When I went back there to pick up a SATA DVD player (See earlier IDIOT move by me LOL), I talked to the sales guy.
Absolutlely, they DO lock out the "Net" orders early.
1. they dont want to sit on it for up to the 3 days knowing it can go out the door ASAP.
2. they are trolling for "Add on" sales. They hope you buy a MOBO, ram, soemthing else. So they WANT you to come check.
My MC has a special line for "Pick Ups'. Their data shows those people make less "Impulse" buys than "roamers".
Just what he told me. Built the rig last night. Windows 7 HORROR show. Maybe it was me. I installed all the drivers for my Asrock Z77 before I shut down my Gigabyte.
Figuring hey, 7 will seem them and use them. NOPE.
Total CF LOL... Its up and running now. So this holiday weekend.... Hoping for some "tweak time".