For the first couple of decades I was an audiophile, the buying process went like this: you went to a hi-fi store, you auditioned a component, you decided to buy it and then you walked out of the store with a big box in your hands. These days, you listen to a component and then order it and then wait for weeks or even months for it to arrive. Most dealers won't have it stocked (unless you want to buy the demo, assuming it's for sale), and many factories won't even make it until the check is cashed. The first time I encountered this was when I bought my Yamamoto Sound Craft amplifiers a few years ago. I ordered them, and waited almost three months for them to arrive at my door. It felt like forever. When I started importing my brands from Italy, I was keenly aware of this new business model. In most cases I can have something in the hands of the owner about three weeks after it has been ordered, and that includes having it built and shipped from Italy. But I just read in another thread where someone ordered a record cleaning machine and they have to wait until February to get it! How do most of you feel about this? Can you wait a few weeks or month to receive something--especially considering you've already paid for it? Do you worry about changing your mind in the interim, especially after reading a glowing review of another product? Or does the wait add to the excitement?