I read ShaunB thread about him picking up his ipod from the Apple Leicester store in the UK. So I grabbed my wallet and went down into Leicester to buy one for myself. I went in the shop and saw the new ipod on display so went up to the counter and asked for one and was told they couldn't sell them till 6:00pm!! They have plenty in stock, they have them out on display but they can't sell them. I ask them why this is and i'm told that Apple don't won't the UK folk to have them before the USA. As America is only just waking up at this time we have to wait in the UK for the Americans to get theirs while we have to stand by and wait. What a crappy crappy pathetic rule by Apple. BTW ShaunB you were very lucky you got one. I mentioned to the guy in the shop that a friend had emailed me (you) and he purchased one so why can't they sell one to me. Apparently a few went out by mistake first thing. The rest of us will have to wait until tonight once the yankies have had their breakfast and gone out and purchased one. What a wasted trip.