"Sales agent" peep then handed me over to the "finance agent" peep, who asked to speak to Dad. Numerous personal and financial details were read out, and a slight misunderstanding over the monthly price occurred when the finance guy tacked on £205.70 ($330) as insurance on the finance without my prior knowledge. Oh well, at least I'm not accruing any interest. A short wait while the financing decision was made, and financing was approved. I think what happens now is we get the finance forms in the post, which Dad signs and returns, upon which my order is processed, built and dispatched.
If I can extend my current feeling of disbelief over the two or three weeks it'll take for the thing to arrive, I won't suffer from a massive amount of anticipation and I'll be really psyched when the thing gets here.
Thanks again, guys and gals!
Update 03:06: seventy-five frames per second on a 1024x768 "high quality" fly-by in UT2003, and a hundred and two fps on the Quake 3 demo running at 1024x768 "high quality"? Oh, hell yeah.