Well guess what everybody?!
The mini I ordered from Sam's finally arrived after 5 weeks and 1 day. So I did not get "lucky" like many and get it in two weeks.
First off, screw buying things from Sam's online if they are the third party vendor and do not have it in their "stock". I will gladly buy things from them if it is in their WAREHOUSES, but not if they are just passing an order off to someone else no matter what kind of deal it is.
My Sam's account still shows "in processing".
I ordered a BLACK Mini 9, and instead a red one shows up.
Instead of dealing with it and getting more aggravated with Sam's online system, I just gave it to my wife.
Why you ask? Because like so many others, I wound up ordering from the outlet last week...
a black mini 9, with xp, 8gb ssd
, 1.3 webcam....and wouldn't you believe it, it cost me $238.XX w/15% coupon shipped 2 day air free of charge and I got that one last week EXACTLY as ordered.
So trust me when I say I have sympathy for those who are still waiting on theirs, if you are on your second or third week...I wouldn't be sitting around holding my breath for the Fedex man to be coming by anytime soon, because it took mine 5 weeks, when it was only suppose to be 3-4 weeks.
other than that, the mini is great. I highly suggest all of you who ordered the 8gb do the fresh XP install with nlite bc you'll need it, my 16gb SDHC worked perfectly and I am having no problems that many complain about with Hulu or youtube.