Here’s the latest from Gateway:
I have checked on your system and the estimated arrival date is 2-16-04. Of course this is only a estimated date if the parts that we are waiting for come in before that date they will complete and ship your order as soon as possible.
Of course, I read this as “if the parts we are waiting for come in after that they will complete and ship at a later date.”
Never mind that the 16th is a holiday…