello!
I recently purchased a Sony Vaio VPCZ112GX/S laptop (on April 3rd) from bby.com.  I received notice that the item is backordered with the typical 1-2 week time frame response and now the item on bby.com changed from backordered to sold out. 
This may be a long shot, but is there any possibility of anyone on here knowing an actual date as too when the product will be in stock again and shipping out? I noticed the item went backordered the week before i purchased it, but quickly changed to normal availability again.  Guess I waited a day to long to order it! :-) 
The SKU is 9740911.
Thanks so much!
Jon
(former BestBuy Geeksquad employee!)
Jon
(ex Best Buy Geek Squad Agent.... so use my advice lightly)
Solved!
Go to Solution.

Hey fellow ex Agent.
Really there's no way to tell short of calling someone in the manufacturing/shipping plant and asking them. But, since that's not feasible, the only thing you can really do is wait.
If you like my post, or solution to your issue/question, go ahead and click on the little star by my name and/or accept the post as the Solution. It makes me happy.
I'm NOT an employee of Best Buy, or Geek Squad, though I did work as an Agent for a year 5 years ago. None of my posts are to be taken as the official stance that Best Buy will take on your situation. My advice is just that, advice.
Unfortunately, that's the bad luck of any electronic, there's going to be bad Apples... wait that's a horrible pun.

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