This makes me glad I pulled the trigger on the VCR / VHS or whatever it's called, and the Hydra before the shortage came "full circle". These chip shortages, and delays are insane.
Fun fact, my car went UP in price from the day I bought it (January this year)... so did my wife's, which we bought last year.. First time in history any vehicle I owned went up in value after driving it a while.. lol WE bought my Wife's car (Toyota 4 Runner) used, with 31,000 miles on it for a "deal" at $29,500.. Now, with 56,000 miles on it, it's TRADE value is $36,000, and private party value is around $39,000 - $41,500... like WTF? But the car lots are bare around here (and elsewhere I hear). Paid cash for my Camaro, 2013 with 29,000 miles on it, mint condition, paid $11,600 with a trade (was listed at $16,900) and now with 36k miles, Trade value of $26,500 and Private party valued at around $29,000... Makes me want to try and trade it in on something else, just because free money!
Yeah the worst part of this hobby for me is gathering the parts. I have been waiting for a single pot from Banzai for at least 3 months by now. Worst of all is that supposedly it was on stock at the time I bought it. Also I don't even have an estimated delivery date either.
"Estimated lead time of 6 months, we are affected by the global semiconductor shortage like everyone else. And many countries are still going into COVID lock downs so we never know when a fab/packaging house/sub-supplier will have to stop due to a government lock down."