hi simon, been away from an internet connection over the last week but got mine last friday... awesome machine just lovely.....
has your order shown up on the walsh website yet, mine took about a day... heres the itinery off their site:
15/10/04 17:05 DELIVERED
15/10/04 06:32 BPO - DERBY ORDER COMPLETE IN DEPOT.
15/10/04 06:32 BPO - DERBY FIRST BOX SCANNED INTO HUB.
13/10/04 21:42 RED LANE COLLECTED WWI HUB.
13/10/04 21:41 COVENTRY ORDER DISPATCHED FROM HUB.
13/10/04 19:03 COVENTRY FIRST BOX SCANNED OUT OF HUB.
13/10/04 19:00 COVENTRY ORDER COMPLETE IN HUB.
13/10/04 19:00 COVENTRY FIRST BOX SCANNED INTO HUB.
13/10/04 14:49 PLAN COMMITTED NOTE.
13/10/04 12:32 15/10/04 EVE SCHEDULED DELIVERY DATE.
13/10/04 12:32 DELL EVENING DELIVERY.
13/10/04 12:27 PRE CALL - NO ANSWER.
13/10/04 01:30 HOLYHEAD FERRY ARRIVED AT PORT.
12/10/04 21:30 DUBLIN TRAILER BOARDED FERRY.
12/10/04 12:17 RAHEEN DEPARTED EMF LIMERICK.
they phoned up on the 13th to tell me when it would be delivered left a message saying between 5-9pm on the 15th, i phoned them back to confirm this was ok, although i didnt have to do so!!! hence 'PLAN COMMITTED NOTE'. i just wanted to make sure...
However, it then showed up at 3pm!!! the delivery guys said they like to get their orders out early, maybe they wanted to go out for a pint on the friday night!!!! so a word of warning, if you arent gonna be around until after work for instance then make sure that you tell them!!!
i got 2 boxes because of the printer offer!!! it's a fabulous bit of kit (not the printer) and believe it or not i was quite happy that there wasnt loads of dell bloatware on it, id heard that it was swamped with the stuff... trust me it was worth the wait....
hope this helps mate... anymore questions, just ask.
oh and the 9800 ROCKS
nearly finished farcry and it looks eyepoppingly great!!!