If you missed out on the Amazon slip-up earlier this month that allowed the Chromecast to be delivered to Australia for under the $50 mark for a limited time, then you may want to head over to Fishpond, where they’re advertising the dongle for just $49.97 including delivery Australia wide.
With the Chromecast app recently becoming available to a much wider audience – including Australia – through Google Play, it’s conceivable that we could see a wider availability of the device directly through Google in the very near future. However, with Google declining to comment on availability beyond the US, it may take a little while and at this stage, Australian pricing has not been determined so this could either match or even undercut the official pricing.
We’ve setup an affiliate program with Fishpond, so if you do decide to order a Chromecast through them, we’d very much appreciate you showing your support for Ausdroid and using this link to do so.
UPDATE 30/10: Now back in stock
Noting a few of the comments below, particularly about delays in shipping etc, we think we know why this might have happened. Not quite the SlashDot effect, but definitely the Ausdroid effect. We’ve ascertained that there have been 55 purchases through the link below, and depending on where FishPond is sourcing their products from, it’s entirely possible we’ve gone through their supply. Here’s hoping they’re able to fulfil all these orders. We’ll get in touch with FishPond and let you know what we hear back.