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Posted: 3/2/2006 12:18:13 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/2/2006 12:18:25 PM EDT by motown_steve]
Following scenario based on actual events:

Let's say that a manufacturer started advertising a product that they would be producing months and months before they began producing it in order to build consumer interest. Then one day the manufacturer starts taking orders for this product. When you place your order you receive information that you should expect to wait 4-6 weeks for delivery. Then after about 4 weeks you learn (by inquiring as to the status of your order) that the manufacturer hasn't even begun producing the product and that the product won't be available for AT LEAST another couple of months, possibly longer.

Would you be pissed?
Link Posted: 3/2/2006 12:20:45 PM EDT
did i prepay along with my order?
Link Posted: 3/2/2006 12:21:39 PM EDT

Originally Posted By fossil_fuel:
did i prepay along with my order?



Yes.
Link Posted: 3/2/2006 12:21:42 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/2/2006 12:22:42 PM EDT by captainpooby]
Shrike?


ETA: (Some women I slept with have got to be pissed.)
Link Posted: 3/2/2006 12:22:21 PM EDT
sounds like the construction industry.

buddy of mine bought a condo that was about 80% built last may. they told him move in would be in mid-july. he didnt get in there till december, and ended spending the whole fall semester on my couch
Link Posted: 3/2/2006 12:22:42 PM EDT

Originally Posted By captainpooby:
Shrike?



Close but no.

I'm not going to name names.
Link Posted: 3/2/2006 12:22:50 PM EDT
then yes i would be pissed and would probably demand interest on my money they're holding
Link Posted: 3/2/2006 12:23:03 PM EDT

Originally Posted By captainpooby:
Shrike?



I was about to say...
Link Posted: 3/2/2006 12:23:08 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/2/2006 12:23:25 PM EDT by leelaw]

Originally Posted By captainpooby:
Shrike?


ETA: (Some women I slept with have got to be pissed.)



No way. He said "months and months" not "years and years."
Link Posted: 3/2/2006 12:23:15 PM EDT
It does no good to be pissed. Shit happens, find a rational solution to the problem and follow through with it.
Link Posted: 3/2/2006 12:24:58 PM EDT
I would be pissed, but I guess it'd also depend on the product, manufacturer, and how bad you wanted the product.
Link Posted: 3/2/2006 12:24:59 PM EDT
I'd want my money back.
Link Posted: 3/2/2006 12:25:15 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Napoleon_Tanerite:
sounds like the construction industry.

buddy of mine bought a condo that was about 80% built last may. they told him move in would be in mid-july. he didnt get in there till december, and ended spending the whole fall semester on my couch




He should have signed a contract with them that guaranteed a date. In the construction business, if a sub is held up by another they have to be paid for their trouble. I don't really know how it works for generals though.
Link Posted: 3/2/2006 12:26:02 PM EDT
It all matters what it is, who made, it cost i paid and planned cost.
Link Posted: 3/2/2006 12:29:54 PM EDT

Originally Posted By motown_steve:

Originally Posted By captainpooby:
Shrike?



Close but no.

I'm not going to name names.



Rock River Arms rifles. The new 308s and other caliber AR-15s they've been advertising, right?
Link Posted: 3/2/2006 2:53:07 PM EDT
Moral of the story: never buy vaporware.
Link Posted: 3/2/2006 2:54:48 PM EDT
Yes.
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