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Kenwood radios on Backorder?

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matt131

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I wanted to ask if anyone has heard that kenwoods radios are on back order? I have had a kenwood radio on order through my local dealer for 2 months and I am told that everything is on major backorder.
 

mike36507

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I ordered a TK2312 from The Antenna Farm over a month ago, still waiting on it. They emailed me today and said Kenwood should be shipping them probably this week.
 

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Not surprised since all the damage in Japan last year, who knows what happened to all the individual parts suppliers Kenwood uses to build them and what kind of inventory they had and if it was damaged. probably will be shortages in alot of electronics for a while still
 

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Depends on the Model

If its a portable often times that have the radio but the charger or other accessory is on backorder holding up the order.

What model are you waiting on?
 

mmckenna

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Right, which model?

I placed a pretty big order for hand held and mobile radios back last year and it took 2 or 3 months to get them all in. We were told that manufacturing delays in Japan was the issue.

Also, they don't always stock large numbers of these things. Could be that with the narrow banding deadline approaching sales are up and stocks are low.
 

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Be aware that dealers order their radios from a manufacturers rep and they in turn import the equipment from Japan. In the United States there are several. An individual rep may be out of stock and waiting for the boat to come in. The one we use (Epic), everything is coming in fine and dandy.
 

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Should have gone via pm. I can't delete my posts?
 
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