I stopped in Apple Easton last night to get a hands on and see the new shuffle. I walked in and there were nanos in the usual place... and video ipods a little ways over .. and wait.. what? There's no shuffles. So I walked around the store looking for them (maybe they're so small they can't be easily found?) but nothing. I eventually spotted one clipped to an employee's belt and I stopped and asked him: "I was expecting to see the new shuffles tonight, do you have them?" "Yeh.. here" he said and handed me his off hit belt. It didn't have headphones, the battery was dead and he just stood there as I pressed the play button.. and yep. It clicked. So I handed it back to him in what was the most awkward apple store experience ever and said "hmm... thanks." I guess they're selling fast enough that people don't need to see them or play with them.. they're expected to just go in and fork over the cash because it's Apple..? Doesn't that seem smug/weird to anyone else? Does your local store have this same odd sales demo policy or are they sitting out for you to touch and listen to?