David, CHILL. I do not think 4phun meant any harm or that we would not get our "precious" on Friday. I have preordered many items, from books, movies, games and such with a firm release date. The normal way it has worked in the past, and sure it will work the same now, the item is pre-staged at various locations. They are marked or assigned to the deliverer "DO NOT DELIVER BEFORE". Our 3G's are probably at Fedex or UPS or on their way there. You will not get a shipping indicator e-mail or show in Apple account as shipped. You probably won't see shipped until Thursday. You will see "being prepared", Tuesday or Wednesday, if not later today. You will probably get a shipped e-mail with tracking number on Thursday. Now take a deep breath and try and breath normal until Friday.