Saturday night I purchased a 12" base powerbook without SuperDrive, not BTO, just the stock model, and it said on Apples website ships same day. Yesterday night I had still not gotten a shipping notice so I decided to call apple and make sure everything was going ok, that the educational discount went through, and when it was going to be shipped. The guy from apple told me that everything was fine and it looked like it would be shipped out that day (monday). Later on Monday night I cecked my e mail and got a message from apple saying that due to an unexpected delay the new est. ship date it Apr 2. I just got done checking my e mail today (tuesday) and got a shipping notice from apple saying that my order had been shipped. I checked the fedex tracking number and it said that it is being shipped from Taiwan and est. delivery is Friday. My understanding was that BTO orders were shipped from Taiwan but stock models were shipped from California. I also found it hard to believe that Apple did not have any of the 12" PowerBooks to ship in the United States, and they had to be shipped from Taiwan. Does anybody know what this is all about?