So, I have just booked in my first ever appointment for a Genius Bar visit at my local Apple store and the lead time is appalling!! The fault on my rMBP has been diagnosed in an online chat with an Apple rep and all I need to do is drop it off. I have a case number already. The earliest I could get an appointment is one week lead time!?! This is terrible, it's a lot worse than getting a Dr's appointment here in the UK (which everyone always complains about). Why on earth should I have to wait this long just to drop off a faulty laptop to get repaired? If this is the only way to get a service repair done then Apple need to look at their systems. When I worked in a retail store it was no big deal and anybody could come off the street any time to book in repairs and pick them up. This sucks. Any way around it?