From what I understand it stays in phase 9 for a week then bypasses all the phases in between and goes to 14 and it is at your door in a couple of days. I am just hoping to get it B4 school starts which is on the 10 of January.
I did what I swore I would never do again and ordered another PC from AW. I'm in phase 9 as well with my 7700. I ordered on 11/11/04. I called yesterday and got a credit for $295.00 the difference in price from the time I ordered to now. If you ordered early don't forget to call and get a credit for the price difference. Once your system ships AW will not issue you a credit.
When I tried to get a credit, one of the CS reps told me the computer I ordered was 4395.00 now, rather than the 3881 that I paid for the unit. Soemhow I dont think thats true. The only thing that was different was they dont have the 2 meg memory in 2 1 meg sticks now, they use 4 512 sticks and they are cheaper, which is why I cant figure out how my system could be 500.00 more now than back on Nov 11 when I ordered it