1250 SCALE MESSAGE BOARD
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Re: Oddball bit of maritime information...
Well, my wife first ordered a Bosch wall oven from a big box store in November 2020; she finally gave up after multiple promised delivery dates evaporated. She then ordered it through our local Columbia MO appliance store, in March 2021. The kitchen renovation is 100% completed, months ago, but for the large space in one cabinet meant to house the wall oven, which is still not here. And I thought this was due to the shortage of computer chips, now you friends tell me that even if they built the damn thing it is stuck somewhere in transit. My wife will be thrilled.
So, once again today our new suite of kitchen appliances (ordered May 8) did not arrive from the big-box home improvement store from which they were purchased... Apparently the shortage of transoceanic shipping capacity is real. Speaking recently to my sister-in-law, the CFO of a major hotel chain's renovation unit, it's gotten so bad that the big-box store in question has now bought its *own* container ship to try to make a dent in it's backlog of merchandise sitting on wharfs in China and Korea. I wonder if they'll paint the business name in big letters on the hull side... it would make an interesting addition to a 1/1250 fleet!