One of my online request forms generated a call from my local store manager saying he had just order 4 of those recorders I was interested in. After the excitement died down, it turns out the Walmart 515 page had the wrong "Walmart Number" for the product... he had just ordered $98 line-in recorders!
So, I decided to send a letter to Walmart HQ in Arkansas. Here's the text of my letter and I encourage other to copy and/or modify it and send their individual requests to the same place:
* * * * * * *
Walmart Home Office
702 SW 8th Street
Bentonville AR 72716-8611Attention: Product Selection & Ordering Coordinator for Funai Electric, One of Your Strategic Suppliers
Dear Walmart:We Need a New HDD/BRD/DVD Recorder in North America!
You've been our primary source for hard disk drive (HDD) recorders. They were produced by Funai, one of your Strategic Suppliers, and they've been the ONLY ones available in all of North America with HDD and digital tuner for the past 5 years. .
Very soon, Funai will be stopping production and we'll be left out in the cold!
However, Funai still makes combo recorders with HDD, Bluray Disc (BRD), DVD, and VCR and sells them in other countries!
We're hoping they might do the same for North America (USA, Canada, Mexico, Central America) if you requested it.
This is our APPEAL for you to consider selling, online and in stores, a N.A. version of one of the following (or both):
1. Upgraded, multi-tuner HDD/DVD recorder like the MDR515H/F7 that you've been selling online.
2. One of Funai's current, high-def HDD/BRD/DVD recorders like they sell in other countries.
I am writing this letter on behalf of other members of the million-member-strong AVS Forum who frequent the following web site, which itself has had almost 2 million views from people all over North America:http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...6#post12244086