So I was strolling through the mall today (I am at the parents house since it is Thanksgiving) and decided to stop in at my local Wolf Camera. I know the guys in there and despite it being a "chain" shop, the guys there know what they are doing and always have all the goodies in stock.
I go in, they've got a D300 on the shelf . I ask them if they have any they are selling. They've got 5 . I call and cancel my pre-order with another shop (shop is two states over, I live in BFE). While I am on the phone, they sell 2 D300s. I picked up the 4th one.
I now have it and I am waiting for the battery to charge. Its a slick piece of equipment. Will post up pictures later, most of them with cats in them.
That is all.