Fellas - in case you didn't read the 15+ page tome about the Pro5 on here, it might be worth a look.
- Festool mis - judged demand and didn't have enough production scheduled / allocated for all the pre orders taken in 2-3 days.
- sales were halted
- it was said orders taken would be honored.
- not every dealer took or accepted pre-orders , so you may find some with inventory on their shelves today. Or even next month.
- most dealers are fulfilling based on your timing of ordering. If you were first in line you've had your sander for six months now. If you were at the end of the line, well who knows ?
Festool semms to be parceling out shipments as they see fit and to dealers based on
? They are not commenting on their logistics.
It appears that some dealers are getting multiple shipments (those that took on huge commitments before pre-orders were accepted) They are likely getting multiple deliveries that amount to a percentage of their overall allotment. I know ToolNut has gotten at least 2 shipments , maybe more and sounds like they're getting another one when FT decides.
If you've been debited for a purchase and haven't received your pre-ordered sander - don't blame Festool or your Dealer - look in the mirror and re-evaluate the method of payment YOU selected. Payal most likely. Choose a different, more consume friendly method next time.
This sander is a $$$$$$$$$$$ looser for their balance sheet. You don't honestly expect them to drop everything and schedule only Pro5 production simply so a few guys in N.America can get a $50 festool sander in short order- do you ? Let's be reasonable. They have to produce items that actually pay the bills during the same time frame.