Wow, got a delayed order by 3 days on top of the original the 22 day wait. Well Dell says the mini shipped last night. I don't know how far the assembly plant is from where I live (southeastern US), but I ordered the mini with regular shipping (estimated 3 to 5 days). Went to check the status of the mini on dell.com today and this is what it said...
Shipping Method: 3-5 Business Days
Shipped Date: 11/5/2008
Est. Delivery Date: 11/6/2008
Carrier: Data Temporarily Unavailable
Tracking Number: Data Temporarily Unavailable
Thats like overnight delivery ! I don't know if my constant complaining to Dell sales reps have anything to do with that, but if I get it tonight, ( or tomorrow) I'll be thoroughly impressed. I'd be willing to rescind almost every bad thing I said about them and might be willing to do business with them again. Dell may have dropped the ball on the component shortage deal, but maybe their making up for it with the delivery end now. Maybe, maybe not. I wonder if Dell's sales department has been reading this thread :lol:
Anyways thats an update from just my end of the mini shortage. Wondering if anybody else is having similar luck ? Other than you outlet store types.