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Canadian customers seeing a temporary delay for the Steam Deck

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While Valve has been able to repeatedly speed up production of the Steam Deck smashing expectations, they've hit a snag when it comes to Canada.

Due to the issues, if you're awaiting an order email for the Steam Deck you're going to have to wait a little bit longer due issues out of Valve's hands.

As the official OnDeck Twitter account said across a series of tweets:

Steam Deck production is faster than ever, and we're on track to fulfill all reservations before the end of the year! There's temporary snag for our Canadian customers that we wanted to address – please see the follow up tweet for more details:

Our distributor has hit a processing backlog for orders to Canada, so folks in this region will see a (very) temporary pause on order emails. We're working on it, and are optimistic we can resume emails to Canada soon. This doesn't impact emails or shipments to other regions.

To clarify, the reason for this pause is so our distributor can make it through the backlog of paid orders (in Canada), before we resume sending emails to folks in this region.

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Quoting: 1xok
Quoting: F.UltraBtw the whole toilet paper thing turned out to be mostly not a thing.

In Germany, it was definitely a thing. Has tradition here. In France people hoard wine and condoms, in Germany toilet paper.
The French priority seems more fun.
Eike 25 Sep
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Quoting: 1xok
Quoting: F.UltraBtw the whole toilet paper thing turned out to be mostly not a thing.

In Germany, it was definitely a thing. Has tradition here. In France people hoard wine and condoms, in Germany toilet paper.
The French priority seems more fun.

Not sure how much fun wine and condoms will yield if you haven't had enough toilet paper first, though... ;)
Grogan 25 Sep
Quoting: F.UltraBtw the whole toilet paper thing turned out to be mostly not a thing...

There wasn't actually a toilet paper shortage around here, I was just working that in. People were hoarding things though, and it was more of a problem in other areas. Stores did have limits on how many items you could buy for a while, though.
Actually, what we had a shortage of was supplies for baking. Yeast was impossible to get for a while, even flour was pretty scarce, stuff like that--being at home, everyone wanted to do some of their own baking I guess.
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Quoting: 1xok
Quoting: F.UltraBtw the whole toilet paper thing turned out to be mostly not a thing.

In Germany, it was definitely a thing. Has tradition here. In France people hoard wine and condoms, in Germany toilet paper.

It was the same in Germany as in every other country, the shortage was created by the JIT production and business vs homes having different distribution lines. Then when the shortage happened people started to hoard.
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Quoting: Grogan
Quoting: F.UltraBtw the whole toilet paper thing turned out to be mostly not a thing...

There wasn't actually a toilet paper shortage around here, I was just working that in. People were hoarding things though, and it was more of a problem in other areas. Stores did have limits on how many items you could buy for a while, though.

Where is "here"? Yes stores in most places put limits in place before the JIT could scale up. The same thing happened with say food items, before quarantines or working at home most people eat their lunch out, now all of a sudden they do it at home, that is a 33% increase in demand right there and it took a while for the JIT to keep up.
Grogan 26 Sep
Quoting: F.UltraWhere is "here"? Yes stores in most places put limits in place before the JIT could scale up. The same thing happened with say food items, before quarantines or working at home most people eat their lunch out, now all of a sudden they do it at home, that is a 33% increase in demand right there and it took a while for the JIT to keep up.

I'm in a town in Southwestern Ontario, Canada. Our population actually grew during the pandemic (and/or never shrank as seasonal people got their residences changed to their primary residence so they could stay during the pandemic etc.) People didn't need to go back to where they were.

Also, we're not so JIT'ish here in general. Stock is warehoused.
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Quoting: Grogan
Quoting: F.UltraWhere is "here"? Yes stores in most places put limits in place before the JIT could scale up. The same thing happened with say food items, before quarantines or working at home most people eat their lunch out, now all of a sudden they do it at home, that is a 33% increase in demand right there and it took a while for the JIT to keep up.

I'm in a town in Southwestern Ontario, Canada. Our population actually grew during the pandemic (and/or never shrank as seasonal people got their residences changed to their primary residence so they could stay during the pandemic etc.) People didn't need to go back to where they were.

Also, we're not so JIT'ish here in general. Stock is warehoused.

JIT is in the producer line and not in the shop so to speak, unless you have some specific local brands of course (or if we speak about a farmers market).
Grogan 27 Sep
Quoting: F.UltraJIT is in the producer line and not in the shop so to speak, unless you have some specific local brands of course (or if we speak about a farmers market).

Production is different here too. Here, if a farmer produces something they take it to a marketing board receiving center. Produce as much as you can, and there's a guaranteed sale of it. Livestock, foul, eggs, milk etc. There are also farmer's market type places as anywhere, but the supply chain side may be different too. We've got big grocery chain conglomerates that source things from wherever they can and they go to distribution centers to be distributed to stores. There are mom and pop places, but big grocery stores are all affiliated with some supply chain conglomerate even if they aren't under their name. Then there are Walmart stores in most localities and most are superstores with grocery.

We didn't really have much in the way of shortages. There are umpteen different brands of arsewipe for that example, so if one brand is scarce there are others. Shortages of manufactured commodities may have been more of a problem in the cities though.
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Quoting: Grogan
Quoting: F.UltraJIT is in the producer line and not in the shop so to speak, unless you have some specific local brands of course (or if we speak about a farmers market).

Production is different here too. Here, if a farmer produces something they take it to a marketing board receiving center. Produce as much as you can, and there's a guaranteed sale of it. Livestock, foul, eggs, milk etc. There are also farmer's market type places as anywhere, but the supply chain side may be different too. We've got big grocery chain conglomerates that source things from wherever they can and they go to distribution centers to be distributed to stores. There are mom and pop places, but big grocery stores are all affiliated with some supply chain conglomerate even if they aren't under their name. Then there are Walmart stores in most localities and most are superstores with grocery.

We didn't really have much in the way of shortages. There are umpteen different brands of arsewipe for that example, so if one brand is scarce there are others. Shortages of manufactured commodities may have been more of a problem in the cities though.

So a farmers market, happy to hear that there are some hold outs still there in the world!
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