I read on the other thread about Fedex giving out reason as Chinese holidays for the delay in shipping... well... After talking to my Chinese friends, Oct 1st is one of their three "Golden Week", i.e. EVERYONE GETS THAT WEEK OFF! NO WORK! And when I say everyone, I really mean everyone. All government offices will be closed for one week (including Customs I'll bet). All company, retailer, resturants...etc will be closed, unless you are willing to pay 3x the normal salary for this week. So I guess we'll have to pray that Fedex will not be the cheap bastard and maintain a normal staffing level, or else... Everyone's ipod touch is going to be arriving late... EDIT: GOOD JOB APPLE! for selecting to release the weekend before the Golden Week. Are they really that ignorant or do they have their evil switch turned on?