I pre-ordered both a CE and a SE back in June. Like many of you I too received my Authorization emails 12-13hrs late, with a "junk" header. My CC was charged before I even received the emails. And they were separate emails too. After a failed attempt at calling R*, and a few requests for support, many of the orders will be shipped on Monday. Or at least thats what a member of the R*warehouse team said. UPS here arrives at noon since I am shipping to a business. But I, like some of you prefer not to wait. I will also buy a copy at the midnight release party and sell it back when my CE arrives with my codes.