I'm visiting my mom, a photographer, who decided to jump into the world of digital photography last year and bought a G5 powermac. She has not gotten very far because she is still totally confused by OS X (she's not a computer person). She's okay with Photoshop but needs some work on OSX basics. So for Christmas I've given her "computer lessons" including getting her all set up so everything is easy for her. I want to upgrade her to Panther, and buy Toast and the Photoshop CS upgrade (she's got 7 now). And I'm only in town a week or so. I had figured I'd just go to the local Apple Store and buy all this stuff with her on educational discount (we both qualify). We were planning on starting on Wednesday. But now it turns out that the Apple retail stores only offer discounts on hardware; to buy software at the educational price you have to buy online from the Apple Store. (what's up with that??? Lame!!!) And for Panther, for example, Apple says there is a 1-3 day wait to ship. Huh? Gradware.com, which says they will match prices, will not really match prices, and they don't have educational pricing on Panther. Does anyone have any ideas for me? I'll pay for overnight shipping as long as it doesn't cost an arm and a leg. If there's somewhere retail that I could just drive to, that would be even better. Arrrrrrrgggggghhhhhhhhh. It's stupid, because Apple is forcing me to buy from somewhere else. I can't believe they do that to people buying new computers from them that want the same educational pricing on their new software. Don't get me started, I just spent 3 grand with them. Anyway: HELP! Mom is really getting frustrated with this and I won't have another window of time to help her in for a while.