I ordered a black 32GB iPod on October 5th, and my status just changed to "Preparing for Shipment." It changed last week to "Shipping in 5-7 business days," but I didn't think it would ship so soon. And my bank account has a pending charge. So I guess Apple has started to prepare later orders for shipment. I bet the demand went down a lot after the first week or so of pre-orders, so they are probably getting them out a lot faster because of that. Does anyone know how long it takes to go from "Preparing for Shipment" to delivery? Is it about a week? Thanks.