I pre-ordered mine through StarWarsShop.com using the $50 Gift Certificate from the March fiasco.
The total with shipping came to $17.94
I was pretty sure that my local comic shop couldn't beat that price, so I decided to pull the trigger on the SWS.com pre-order. Now we wait until November to see if it ever gets released... and if I ever get it from them since their track record is so great.
I got my shipping notice today!
I hope this works out OK. Given SWShop.com's spotty track record, I was a bit worried. I got a great deal on the sandcrawler this way and I probably wouldn't have picked one up if not for the GC I had from the initial order fiasco...