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Polar S710 arrival date(2 posts)

Polar S710 arrival dateLucid
May 21, 2001 10:38 AM
I just recieved word that the arrival date has been pushed back to the middle of June.

Anyone have any other information on this?

Mine was ordered at the beginning of the month. I am getting very impatient.
Available RSNgrz mnky
May 21, 2001 11:06 AM
As in Real Soon Now.

Join the club, some of us have had units on order for several months and have watched many ship dates come and go. I sent a warranty replacement back in Feb. Add to this the stated policy that warranty replacement units will be filled *before* new orders and you may be waiting for quite some time. Best not to get your hopes too high.

The stated excuse when I call is always "parts shortage". Having been around the high tech arena for quite a while me thinks they have problems with the units meeting the stated performance criteria. In this day and age parts shortages are solved in weeks and they don't seem to have any problems with parts for their other new models. Typical scenarios are along the lines of marketing promissed a whole slew of features and now the engineers are having a devil of a time delivering. The term used for software that fits this pattern is called "vaporware", but it also works for hardware.