updated 04:30 am EDT, Mon August 4, 2003
Australian retailers are unable to , forcing users to turn to Internet auction sites such as eBay, according to ARNnet: "'We've been averaging a hundred calls a day,' Next Byte director, Adam Steinhardt, said. He described the supply situation as 'dire'. 'It's been a drought for six weeks,' Steinhardt said. 'Supply has been trickling through.' Apple Centre Broadway was seeing a 'disheartening' supply of iPods, salesperson... 'We have a steady dribble of supply that goes out to back order. We’ll order 20 and maybe get five.'"