Originally Posted by sm4llz
WestCDA had a really good reply to my post. a few pages back. I keep checking their website to see if they show in stock and haven't tried calling them back yet. Sounds like they still don't know when they'll get them. I ordered mine on Dec 22 and am having a new home built which won't be ready until May. I'm good with waiting if they would be honest with me on when to expect it. I'm not ok with them having my money without replying to customers. If they haven't received them by the end of next week I'll contact them for a refund and if they don't reply I'll file my first credit card chargeback in my life.
Yeah, well, someone PMed me suggesting I try another Canadian online vendor called eastporters.ca. I gave them a call and they have them in stock for $2400 CAD (great price), but they said that I'd have to call back for the delivery cost to California (which may or may not push them over the other quote I got). BUT unlike VisionHD.ca, eastporters.ca is not an authorized Epson dealer, even though they have a good reputation around here from what I've read. I read a post while back on here where they claimed to honor the Epson warranty one way or the other for some other product, although I don't see how that would work (do they eat it if it fails then or what?). I'll ask them tomorrow when I call back on to get the shipping quote.
In the USA, I noticed that Crutchfield, which is an authorized dealer and been around forever with a pretty good reputation, just slashed $500 off their 5030s this morning, brining them to $2399 total (i.e. free shipping, no extra tax). I called them and, of course, they didn't have them in stock nor did they know when they'd be getting any more in. They guy was totally honest about it and warned me because he didn't want me to be disappointed. That was cool, I guess, but it seems a little weird to cut the price down by $500 when you don't have any in stock or even know when you'll be getting them.