I havn't looked at my bank account since i ordered my imac 27. It was $2800 total and after looking at my account I was not charged for it. Not even pre-authorized either. When you did an order online were you instantly charged? If you purchased it through the educational system, were you charged right away? I bought mine though the educational discount and I'm wondering if thats related to it somehow? Although I'm completely shocked, I hate companies that fail to take the money out right away; especially big amounts. I'm thinking go going to the apple store and telling them to charge me. I don't like waiting for something to come out. I ordered my computer 2 weeks ago (beginning of October), and received it 5 days.