So this is my third day trying to get an apple tv. this sounds like something that should not be all that difficult. after all, i live in las vegas nevada where there are THREE apple store locations in a five mile strip of road called las vegas boulevard. This wouldnt be so frustrating if it werent so difficult to deal with apple store employees. My experience in these stores in las vegas is that unless you are speaking to a "genius" whom apple deemed it worth sending to california for genius training, you are scraping the bottom of the barrel in terms of question answering ability. case in point, day one at the town square location of the apple store, where i asked an employee if they had the device, to which he said "no one does" and literally turned away from me as though that was the end of our discussion. "no, excuse me" i interjected, "can you tell me if any of the OTHER stores have them?" he let out a loud sigh and then explained that none of the locations had them in stock in the past week, and that i would have to check "the website." when i told him that "the website" (referring to apple.com i suppose) does not tell me store inventory, he reluctantly called the other stores. they were sold out. Today was day three, and at the caesars palace store I was told contrary to the information form the other store that they had regular shipments, however they got maybe three or four units a day at max five, and i had to come first thing. Today being the holiday i figured I was out of luck, but even though the one on one training was in session this nice guy went and checked for me. he said that they should have them, but inventory was being done. he was pretty sure the manager told him they were getting some for today seeing as it is a holiday. After waiting thirty minutes for the store to open, i was told by a different person that they had not received any units in the past week at all, and that i should just order online and wait 1-2 weeks. So a nice mish-mash of contrary information. I am so glad that apple has designed a supply stream of retail products that is harder to crack than a Chinese mafia's business operations. I am to the point where if these things do not start appearing in stores, the 3x more expensive Logitech GoogleTV box is starting to look like an alternative. Apple is a great technology company, however you would think that their LOGISTICS department would have been fired and replaced by now. After all, has anyone received their preorder for a WHITE IPHONE 4 YET? Oh yeah, there are no white iphone 4's are there? a joke. It is frustrating to get their products. Did they think that if they designed a sub $100 product that did everything that people wanted that NO ONE WOULD WANT IT? It is a recession, so steve jobs casually introduces their new "hobby" where they know full well that what they really WANT to be is a media company, and that is the way the entire apple company is pushing anyhow. At least with ipads and iphones they would TRY and put a stock indicator up, but these apple tv devices are apparently just little goldmines. god forbid i could actually you know... BUY ONE.