OK, having found that the "buy today in your favourite apple store" was a lie, and having now found that actually, if you want more than the base model you have to order the new Macbook Pro on-line anyway, I ordered one, on the 1st.
I want it by the end of the month, and they said "Dispatched 3-4 weeks", so I figure I am OK then...
But somehow 3-4 weeks from 1st July equates to "31 Jul, 2012 - 06 Aug, 2012"
I make one week the 8th, two the 15th, three the 22nd, and four the 29th. So 3-4 weeks would be 22nd to 29th, not the 31st to 6th. That would be at least 4-5 weeks.
Why the hell can't any damn retailer actually do what they say?
As it is I am chasing a birthday present needed for this weekend, from simplyelectronics.co.uk, which still says 2-4 working days on the site, ordered on Monday, and now say 3-8 working when asked, and turn out not to be UK at all. Arrrrrg!