I was trying to make a large purchase (approximately $1,800) of All-Clain (Stainless Steel) pots and pans from a specialty cooking store in my city. The store owner tells me the order cannot be made because All-Clad is having major issues with delivery, is ramping down production, and things were really "in transition" at the corporate level. I have a hard time believing that to be true. This specialty cooking store carries All-Clad, Viking, Le Creuset, Scanpan, etc. Also special ordering hasn't been a problem in the past.
Any truth to this rumor? Or is the store owner just trying to force me into something with higher margins for the store?