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Old 12-07-2007, 11:08 AM   #1
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Availability of the 505.

Has anyone had trouble finding the (Dark Blue) 505. Everyone seems to be out of them, that is, everyone selling them under $299. Has anyone heard if there is a shortage? I just need to know whether to cancel my order and just purchase one with the higher price. Thanks.

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Old 12-07-2007, 11:35 AM   #2
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SonyStyle seems to have it.
http://www.sonystyle.com/webapp/wcs/...52921665245740
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Actually, I couldn't find one in either color around here. I ended up ordering mine from Crutchfield and paying for overnight shipping.
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Old 12-07-2007, 11:50 AM   #4
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I'm visiting LA and found one easily enough at the the Sony store in the Beverly Centre. I bought it and took it back an hour later due to it looking purple in bright sunlight. Happy with the silver one now
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Old 12-07-2007, 01:45 PM   #5
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Has anyone had trouble finding the (Dark Blue) 505. Everyone seems to be out of them, that is, everyone selling them under $299. Has anyone heard if there is a shortage? I just need to know whether to cancel my order and just purchase one with the higher price. Thanks.

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I got mine from Data Vision for $279 shipped. Mine arrived today and the last time I checked they were still showing stock on the blue & silver.

http://www.datavis.com/cgi-bin/produ...prrfnbr=472536

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Old 12-07-2007, 03:06 PM   #6
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I got mine from Data Vision for $279 shipped. Mine arrived today and the last time I checked they were still showing stock on the blue & silver.

http://www.datavis.com/cgi-bin/produ...prrfnbr=472536
This may be a bit , but..
May I ask how many days it took from order to delivery when you purchased one from datavis? I am thinking about buying one from datavis, but I need to get it by the end of the next week.

Thanks for your help.
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Old 12-07-2007, 04:37 PM   #7
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This may be a bit , but..
May I ask how many days it took from order to delivery when you purchased one from datavis? I am thinking about buying one from datavis, but I need to get it by the end of the next week.

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It took them 5 business days to get it to me with standard (free) shipping.
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Old 12-07-2007, 06:02 PM   #8
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It took them 5 business days to get it to me with standard (free) shipping.
If that is the case, I guess I should choose not-free shipping option.
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Old 12-07-2007, 09:48 PM   #9
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I ordered a dark blue PRS-505 from the SonyStyle store. It was supposed to ship on 12.5.07, but it's still listed as processing. I've called twice and emailed and can't get a decent explanation as to why it hasn't shipped. I'm starting to think they don't have it in stock.
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Old 12-07-2007, 11:11 PM   #10
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csmith75 where is it you live? Do you have a local Sony Style store?
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Old 12-08-2007, 02:17 AM   #11
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Thanks for the info so far. CostCentral is where I have placed my order, and they just keep changing the "Back-in-Stock" date every time their estimate is reached. Quite annoying. I may check into some of the other suggested retailers.

http://www.costcentral.com/proddetai...31918/froogle/
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Old 12-10-2007, 04:01 PM   #12
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So, I'm canceling my order through CostCentral. I want to order through Datavision.com...but they don't seem to have a positive seller rating. Has anyone had trouble ordering from them?
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Old 12-10-2007, 05:06 PM   #13
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Oh man, youve got to get silver. We are reading books IN THE FUTURE!! You have to look the part. Its so pretty and sleek. Blue looks like it would get chucked around uncaringly alot.
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Old 12-11-2007, 03:43 PM   #14
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Oh man, youve got to get silver. We are reading books IN THE FUTURE!! You have to look the part. Its so pretty and sleek. Blue looks like it would get chucked around uncaringly alot.
Future smuture...I've never liked the look of sliver electronics, and I think the dark blue is more my style. I went ahead and ordered the reader from Sony Style. After the Cost Central debacle, I'm just going to go straight to the source. I'd only save $20 ordering through Datavision, and that's not enough to sway me.
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Old 12-11-2007, 04:28 PM   #15
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yeah - i thought the same regarding the dark blue version being for me and all that.

until i flew 12 hours and saw one in the flesh that is

looked great in the shop - a lovely deep blue, almost navy blue. i took it out of the shop and sat down at the nearest cafe to check it out only discover (IMO) that the unit looked completely different in natural light! it took on a really purple tinge that i didn't like at all!

back to the shop and a quick change to silver and i'm a very happy man each to their own of course, YMMV etc..............
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