I purchased a new Macbook Pro on October 30th through my campus store, and I was given an estimate of 8 business days to get the laptop. Now,it's been almost 3 weeks, and after 4 trips to the store, I was told they don't even know when Apple is going to ship my order!! they even told me that very likely my order is going to be delayed until early December, because Apple is pushing back the delivery time for education units. This is simply unacceptable! As a royal Apple customer, I feel great using a Mac and doing everything more easily and smoothly. But when I want to buy a laptop, I don't want to wait for more than a few weeks to get it. A month is just outrageous. The saddest thing is that you don't even get an tracking number after 3 weeks waiting. I'm leaving the country within 10 days, and I need this laptop to be delivered before that. Otherwise, it just doesn't make any sense for me to buy it. Even after talk to the manager at the campus store and an Apple customer representative,they still can't help me out. Neither can they cancel my order or check the status for me. I mean is this really how terrible the Apple system works? A DELL laptop that sells 10 times more than the Macbook pro can arrive in a week, why not my Macbook pro? If Apple can't make enough demand to meet the professionals, then just don't call it professional machines. Because professionals need them when they need it, they don't wait at home for months .