Perhaps if Microsoft took a leaf out of Apple's business approach for their IOS devices we wouldn't be discussing this at all!
Apple store for a start! And when iPhone and iPad were launched (initially with O2) and subsequently with the rest, the resellers always had a number of working models on show for users to fiddle with.
Its up to MS to make sure their resellers are on the ball, and are provided with a generous portion of working demo models, particularly when MS are trying to re-enter the market very much the underdog!
Dont blame the reseller's - they are not going to break out demo models at their cost on what has become an unwanted device! Marketing is the BIG thing - something that Apple have consistently shown that they know how to do. MS have a lot of catching up to do if they are going to avoid co0ntinuing to be the white elephant in the handheld device market.
iPhone 4 32GB Jailbroken and iPad 3G 64GB .