Chat from B&H. I pre-ordered on Aug 25th at 940p Eastern Time
George F: Hello Calvin, my name is George F and I'm looking forward to helping you today!
Me: Hi George can you confirm if my order will ship tomorrow?
George F: Yes, it will ship tomorrow.
Me: confirmed, done deal right? It'll arrive on Friday?
George F: Hopefully if everything goes as scheduled.
Me: can you tell me the shipper? Fedex?
George F: I'm not sure.
Me: ok. So it goes out tomorrow. Thats good info
Me: thanks George
George F: You're welcome.
George F: Thank you for choosing to shop with B&H, we appreciate having you as a customer. Have a wonderful day!
P.S. if you are in San Jose, I know Best Buy on Blossom Hill has a few that are not spoken for and are available Thursday, when they open.
Dang! I must be unlucky with the people I get on chat - twice now. My pre-order was put in on the 24th at 11 PM my time, (Pacific) hopefully I get mine on Friday. One thing the last dude did tell me is that their (B&H) shipment should be big enough to fill 'most' of the pre-orders they received.
Talley, you asked why go through the big retailers? I chose B&H because they are reputable, saved $300 on sales tax and they offered free 1 day shipping. Good enough for me.