Well finally had some time today, ordered up a V1. I decided to call the 800 number rather than the web based checkout.
Called, and got Mike.V's pre-recorded message. Was on hold for 2 minutes, a few seconds in-between Mike.V's voice would come on and say, oh boy, this is embarassing, let me see if I can page the manager.
It was funny. Then someone answered the phone, no name given so I have no idea who I talked to but it was guy.
I said I wanted to order a V1, and that went right to the visa/mc question. I had to ask if there was any returned 30 day versions for sale, he checked and said he had one, so now it's on it's way.
I wish he offered 2nd day air cause I'd like to get it so I can start fiddling with it, no matter, from Ohio to NH shouldn't take that long UPS.
One thing though I was really close to getting the STI-R after all that I've read on it, but it's performance on getting the fastest I/O bursts made me hold off on it, that, and finding a "authorized retailer" aside from radarbusters (which is already out of stock) was proving to be difficult.
We'll see how it does on the mean streets of NH lol.