Finally decided to upgrade to separates. So I sold and shipped my receiver, power conditioners and other unused items to make room for and help finance the new stuff. I took extra special care to call all of the people and/or retailers to set up arrangements last Thursday, August 22nd. My key request is that they would ship via FedEx on my account. Everyone agreed. I even overnighted pre-populated FedEx Airbills so that all they would have to do is stick it on the box and give it right back to the FedEx Dude/Dudette when my Airbills were delivered. Everyone received the pre-populated Airbills last Friday. I expected some delays which is why I tried to grease the system a bit. BUT DAMN, this is ridiculous: On Monday, I received my order from Reliable, who by the way is one of the largest unauthorized resellers out there. I cannot believe that they can come through before the Manufacturer's chosen. FedEx has lost my pre/pro in California. The vendor didn't ship until Monday and FedEx picked it up and then lost it. They have the nerve to ask if there is anything else they do for me. HELL NO!, Don't do anything else for me. Now, they have removed the scan activity so I can't give them the time, date and place they took possession of my package. I printed out a copy so don't even try it. :p) I called the other two vendors and they said they would get it out by the end of the week. If I don't get the stuff by Friday, I will cancel my order and put the charges in dispute. I will not wait on them to refund my money. If it takes this long to ship items in which a profit is realized, I know it will be forever to get a full credit. [rant]So, here I am stuck on Labor Day weekend watching movies with Dolby and DTS sound down-mixed through TV speakers. I refuse. I will never watch another movie in my house without surround sound. So, no movies for me this weekend.[/rant] DAMN IT ALL TO HELL! Thanks for listening and have a nice day!