Yeah that's very true, I spoke with one of the retailers for Uniden he claims that once they get the scanners in they'll sort through and they will start off with the sale when the pre orders came in.At this point anything other than what UPMan has previously posted seems to be pure speculation or an educated guess at best.
I was on the phone with Bearcat Warehouse today and they said they were hoping to begin shipping them out to customers Friday the 24th. Whether that is accurate or just a go away date I don't know.
I would expect to see people starting to get them toward the tail end of next week or the first week of February.
Since the scanners are coming from Asia I suppose the dealers in California will get them first then the dealers on the east coast will be the last to get them (just guessing). However, if this is correct in you live in Missouri but you ordered your scanner from an east coast dealer you will have it drive by your location in a truck for another 1500 to 2000 miles to say New York. Then you wait for the dealer to sent it back on the truck to you another 1500 to 2000 miles.That would be nice but I know it takes time to sort/ship and receive our orders from places where we bought our scanner.
Also, we have a major snow event in the northeast, and that may slow things down a bit.536 shipped. 436 still awaiting incoming. I wouldn't bug my retailer...I know that they are all going to be doing their best to get these out to you as soon as they get them in. Also, we ship to distributors, not to the dealers...so transit time is not just from our warehouse to the dealer, it is DFW --> Distributor --> Dealer.
Also have to now factor in the weather in the midwest and on the east coast. Delayed/cancelled flights and snow closed roads may slow things down a day or two for some folks.All product is shipped from DFW, not West Coast. All product ship to all distributors on the same day. Of course, transit time will differ depending on carrier and distance from DFW.