I had this fantasy that the checks would show up early for Black Friday sales, but on second thought it's probably a good thing or I would spend it all in on day! ;) (have you SEEN the CompUSA and Best Buy sales, whoa!)
So now we just need to compare the date on the check # approved with the post mark to get a better idea of how long it takes to go grom check to being mailed. Except that I remember there not being a postmark last month.
You guys had me worried about the sales because I just bought a new digicam on ebay this afternoon. After looking at what they had though, I still got a better deal. Got on the site, saw the camera I wanted (olympus stylus 300) as the first one listed in the category with 1:52 seconds left in the bidding. Couldn't remember my password but finally got it right and got my bid in with 22 seconds left. Considering i saved $40 after shipping and it's over an hour's drive to reno and the nearest BestBuy it was a well spent 90 seconds.:)