mac mini, shipping in 24 hours?

A break from the Katrina news. A couple of weeks ago I bought a 1.42GHz/512/80/SD mac mini from CompuSmart in Victoria. They had a great promotion going, do not pay for a year, and free Apple wireless keyboard, free Apple wireless mouse, free Lexmark all-in-one printer, and free MS Office Student and Teacher edition, and a rebate on a 17" LCD monitor.

I wasn't surprised when they said they had none in stock. I'm not surprised that two weeks have passed and nothing has arrived. So why am I surprised that on the Apple Canada Online Store, they have 24 hour shipping times for that model?

I should call Apple and ask them to ship one to CompuSmart for me. :-D

Written on September 3, 2005