I ordered a Gold 512/1.2 Ghz MBr on both Apple and Best Buy's website as soon as they went on sale last Friday morning. I prefer to get it from Best Buy because I can put 12-month no interest financing on it, even though the Apple order was $80 cheaper (no $30 expedited shipping cost + Apple had online $50 student discount). If the Best Buy one ships by the time my Apple one arrives on Wednesday, I will wait for it and keep that one and return Apple's without opening.. Otherwise I will return the Best Buy one or cancel the order prior to shipment. Too bad I didn't have the mover's packet or edu promo code, but didn't want to wait and risk the chance of it arriving weeks later. Does anyone else who purchased from Best Buy have a "preparing order" for shipment status? Update: My gold MacBook has now shipped from Best Buy, got a tracking number!