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Bad News Before Vacation

There's so much I want to blog about, and so little time to do it. I want to write about emergencies again. I want to write about the recent Social Security reform proposals. I want to write about the Chinese currency peg (Greenspan and Snow were talking with a Senate committee about it on Thursday.) I want to write about the Supreme Court failing to uphold property rights.

But I'm out of time. I'm taking a vacation, and doubt I'll be blogging during it. I'll be out of touch until after Independence Day.

I got some bad news today. Over the past few months I've been writing a lot about my search for a new car. Today I got an e-mail from my salesman. Over four weeks after I placed my order, I've learned there's been a snag:

I contacted GM Dealer Business Center to get an update for the order and have been informed that the vehicle did not get built before the cutoff for the 2005 model production.

GM always disclaims factory orders on a "will try" basis but I was disappointed to have missed out on this order.

At this point our options are to try a locate for an available vehicle in some dealer's inventory or re-order the vehicle as a 2006 model.

We would be subject to the change in the 2006 pricing and as with the 2005 order we would not be assured of what the incentives will be available until the day of delivery.

We may gain some benefit from the current GM price polic[y] if you want to consider some flexibility in the order. We probably do not have the potential to find the exact duplicate of the vehicle we ordered but we might get close..

Please let me know how you would like to have me proceed.

This is going to take a little longer than I thought. :(

Tiny Island