I got bored and started chatting with Amazon Customer Service rep. Here's the transcript of the chat (i edited out the order number and my address and bolded some important stuff):
Hello,Here's a copy of the chat transcript you requested:Initial Question: Hello, I was wondering if you could tell me when this order will be shipped out?06:30 PM(GMT) Ashwani(CSA): Hello, my name is Ashwani.I'll be happy to help you today.May I have your order number?06:31 PM(GMT) gtg782x: ***-*******-*******06:31 PM(GMT) Ashwani(CSA): Thank you so much for providing me the order number.Before I look into your account, I need to verify that you're the account holder. Can you tell me the name on your account, your e-mail address, and your billing address, please?06:31 PM(GMT) gtg782x: gtg782x, *********************Atlanta, GA06:31 PM(GMT) Ashwani(CSA): Thank you so much for providing me the all information's.06:32 PM(GMT) Ashwani(CSA): gtg782x, I have searched and its a pre-order. Your Grand Theft Auto V will be release on September 17, 2013 and you will receive your item on the same date.06:32 PM(GMT) gtg782x: Thanks you. Would you be able to see when it will be shipped?06:33 PM(GMT) Ashwani(CSA): Yes, when the item will be release, you will receive your item on the same date.06:33 PM(GMT) gtg782x: Ok, thank you. Do you know which carrier will ship it?06:34 PM(GMT) Ashwani(CSA): gtg782x, I am sorry but we are not able to track through which carrier your order will be deliver because it has not yet shipped out. Once your order shipped out, we will send you a order tracking number.We currently use UPS, FedEx, the U.S. Postal Service, and several local carriers for standard domestic shipments, depending on the weight of the package and the distance it has to travel from our fulfillment center.We use a variety of carriers that we've found provide the best service for our different shipping options. One of these carriers is assigned automatically when we ship your order.06:35 PM(GMT) gtg782x: ok, thanks for you help06:35 PM(GMT) Ashwani(CSA): I appreciate your patience in this.Is there any thing else I can do it for you?06:36 PM(GMT) gtg782x: no, but i am a little concerned about the one day shipping (released and arriving). Is it guaranteed that it will arrive on the 17th?06:36 PM(GMT) Ashwani(CSA): Yes, I can confirm you. Your order guarantee delivery date is Tuesday, September 17, 2013.06:37 PM(GMT) gtg782x: ok. Thank you for your helpthat is all06:37 PM(GMT) Ashwani(CSA): My pleasure helping you today. You are always welcome and we are always here to help you.Thank you so much for contacting Amazon.comHave a wonderful day.
It's not uncommon for Amazon to ship things out and i'll receive them the next day, but I've never had same day delivery. Has me a little worried. The nearest distribution center is in Chattanooga, TN.
...or Ashwani could be dumb as rocks and doesn't know the difference between released and shipped.
Don't flame me, just adding to the piles of info out there.