I do not want to leave anything to chance for the 360 launch. That is why today I placed a second preorder. This time I placed it through Toys R Us. The EB which I placed my pre-order through says they have pre-sold 24 and that it is "first come, first serve" for those who preordered. So if I got there late, even if mine is paid in full and they get short shipped, I would be S.O.L. My local Toys R Us appears to have about 5 preorders so far for the 360. I feel pretty secure that even if EB screws me, I wont be denied on the 22nd.
Back when the preorder frenzy for Halo 2 was on last year, I switched my preorder from EB to TRU, My EB presold 200+, Toys sold about 15. EB stayed closed till midnight and made people wait out in the cold, Toys stayed open till midnight and beyond so the few of us that preordered could stay comfy while waiting for midnight to strike.
..I think maybe Toys R Us is looking pretty good right now!