I placed an order on Dec. 26th and got an email that they expect to deliver it to me by January 5th! If that's true it should ship out on Monday January 4th since I did overnight shipping (amazon prime)
Amazon has sent me three emails with various updated estimated delivery dates. I believe the latest was January 13, but it hasn't shipped yet. I just checked bestbuy.com and they continue to be out of stock for shipping, but to my surprise it said my local store had availability. I am still waiting for the confirmation email to see if it's true. Amazon appears to have even stopped taking orders for these. It's only available at eye-popping (or should I say 'gouging') prices from 3rd party sellers. It's the Zhu-Zhu pet of the CE world!!!
I got an email from Amazon today that said they would keep trying until February 11th, I went ahead and re-approved the order ( have had this mouse on order since Dec. 31 I think) However for $69 + shipping and tax Apple's Online Store shows a wait time of only 7-10 days. Its like either Apple really underestimated demand or the ship from China sank.