A friend got an IC-7610 and waited about ONE YEAR... they obviously did not
have thousands on the shelf when it was announced.
Dave - K9FN
On Wed, Mar 7, 2018 at 7:12 PM ab2tc <ab...@arrl.net> wrote:
> Well, isn't this fairly typical behavior by Elecraft on a major new product
> introduction? Get used to it. Sure, Icom and the other big two probably
> thousands of units on the shelf when they make a product announcements, but
> they have a different business model.
> AB2TC - Knut
> Hi Jim,
> Not broken down by prepaid levels but they did say in the Early
> Notification email this:
> Deposit Preorders will be shipped from the first production run in the
> received, followed by non-deposit orders.
> So I wasn't sitting at the computer when the announcement hit but was
> about 18 hours into the 24 hour window. So I had to look at the fully
> order as nothing more than a blatant bribe to move up a few notches on the
> shipping list and the free shipping.
> It may not be all inclusive but the order number for SN 45 was two
> minutes from N9PY's order and mine was 127 later but probably was not all
> KPA1500's or all of the KPA1500s. As they said other orders were received
> other means too.
> On Feb 6th Eric said they were "shipping KPA1500 for several days
> So after almost a month there are about 50 units shipped, most likely
> engineering units . Not impressive or encouraging.
> I'm not an Elecraft basher I'm Elecraft from 160 meters to 432MHZ.
> K2TK ex KN2TKR (1956) & k2TKR
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