Well because I'm impatient and impulsive when it comes to technology, I ended up paying the difference. I was told it ships via 2 day shipping and will arrive either Saturday or worst case on Monday. I'm pretty excited obviously, even though I know that probably should have just waited. Oh well, you only live once, right?
When you take delivery of your precious package, take slow deep breaths and keep calm. Make sure to place your package securely on the table and don't drop it. Stand back and admire what Smyth has finally sent you. now breathe out slowly. Just remember these are extremely scarce and finding another one in the wild may be near impossible.
I'm just envious of you sitting listening, while I may see mine next year sometime.
PS. Good luck with the degree..