You're right - he's still bidding, but I haven't seem him land one since mid January - he picked up #1881 at 45345, and 1581 at 44980, both 1SB with no running boards.
Got to love this electronic world, though. Sure would be easy for these dealers to claim no availability, limited production, etc if it wasn't for the information network - they'd be much happier and probably richer if EBay, Autotrader and forums weren't around, and they could keep snowing us.
One thing that surprises me, though is how GM totally ignores this forum. They could really help their PR
by being available, at least to answer basic questions, and give us an early heads up on new options, etc. - at least acknowledge that the people on this forum have a real love for the product, and deserve some crumbs once in a while. This forum has probably been one of GM's most effective tools - the posts are mostly positive, some of them outright raves - how much more can be said about making love to an SSR with Zaino wax?
I'm sure some of the posts are coming from employees , and it's great to have that info, but GM officially hasn't acknowledged we even exists. I sometimes wonder if the employees get some flack over feeding us too much info. - like - where did Morty go? - loved seeing his posts.
I work for a boat manufacturer, and our R & D people and upper management live on the wakeboard forums. If we've got a problem, they're providing solutions very quickly. Can't tell you how effective its been - we're getting great feedback from consumers for actually owning up to problems and fixing them.
Anyone from GM out there?