Then it appears! I dive into the site and into the new shop - only briefly glancing to notice "oo nice new site!" but not hanging around to look around as I just want into the shop.
Everything is still in stock (YES!) as I can add all three PO's to basket (Sadly I don't seem to be able to add the cases though) get to the checkout, pay .... and relax in the knowledge I've just bought three amazing little new synths. I feel very happy in the knowledge that I got in there fast before they sold out which would mean I'd get them quick and be able to make some jamming videos on my Youtube Channel.
This doesn't seem to be the case though. I got a receipt email immediately but as the hours went on and into the next day I still had not received my confirmation email of dispatch.
A visit to operator-1.com (The OP-1 community) confirms that no one else there had their confirmation either. I sent TE an email and they let me know they'll send out an email to everyone during that week to let them know when the PO's will be sent.
The email gets sent out by TE saying that some will be sent out but most will be 2-3 months.
I realise that the demand for these devices must have been massive but I would have thought TE would have accounted for this. Nowhere on their site was it indicated that it was a PRE-ORDER I was making rather than a straight purchase. The site could have jumped to a "pre-order" status once the current stock was sold out.
If I had been told that I wouldn't receive the units for 2-3 months I wouldn't have minded. The fact I wasn't has left me a little peeved to say the least.
Have I the patience to wait? I don't know. The money returned from a refund could go towards something like an iPad where I could get some instant gratification happiness from Korg Gadget!
I still love my OP-1 but TE, I'm not loving you guys much at the moment :P