Ordered a Pio Elite receiver on 8/29. Was told it was in stock and would ship that day. Credit card was charged within minutes. Called back next day was told it would ship that day (8/29) and to call back tommorow for tracking number. Called back on 8/30 and was told it did not ship but would ship that day. Was told to call back after 5:30pm local for tracking number. Called back was told "not in stock after all but will have on 4/4". Was told its "store policy" to ship in 3-4 business days and to "chill out". According to their website this not true but it does state that my CC would not be charged until item ships. Their actions have already violated their written policy. All scam artist alarm bells have gone off with these guys. I found the item cheaper but decided to purchase from these guys because they promised they had it in stock and they had a good rating on this site. I called to check to be sure that it was in stock and was told with absolute certainty that it was by Eddie. I'll report back what happens on the 4th but I'm betting it will be a new story with a new delivery date. I intend to file a complaint with my credit card company, the BB, and the IL Attorney Generals office if it comes out as I expect. Too many scam artists as it is.
Update: 9/6/06 As expected on 9/4 it was not available. Asked for and received a refund. My advise is to not deal with this or Uncles Stereo or any of the other names used by this crew. They use retailers to purchase items from so that the retailers can get better terms from the manufacturers. Its a psuedo grey market operation used by a number of these vendors. While not tacitly illegal it does have warranty issues. Also if they charge your card before shipment that is illegal in many states (mail fraud) including mine. Buyer beware.