Originally Posted by tommarra
I think JVC when allocating projectors, allocated by volume, but also made sure that all major dealers with NX pre-orders (not just PJs, but total JVC volume) got some inventory. People who placed orders at large JVC, but low JVC project volume dealers were # 1 or # 2 on the pre-order list and quickly got their orders fulfilled.
People who ordered at the largest volume JVC projector dealers, were way down in the list and are not having the deal with the delays in second, third, fourth batch of deliveries from JVC.
I certainly thought that by ordering from a high volume dealer that I would see mine fairly quickly, despite having pre-ordered in early November, putting me a ways down the list.
But I have seen people who ordered in late November, December and even January from other dealers in the U.S. post that they already have their NX7/RS2000's.
But it makes sense from the standpoint that a smaller dealer might have only gotten 5 pre-orders for this projector and a larger maybe 80. JVC could have sent 15-20 at a time to the larger dealer in the first couple shipments and maybe 1 or 2 to the smaller dealer. Then over the next few months, each shipment by slow boat gets mostly allocated to the larger dealer, but it only takes a couple shipments of 1 or 2 before the smaller dealer has filled their pre-orders, while people at the end of the line for the larger dealer waited longer.
I just got billed today and it should ship today or tomorrow, so I'm happy about that, but yeah, 5+ months was a long and frustrating wait. It was even more frustrating when people who ordered long after me got their units before I did... I speculated early on that it would be well into April, May, or even June before pre-orders were filled and stock was available on the shelf, but I never thought I was so far down the line to be waiting until April. I think the dealers fully expected to see larger quantities come in in the first couple shipments, and if not, then certainly in the third and fourth shipments. I don't think anyone was anticipating waiting until the 6th or 7th shipment by slow boat before getting their pre-order...