Due to the, well 'crap'fight that was happening on the Apple Store servers I actually ordered 2 iPads... Set off my bank's security alert! Couldn't log in this morning to cancel, so for the first time ever, I actually called Apple to cancel it. I did get a very nice apology about the server problems though- will be interesting to see if Apple releases just how many they've sold with the (partial) international release.
Still can't check my original order at the Apple stores, but my confirmation email estimated delivery date is the 25th. I also think/hope that these are over-estimates as has been happening state-side.
Heading to the local reseller to ask if they got a delivery and if so, queue up for 5 hours. Oh well, gives me a good excuse to catch up on some old podcasts.