More. Than. Ten. Steps.
Not surprised !
Back in the 90s, our company was looking at a major hardware vendor for a new project with multiple servers and hundreds of desktops.
The vendor loaned us a new, not yet released, server on the promise of an order. This was (in it's day) a serious piece of kit; with today's software bloat, it might just manage MS Word.
By the time the purchase process was completed and the order went out, the server was an end-of-life item and no longer sold.
And that was for a new, 'prestige' project which was supposed to be without baggage.
I wonder if they've approved that Office 97 purchase yet? :-)