This afternoon, after much consideration, I went to my local apple store (Robina, Australia) and tried to purchase the low end 2011 15" mbp. The apple genius said that they had all models in stock but hadn't completed the stock check. He claimed that all models would be ready to purchase within the hour and even pointed out a palette of 2.0GHz 15" boxes moved from behind the counter out back. Shortly afterwards he announced that his shift was ending and another supervisor would be taking over. From then on all the staff claimed that there were no 2.0GHz 15" models in stock. They kept trying to sell me 2.2GHz 15" and 17" models until I gave up arguing over hour later. I don't understand why apple would try to turn down a sale so much. Do apple employees only get bonuses for high end sales? In any case, I'll never be shopping there again. Worst retail experience ever.