According to this piece in the Wall Street Journal
Barnes & Noble Inc. will still ship the nook to early buyers Monday, but since the demand is so high it won't be available for sale or for demonstration purposes in stores until Dec. 7! If you've been wondering about ordering one for the new "January 5th" date you better get busy. If the early reviews are good this device may be hard to get for the short term.
Anyone remember finding the Nintendo Wii a few years back?!