FWIW, I've just noticed that the availability of this thing seems to have shot up at all the BB's near where I live. Maybe the warning of no further purchasing by corporate was erroneous, or perhaps the TV's were just re-stocked from corporate.
In any case, it's not as though they're vanishing off the shelves yet, so don't panic. BTW,
(Rant time. Please feel free to not read beyond this point. A foaming at the mouth tirade of mine is on its way...)
I've learned over the years to take *anything* a BB employee tells me with a grain of salt. I've had one tell me that two microwaves were identical when it turns out that 1 was sensing and the other was merely timed. I've had one try to tell me that patents are only good for 3 years and used that to prove why one device had a feature show up suddenly. I've had one say there's nothing wrong with Monster Cable advertising that a 480Hz TV needs a faster HDMI cable. I've had another say that it's totally normal to expect the best picture from AudioQuest's $1099 1 meter HDMI cable (no joke). I've had them misinform friends about PC's and their relative speeds. If I sat and thought about it, I'm sure I could list more.....Oh yeah, I've had them say it's ok to force the back of the DROID 4 off with your fingers when it absolutely MUST be done with a removal tool, They've told me it was normal to completely drown the phone when putting on the screen protector when it's supposed to be misted, they told me that an XBox can drive a standard TV at rates faster than 60Hz (despite the fact that the TV's themselves cannot take that rate IN), I had a ditz come in from another department and say she could give me a new phone at my existing number and she was stopped 99% of the way by a manager who kept her from actually asking verizon to remove my number and issue a new one, and and and and and....
I mentioned this to a BB manager once, and he said sadly, yes, their staff training is something that corporate is working to completely overhaul, and they're very much aware of the systemic problems.
Thought #AYA: Porn gives young people an unhealthy and unrealistic idea of how quickly a plumber will come to your house.