At this point, Apple's online store reads 3-4 weeks, so I feel it's unlikely Amazon will have it before Apple. If you are in Southern California, MacMall carries them in stock. Also, call your Apple Retail Stores regarding stock, as they have been trickling in.
You, my friend, win the internet. Called MacMall Santa Monica and they had the base model. And they offered to hold it for me. Picked it up Sunday before getting on a flight to Vegas. Using it right now. Canceled my Amazon order. THANK YOU.