Having trouble finding a Nexus 6P at a Canadian carrier? You’re not alone

Looking for a Nexus 6P? So are a lot of others.

Earlier today, several carriers launched the Huawei-made Nexus 6P, but many potential customers are having problems finding the device in-store. It was already known that demand would outweigh supply at launch, as stock through the Google Store, the phone’s primary Ecommerce distribution source, has routinely been out of stock.

Many readers have commented that carrier inventory has been sparse, or even non-existent. We now have some additional insight as to when the influx of the 5.7-inch Nexus 6P will arrive at your local retailer.

According to a Rogers document we obtained, “Due to an inventory shortage from Huawei on the grey Nexus 6P, Rogers has not received enough inventory of the device to deliver to stores in time for launch. Customers looking for the device can reserve through NRS [National Reservation System] only and we will prioritize these customers so they receive their devices first. We will begin shipping NRS orders on Nov 5th. Dummy units will arrive in stores on November 5th that can be used to show them the form factor of the device. Additional Inventory is expected to arrive next week and will be allocated accordingly.”

The Nexus 6P contract pricing starts as low as $99.99 on a 2-year contract at Videotron and jumps to $220 at Telus. The no-term is the same as what Google is selling it for at $700.

Related reading: Small Talk: How is the Nexus 6P treating you?