Is anyone actually SHIPPING Pioneer 868s?

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  1. KraGorn

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    I've money burning a hole in my pocket for a Pioneer 868 but all the on-line suppliers I've contacted say they have no stock, don' t know when they'll get some and don't get the number they order in any case. :(

    Does this beat actually EXIST in any meaningful way or am I better off looking for another solution to my needs?
     
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    KraGorn

    I spoke with Pioneer UK several weeks ago and they said that their next shipment would be at the end of the month, so you shouldn't have too long to wait - the downside is that you might still have to hunt around as there may not be enough stock to cater for all the current back-orders for the 868 - EmpireDirect hoped to have some left over so you could try them

    I got fed up waiting so i bought a 757Ai from Digital Direct for £489 as i don't need HDMI yet

    good luck

    Dave
     
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    I've had one on order with my local dealer (Frank Harvey in Coventry) since December 3rd. A couple of weeks ago I lost patience, and tried asking Pioneer what the hold up was via their "customer relations knowledge center" site:

    http://pioneer-customerrelations.custhelp.com

    Here's the conversation in full(they tried to close the query down at one point, hence the "this isn't solved" bit). It's in reverse chronological order:

    My story has a happy ending, however. Frank Harvey got some stock in yesterday! I doubt they will have spare stock, but it's probably worth asking them. Their email/phone number details are on their website:

    http://www.frankharvey.co.uk/
     
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    Thanks for that information chaps, that's the sort of story I've been getting, "stock due soon but no idea how many we'll get".

    While I don't want HDMI yet either I don't really feel like spending £500+ on a machine I know will be inadequate some time this year for me.

    What's Pioneer's problem with this, they seem to have announced it way too soon before building up stocks. :(


    They're no longer listing the 868 as far as I can see.
     
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