hi, my brother purchased the 17" imac on aug 12 (friday), and he told me they shipped the imac the next week, not sure on the date yet though. The imac is getting delivered to my address cause he lives in a condo. I live in Alberta, Canada but i got my Powermac much faster then this. The imac was BTO btw. Do they ship from California* (not sure if thats the right place i think thats where my Powermac came from or somewhere close) or do they ship from somewhere else and thats why theres a delay? thanks.