Partly because of the Netflix promotion, Chromecast has been selling fast. Both Amazon.com and BestBuy.com sold out of the device by Thursday morning (BestBuy.com is selling the device again). The device can be purchased from the Google Play online store, but it has a shipping wait time of three to four weeks.
Given that it’s just $35 a pop, this is far from surprising. Regardless of how good Chromecast ends up being, right now it’s a pure impulse buy and perhaps Netflix wasn’t actually prepared to offer that many free trials in such a short amount of time.