Since receiving unconfirmed reports yesterday surrounding the availability of the new Yukon Photon I have since spoken to the owner of Thomas Jacks (UK distributor) again this morning with news that doesn't make for good reading, in fact itís terrible. Thomas Jacks, ourselves and all the other UK dealers for that matter who have orders placed for the new photon have been left high and dry.. We will now not see this product for some considerable time and there is even a question mark as to whether or not the 5x mag version is ever going to be produced. Weíve been told that the 3.5x mag version is being prioritised is going to be produced, but when, we simply donít know and neither does Thomas Jacks. Thomas Jacks have not seen a pre production model of the 3.5x version and neither do they know what price it will be.
The fact that makes this situation even worse is that neither Thomas Jacks and subsequently us were not made aware of the situation until the 11th hour.. We are gutted to say the least and even more so for our customers who have been waiting patiently.
We will of course be contacting all our customers who have paid a deposit for a photon on the first batch of 25 units in order to refund them. For what it's worth I apologise for this, but as youíll probably appreciate we are absolutely powerless to do anything about it.
We have a list of numbers to phone, but feel free to call if we donít manage to get in contact with you today. We are a man down at the moment and with the busy workload we may struggle to get back to everybody today.
Scott Country International (p.s. Paul my colleague is probably monitoring the forum from home as he is currently on paternity leave)