Agreed, Excalibur -- I think he's maybe trying to stave off time waiting for the units. But maybe I'm wrong.
I picked up a barely-used unit off eBay a couple weeks ago in case this happened and love the thing so much! If the new units come through, I'll give the one I got now to my brother, who also is interested. It's an amazing device -- so sad we can't have totally trustworthy folks manufacturing and/or distributing it, whatever the issue is.