For some context, these delays are affecting all electronics coming from Asia. I'm building a few computers right now, and there have been shortages regardless of the components: power supplies, motherboards, graphics cards, cases, etc. There are literally no X570 motherboards or power supplies anywhere (Newegg, Amazon, etc.). Container shipments to the U.S. have not only been reduced due to inbound travel restrictions but more importantly, the containers now hold mostly "essential supplies". Additionally, shipping costs have spiked outrageously so manufacturers batch their shipments into less frequent but larger volumes in order to save money. The last shipment from most all electronics manufacturers were in March, then everything shut down and predictions are that early June is the next batch for all electronics (TVs, computer parts, etc.). It's not LG but all Asian products considered "non essential".LG's 48" CX was originally scheduled for mid June then we were updated for this week and now rescheduled for next week.
I don't take this personally as it's a delay for all USA dealers.
Heh, gotcha. LG could have said nothing about a potentially earlier date and nobody would have cared!Right, we all expected delays due to Pandemic. That doesn’t explain why LG told dealers to expect early shipments and have now reneged. I’m not mad, just amused by the incompetence.
Congratulations Robert! Hopefully this will also help with the 48CX!Today I got a call from a few LG executives telling me my company one of only 10 dealers selected in the USA to be a PINNACLE Dealer and to have all of the many benefits for our company and all of our clients. For now the program is so new that I was asked not to disclose all of the exclusive benefits, but one that means a lot to me is priority allocations of constrained hot TVs and other LG a/v products.
I tested this benefit by placing POs for 77GX, 77CX and 77ZX TVs and was granted very nice allocations. I fact, we'll be the first dealer getting LG's 77" ZX 8K OLED TV.
I'll announce several of the other benefits as I get permission to discuss them. Value Electronics's LG PINNACLE Program officially starts this Wednesday, July 1, 2020.