Its now 9.00am in Frankfurt and the Apple store is still open. I suppose I need to wait for a few hours before kicking myself for believing our Apple contact. How about I get him to meet in a chat room so we can all ask where the new machines (laptops) are.
Damn, Damn, Damn. I could have been using a new ibook my now if I had not listed to him.
Sorry everyone for the false alarm.
Alf. - he turns off his Mac and enrols in a retraining course as a DEC PDP specialist.