World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade expansion is set to release on Tuesday, January 16. I preordered my copies way back on October 10 through Amazon. Ever since, the ship date has moved around, but seems to have recently settled on January 16 (delivery on 17th). I wasn’t holding out that they’d ship early for a delivery date of Jan 16, but then I got this email which seems to say they may be able to get delivery on Jan 16.
From: "Amazon.com Customer Service" <email@example.com> Cc: firstname.lastname@example.org Greetings from Amazon.com. We're writing about your recent World Of Warcraft order. Due to the exceedingly high number of pre-orders we have taken so far, our systems may incorrectly indicate a ship date for your order far out in the future. We wanted to reassure you that your order is being processed, and our fulfillment centers and carriers are working to ensure that your order is delivered as close as possible to the release date (January 16th). We hope you enjoy your order! Thanks for shopping at Amazon.com. Sincerely, Customer Service Amazon.com http://www.amazon.com/