Alright, so because of my complicated scenario involving my upgrade to the iPhone 6, I kind of decided late that I actually wanted to get it right away. I obviously didn't preorder, and have now observed how the iPhone 6 is out of stock everywhere, which I somewhat was expecting. What exactly would be my best bet in getting one now? I called 2 of the nearest Verizon stores, 2 Walmarts, and a RadioShack, to no avail. The Apple store isn't really an option because the nearest one is like 2 hours away, and I don't exactly want to go that far. If I order from Verizon now, they claim I should get my iPhone 6 by October 17th. I'm not overly satisfied with that, but if it's the best option I will take it. I'm not overly knowledgable in shipping methods and schedules for stores, so how soon will stores be getting their next shipment of iPhones? Would I be able to get one sooner if I check in to these stores frequently, asking whether they are in stock? RadioShack was trying desperately to make me a customer, claiming "If you order now, you could potentially get your iPhone in 2 business days if they are in the warehouse" (highly unlikely in my mind). So, will checking in with stores, or ordering from Verizon get me an iPhone sooner?