Knut -

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:

> Hi,
>
> 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
> have
> 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
> order
> 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
> prepaid
> 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
> by
> other means too.
>
>        On Feb 6th Eric said they were "shipping KPA1500 for several days
> now".
> So after almost a month there are about 50 units shipped, most likely
> including
> engineering units .  Not impressive or encouraging.
>
> I'm not an Elecraft basher I'm Elecraft from 160 meters to 432MHZ.
>
> 73.
> Bob
> K2TK  ex KN2TKR (1956) & k2TKR
>
> K2, KX3, K3. KPA500, KAT500. P3, KRC, 3 XV's and more.
>
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>
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