With todays economy, many companies are not soocking what they sell. Once they get an order, then they order the item and have to wait for the item to be sent. It is quicker when there is only 2 steps in the process such ans the Tsudo, but when you are ordering a manufacturer item such as the GMPP, there are as many as 5 extra steps int he process as manufacturers do not make their own products.
That is why I follow one simple rule when I order anything of value(which in everything), I call the place up and ask if they can put their hands on the item now. If they cannot place their hands on the item, I ask how long will it take. If they cant give an answer, on to the next dealer or store.
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