Quoted from delt31:
LE's are not sold out. They are being sold in batches and those individual batches might be getting depleted however the allotment of 1250 is not completely sold out.
Let's not be that gullible and be pressured into buying an LE RIGHT NOW b/c a distro says get them right now! It's like being worried about buying an orion belt from pinstadium before they "sell out". I rather people on here (specifically folks that sell items) stopping pushing this BS agenda but here we are.
I have my order in but that's bc I want one for sure. I didn't get pressured into making that 8K+ decision by some BS marketing. In fact the smarter decision is to buy it HUO!
I believe transparency is usually best so let me explain how dealer allocations were determined and what I know about the availability of MBr LEs.
MBr LEs were allocated to CGC dealers based on the number of AFM LEs they previously sold plus or minus an adjustment for the number of non-LE units they sold above or below the average number of non-LE sales per dealer.
The one exception is Planetary Pinball which receives a fix percentage of LEs as a term of our contract with Planetary.
CGC has received purchase orders from our dealers for all 1250 MBr LEs (less 10 pieces we held back for friends).
Dealers were required to submit deposits by 11/9/2018. As of today, we are still waiting for deposits from a small number of dealers. If a dealer fails to make deposits those units would be reallocated to other dealers.
The number units sold by CGC is a very different thing than the total number of units that dealers have sold through to end customers.
At this point, I believe approximately 2/3rds of dealers have sold through their allocations. Of course, distributors that receive smaller allocations tend to sell through their allocations first.
Additionally, Planetary Pinball has sold a portion of their allocation to a few CGC dealers that needed additional units. It is possible other dealers may buy additional LEs from Planetary.
At this point, I believe the only immediate risk is not being able to buy a LE from your dealer of choice.
Larger dealers are more likely to be impacted by new requirements to collect sales tax as most states only require retailers to collect sales tax when their sales exceed a threshold amount into the state. I believe that amount is $100k in sales for many states.
I don’t know if this information is helpful but now you know what I know.