You may feel slighted by Google with your Nexus 7 pre-order, seeing GameStop, Staples, Office Depot, and Sam's Club, with available stock on Friday, 13Jul2012 and no shipping charge, but they are all currently showing "Out of Stock", so they obviously had a limited allotment. Also, at this time the Google Play Store no longer shows that you can pre-order, rather "Available for Order" and "Shipping When Available". Therefore, from my point of view, if Google lives up to the promise of 13Jul2012, that all pre-orders would ship within 3 business days, those of us with pre-orders are in the "Catbird Seat". Google has received so many negative comments to their Google+ announcement about the initiation of pre-order shipping, that they have disabled comments, so I think they will certainly try to avoid a second black eye. Certainly I will have reservations about purchasing devices from Google Play, rather than retail outlets, in the future, but if they fail on meeting the 3 business day shipping announcement it would be a certainty that I would not. I am sure there are many soon to be Nexus 7 owners , like me, that pre-ordered in the first or second week of July and are still waiting on a shipping confirmation, but I for one am betting that Google honors their three day shipping promise.