Hi all, first post actually and thought I’d share todays preorder experience to get reactions.
Of course, like others experienced many dealers/distributors sold out of their LEs in minutes. Others simply didn’t post the LE machines to their shops due to the amount of early interest from members exceeding their allocations.
So…after working my way from West to East across Sterns distributor contact map I found a shop willing to take a preorder.
Here’s the catch…
Their asking price was $14999, $3900 over MSRP and when I asked why they told me “it’s because we paid Stern extra to ensure their seat at the top of the manufacturing distribution list”, “allowing us to guarantee the earliest availability and delivery to buyers”.
Curious if this is inline with authorized sales practices or if it’s something I should report to Stern? Or simply shut-up and suck it up…
Any thoughts, reactions, banter??