I'm pretty new to the site- sorry if this isn't necessarily the content that belongs on this section but I think some of you would be interested in this story. I managed to snag a Retina macbook pro yesterday morning at a new york apple store. It was under extremely strange circumstances on how I got it though. I initially went to the apple store to pick up my 2010 macbook that needed a repair. Before walking back to the genius bar I asked if they had the retina's in stock- which I was quickly and confidently told that they weren't and wouldn't be for quite a while. I shrugged and walked back to the bar and was told that my macbook would cost 600$+ to repair (new display). I was talking to the genius for a while because the problem had started after they replaced the logic board (free of charge). I could tell the genius felt bad for me and was trying to think of every alternative so I didn't have to pay the 600$. He managed to pull it down to 300$ If I sent it somewhere in Texas, but I already decided I was going to get a new macbook. So he took me to a specialist and couldn't stop genuinely apologizing. Anyway, I told the specialist I wanted the new 2012 regular macbook- so he said no problem and told the guys in the back through his earpiece to bring one out. Quickly, I saw the genius who helped me run back out and almost whisper to the specialist "give her the retina". The specialist gave him a confused look and repeated the question- as if he didn't hear him right. Anyway a few seconds later- another man from the back comes out with the macbook box pressed against his chest- as if he was hiding it from everyone in the store (I overheard many people asking if they were in stock). The man quickly rang me up and put it in the bag immediately. The genius I originally had said that if I ever needed anything else next time to come directly to him- and how sorry he was about my original macbook and how he hopes I enjoy this one. So of course I'm happy as hell knowing that I have one but I'm killing myself wondering why they're telling people they're out- or where this macbook came from? Do they just tell people they don't have them but they do? My guess is that it was a replacement for a floor model maybe? Sorry if my story was confusing, I just wanted to share it with you guys.