I am just wondering if anyone remembers from last year how this all worked. I know they are shipping in a week, but does this mean other places will have them as well? I live in Denver and we have a couple Apple stores in town. Would it be quicker to just head down there and take my chances to see if they have one next week or just do the Pre-order? I also have a 50 buck Gift card from amazon that I would like to use, but don't know if they will be ready around the same time apple is shipping them out. Anyone have any thoughts on this?