After research, browsing and trolling other sites, it appears that the fabled Tamron 70-200 2.8 is "instock and available in the U.K. as of today" approx. 550 Pounds. Also is supposed to be instock in Japan starting Sept. 20th. Rumor of "on the shelves" in the U.S. "no later then middle of next week"
We shall see we shall see.
Sean