You should check again, you might get a different agent. They told me that if any of the iPads miss dellivery today, they are laying on extra deliveries tomorrow to cover it - so you shouldn't have to wait until Monday.
Yeah this is true. You may have just had a misinformed agent - because I have spoken with numerous ones and they have said they are doing Saturday delivery even if your area doesn't normally have Saturday service.
And they'll also be out until late this evening doing deliveries.
Well, I took your guys' advice and called again. Unfortunately, it seems that the first agent was uninformed, but still mostly correct: my iPad is either in Mississauga or has just left, but it's not going to make it for delivery today. She did say that I could pick it up tomorrow, but that's still a bit of a blow. I guess Edmonton just didn't make the cutoff....
Oops, the local Edmonton FedEx people just called me back as I was writing this. Seems like nobody at the call center knows what's going on, and that the iPads just aren't going to be here until Monday. I'm going to pick it up Monday morning. <sigh> Sure glad I pre-ordered it.