Signed up for the auto-notify a week ago. Got an email on the 9th that the n900 was in stock. Noticed the price was down to $549, $499 after the $50 card.
So I jumped and ordered it at about 8am on the 9th. I went for the next day shipping as I'm going on a business trip on the 14th. I was amazed to find a box at my door as I left my house on the 10that 9:30am.
So far, I like it a lot. It's replacing my n810 - SE W810i combo.
Only downside is, I'm on AT&T, so no 3G.