How long did you wait for your B&W?

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  1. Yoon Lee

    Yoon Lee Stunt Coordinator

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    I ordered a pair of CDM7NT and CNT from my local Definitive Audio. They had none in stock, so I placed an order and the salesman told me that it's gonna be in a couple weeks. And, that two weeks past, the salesman has no idea about the whereabout of my speakers. He just said it's probably in back order, and will be in next week. AND, this is THE next week and the guy has no more idea than a week ago. [​IMG] Now, I found my patient is wearing paper-thin and seriously thinking of canceling my order.
    So, here are my couple of questions.
    How long did you wait for your B&W after you bought it? Is CDM line being replaced or I simply have a sucky dealer?
    What would be an alternative to B&W? I heard Revel and liked it, but the same damn dealer is selling it... I love B&W's open high frequency.
     
  2. RajeeK

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    Sounds like you have a sucky dealer. I got mine same day. I got 9NT's CNT and 1NT's. You will love them, I guess if you ever get them. I would try other dealers in the area to see if they have them in stock and try to get the same deal. I have heard nothing of the CDM line being replaced anytime soon.
     
  3. rodneyH

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    Yoon, I got my CDM7NTs and CDMCNT on spot (actually, the color I wanted-Black, had to be ordered, but it only took about 1 week,iirc). I don't think they will be replaced for a while, they are only about 1.5 years old, iIRC. If you are looking for Black, I will sell you mine at $1600 in the origional box and shipped to your door and NO tax, if you are interested?? I am planning on upgrading to the 804s soon (actually not for a while, but If I found an easy sale, I would do it sooner than later. In reality, I love these speakers, you will love yours when you get them, I would go to other B&W dealers in the area and buy them there).
     
  4. Mike Main

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    I ordered mine from a big dealer in NYC and waited 3 weeks. Lets say its worth the wait. [​IMG]
    Actually the only thing I regret is not getting the 804s or 803 or 802s...
    Mike
     
  5. Mark C.

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    Like Tom Petty said, "The waaaiting is the hardest part.''

    My dealer had my CDMs in stock when I purchased, but then I'm talking about a very large B&W dealer in the SF Bay Area. Many B&W dealers are small operations that don't have the space to stock more than a few models.

    That said, your salesman should be more attentive. If I were you, I'd go to the owner and ask what's up. The owner or manager is supposed to provide that extra customer service.
     
  6. Trent C

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    When I ordered my N805s I was told it would take 2 weeks. I got a call 5 days later telling me they had arrived. Boy was I happy. [​IMG]
    Trent
     
  7. chung_sotheby

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    i would say that your dealer is a little slow, to say the least. If I were you, I would try to find a pair used, as you can probably save about 25-40% off what the new price is. If your dealer gave you a package deal, say something like 20% off, then i would say that your purchase with the dealer was a wise decision, but if it was any less of a discount, I would say that your purchase may have been ill advised. Also, by buying used, when the upgrade bug hits, you will take less of a hit when you try to sell your speakers.
     
  8. Alex Prosak

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    Your salesperson is being very unresponsive. Speak to the manager or the owner. It could be that the dealer only orders when their stock hits a certain point so they can place larger orders and save some money. Still, if this is the case, the salesperson needs to be upfront about that with you.
     
  9. chella

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    I got my CDM-CNT the same day. May be you should look at other dealers near by? May be 2/3 hours drive away?
     
  10. Bob-N

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    I had a blem on the in stock CDM1NT's and it was their last pair in their three store "chain". They had to order them and said it would take two weeks. Their main store (in San Francisco) got them in 8 days or so, but they only made deliveries to the Mt View store twice a week, so it did take two weeks exactly to get them in.

    So if two weeks have gone by and no update, I'd be a bit annoyed too.
     
  11. Joseph_W

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    Yoon,
    Mine were in stock from a huge dealer in Florida with 10 to 20 stores. I purchased the CNT and 7NT also. I agree, talking to a manager should help. My experience has been, they are definitely worth a wait!

    Hope you enjoy yours as much as I have mine.

    Joe
     

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