You may remember my excitement over placing an order for the Sony Vaio UX180P a few days ago. Well, it turns out that Sony isn’t sending the Vaios to Amazon until SEPTEMBER 5!
I found this out after inquiring about my estimated shipping date of 9/7 and the $150 rebate expiration date of 8/18. Amazon said they’d still honor the rebate, which is lovely of them, but I knew the wait would drive me mad. So I left behind the rebate, free shipping, and no tax for the sake of my sanity. Besides, while the price would’ve been great, I don’t think waiting around for two months is worth saving a few hundred dollars.
Anyway, it took about two seconds after cancelling for me to get to SonyStyle. I got no rebate, I had to pay tax, and I couldn’t get free shipping because I live in Hawaii, but I am still ecstatic. The best part is that Sony has the micro PCs in stock (they recently received 750, only 150 of which are reserved for preorders) and are shipping them within days. Days! I selected 3-4 day expedited shipping (next-day shipping costs were too outrageous), so I should know the meaning of pure bliss by the end of the week.