I missed out on the online pre-orders on 10/7 because I didn't have the money at the time to do it. I decided I would just try my luck by walking into a store and buying it the 14th. Today I decided to go to ATT and ask what the process is going to be like. The rep said they don't really know how much they're getting or what the procedure is going to be like. She said however last year since most were preorders, there wasn't much chaos at the store. Then I decided to go to Radioshack since the one near my house is in a pretty quiet neighborhood. I asked the employee if they were going to get the iPhone 4s on Friday and she told me no. However, she said that they are taking pre-order reservations and that they could provide those who do so with an iPhone 4s. She checked my eligibility and that went through. Radioshack has a form for pre-order reservations so she filled that out and ordered me a 16gig black ATT 4s. She said I HAD to come in between the 3 day window of the 14th-16th to pick it up. I told her that's fine with me and that I'll be there Friday morning as soon as they open. She gave me a gift card for my $50 deposit and I was on my way.