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Friday, May 14, 2010

Back Order

Turns out, the Garmin is backordered, and probably won't ship until the second week of June. Poop. When I ordered the Garmin, on April 30, it said "5 left in stock" -- I took that to mean they HAD 5 in stock, but apparently, they had expected them to be in stock, but they still have not received their full supply from Garmin yet. According to the customer service rep, "Demand has been unexpectedly high for this version and Garmin is backed up in manufacturing and distribution to its retailers." Fine, guess I can wait.

But, it's now expected arrival date is bad timing since we'll likely be on vacation when it arrives. So, I am faced with a dilemma: I can either A.) Hope it gets delayed a bit more and doesn't arrive until we get back from vacay -- very likely scenario since the date the rep gave me is "tentative"; B.) Cancel the order altogether, and then wait to reorder after we get back; or, C.) Have it shipped to my in-laws in MN since we'll be staying there during its approximate ship date.

Each scenario seems risky in its own way, but I don't want it to arrive while we're gone and then sit outside our door -- in broad daylight! -- until our return. What to do?

16 comments:

Marlene said...

First! ;)

Aw, that's too bad about the Garmin! Whatever you decide, I hope you have it in your hot little hands soon.

Have a great weekend!

RunningLaur said...

Do you want one with a heart rate monitor, or without?

If your answer is with, you can order one from rumnersdenaz.com and we'll ship it to you today - we have a few dozen of them. (the garmin is prob not listed on the website, but you can call to order it too)

RunningLaur said...

Oh, buy wait until 1pm your time (time zone differences!)
you should be able to get it by Tuesday or Wednesday from us.

Hope that helps!

Wes said...

Go to REI, see if they have it. Buy it there then CANCEL your order :-)

JojaJogger said...

Arrrgh, the same thing happened to me last year. I ended up canceling the order, waited a year, and got it for $50 less this year. In the meantime I sent the broken Garmin to Kansas and got it refurbished. (They actually sent one with a whole new serial number.)

Katie A. said...

Ugh! That sucks about your Garmin! Can you possibly cancel your order and buy it in an actual sports/running store near you?
And I'm so glad you've finally got your RoadID, I swear, once you get used to it, you will feel naked if you don't have it one when you run!
Happy Friday!

shellyrm aka jogging stroller mama said...

Sounds like everyone is saying to cancel and look elsewhere.

I wouldn't want it sitting at your doorstep...too risky!

teacherwoman said...

I don't know if I would cancel your order, especially if the demand is up... you might be at the top of the list now and have to wait longer when placed back on "the list".

Krissy said...

BTW - your Road ID thing sounds pretty cool, I need to look into that.

Right now I run w/my little Amphipod pouch and in it I put my American Red Cross ID & I just taped my contact information onto it as well.

You have quite the list of running accesories! hahaha...nicely done!

Kim said...

My 110 just arrived a few hours ago. She's charging now.

I ordered it from REI three days ago, so I know they do not have a back order.

Good luck!

Heather said...

Do whatever will get you the garmin fastest!

N.D. said...

bummer about the garmin - hope they get them in soon!

Luke Wiley said...

I recently got a Garmin wrist watch, I love it so much! I got mine locally and best buy matched the online price of wal mart. I saved 40 bucks and I got my Garmin right away. If I were you I would find a way to get it before vacation, it would be worth it.

Ryan said...

get a tracking number and Miller and I will swing by on our way home from work while you are gone

fancy nancy said...

That is what I got for Mother's Day...my hubby hasn't heard anything! I was hoping to have it for my race at the end of May but I guess not...ugh!

William said...

Do whatever will get you the garmin fastest!