'even as an EMPLOYEE I cannot get it any FASTER'
Originally Posted by peter grosfeld
In reference to delivery times I ordered a cab for my wife July 4 and my date on the estimator is dec-feb.I did not get to configure it yet either. Even as an employee I cannot get it any faster. I wish you all the best of luck.
Hope to see you all soon
? OMG!!! how FAST DO you want it to be? TOMORROW?
you're talking about having to wait 6-8 MONTHS while, for the most part, the REST of the COUNTRY is on a 18-22 MONTH (and in some cases even LONGER) WAIT? HELLO, MCFLY?????
can't you see a HUGE problem here? not sure what YOUR reservation number is for the one you ordered on July 4th, but there are people with reservation numbers in the 1300's (reserved in 2007!!!)
that haven't been asked to configure yet. with that in mind, i would only HOPE that YOU haven't been asked to configure, since you just reserved less than 2 months ago.
as for what "Winnetou" said, it really makes no sense once you think about it. 'if' the three dealers in that area don't have the same amount of orders that other dealers in Chicago, LA or Dallas have, then why are they getting more cars than those that are 'reserved'? IF the wait time at smart center "A" is only 6 months and the wait time at smart center "B" is 18 months, then it only makes sense that smart center "B" has THREE TIMES THE ORDERS and needs to get cars FASTER! BUT what smartusa has done apparently was to promise the smart centers that each dealer would receive the SAME AMOUNT OF CARS, regardless of number of reservations.
if this is the case, then why can't dealer "B" be alloted more cars? why is rest of the country being punished because the area that is assigned to dealer "A" not as interested in the smart car?
taking that into consideration, the wait times shouldn't vary more than 30-60 days due to location and NO ONE should have to wait more than 12 months for a smart........NO ONE!
to remedy this situation, smartusa will have to start allocating cars based on DEMAND and NOT "X Number per center" as is the current policy.
either that OR do what was suggested before: FED-X all cars to the customers IN ORDER OF RESERVATION. the more i think of that, the more it actually makes sense. not the 'FED-X' part.....just kidding.