Update on Blofeld availability this AM from AH, courtesy Antonio: They scored 4 booth demos from the NAMM show. 1 or 2 are staying at AH as demos, the others will sell FC FS as new--if they havent been spoken for/sold already, he didnt know. Prices weren't mentioned, and I didnt ask because that's not his job.
Preorders are only for NIB stock, and he does not have enough, yet, to begin filling his preorders. Like Sweetwater. Like MF. Like NovaM.
and unlike other retailers, he did not venture a guess on a timeframe (smart) as to when AH would recieve enough NIB stock to start filling preorders.
As far as what they have, he said the best thing to do is to send an inquiry email to AH--NOT him, he's just runs the Brick & Mortar store proper--and one of his sales staff will get back asap with specifics.
I hope this helps clear up some of the vagueness and acrimony from last night, of which I feel (mostly) personally responsible for, and for which I have apologized to droolmaster. After all, his intentions were good.