Apple appears to have bolloxed my Tiger order, as a result, I didn't get my copy today as I expected to. I received the shipping notice from Apple on Wedesday, with a FedEx tracking number. However, no matter how many times I hit up the FedEx website, no status of my package was produced.
So, I called FedEx today, and they said that this meant that while Apple had submitted the details of the shipment to FedEx, Apple hadn't actually turned over the package to them yet.
Puzzled, I called Apple. The Apple representative assured me that Apple had in fact submitted my package to FedEx, but due the the heavy volume of Tiger shipments, FedEx's system was overloaded. She told me that it was most likely "on the truck", and that I would have it by six o'clock on Friday afternoon.
Well, I checked high and low, and I received no such package.
The Apple person told me that if by some quirk of fate, that I did not receive Tiger on Friday, to call back on Saturday. So, you had better believe that I will be doing that.
It sounded "too good to be true", when I saw that Apple was offering to ship Tiger and have it arrive on the day of release. And I guess that in my case, it was too good to be true.
In other Apple news, I did hit up the Apple store in Palo Alto to see what the launch event was like. I arrived pretty late, after 8:00 PM pacific, but there was still a line outside of the building to get in. The wait was <10 minutes, however. Once inside, Mike and I were handed scratch-off prizes, which could be for free Apple gear, discounts, or free songs from iTunes. Mike got 3 free iTunes downloads, and I got 2 free downloads and a 10% off anything in the store coupon. Of course, there were several caveats to the coupon, the primary ones being that it was one-day-only, and it wasn't good for purchasing Tiger (defeating my plan to buy a copy there, and return the one that I bought online when I got it).
So, since I'm not ready to spend any more money on computers this month, I gave my 10% coupon away, so that someone else could benefit from it.