We reported two weeks ago that Australian online retailer, Kogan, had started taken preorders for the Nexus 6, saying shipping would happen on December 5th. That seemed almost too good to be true, and apparently, it is. Ausdroid is reporting that Kogan has changed their tune, sending out emails to customers who pre-ordered the Nexus 6 in Australia with the following:
Thank you for purchasing the Motorola Google Nexus 6 from Kogan.com
As we are sure you are aware, demand for the newly released Nexus 6 has exceeded everyone’s expectations. Based on previous announcements about the Nexus 6, we were expecting to ship your order well before November 28th. The recent lack of definitive information in the market about the Nexus 6 and apparent delays has forced us to push our estimated dispatch date to January 12th.
We understand that this is not the best news and we apologise for any inconvenience this may cause you. We appreciate that this new ship date may not be suitable, so would like to offer you the following two options:
Wait for your Motorola Google Nexus 6 until the new ship date of 12th January (Rest assured that we will be working hard to get this to you even sooner where possible!)
Receive a full refund for this product. Please note: refunds can take up to 7 days to appear in your account after processing.
Simply reply to this email with “1” or “2” to let us know how you would like to proceed.
Thank you for your understanding and we look forward to hearing from you soon!
The good thing is that you can still get a refund if you’d rather put your money elsewhere, but it’s still a major bummer. This especially doesn’t help us get a better idea of when the device will actually be available in Australia, seeing as the most solid evidence we have from a Google rep is that pre-orders will “start before Christmas”. Or maybe we’re just hoping this isn’t true. Either way, it looks like those of us Down Under have a little while longer to wait before we can get a glimpse of a Nexus 6 (without paying extortionate prices).
What do you think about getting the Nexus 6 in Australia? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.