Well, I figured I just messed up pretty well on my Z8 order and it will cost me several months. I originally pre-ordered a Z8 on Friday May 12th at 5:14 pm. The order # was 6457462300. A couple of days later my wife lost her credit card so I called the credit card issuer and cancelled the card. Then today I remembered the order that I had placed with Nikon. Called Nikon and ask if I could substitute a credit card for the pre-ordered one that they received. They told me they couldn't do that. I would have to cancel the current order and submit a new one. They would send a request to HQ to reserve my place in line and promised an email to confirm this. My new order number is now 6459541100 and was placed at 4:13 5/16. I figure that all the orders receive a 00 at the end. This would mean that Nikon received 20788 orders over the last four days. How many were Z8's? Don't know but I'm betting it was substantial. And I never received the promised email confirmation that my place in line was held. Live and learn I guess. Here's hoping that it didn't cost me too many months of waiting.