i just checked the website and you can preorder the CE again. It says not available for store pick up BUT when i went through check out it asked me to select the store to pick it up at and i was not charged shipping.
whats going on!
Update: I checked out and i now have an order that says pick up in store.
They should have something to do with allocation. I would think that if you can pre-order online, you can arrange for store pickup. Say a store gets allotted 20 pre-orders, and you pre-order online and pick a store to pick up at, it would go against the online store allotment, not the specific store allotment.
At least that's what I think they are doing. Wouldn't explain why someone would be able to do it while another wouldn't.