Why does it take so long to get stuff?

So I ordered some speakers from my hifi dealer - $4500 ProAC’s. I was told they would be 3-5 weeks for delivery. Now I love the audio store and value the dealer network but in this day and age why does anything take 5 weeks. I went with the ProAc due to the dealer support etc but an alternative was a Buchardt speaker. 

Buchardt was $2500, gets great reviews, and arrives in 1-4 days anywhere in the world. 

In the UK the ProAC speakers are, in todays Exchange rates, roughly $3300. Now I don’t mind the mark up (but it’s a lot). Now assuming the dealer has them in stock why can’t they direct ship to me, or the store in 48 hours. I think it’s time the traditional manufacturers started adopting this style of approach - everyone in the chain can still get their mark up - but customers who be able to get what they want quicker. 

This delay is just making me question my purchase — I guess I’m too impatient but it’s the reality of commerce these days. 



I had to wait for 5 weeks pre-pandemic to get my ProAc speakers. But the speakers are worth the wait. Which ProAcs are you getting?

Which ProAcs are you getting?

D2R — I know it’s okay to wait it just sucks :) I guess I need to spend more money and just get used to the waiting periods. 


In some ways, I suspect we've all fallen prey to the Amazon Affect; able to get it sooner than yesterday....*L*

There are the things I order that back up to us with a 50' OTR that require our Bobcat and its' forks to unload and trundle about.

Having that show up in your neighborhood might cause a stir of sorts...getting it to you can be a bit of a bite as well.

Custom made or even stacked at the warehouse (wherever That may be) for a pair of speakers that may show up on a pallet....sometimes requires and may stretch that ligament we call


(We have items that have a 3 month lead time....and clients whose flowcharts are....*ah*...'optimistic'...🙄😏...)

Oh impatient one.

Pay even more so the dealer can hold enough stock to supply all orders within 48 hours.