For those who have placed an order with Decware or those who are thinking of ordering from Decware, here's some info which might be useful to you.
Since I've been one of Decware's [PATIENT] customers who has been through the 3 to 4 months of waiting time, I thought I could chip in and explain the various stages of waiting involved.
BTW, the long wait for anything you order from Decware is worth it!
All I can say is that if you are still waiting, please be patient! Let's not rush any of the maestro engineers when they are working on your precious amp... hee hee
Given how busy the Decware staff are, normally you will only be contacted again (in Stage 7 details below) after you have placed your order.
After you have placed an online order with Decware, your name and order details will appear in the following PDF list after 1 to 2 days
The above link is also found in the Decware forums over here
STATUS and what it actually means in the Decware PDF list.
Stage 1 - NEW. This simply means that your order has been received and recorded in the system.
Stage 2 - PARTS PULLED. Spare parts for your amp have been retrieved.
Stage 3 - Winding Transformers. Duh...
Stage 4 - On Bench. Your amp is still in the WIP stage.
Stage 5 - Testing QC. YES! Your amp should be ready around 10 days time (normally) max.
Stage 6 - Packed. Your amp has been packed. BUT it has not been shipped out yet.
Stage 7 - [BLANK]. When you name finally disappears from the list, CONGRATS! It means that your finished amp has finally been sent to the courier man for delivery. At this stage, if you are paying by Credit Card, your card will be charged. Decware will also send an invoice to you via e-mail.
Hope this helps anyone who is still waiting.