If you decide to eBay your persimmon next spring, it'll fetch more money with the strap, anyway. I've ordered an Iris a few weeks ago, who knows when it will come. I remind myself that producing in New York, she probably has to deal with all sorts of rules about overtime, etc. But it is too bad they can't expedite the straps somehow.I'm waiting on a persimmon elisha strap that I ordered on July 10. I'm about to tuck my mam away for the Fall and Winter (persimmon feels like a summer color to me).