I ordered a MacBook 2.0GHz on monday afternoon after hearing nothing ground shaking from the keynote. Living in Canada, I was told that the taxes would be applied on my end ( I assumed that meant when I received the order). So I left work on tuesday morning to go to the bank to send off the wire transfer. Wednesday afternoon I get an e-mail saying that I am 300.00 short on the wire transfer and they are waiting for it. I call, they tell me the taxes are to be paid ahead of time. They also tell me I can't pay the difference by credit card. I am unhappy about this, because it delays the order and makes me leave work again, so they give me a 100.00 rebate and tell me so long as they get the payment by friday morning then it will be shipped friday afternoon. So I leave work on wednesday afternoon and send off a second wire transfer. This afternoon I check the order status and their estimated ship dates are monday for the ipod and tuesday for the macbook. wtf?? I paid for the fastest available shipping option. Stupid apple. I'm too excited about getting my first mac to be consoled. Two months ago I bought my first laptop, a dell, and the experience was so horrible that I felt the need to switch platforms altogether. All told I have liked my apple experience, but I'm pissed about the delays.