Dear Yamaha / Bad Mister,
Please could there be some more transparency on delivery dates and estimations regarding the Montage in Europe and particularly the UK.
Currently there are a number of retailers that are using what I would refer to as unscrupulous techniques such as advertising far earlier delivery dates than that of their rivals to then only to notify the customer at the last minute (few days before delivery) that they are unable to fulfil the order as advertised and expect delivery at the end of the month. Please bear in mind that we as customers would have parted with £2250.00 at this point to be told that the goods are not available.
Also in the UK the price of the Montage is steady fluctuating as such it was first pitched at £2200.00 and then went to 2250.00 and it’s now at £2,325.00 and that’s before we have had any delivery. Seems like the perceived ‘scarcity’ is driving the price up and again the cynic in me would suggest such a technique is taken from chapter 1 of the book ‘Marketing 101 – Creating a buzz’.
In my years as a consumer I have never seen anything like this and the retailer sharks are attempting to exploit customers openly. We need protection please Yamaha.
I would ask Yamaha to please make an announcement (on their website) in regards to when they are able to fulfil orders as this will stop retailers from taking advantage of the consumers who are ultimately trusting of the Yamaha brand. If we know that delivery is September we can all hold off until then and hopefully that will keep the price down for early adopters who after all help the Yamaha business model no end.