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Old 11-28-2006, 03:00 PM   #1
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My wife bought me a Stiletto 100 for our Anniversary a couple weeks ago. When she bought it, BB was out of the car kit and the home kit. I have searched and searched and no one has the car kit. I "pre-ordered" both of them from www.jr.com and they have no idea when they will get them in. I was in BB and Circuit City this weekend and they finally had the home kit.

The main reason I am looking for these is that I only have 1 repeater in my area. I get choppy signal at best inside my house (usually none) and when standing outside with the antenna headphones on I get about a half signal. Going for a walk with the dog it cuts out here and there but I can deal with scheduling recordings and listening to radio replays when walking.

I really want to use this in the car though and hook it up through my Aux in on my head unit. Has anyone seen these recently for sale or know where I can get one in stock? I'm sure it's just a matter of time before JR has them and ships mine but I am antsy.

btw, great site and good information from everyone here.
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Old 11-28-2006, 09:07 PM   #2
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I've found them at a few BB or CC. You can check by going to the site and look at the local pickup.

I saw a post that you live in MD. I did a quick check and it looks like they have one in Glenn Burnie MD.
if that is near you you might order it online and do a local pickup. You will get confirmation if it is actually in stock.

TSS-Radio says they might have them in a few weeks. You can always cancel the order if you find it locally. They are real good about that.
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Old 11-29-2006, 08:16 AM   #3
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that store isn't neccessarily close but it's like 30 miles from me. I am going to call them when they open at 10am and see if someone can put a hand on one. Then I'll order it online for in-store pickup and go get it. I'm going crazy not having it in the car yet. Normal radio is terrible. At least I can listen to Sirius online at work all day. It helps being the IT manager.
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Old 11-29-2006, 09:36 AM   #4
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they don't have them either. I am starting to think that maybe the car docks were produced before the FCC tightened restrictions on the FM transmitters and they had to pull them all back and re-manufacture them? If so, it could be a few weeks or months before they're available. Sort of sucks for me because my primary use will be in the car on the way to work and back. I love the Stiletto still so I will just have to deal with it. The Stratus receiver will be installed into my wife's car tomorrow so maybe she'll letme drive it for a few days.
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Old 11-29-2006, 11:34 AM   #5
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I emailed customer service and this is their typical response. In other words "we don't know anything"



Thank you for contacting SIRIUS regarding the car kit for your
receiver.
We are happy to help!

, unfortunately we do not have an exact date, as to when we will
have this item in stock. We suggest that you continue to check out our
website for any updates on this item. We understand your frustration
with this issue, and apologize for the inconvenience this has caused
you.

Thank you for your email, have a great day!
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Old 11-29-2006, 12:10 PM   #6
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I think that the FCC business was taken care of prior to the release of the Stiletto & docks. I was returning my second dead S50 and was going to give it one more try about 2 or 3 weeks before the Stilettos were released and the manager at CC told me that the replacement S50's had been held up by the FCC due to their transmission range.

The Stilettos should have been in compliance from the first ship date.
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thanks for the response. They have a lot of new receivers on the market right now so I guess it's just a volume issue. They have bigger fish to fry than car docks for a Stiletto. Just in reading the forums here I've seen a bunch of posts about dead radios and ones that don't work after a few days, etc. It's a shame because I really want to embrace this technology and become a loyal subscriber (much like Directv) but it's things like these that really make it tough. It's kind of like buying a tv but it's missing a power cord or something. If I put the Stiletto on my dash, I get a little bit of signal by itself but have no way of transmitting it to the stereo yet. I don't want to tear the dash part until I have all the parts I need for connecting to Aux-in.

I never have been known as much of a patient man. If they would jus tell me "expect them to ship in 4 weeks" I think I'd at least be happy with that at this point.
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ruinah, are you on the Eastern Shore, or somewhere around the Westminster/Frederick area? The Arundel Mills Mall has some car kits in stock still (despite what the online store says)
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arundel mills isn't far from me. What store? I am on hold with shop.sirius.com people because the web site doesnt say that they are pre-order anymore. She is checking to see if they are available yet.

I could head to Arundel Mills after work I think. Are you local to the mall? I assume you saw them in a store? that would be awesome.
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I'm only two miles away from the mall, in Elkridge. I usually go there two times a week. The best place is the Circuit City next to the fabric shop (the name I don't remember) which is where I saw car kits.
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thanks. The lady I talked to said they do have them in stock online now. Why did customer care tell me otherwise I wonder? Weird. I am going to order one.
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Order via the Circuitcity.com website and pickup in-store. It saves you a lot of time in a store that crowded.
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I just ordered via the Sirius web site as I spoke with someone at Sirius and they say they now have them in stock. It actually COMES with the FM Modulator now. I am wondering if I should postpone my other install for the Stratus until I get this kit because I need one for her car but I dont need this one as I will do Aux-in on my car.
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here is what I don't understand. Why, when I email Sirius from their web site so they tell me that it is unavailable and that I should pre-order it from tss-radio.com yet when I called the people at shop.sirius.com they told me it was in stock and ready to ship?????

are there multiple Sirius's or something that I am missing?
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I am going crazy without the car dock! I have mine ordered from TSS and have been waiting for a while now. I would like to keep my order with them. I saw a lot at the Best Buy by me when they first came out, but I didn't buy one because I wanted to support the little guy, but sometimes I wish I did buy it!
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