This is indeed an incredibly sad day for me, i just sold my 15gb iPod so i could buy a mini, and they are totally out of stock here in Chicago! (in the Apple Stores, that is) They stores say a few weeks till they get there, but i don't want to wait that long! Online vendors are no better, either offering weeks delays until shipping, or just no shipping date at all. Is there anyone who has iPod mini's in-stock? Anyone else having this problem elsewhere around the USofA?